Eminem Crowned King of Hip-Hop, Beating Kanye West and Jay-Z


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While the Slim Shady sits atop the list, Yeezy and Jiggaman occupy the fourth and fifth slots behind Lil Wayne and Drake.

Eminem is named the most successful rapper by Rolling Stone. While the Slim Shady beats Kanye West and Jay-Z on the list, he fell short on Forbes' Hip-Hop "Cash Kings" list as Kanye occupies the third spot and Jigga sits at the first place.

In deciding the King of Hip-Hop, Rolling Stone gathered data from 2009 through the first seven months of 2011. They ranked 20 solo rappers who have dropped an album during the period of time, and looked at their album sales, R&B/hip-hop and rap charts, popularity in social media, concert grosses, awards and critics' ratings.

In alphabetical order, the contenders are Big Boi, B.o.B, P. Diddy, Drake, Eminem, Fabolous, Lupe Fiasco, Gucci Mane, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa. Describing the word "King" as a gender-neutral term, they also include femcee Nicki Minaj on the list.

The survey shows that the Bad Meets Evil rapper rules in multiple categories including album sales and social media ranking. He sold 7.5 million copies album from his two efforts; 2009's "Relapse" and 2010's "Recovery". He was ranked the first in social networking with almost 5 million Twitter followers, 43 million "likes" on Facebook, and 1 billion views on YouTube.

A couple place lower, there are Kanye and Jay-Z who sit at No. 4 and 5 respectively. The former got the most awards during the period of 2009 and mid 2011 by bagging a total of 65 trophies. The latter, meanwhile, received the best rating in album reviews from the critics.

Ahead of the two rappers, Lil Wayne and Drake round up the top 3 by occupying the second and third place respectively. Weezy earned more cash from his tour than any other MCs by grossing $51 million. Drizzy, meanwhile, was the king of the single chart.

Rolling Stone's King of Hip-Hop:

  1. Eminem
  2. Lil Wayne
  3. Drake
  4. Kanye West
  5. Jay-Z
  6. Nicki Minaj
  7. Rick Ross
  8. Ludacris
  9. Gucci Mane
  10. T.I.


© AceShowbiz.com


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  •  
    marsen
    Aug 16, 2011

    he is good but not the best

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    Sem Sombra
    Aug 16, 2011

    in my opinion, Em is, and will always be #1. what he does is more than music, its "art".

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    EminemIsTheBestRappe
    Aug 16, 2011

    This is not a legitimate greatest of all time list, which rolling stone have made very clear. It's an incredible feat by all rappers recognized nonetheless. Eminem is no doubt the first ballot to any greatest of all time rappers conversation. He is definitely one of the best, if not the best to ever do it in terms of skills.

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    Eminem is the best r
    Aug 16, 2011

    This is not a legitimate greatest of all time list, which rolling stone have made very clear. It's an incredible feat by all rappers recognized nonetheless. Eminem is no doubt the first ballot to any greatest of all time rappers conversation. He is definitely one of the best, if not the best to ever do it in terms of skills.

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    don
    Aug 16, 2011

    eminem is my best rapper in the world and will continue to be........well done my man.

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