The Weeknd, Fetty Wap & ScHoolboy Q Among Forbes "30 Under 30"

The success of TDE is on full display, as Q is joined by the label's president and lead engineer.

Forbes Magazine has unveiled their 30 Under 30 class of 2016 and hip-hop is represented very well.

The series, which is meant to showcase and highlight "breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors," has a track record of successful selections, earmarking A-listers like Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Mike WiLL Made-It before each reached critical mass.

This year's 30 selections include The Weeknd (25), fresh off the most successful year of his career, Fetty Wap (24), arguably the most successful newcomer of 2015, and ScHoolboy Q (29), who despite not releasing new music last year is primed for a huge 2016 campaign. 



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Q wasn't the only member of TDE represented either; label president Dave Free (29) and engineer and DJ MixedByAli (26) both made the cut. Other notables include producers Boi-1da (29) and Metro Boomin (22), and Slim Jimmy (23) and Swae Lee (22) of Rae Sremmurd.

While Forbes didn't consult with our editors before publishing their selections, 30 Under 30 alums Gary Clark Jr, Mac Miller, Zach Iser and Kim Kaupe make up a more than qualified four pack of judges. If Forbes had reached out to us, however, we would have recommended Ian Eastwood, Mick Jenkins and Vince Staples.

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