Eminem Crowned Rolling Stone's King of Hip-Hop

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A new Rolling Stone study has concluded that based on a variety of different factors, Eminem is the undisputed King of Hip-Hop. Do you agree?

No one's downplaying Eminem's talent, but with Jay-Z and Kanye atop their game, Lil Wayne back and the emergence of Drake, it was a tough call.

How did the magazine conclude who was the best of the best?

RS based its rankings on albums (2009-present), sales, rankings on various charts, YouTube views, social media, ticket sales, critical and peer opinions.

Had felonies committed and women impregnated factored into the metrics, Weezy would have taken this. But alas, he had to settle for #2.

Here's where Eminem and everyone else ranked:

  1. Eminem
  2. Lil Wayne
  3. Drake
  4. Kanye West
  5. Jay-Z
  6. Nicki Minaj ("King" is a gender-neutral designation)
  7. Rick Ross
  8. Ludacris
  9. Gucci Mane
  10. T.I.
  11. Snoop Dogg
  12. Diddy
  13. Pitbull
  14. Fabolous
  15. Wiz Khalifa
  16. B.O.B.
  17. Waka Flocka Flame
  18. Lupe Fiasco
  19. Kid Cudi
  20. Big Boi
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