Welll, hip hop may not be able to get an artist on the Billboard big sellers list but check out the most popular ringtones of the year as cobbled together by Thumbplay (www.thumbplay.com)
Party Like A Rock Star - Shop Boyz
Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em
Bed - J. Holiday
Make Me Better (Ne-Yo Chorus) - Fabolous
This Is Why I'm Hot (Chorus) - Mims
Stronger - Kanye West
Go Getta (R. Kelly Chorus) - Young Jeezy
AYO Technology- 50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake
The Way I Are - Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson, D.O.E.
Shut Up and Drive - Rihanna
Eight of the top 10 ringtones of '07 are hip hop songs. Well, there is plenty of money to be made in ringtones, but again, I still don't think you can build an actual music bizness career off the back of sucessful ringtones.