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

Haters, EMINEM IS THE KING OF HIP HOP Period! and the colour of his skin is irrelevant.. racists!


Eminem is good but to say he is #1 is a stretch. Drake #4, gucci top ten? This is a total inaccurate list. But we also dont know what they are basing their list on. It most likely plays to the teens, and based on current popularity most likely from the last 3 years or so. And jenn what does looks have to do with it. Biggie was butt ugly could rap circles around 85% of this list. Really how much weight can you put into a list that has Nikki, Gucci, Diddy, PitBull, Wiz and Waka on top. Really, really, REALLY????


now THIS I FIND FUNNY. Touched my ticklebox! And FYI..Rolling Stone magazine has no say so in HIP HOP PERIOD as far as whos hot..whos not..and for damn sure whos the "king". He just sells because he a white dude that can rap and has lasted longer than Vanilla Ice. Other than that, dude wouldnt even be relevant in the game at all.


eminem has always been the best after him comes drake


eminem is d best. jayz is so ugly

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