Eminem Crowned ‘King of Hip-Hop’ by Rolling Stone

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Eminem has earned yet another accolade. Rolling Stone has bestowed the rap titan with its current King of Hip-Hop title based on his album sales, YouTube views, and social-media scores.

Not far behind Marshall Mathers is Lil Wayne, who claims second place based on his album and ticket sales, online rankings, and awards, while his Young Money cohort Drake comes in third.

The list is not a ranking of all-time greatest MCs. Instead, the magazine selected 20 solo rappers who have dropped an album from 2009 through the first seven months of 2011. The positions were determined by album sales, rankings on the R&B/hip-hop and rap charts, YouTube views, social media, concert grosses, industry awards, and critics’ ratings.

Contenders included Big Boi, B.o.B, Diddy, Drake, Eminem, Fabolous, Lupe Fiasco, Gucci Mane, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Waka Flocka Flame, Kanye West, and Wiz Khalifa.

Despite the “king” title, Nicki Minaj is the sole female on the list, beating out some of her male peers for the No. 6 spot. See the full list below.

Rolling Stone’s “Kings of Hip-Hop” List

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.
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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206 Comments

  1. Cheers

    lol

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    @Yaser Lad Reply:

    @Cheers, Drake and Wayne before Kanye and Jay? Are You Serious? #Clearlynot
    Rolling Stones get a hobby bra…

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    bfbf Reply:

    @@Yaser Lad, I know, There is noting that Lil Wayne and Drake have done better than Kanye and Jay. Rolling Stone got it all wrong. Kanye and Jay should be top 2.

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    dreincharacter Reply:

    @bfbf, seriously.

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    Lo Reply:

    @bfbf, Rolling Stone lame, they have Adele and Taylor Swift as runner ups for Queen of Pop. #manbye
    Drake isn’t that good he’s ehhhh, his music isn’t getting recognized, Lil Wayne isn’t lyrically acclaimed, he’s more of a punch line artist.

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    dave Reply:

    @bfbf, its according to album sales or what?

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @@Yaser Lad, Half of you guys are illiterate because this list is based off of numbers, not opinion or talent (so calm the fuck down). Though, I am mad at the fact they are naming kings based off of numbers. Not really fair since a lot of them aren’t on the same playing field for getting fans. Race, gender, ect. Not saying all fans or haters are determined by this, but a lot of them are.

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    Dulce Reply:

    @@Yaser Lad, This is based on sales, numbers, twitter followers, shit like that. Not talent really.

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    XD Reply:

    ROFLOLMAO

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    I'mInYaWindow Reply:

    @Cheers,
    This list is posted wrong… A couple blogs have it wrong… Even MTV… That’s what they get from quoting off if other blogs. You all should have known better.
    Everyone including Rolling Stones is listing like this:
    1. Eminem
    2. Lil’Wayne
    3. Jay-Z
    4. Kanye
    5. Drake
    6. T. I.
    7. Nicki Minaj
    8. Rick Ross
    9. Kid Cudi
    10. Gucci Mane
    11. Ludacris
    12. Snoop Dogg
    13. Wiz Khailfa
    14. Lupe Fiasco
    15.B.O.B.
    16.Pitbull
    17. Fabolous
    18. Diddy
    19. Waka Flocka
    20. Big Boi

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    Kudora Reply:

    @Cheers, Here’s the real question…how can you really judge one artist to be better than another? Art is subjective.

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  2. nte

    before the haters come here and complain that he is a white boy and doesnt deserve it, let me say HE DOES, he sells better and is a better rapper than most ppl despite the feuds and the MJ mockery. he might not be better than NAS and common in the lyrics department but overall-sales, performances, fans, power-he deserves it.
    I am black by the way

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    MIA Reply:

    @nte, EXACTLY! thank you.

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    WatchTheThrone Reply:

    @nte, eminem is the king. but when gucci, diddy, pitbull & waka flocka flame are on this list, you just KNOW that skills really has nothing to do with the list.

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    YUNG Reezy Reply:

    @nte, nobody cares if it’s eminem and nobody cares if he’s white, he does deserve it. only people that will get mad about eminem being on top are ignorant ass people. The REAL problem on the list is Kanye and Jay-Z is 4 and 5 and BELOW LIL WAYNE AND DRAKE. i like drake and wayne but even lyrically kanye is better than both and Jay-z is lyrically better than all three of them plus an old man swag nuff said

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @nte, First off, I hate when people comment on lyricism but know nothing about it. Just because you like what someone says doesn’t make them a great lyricist. They have to be good writers, creative with words, ect. If Eminem was so good at writing lyrics he would be able to expand his creativity in other areas, but nope. I agree he does deserve this because he does have the most fans, but honestly a lot of his fans he has because he is a “white boy”. He doesn’t suck or anything (I’m not saying they like him for that reason), but I know too many people who don’t listen to any other rappers but him, and his music is too hip hop for that to make any since. I can see if it was somewhat like the music they listen to, but it’s not. He just has more access to fans than they do.

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    Kudora Reply:

    @nte, Em is talented. Top 10 definately, but selling albums is not the end all. We all know black people don’t buy albums in stores the way white people do. Doesn’t mean that Em is reaching more people. He’s the king of record sales and that’s to be respected. But He doesn’t have the consistency of a Jay-Z (11 #1 Albums?) He doesn’t have the diversity of records that a Kanye West has. I consider Em to be one of the best rappers, but not on a lyrical level with Jay, or Common, or Talib, or Nas. He reaches a lot of people, but I haven’t seen the same freshness from him that we saw in his first 2 Albums. Hip Hop is a culture, bigger than rap. This is where Rolling Stone drops the ball. They don’t really understand what Hip Hop culture is. It’s slang, it’s attitude, the dress, it’s an approach to life. Who have you seen trying to dress like Eminem? Talk like him? What slang has he invented? What trends is he setting. Say what you will about Weezy, but he’s got these kids dressing like him, copying his swag. Kanye is a true artist and innovator, and Jay is the new model of a Boss…which is something that those who know hip hop culture know is what most young black guys strive for. So, Em being white isn’t the reason why I don’t think he is the King of Hip Hop, but other than selling records, he isn’t as influential as those other guys I mentioned.

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Kudora, COSIGN!!!!

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    Zen Reply:

    @Kudora, Well em was never into fashion but i think his most iconic look was the blond hair. many kids copied that esp the white kids. shit just aint look natural on blacks. remember how everyone was saying chris brown was on his slim shady swag when he dyed his hair blond? it’s not copied much but it’s embedded on the people’s minds. do people really talk like jigga? laugh like jigga? What slang has he invented? Ever heard of the word Stan????? What trends is he setting? he was at the forefront in making vulnerability look cool both swag and raps by taking it to the next level esp. after the predominant gangster rap era. helped popularized alter egos/totally different persona. his style is hard to duplicate but that horror core/shock/comedy style is more predominant than ever. he championed his own unique style so much that anybody the comes close to it automatically gets compared to it. best example: Hopsin. You can definitely feel eminem’s influence in the game.

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    JD R&B Reply:

    @Zen, Hi Zen, I’m asian…I am a musician..I loved all kinds of music since I was a kid, and I know all great rappers…base on all of their each talents and creativity…EMINEM deserved to be the King of Rap..because of not he is a white guy…but because of his unique style and identity on rapping…Most of us asians are fan of Eminem…He gave us inspirations the way he is rapping from his heart through his vocality that made him great..

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    Sheek Reply:

    @nte, Okay. He sells the most because he is WHITE. white people are the MAJORITY and the MAJORITY buy his albums. That is common sense.

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    God Reply:

    @Sheek, That isn’t true, you racist dumb fuck.

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    sheek Reply:

    @God, Oh you mad? Get the fuck over it. the truth hurts fag.

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    JD R&B Reply:

    @Sheek, Hi sheek, I’m asian…I am a musician..I loved all kinds of music since I was a kid, and I know all great rappers…base on all of their each talents and creativity…EMINEM deserved to be the King of Rap..because of not he is a white guy…but because of his unique style and identity on rapping…Most of us asians are fan of Eminem…He gave us inspirations the way he is rapping from his heart through his vocality that made him great..

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    bigdog23 Reply:

    @nte, he sell cuz he white obviously what u think white do with their money now calling him the king of hip-hop is the biggest way to insult the game he writes bullshit about getting rape and all that shit and well I do respect others opinions but if u think he can be call the king of hip hop just cuz he sells all that bullshit music then you just aint right

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    Zen Reply:

    @bigdog23, u clearly have not listened enough to his music. he spitted some of the most realest shit on wax. most of his slim shady songs are satire commentary about society.

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  3. Umm

    NICKI MUTHAFUCKING MINAJ

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  4. nte

    mind u the list is based on popularity and not rap skills-thats why NAS and comm arent there. it is a list based on hype not skills and pure talent

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    Sheek Reply:

    @nte, Exactly

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  5. Andre

    KANYE #1, sry2say

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    hayden Reply:

    @Andre, second that :)

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    GO*GO Reply:

    @hayden, cudder is the best

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  6. Andre

    LOL WHY IS NICKI MINAJ IN FRONT OF DIDDY

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    @Yaser Lad Reply:

    @Andre, Thank You. This Chick, ahhnoooying!

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    stopit5 Reply:

    @Andre, lmfao u think diddy can spit better then nicki? I dont like either but nicki got that spot over diddy anyday if we were talkin business man then hed have it!

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    RDK Reply:

    @Andre,so look at everyone on this list and you rabid b!tch hating @ss is going to jump on nicki minaj….Nicki earns her spot were ever it was on this list,pff just fall back hater

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    YUNG Reezy Reply:

    @Andre, diddy is a hype man yo. I know nicki can be annoying to most people but she can spit a good rhyme or too. I think she’s more pop than hip-hop IMO

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  7. Jfenty

    Nice! But if Eminem was black he prolly wont even be on this list

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    SMH Reply:

    @Jfenty, ignorant comment, but expected.

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    Sanchez Reply:

    @SMH, Now after such a dumb-ass comment is it even possible for an ignorant, unintelligent, moronic, imbecile like you to claim you even think?

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    Sanchez Reply:

    @Sanchez, Hold on that was directed at Jfenty. Soo sorry.

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    Diegiuto Reply:

    @SMH, That reply from Sanchez was directed at Jfenty not you. Just so you know before you kill him.

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    Sanchez Reply:

    @Jfenty,
    Sanchez Reply:
    August 17th, 2011 at 11:00 am

    @Jfenty,Now after such a dumb-ass comment is it even possible for an ignorant, unintelligent, moronic, imbecile like you to claim you even think?

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    Jfenty Reply:

    @Sanchez, Kill? hahah we have a comedian :))

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  8. X

    I love how nicki was the rolling stones queen of hip hop and is on the kings list also and s/o to eminem he deserves it nobody can fuck with him saleswise

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  9. CITY

    HMMM…INTERESTING…..

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  10. yeezy

    half of you fools don’t even read how the list was determined, you just run your mouths. typical.

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    C Reply:

    @yeezy, couldn’t have said it better. Thank you!

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    Dulce Reply:

    @yeezy, THIS.

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  11. ISAAC18

    It’s about numbers, not opinions !

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  12. Twista

    Well, this list is irrelevant. Fact that they put Pitbull before Fabolous says all you need to know. And no Game in Top 20 ? LOL … He is real king of hip-hop. R.E.D. Album!

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    RED NATION Reply:

    @Twista, I think Game is not there because he don’t dropped an album on the date they say and he was inactive at that time. but if they do this list next year he should be there.

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    ed Reply:

    @Twista, you just called Game the king of hip hop. nothing else you say matters. #delusional o_O

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  13. Natasha

    he deserves it. amazing rapper

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  14. Nicki Minaj Hoe

    YES BITCH ‘NICKI MINAJ’ THE ONLY FEMALE ON THIS LIST! WHO THE FUCKKKKKKKKKKKK WANTTTTT WARRRRRRRRRRRRRR! LESSOR BITCHES CAN HATE HAHAH #SHITTEDONEM

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    look Reply:

    @Nicki Minaj Hoe,

    Please seek Jesus. Now.

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    wayne Reply:

    @look, hahahahahahahahahaha best comment ever

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    Psssst.... Reply:

    @Nicki Minaj Hoe,
    It’s the first time they did this list… mind U back in the day they rarely was on hip-hops jock in the 90′s-early 2000′s like they are now…. mind U SNOOKI was on the cover… they are not credible N-E more…. Next year Kreayshawn will be in the top 5 or 10….

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    dallas champ Reply:

    @Psssst…., Kreayshawn, I doubt it. Blacks hate on her for the N word. Still, Blacks kill each other everyday.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @dallas champ, & Still – White people kill black people . Vice versa .

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    look Reply:

    @dallas champ,

    People kill people. It has nothing to do with color.

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  15. Huh

    Who still read’s Rolling Stone anyway? shit is a joke! -_____-

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    DX Reply:

    @Huh,why because your fav isn’t on the list are is there but not at the spot you wanted him to be sigh typical.

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  16. Wilson1234

    um….i think not.

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  17. key

    lol lol lol,do they talking about hip hop or they talking about pop music? plz,magazine gotta respect for u but respect our music too, lol very funny ur conclusion

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  18. yeezytaughtyouwell

    Gucci Mane, Pitbull, Waka flocka flame on the list? This is a fucking bad joke. Some people think that Eminem is the king, but I don’t agree, Kanye is the king of hip hop and of the whole actual music. Drake is so young in the music to be before kanye.

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  19. ramz

    @nte, Em is skilled. Common is great but nas is too overrated.

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    Leggo Reply:

    @ramz, Nas = Legend of Rap. nobody can touch him lyrically, technically and on rhymes, Jay-Z know that ether disstrack had kick his ass… Anyway. go listen Illmatic, It was written, I am, Stillmatic and God’s son 4 fucking classic.

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    Leggo Reply:

    @ramz, nas is overrated WTF O_o ??? Lord forgive him he don’t know what he says.

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  20. Big Sean

    This is obviously based on hype because lyrically Weezy and Drake shouldn’t be above Kanye and Hov. Eminem still top spot with his rapping and popularity though.

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  21. kam

    people mad at the list but its based from record sales from 2009 to now. So if you mad your fav artist not on the list maybe its because NOBODY bought their album.

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  22. Abdullah

    Eminem?? LOL THE FUCK?????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Allah Reply:

    @Abdullah, Repent now

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  23. Ash

    People. PLEASE PLEASE do everyone a favour and read the entire article.

    It’s based on album sales, ticket sales, critics views, chart positions, awards etc. Pretty much everything.

    PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE. If you still disagree after, THEN complain.
    But Rolling Stones isnt picking Em out of nowhere, its based on facts and figures

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Ash, “It’s based on album sales, ticket sales, critics views, chart positions, awards etc. Pretty much everything.”

    Yea but does this qualify someone to named the “king of hip hop?” If you think so, you’ve been misinformed.

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    Zen Reply:

    @Sheek, He rules the game

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  24. Steve

    Lol yall can let you Lessor Idols be the “Queen” but Nicki Minaj is THE KING. You can be the Queen but let the King Conquer.

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    Scratchehs remy head Reply:

    @Steve,
    What are U talking about? Who else is out…her being paired w/ boys are default. Not like its a whole bunch of girls out & Rolling Stone said “Hell naw! She’s too good to be paired with girls….lets put her w/ the boys!” She’s the only 1….4 now.

    If that was the case then I would co-sign. She made the list & thats cool.

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    GO GIRL! Reply:

    @Scratchehs remy head, there r a whole lot of girls out right now actually…diamond..kreayshawn…lil kim…lola monroe..trina..jean grey..eve..jean grae..and many more…its just that nicki is unstoppable and is a hard worker and makes it seem like there arent any other girls bucz nicki is so big and is making way more moves

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  25. dreincharacter

    Half those clowns shouldn’t even be on this list.

    Drake definitely shouldn’t be on this list. Maybe if it was Rolling Stones ‘king of people who had careers after Degassi high next generation’ it would make sense.

    Rolling stone needs to check themselves.

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    C Reply:

    @dreincharacter, kk you need to check yourself bout Drake shouldn’t even be on the list. I really need for non relevant people leaving comments on the list to exit ————–> left stage, and you need to exit first #enoughsaid.

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    dreincharacter Reply:

    @C, Then you should leave and take your shitty taste in music with you.

    Dipshit.

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    C Reply:

    @dreincharacter, WHAT AN ABSOLUTE FOOL SMDH EXIT ======> LEFT STAGE

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    dreincharacter Reply:

    @C, It’s “exit stage left” you retard. Your knowledge of theater terminology is about as good as your taste in music.

    You probably paid for Rebecca Blacks song on iTunes.

    #GTFO

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    DX Reply:

    @dreincharacter,you are the clown here,you dumb f-ck read the f-cking article it,s retards like you who always be jumping out the window and not be reading stuff be twisting things in yall way and be spreading rumors and sh-t.

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    dreincharacter Reply:

    @DX, First learn to spell. Second, that’s my point. This list is based on something that should be irrelevant to determine if an artist is a ‘king of hip hop’.

    Ticket sales over talent? #GTFO

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  26. az-Dd!n Chaknat

    Yeaaah Dwayne M!chael Carter Is The Second Bes’t Rappppper ♫♫YoUuùùùnng MùùùLàààh Baaaaby♫♥

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  27. MentalPhipps

    I don’t mind Eminem being at the top, but the rest of this list is a fucking mess. Lmao

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    Zen Reply:

    @MentalPhipps, HAHA yeah but they based it on stats

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  28. nte

    relax!!!!!!!!!!
    this is not about talent but about money and gross. chill people!!!!!!!we all know pitbull and wacka floppa flame*cough* are bad rappers but they are on the list. this is not about talent but money chill

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  29. Wth omg

    This list is mostly just people who music has been made into a gimmick by main stream aka white people

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  30. Natalia

    Yes Eminem. Nr*1. Where’s Dre ?

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  31. beyonce is overrated

    jay z is a bitch and nicki dont deserve to be on there

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    DX Reply:

    @beyonce is overrated,f-ck you who da f-ck is you to be talking about what is deserve and what is not deserved she is f-cking there if you can’t live with that go switch your light off…pff the nerve of some people haters never take a break.

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  32. Tiago

    You know, Interscope Records make rain.

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  33. Triniti

    Gucci, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, and Drake above T.I.? What a joke!

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  34. kels

    of cos dumbass people would bring the fact that ems is white into this. don´t be ignorant and recognize talent

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  35. Lo

    Em is the larry bird of hip hop

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  36. Coleworld

    Eminem definitely deserves the #1 spot based on what the rankings were determined by. Who has sold more than Em from 09 to now? NOBODY. However, most of the list is a joke. Waka, Gucci, seriously?

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  37. ree ree

    nicki minaj bitches she on everthing dont talk to me about lil kim ass noooooooooooooooooooooo more and nicki next cd will sale 800,000 first week she going to do it this time topping ms.hill and her self as the best selling female rapper in history with 5 million followers teamminaj will keep nicki on top we going to have it that she can take 5 years off and come back an still be on top ymcmb 4 life carter4 8/29/11 still mad nicki not on it but fuck it. so u lame ass hoes go roger that!

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    Scratchehs remy head Reply:

    @ree ree,
    Who mentioned Kim on this list? *Crickets*…….

    I think her next CD will do better than the first as well but…

    Miss Hill holds the record for most albums sold from a females “DEBUT” album…unless U can go back in time… that’ll never change. Miss Hill sold 18 million copies of ONE ALBUM!And won FIVE GRAMMY’S off of her FIRST ALBUM! Miss Hill broke records by becoming both the first woman to ever be nominated in ten categories in a single year and the first woman to win five times in one night [Including Album of the Year]. She beat MADONNA & SHANIA TWAIN! She earned $25 MILLION just that year off of her album & tour alone! [Not $6.5 Million...which is still good]. Lauryn Hill took over 10 years off & still an ICON & People selling out her shows & begging her to come back & she only has 1 STUDIO ALBUM! Hell even Michelle Obama & all the men thats in the game loves her music. So please…. #STOPIT5! Anybody with sense will not be worried. *Sips pink tea*

    Nicki will do well…. but no shade needs to be thrown to people who already made there mark.
    Besides…. Kim can still say she inspired the biggest female hip hop artist thats out right now…. thats just a fact.

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    Sharissa4RMQueens Reply:

    @ree ree,
    …. PLUS…. Missy Elliott aint had nothing out in like 6 years & she’s still worth $250 Million with 5 Platinum albums….
    U can luv someone…. but stop downing others…..4 no apparent reason… Let ya’ll tell it Nicki should have sold that w/ Pink Friday first week sells…J/S
    I like her, but I hope she does things that no one else has imagined & create a whole new path 4 the next chicks… She’s good… I just want her to n ot be one of the boys… but surpass them… b-cuz if 1 girl can do it…than thats the door 4 other girls… like the ones B-4 her did 4 her.

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  38. ree ree

    nicki minaj roger that bitches

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  39. THE R.E.D ALBUM

    fuck off where is game nigga gucci waht hahahah so funy :A

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  40. THE R.E.D ALBUM

    game is not this lit king of hip hop bullshit man game is the best :)

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  41. ThankMeLater

    Kanye deserves the #1 spot. idc about sales and shit. He creates classic and amazing music.

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  42. ree ree

    nicki i feel they coming for u but what the fuck they going to say u the best bitch doing it doing it go play pink friday

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    look Reply:

    @ree ree,

    dead at you tryna start a fight.

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  43. vibe

    greattt

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  44. Ice

    Waka Flocka ahead of Big Boi? Gucci Mane number 9? Wack list.

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  45. hATER

    WTF!!!! All these second rate faggots shouldn’t have even made this list they haven’t contributed shit but Punk Pussy Bullshit Techno. Music is shit nowadays so fuck all these cock suckin donkey dick ridin faggots. Oh And Nicki Minaj Can Ride My DICK!!! ****EM1NEM 1S K1NG****

    LIST Of J0ke Artists:
    2. Lil Wayne
    3. Drake
    6. Nicki Minaj
    7. Rick Ross
    9. Gucci Mane
    12. Diddy
    13. Pitbull
    15. Wiz Khalifa
    16. B.o.B
    17. Waka Flocka Flame
    18. Lupe Fiasco
    19. Kid Cudi

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    StarsRblind Reply:

    @hATER, Based on your name you’re being sarcastic right?

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    C Reply:

    @hATER, EXIT LEFT STAGE========>

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  46. homer simpsons

    good for him

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  47. sah313

    waka, gucci, pitbull ahead of lupe smh i quit

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  48. Time

    let me throw out there that despite what nte said…Em’s got lyrics too. the man’s got a way with words and can flip them.

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  49. Ethio

    1.kanye
    2.nas
    3.em
    4.jay z
    5. Commen
    6. Nobody

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    Lo Reply:

    @Ethio, 2nd this.

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    nte Reply:

    @Ethio, lol what list is that for ?????

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    Maxwell Manning Reply:

    @Ethio, clearly you havent heard watch the throne if you still think kanye is top of this list

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    Ethio Reply:

    @Maxwell Manning, wtt is a good album, pluse kanye is the man who make college drop out, graguation(best album ever) mbdtf! From now own he can realse a blank album and I’ll still buy it!

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  50. STFU

    this list was written by a middle aged middle classed white man obviously. lil wayne above jay-z is blasephemy. And can someone explain to me why T.I and waka flocka are on this list please.

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  51. Royaleeeee

    Lol. some of you are MORONS! Please read the whole article before you make a fool of yourself! I dont even like Eminem anymore but he deserves that #1 spot! Nicki Minaj earned her spot on this list just like all the other artists! #1 Album, Billboards top 10 Singles, Concerts, Mac & Casio Endorsements, Buzz, over 97 MILLION views on 1 Youtube video! “You can hate me but why knock my hustle” – Nicki Minaj

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Royaleeeee, How does he deserve the #1 spot?

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  52. tiff

    people keep sayin jayz,nas,common,fuck them old ass rappers my list will be like 1.lil wayne 2.em 3.kanye 4.young jezzy 5.drake 6.rick ross 7.t.i 8.ludacris 9.nicki minaj 10. fabolous or maybe wiz and 11 on down fuck them

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    Leggo Reply:

    @tiff, You maybe die tomorow. fuck the legend ??? you’re crazy man.

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  53. Fan of a fan

    I don’t mind eminem being first cos he honestly deserves it. I love him to death but the rest needs a few adjustments. I would never dare to think of putting lil Wayne before Jay, kanye or t.I. As a matter of fact he should be last

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  54. mitcholos

    Disgusting

    Most Of It… There Are A Few Really Really Amazing Rappers Up There

    But Most Of It Is Just A Stark Appalling Reflection Of Hip Hop These Days

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  55. Boogaloo

    Most quantifiably successful? YES! Eminem is that. King of Hip Hop/Rap? HELL NO!! There is more to being King of an the lyrical aspect of an entire cultural movement than the numbers quoted. To me that honor goes to Sir Hova of Brooklyn. His leadership and all of the barriers he’s broken, the trends he’s injected into the culture put him entire bodies ahead of Em. Em has had successful albums and bunches of hits, but he isn’t engineered for that king position.

    If em didn’t drop an album ever again, hip hop culture wouldn’t miss him. The business of rap would miss him and the attention he brings to rap. However, let Hov or Kanye never drop an album again and then you’ll see just how much of an impact they had. Bottom line is Jay has a nation of wannabe hims. I don’t see a nation of wanna be Eminems, although he has a bigger pool to fish from. When people want to be you, that is the ultimate sign of respect and leadership.

    CONCLUSION: King of Hip Hop = Jay-Z since 1998. One love.

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    YES Reply:

    @Boogaloo, Nah em shits on jayz lyrically

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  56. Ricardo

    Eminem is white That’s why? Highly overrated. Never liked his flow.

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  57. Coco

    I know its not a “greatest list” but still it’s a bullshit list. Fuck Rolling Stone just for even thinkin’ they got a right to make a HIP HOP list.

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  58. davyd69

    nicki minaj released only one album ….. diddy, lil wayne, eminem, t.i have big careers and i ‘m not agree with this standing

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    WellWell... Reply:

    I’m not saying that none of these people should make the list…. just in lower positions… or a few in higher positions..Popularity mostly…

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    dallas champ Reply:

    @davyd69, It is based MOSTLY on CURRENT ACTIVITY in Hip-Hop not OVERALL. You don’t see Run DMC etc on the list.

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  59. bknyhustle

    smh @ how em craKKKas had succeeded in undermining the Rap game…damn we keep losin b.

    *falls back on some o.g shit*
    *immediately moves Em’s folder to recycle bin*

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  60. look

    I’m shocked. Eminem must have that quiet money. I really thought J-Z would’ve been on top with all his sales and billboard success. oh well.

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  61. mia

    @ree ree, bytch shut your nicki ridding self up.This list is based on popularity not talent.Soulja Boy would of made the list if he made that superman song this year.Nicki fans are the dumbest people ever.

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  62. CurtisDonDeano

    Seriously, I have to disagree. I’m trying to make this comment without much opinion, but honestly Eminem does not deserve it.
    Em has been out since 99′ and has over 8 albums. The only awards that really count in the industry is grammys. He won 13.
    Jay has also won 13.
    Kanye won 14. With only 5 total albums since 04′ not including WTT because it just dropped.

    Now I don’t want to bring up race, but I have a lot of white friends and they display to me the ideas and racial thoughts that the white population still have. I won’t say all people are the same, but hey.
    Blacks are only 12.6 % of the population all the while whites are 72.4% which already means he’ll have a larger fan base. DUH

    Black people bootleg albums anyway, instead of buying them.lol

    Furthermore Eminem basically stays in his lane, His consistency is great, but he lacks creativity.

    Millions of people idolize Kanye, which is why I believe he deserves number 1.

    Drake’s sound is a step away from Kanye’s so to put him above is absurd.

    Lil Wayne lost his style, in the process of his
    commercialization. His punch line raps, are worst than Nicki Minaj.

    Carter III was classic, Carter IV is a gimmicky punchline filled so called album.

    I believe Nicki deserves her spot, I just question will she last, will everyone care about her and her Lil Kim shade she throws?

    Rick Ross is very innovative, i think he deserving of his spot, maybe not the number but his actual position.

    Waka O_o?

    Gucci actually has so much music and his own original style, He deserves his spot.

    Wiz Khalifa ? What the actual f*ck.

    Kanye is not a rapper. But an Artist.

    any problems please reply via Twitter.

    @CurtisDonDeano Peace.

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  63. Winston Churchill

    Jay-Z is watching the throne while eminem sits on it ha~!!!!

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    SiSQo Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, good one

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    rollafun Reply:

    @Winston Churchill, but who has more money and lyrical talent.???? ohhh :/ … that would be JAY Z

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    YES Reply:

    @rollafun, Jayz has more money but em is WAY better lyrically. Em destoyed jay on renegade and he would do it again if they were on a song together

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    look Reply:

    @Winston Churchill,

    Damn.

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  64. YUP.

    I’ll be the ONE to say that this list is completely irrelevant and FUCKED up. Everybody that listens to hip hop knows damn well Eminem ain’t king of shit. This is clearly a race issue. He is no where near king. BUT WHITE PPL WILL TELL YOU UR SHIT IS GREEN AND THAT IT’S MONEY AND HAVE DUMBASSES TAKING IT TO THE STORE TO BUY SHIT. FUCK ROLLING STONE- i’m cancelling my goddamn subscription.

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  65. unknown.-

    #SO APALLED.
    This list is ridiculous, first of all some of those “rappers” shouldn’t even have made
    the cut in the first place, like Diddy, Pitbull.. are you serious? come on now! just because he even cracking
    into the top 20, this list is not to be take seriously.

    Here is my top:
    1. Kanye West
    2. Eminem
    3. Lupe Fiasco
    4. Lil Wayne
    5. Jay Z
    6. Kid Cudi
    7. B.o.B
    8. Drake
    9. Wiz Khalifa
    10. Rick Ross
    11. Nicki Minaj
    12.. T.I.
    13. Fabolous
    14. Gucci Mane
    15. Snoop Dog
    16. Big Boi
    17. Ludacris
    18. Waka Flocka Flame

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    Impactfull Reply:

    @unknown.-, Ur list sucks. Wiz khalifa, the baby nelly. You put him above Nicki Minaj. His flow is garbage. Rick Ross is aight but Ti is a better rapper than him and Nicki has more subject matter than Ross. kid cudi sings more than he raps. B.O.B. in your top ten. watever man.

    SIt down..Anyway they explained how they came up with the list so what is everybody all hype for.

    I personally think jay z is the King/ Godfather of rap. Look how long he has been doing it and withstanding. His lyrical strength and his impact on the culture.

    Nicki is holding it down for the females no matter how many hate.

    Gucci and wacka really, didn’t their albums sink big time. And when was the last time Diddy even put out a rap album. Last train to paris dont count. PITBULL is not a legit rapper. They should have just kept this at

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  66. TRA

    The Rolling Stones Magazine list is very bad, and plain disrespectful. Eminem is a great rapper, and Eminem is the best selling, mainstream rapper in hip hop, but Eminem is not the best overall rapper in hip hop. There are plenty of rappers who came out before Eminem, and after Eminem who have put out far better albums than Eminem. Eminem won 13 Grammy Awards, and is the highest selling rapper ever, but Eminem only has one classic album which is The Marshall Mathers LP. All of Eminem’s other albums have gotten worser reviews from crtics compare to Marshall Mathers LP. Nas made the best hip hop album ever in Illmatic, Jay-Z made four classic albums in Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, The Black Album, and American Gangster which are better than all of Eminem’s albums. Jay-Z has made 11 straight platinum solo albums and has been more relevant than Eminem lately. Kanye West has made two classic albums in College Dropout, and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and has won 14 Grammy Awards. Outkast has made classic albums like Speakerbox/The Love Below which is better than Eminem’s albums. The mainstream pop fans, mainstream hip hop fans, and the mainstream media believes Eminem is the greatest rapper ever, when Eminem is not even the greatest rapper to ever touch the mic in hip hop. That title would go to 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Rakim, and a few others. Lil Wayne and Drake are good rappers, but they are both very overrated. I have yet to hear a song on the radio from Lil Wayne, and Drake that don’t talk about money, pussy, sex, love, or being a gangsta. Lil Wayne and Drake got a long way to go before I put them ahead of Kanye West, Jay-Z, and T.I.

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    > Reply:

    @TRA,and you are Ignorant you have written all that bu-lsh-t in that long a-s essay,and it have nothing to do with this topic, read before you wright you d-mn ignoramus….and next time when you are writing an essay break it up in paragraphs,even though your essay is a load of sh-t it,s even worse when it,s all jumbled up like that.

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  67. KingB

    what’s the problem with ROLLING STONE?
    DRAKE at #3? woohhh! how come? KANYE AND JAY-Z ARE BETTER THAN HIM!!! PUT HIM DOWN!!!!!!!!!!

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    mikkey Reply:

    @KingB, i know right, kanye and jay should be at the top as well, 4 & 5?? they must have asked a bunch a 14-15 year old suburban girls ,even though i like wayne and drake c’mon jay & ye have sold more albums then both of them, eminem has sold the most albums so i understand him being atop, but jay is the king to….

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  68. Nick

    DEATH @ Kanye being below Lil Wayne and Drake and DECEASED @ Waka and Gucci making the list. I can’t.

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  69. rollafun

    yall have to realize this is the same magazine that said nicki was the queen of hip hop…. however they said her last CD was POP… really?! lmao everything Rolling Stone says now n days i take with a grain of salt. we ALL know the KING OF HIP HOP belongs to JAY-Z he the only one that has stayed true to the art form… then i would have eminem under him.

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  70. temi

    yes eminem… am sorry HE IS THE KING…. and Jay-z is the runner-up to him.. sorry but just saying

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  71. Pusha T

    Marshal Is The King of Hip Hop and i’m black and i’m proud of saying that , without Marshal Hip Hop is nothing , Second in Is Kanye, Third is Lil wayne .

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Pusha T,

    “Without Marshal, hip hop is nothing.”

    You are not black and You’ve just been introduced to hip hop music 9yrs ago. This is obvious. If Eminem never gets in a booth again, no one will miss him except for you white boys and yall dont count.

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  72. Reyyan

    Em deserves to be on top but Drake doesn’t belong there.

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    C Reply:

    @Reyya, Drake doesn’t belong there but wakka flocka and gucci mane do right? Ok you need to sit all the way down.

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  73. Cosma

    EMINEM #1….’KING OF HIP HOP’

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  74. Yay

    WORST LIST OF ALL TIME !

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  75. MAFI

    this list was made according to ALBUM AND TICKET SALES ya FOOLS!!!!

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  76. Thats real

    Eminem is a great rapper but he will always sell the most because he is white…its no way around that. The list should go
    1. Jay-Z
    2. Eminem
    3. Lil Wayne
    4. KANYE
    5. Drake
    6. Nicki Minaj

    and so foward… and thats real.

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  77. Yungn

    Wtf?!?! They got shit all wrong, but i guess with money and power they can make anything up or sound good!!

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  78. KING'R

    FUCK THIS NAS SHOULD BE ON THIS LIST AND CLAIMING THE FIRST SPOT…….nd Nicki Minaj better than LUDA! u gotta bekiddin me!!!!!!!!! FUCK ROLLING STONE……POWER TO THE PUBLIC ND NASTY N.A.S!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  79. HipHopHead

    The whole list is bad. Only Eminem is right he is number 1. But put Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Wackka Flockka people like them out of the list. Pitbull isn’t a rapper. I dont see him as rapper. Big Boi & Lupe should have been above those corny rappers.

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  80. Tony

    @TRA: I like Jay Z but…he fell off…hard. “Roc is in the building yall shoulda stayed in the hooouseee”, cmon son. As for classic albums, The Blueprint, Resonalbe Doubt are all you need from Jay. The black album was not classic to me…nor was american gangter (although they were good). The eminem show, and recovery are albums i listen to more than the black album or american gangster. Lets be honest here…Em is a much better artist than Jay, as are Nas, Common, Kanye even. Jay adapts to the times…to trends. In 99 hes rockin denim…in 01 hes rockin jerseys…in 05 hes rockin button ups. He raps about how much money he has and how gangster he used to be. Song cry is one of the only Jay songs where I can FEEL his emotion. Em gives you that emotion mixed with that lyrical ability for days on end… *see stan, the way I am, when im gone, lose yourself, going through changes ect.

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  81. King Makers

    @StarsRblind,

    An aggregate of the last 10-15 years would be ideal not just present figures.

    Did they even look at that ranking? its just hilarious, nothing to be taken too seriously.

    Emenem is not the King of Hip Hop! Hip hop, is more than just a diary of a broken relationship or poetry.

    Hip Hop, is a culture that belongs to the Black race. Yes there can be a no king unless your lyrics are political and it brings change.

    Eminem is just a white kid that mastered the black game => that don’t make him king!

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    Sheek Reply:

    @King Makers, Cosign

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  82. SmoothCriminal

    why is some people so Ignorant,it,s not so hard to read the topic and leave a comment for what it is,no they rather twist it in to something else….so ignorant i tell ya.

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  83. Khal

    It’s just fckin bullshit.. Pitbull, Waka, Wiz, Gucci, B.O.B. , Diddy ? Really?

    Here’s my list

    1. Eminem
    2. Nas
    3. Kanye West
    4. Andre 3k
    5. Jay-z
    6. Black Thought
    7. Big Boi
    8. Mos Def
    9. Kid Cudi
    10. Lupe

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    YES Reply:

    @Khal, pretty good list, though I would probably have andre 3k on the number 3 spot

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Khal, Eminem should not be before Nas or Jay z on your list or anybody’s list for that matter.

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  84. BLAH

    “based on his album sales, YouTube views, and social-media scores”…they’re not talking about skills right now.

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  85. IKARYSS

    whack ass list lol

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  86. Heavy Metal Lover

    Didn’t the article say current MCs who’ve dropped albums since 2009 until now so why are people calling Rolling Stone racist and saying they don’t what they’re talking about when Relapse and Recovery where the two highest selling hip-hop albums of that past 5 years along with Tha Carter III and Graduation. It clearly says it’s not a ranking of the greatest MCs ever, just over a two year period. I swear people are so stupid in 2011 and regardless of whether or not it’s just a current list or greatest MC of All Time list, Em will always be in the top 5 or top 10. His lyrical content, flow and delivery will always be better than 90% of all MCs ever and that’s a fact no one can deny. Em has already made his mark on both hip-hop and music history by having the two biggest selling hip-hop albums ever and by releasing 3 of the greatest hip-hop albums and by having some of the greatest hip-hop songs ever with My Name Is, Guilty Conscience, Stan, The Way I Am, Lose Yourself, Sing for the Moment, Mockingbird, When I’m Gone, Beautiful, Love the Way You Lie, Cleaning Out My Closet and Renegade. So haters fall back and Nicki fans, just be glad that wannabe Pop singer unoriginal copycat even made the list, because if this list was really based on solely on : originality, creativity, flow, delivery and overall lyrical content, she’d wouldn’t even be mentioned.

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Heavy Metal Lover, I feel you but they need to change the wording of their article. calling someone the “king of hip hop” is a STRONG statement.

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  87. Zale

    Drake ahead of Kanye & Jay Z, lmao!! I’m not too sure that they reviewed this list…

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    C Reply:

    @Zale, Before you start crakin jokes on Drake you need to read the article thoroughly. Eminem Wayne and Drake are in the top 3 because they selllllll point blank period.

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  88. Ray

    J.cole should be 2nd if not 1st

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  89. Real Issh

    My honest thoughts: J. Cole is one of thee most amazing and talented rappers . I know he’s just starting his mainstream music but DAMN .. T.I. ? Really ? Dude been in jail thee past two years & is still on the list ? Kill me now .
    I can’t really say anything about Eminem becuz thee last song I’ve heard from his was “Stan” . But this list is all f*cked up .

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  90. sergio

    eminem fuk u guys

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  91. MH

    I’ve never like Em personally, I’ve always felt he was overhyped. I haven’t seen any growth in his music and he’s been out for over 10 years. He uses the same themes in his songs that he has always used. But the list wasn’t determined by talent.

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  92. Jara bitch

    Go drake eminem bob & nicki minaj making history real,talk!

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  93. andres0811

    eww.

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  94. C

    Lawwddddd Im so sick and tired of fake ass hatin people it really makes me sick to my stomach ugh.

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  95. Stefan

    He is stupid
    How could he be on top
    Omg flo rider who I hate is better then this white piece of shit
    I swear people r stupid

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  96. Ronaldo

    I go with the list but to me lil Wayne is meant to top the chart

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  97. sihle

    T.I, UNDERRATED!!!

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  98. YuNg_24

    I have a problem with this list, why the hell is Lil Wayne 2nd, and Drake is 3rd, why didn’t Rolling Stone wait until Tha Carter 4 album comes out and Drake Take Care. This list is B.S. seriously I’m not saying Eminem is good but he not King of Hip-Hop.

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  99. SAM

    Lupe Fiasco & Kid Cudi are sooooo underrated !!!!!!

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  100. burabari

    Soulja Boy might as well be on top. Hip-Hop is an ART not MATH.

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  101. Boss

    this is a joke rollin stone!!u fools….

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  102. Sheek

    Records sales and popularity does NOT give rollingstones Magazine the right to crown someone the “king” of anything. Judging by that list, that is exactly what they rated him on. Eminem has not been consistent enough to be crowned the king of hip hop. The only reason he album sales are so high is based on the fact that he is looked as as the “great white hope” and white people are the majority who buys his albums. A white boy who came out doing a style of music that is attributed to blacks and was good it. thats all. He is in no shape way or form the “king of hip hop.” He is not a better artist than, Kanye, Jay-z (12 #1 albums), NAS, Talib Kweli, Common to name a few. Rollingstone and the rest of white america…If you wanna be a part of hip hop, then you need to educate yourselves on what Hip Hop actually is. Not counting numbers. Thats not what hip hop culture is about. I’LL SAY IT AGAIN…POPULARITY, RECORD SALES, CONCERT SALES, MUSIC DOWNLOADS ETC DOES NOT QUALIFY SOMEONE TO BE NAMED “KING OF HIP HOP” hip hop music is MORE than that.

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    look Reply:

    @Sheek,

    I don’t see where you are coming from. If you put out a product and people want it so much that they buy it…AND YOU ARE NOT SHOVING YOURSELF DOWN YOUR CONSUMER’S THROATS…I’m sorry. That’s success. Eminem did like one commercial as opposed to the several hundred other artists do to promote their album. Just applaud him and move on…

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    Sheek Reply:

    @look, You’re right it is success but to give someone a title like “the king of hip hop” is a very strong statement. Michael Jackson is the King of pop because of this consistency in music, his overall influence on pop culture and people of all walks of life, he made a change in how we think and listen to music. he has been in this industry for years and years. people are still listening to his music and will never stop. Thats what you call a KING. If Eminem was to stop making albums, Hip hop will move on like nothing happend. Like I said before, he is the king of record sales. not hip hop.

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  103. Tony

    @Sheek I agree that hip hop is more than that. But i disagree with everything else you said regarding Em. Eminem is less commercial than Jay-Z but he happens to sell more because his songs connect with more ppl obviously (partly due to the fact that he raps about more topics that regular ppls can relate to). PPl will say its cuz hes whites and it partly is. On the other hand though, most ppl (black or white) are not out on the street hustling rocks everyday as Jay proclaims he was doing in the day. Most people go through the ups and downs eminem does such a great job of mentioning in his. emotional songs.

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Tony, I feel what you’re saying. I personally dont believe there is a “king of hip hop.” There are several great hip hop artists. He is one of them. But to call eminem “the king” is completely outtaline. Call him what he is …”the king of record sales.” Not hip hop as whole.

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  104. Tony

    Eminem is underrated by hip hop heads and to say that he’s not a better artist than Jay is ludacris. How often does Jay pour his heart out on that page? How often does he rap about subjects other than his fuckin bank account and number of trends hes started/superstar status in the game/times on the block? Nas shits on Jay as does Em. Nas, Em, Common, Talib are ALL hip hop and peopel need to stop bitching because Eminem manages to make real hip hop music while doing huge at the same time. By the way…Nas, Talib, Common, all respect Em and so should as do all real hip hop heads for his contribution to the game.

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    Sheek Reply:

    @Tony, Eminem hasnt been consistent enough for you to compare with Jay. Jay has 12 #1 Albums. Jay has been making HITS for YEARS. As long as radio is still play the “Reasonable Doubt” album, Jay has no problem. Sorry but I dont hear Slim Shady on airwaves.

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  105. leonardodeboni

    wayne and drake > jay and kanye…#clearlytrue
    but where da f*ck is Bow Wow, Los ? Chris Brown(R&B KING) rap better than those motherf*ckers
    Pitbull, wacka flocka, 7.rick ross….9.GUCCI ?
    that’s bullsh*t

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  106. ???

    He ain’t my king.

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  107. eminemthabest

    Fuck rollin stone, they don’t know hip hop. But eminem is the best rapper alive. Lil Wayne is nothing but a punchline rapper, jay z not as good as he once was, the last good album kanye put out was graduation, nas has fallen off his game because I hardly hear any of his shit today and finally common I never really cared about, that fucker sounds like he’s got the common cold every time he raps or talks its like he has a stuffy runny nose. Bottom line eminem is the not a rapper but a mc/lyrical machine that nobody can fuck with.

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  108. wtf

    this is bullshit!!
    Nicki Minaj,Gucci Mane,Snoop Dogg,Pitbull, Waka Flocka Flame,& Kid Cudi??? what are u people listenin to these days.. Where the fuck is the game, kendrick lamar, j cole, wale, mac miller and much more!!? wtf is this.. jay z sucks dicks with his pussy lips nowadays and kanye hasnt been less than a fag than a hip hop/rap artist! eminem has the same flo in all his songs.. fucken people wake up… stop judging by lookin at names and listen to fucken real music!

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  109. vikey

    lonely Gate arcadia aucun risque de contamination bon rendez vous ici

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  110. matt meezy

    this is how the list should go if it were to go by the past ten years…..not ten years but they should have compared every still living rappers best few years (their prime) and base their rankings on that…the list should go like this…
    1- Eminem
    2- jay -z
    3- 50 cent
    4- Snoop Dogg
    5- Kanye West
    6- Lil Wayne
    7- T.I.
    8- Fabolous
    9- Drake
    10- n fuck it nikki minaj can get a slot cus shes holdin it down for the bitches…lol

    PS_ rick ross definitely should not be on any list not even the top 100

    - Matt Meezy

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