Rappers are synonymous with lavish life – designer labels, mansions, jewelry, private jets; they just want to have it all. Of course, luxury lifestyle is unimaginable without a fancy fleet of cars. Some of the greatest in the hip-hop industry stand out from the crowd with their luxury rides that pack booming stereos, custom paint, and aftermarket upgrades. Here is the ultimate list of the biggest hip-hop car collectors.
1. Rick Ross
Despite the fact that some may suggest Rick Ross’ net worth came from his illegal activities, he actually built his empire through hard work in the studio. Today, Ross is one of the richest rappers who enjoys his fame and fortune to the fullest. Dubbed the new Car King, Ross is one of the largest car collectors, owning 40 cars. He has several exotic cars like Bentley Continental Supersports, 1973 Chevrolet Impala, and Rolls Royce Ghost. Additionally, Ross owns high-end models like Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Ferrari 458, Mercedes Benz S-Class, R Lamborghini Murcielago, Fisker Karma, and BMW 760Li. Finally, he’s one of the two owners of the Maybach Coupe, which costs $8 million.
2. P Diddy
Rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, actor, and philanthropist, P Diddy sure is a man of many talents. He’s one of the most well-known names on the rap scene, turning his name into a brand. P Diddy’s net worth has been skyrocketing in the past couple of years and now, he is officially the richest celebrity and rapper in the world. His greatest investment is his car collection. The rap mogul owns some of the most expensive rides like a Phantom Drophead Coupé, Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder, Maybach 57, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, and 1958 Corvette.
3. Jay Z
Jay-Z is the second richest rapper and he’s close to becoming the first billionaire in the industry. The rap mogul, who holds the record for most #1 albums by a solo artist, is one of the most influential artists of all times. An equally successful businessman, Jay-Z doesn’t spare when it comes to luxury. He and Beyonce own some jaw-dropping possessions – from their private island in the Bahamas and an opulent Hampton house to a private jet and a car collection worth $15 million. Pagani Zonda F, Maybach Exelero, Maybach 62S, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, Bentley Azure, Rolls Royce Phantom, and Ferrari F430 Spider are just some of the many rides in Jay-Z’s garage.
T-Pain is one of the most notable hip-hop artists with an impressive net worth and an even more impressive portfolio. The Grammy-winning artist has created smash hits and collaborated with the most prominent artists in the industry. So, not surprisingly, he loves to splash money here and there. T-Pain’s cars are his most valuable possession – he’s a true automotive enthusiast, owning 32 cars at one point! Even though he sold some of them throughout the years, his car collection is still impressive. He’s a major fan of luxurious cars and, currently, the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is his favorite one. The rapper also owns a 1991 Chevrolet Caprice Classic, 1972 Chevrolet Impala, Scion xB, Mini Cooper, Oldsmobile 442, Ford F650, Cadillac Hearse, Ferrari F430, Bugatti Veyron, and 1963 drop-top Chevrolet Impala.
Rapper, producer and entrepreneur, Birdman has expanded his brand into a moneymaking empire. Birdman’s net worth has gone a long way thanks to his hard work and persistence, influencing the hip-hop industry in a way few people can. Birdman is no stranger to luxury and it’s safe to say that he is the biggest car collector in the industry. He owns some of the fastest and most expensive rides, including a Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and Maybach 62S Landaulet. His most recent purchase was a Lamborghini Veneno. However, the most jaw-dropping car in his garage is the Maybach Exelero, which cost him $8 million.
6. Lil Wayne
No one expected that Lil Wayne would become a best-selling artist when his name popped up on the hip-hop scene. But today, he’s one of the of the busiest rappers with 50 shows throughout 2016, grossing upwards of $600,000 per night! Wayne is one of the wealthiest rappers as well, building his fortune through music, clothing line, and endorsements. Lil Wayne’s net worth may be huge, but his love for insanely expensive cars is even bigger. He owns a Rolls-Royce Phantom, Maybach 62, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, Bugatti Veyron, Porsche Boxster, as well as a Maybach 62.
7. Kanye West
Kanye West started as a producer, but soon gained a mainstream success by recording his own music. Since then, he has sold over 32 million albums worldwide and has become the most Grammy-awarded artist that has debuted in the 21st century. Launching his clothing line Yeezy and marrying Kim Kardashian only added up to his fame. Kanye West stays high on the list of wealthiest rappers, so he can afford to splurge on some hot cars, right? His garage holds an Aston Martin DB9, Lamborghini Aventador, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, and the epic Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Stirling Moss edition.
T.I. is one of the leading hip-hop artists of his generation. The King of South has been dominating the rap scene, thanks to his hard work, which spawned nine studio albums and countless stellar collaborations. T.I.’s net worth reached $50 million in 2017 placing him at the 16th place on our richest rappers list. As a lover of expensive cars, T.I. has an impressive collection that includes a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Bentley Continental, Bentley Mulsanne, Ferrari F430 Spider, Range Rover Autobiography, Dodge Challenger, and Rolls-Royce Ghost.
9. 50 Cent
50 Cent is one of the top-selling artists in the hip-hop industry. 50 Cent’s net worth was estimated to be $155 million in 2015, so it came as a shock when the rapper filed for bankruptcy following his legal problems. Although his financial situation remains undisclosed, the rapper still enjoys a flashy lifestyle. He owns a Lamborghini Gallardo, Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Murcielago, Rolls-Royce Ghost, and Pontiac G8.
Curren$y has gone a long way since he first appeared on the hip-hop scene. With eight solo and five collaboration albums, Curren$y has paved his way to becoming one of the most outstanding artists of his time. While he may not be one of the richest in the industry, the rapper is surely an avid car lover. His personal collection includes a Chevrolet Impala SS, Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS, Chevrolet Corvette, and Chevrolet El Camino SS. He may not splash insane amounts of money on his rides, but he sure owns some classics.
There you have it – the ten biggest hip-hop car collectors. Cars and hip-hop have been going hand in hand ever since music crossed over into the mainstream audience with the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979. For rappers cars are not just a form of transportation, they use them to show off their bank accounts. As you can see, the ones on our list definitely have a collection to match their earnings.