Platinum-selling rapper Eminem is finally getting some well deserved respect in the rap game after he crowned King of Hip-Hop by Rolling Stone magazine.
Rolling Stone, which is a respectable music magazine, compiled several factors including album sales, social media presence, YouTube page views, concert grosses, industry awards, critics’ ratings and more, for which the Detroit rapper shines among the competition.
Close contenders included rap mogul Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West. But Lil
The magazine ranked 20 solo rappers, including Drake, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg and more.
Emimen, who was the world’s best-selling artist of the first decade of the 2000s with more than 32 million albums sold, had 7.5 million in album sales during the period Rolling Stone examined, more than 1.3 billion YouTube views and 48 million Twitter and Facebook followers.
Lil Wayne comes in at number 2, Drake number 3, Kanye West number 4 and Jay-Z at number 5 rounding out the top 5 rappers.
Nicki Minaj is the only female rapper on the list, who ranked number 6 ahead of several male rappers.