Eminem Wins Vibe Magazine's Best Rapper Alive Competition


He earns 69 percent of the votes in the finals and bests other contenders, like Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West, T.I. and Rick Ross.

Notwithstanding with his extended absence from music industry, Eminem has won an online poll of Best Rapper Alive conducted by Vibe magazine that also lists Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West, T.I. and Rick Ross among its heavy contenders. More than 920,000 votes were cast in the contest, held for three months long, beginning on July 21, 2008.

Triumphing over the other candidates, Eminem receives 69 percent of the votes in the finals. He, thus, will be rolled out in the magazine's November 2008 issue which will feature presidential hopeful Barack Obama on its cover.

"It's obviously an honor to have won the fans' support by being voted the Best Rapper Alive," Em said in a statement released Tuesday, October 7. "I don't think that there is any one rapper that is simply the best, though. Everyone who was in consideration and many others are the best at certain things, and at what they do. But since Vibe's offering the distinction, hell yeah, I'll accept!"

In addition to the Best Rapper Alive predicate, Eminem also received praise from Vibe's music editor, Sean Fennessey, who considered him as "one of the most successful MCs of all time, he's also one of the most beloved. The proof is in the voting."

Having no new album since his last one, "Encore" in 2004, Eminem currently is finishing tracks for his untitled next album, which may be released before the year ends.

© AceShowbiz.com

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    Aug 06, 2011

    Eminem is the best, and no, he doest only rap about his famiy. Anyone else only rap about sex drugs and money. Especilly lil wayne. Eminem brings back creativity to music.

    Feb 21, 2011

    seriously all he raps about is his wife and daughter///THE WAY I AM...LOSE YOUR SELF...RENEGADE....DEAD WRONG...NOT AFRAID...NO LOVE...REAL SLIM SHADY..alot of his songs weren't about his wife and daughter also even the ones that were at least were about real life..and he spoke his mind and put his words in ways that pretty much no one else could even think of doing...name one guy that either did just as well or even better the big on a song in DEAD WRONG...or killed jay-z on RENEGADE and tehn beat WAYNE on DROP THE WORLD...no one else can say that..not to mention hes white name another white rapper that 99% of the rap world wants to do songs with even after 13yrs of being in the game?

    Nov 08, 2010

    Fuck you all. Eminem is the best rapper ALIVE dick faces. Nas is retired and no one else is making an effort to keep hip hop alive. lil wayne is trashing it! so dont hate. his not the best ever but his the best alive

    real hip hop fan
    Nov 04, 2010

    realas j is a fucking prick are u mad mate fuck joe budden? do u even no wat real hip hop is? joe budden would assassinate 98% of rappes in the game how can u even bring up relapse as an example thats probably the worst eminem album hes ever done u dumb fucks wouldnt no real hip hop if it blew up ur asses i love eminem but seriously fake hip hop fans shouldnt be allowed to speak what the fuck do u lot know u just turn on mtv and rate whoever u see on there realas j is just an exmaple of a mainstream masonic illuminati mind trapped in the system biggin up whoever the system offers to him which is y he knows fuck all about hip hop u say hip hop aint about skin colour but when a white person says em is the best a black person can argue the same statement so think about that before u start gettin all diplomatic like u got a brain u fuckin uneducated idiot people like joe budden will never blow because he hasnt sold his soul he chooses to be real so u guys can carry on listenin to devil worshipin puppets and try leavin ur pathetic statements like u have a point i aint black or white i listen to music i dont watch it commercial rappers are massive with regards to contrl the youth thru music people like eminem rap about wat the system tell him too u think te goverment has a problem with em talkin bout drugs? hahaha the goverment loves that they want him to talk about drugs how else r they gonna control the youth and then u have idiots like urselfs talkin shit like 'yeh ems is real he talks real he doesnt care hes his and hes that' come on man wake up u guys r pathetic go and buy urselfs a joe budden cd and listen to the definition of artistic storytellin no lambos no hoes no gold chains just staright lyrics and then come back and we can talk again or u can put on a jay z album and learn dance routines with the pussycat dolls and boynce and then try and claim u no hip hop looooool pathetic

    Aug 09, 2010

    Eminem is the man

    May 05, 2010

    To eminems definitely dope he has the punchlines flow vocals multirhymes soul n lyricism he's def better than evrybody so all u haters can fall back n suck on a big one

    Apr 05, 2010

    bravo eminem you're the best rapper in the world

    vice the nice
    Mar 28, 2010

    I am black but i rate eminem the best especially when he blasted Marria carrey hehehehhaha

    Mar 11, 2010

    you guys sound retarded...fo realz!

    Nov 30, 2009

    hell yeaa Eminem is deff da best rapper alive. he spits soo fluently and he can change his flow things. he deff deserves this title. yeaa lil wayne is good, but not as good as the Detroit rapper we know and all love. so screw all of haters cuz he is ferrealz da best rapper alive!!!

    Jun 11, 2009

    Jay-z said it himself. Numbers don't lie.

    Jun 08, 2009

    Fuck Joe Budden, Irv, and all those other faggots Nobody spits it real as Em, Relapse is motha fucking sick!!!!

    Mar 27, 2009

    The best rapper alive period, he always talk about current events. Who give a fuck that he white, I'm Black. Jus listnenin to his songs

    Jan 24, 2009

    Eminem is the king of rap music him and 2pac are on the same level. Lil Wayne just not as good as Em Eminem release Relapse soon

    Dec 25, 2008

    eminem is the shit He deserves it

    Nov 14, 2008

    iknew he would win. no dought.

    Nov 01, 2008

    eminem is the best rappper aliveee u guys voted and he won, jay and wayne are right after him

    Oct 27, 2008

    yo yo... you are real rapper .. that's my nigga.. damn right i said my nigga..

    Oct 23, 2008

    All haters r jealous cuz their shitty rappers wanna bes didn't win, Eminem deserves the title, so f u all qho think other wise

    Oct 23, 2008


    Oct 19, 2008

    first of all i usually do not respond to these blogs let alone write on them but i have to state the facts that black people are afraid to say but they know it CAUSE I'M BLACK; EM IS BY FAR THE REALIST RAPPER AND THE CLOSES THING TO A 2PAC THE GAME HAS SEEN.as dar as lil lame goes just remember that when he spits about making it rain or i got more money than you niggas and bitches he is talking to u who is buying his album. give me a list of 10 songs throughout wayne career that is on some real world shit that real people can relate to and i will name you 50 of em songs that speak bout real shit. case and point real artist;Em. joke compaare to 90's hip hop; WAYNE!!!!!

    poetic lyrist
    Oct 14, 2008


    Oct 14, 2008

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME????!!! Eminem.... give me a fucking break people. Nas? BIG? all eminem raps about is his stupid fuckin whore of a girlfriend and his daughter.

    Oct 13, 2008

    yall are fuckin retarded!!

    Oct 13, 2008

    I AGREE 100%! All you haters who only see skin color are idiots, it's all about skills

    Oct 08, 2008

    hell yeah! hes the best rapper and always will be, hes amazingg!<333 Shady Baby get your new album out soon! You represent my home town detroit<3333 Love This Guyy<3;*

    Oct 08, 2008

    hell yeah! eminem is on fire! let's hear that new album shady baby!!!

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