Rolling Stone Magazine Crown Eminem The 'king Of Hip-Hop'
Just when you thought this title crown would go to someone else, there's really no surprise that Rolling Stone Magazine laces Eminem as the most successful rapper, crowning him the 'King Of Hip-Hop'. The publication collected stats from 2009 throughout the first seven months of 2011...
They ranked 20 solo rappers who have dropped an album during the period of time, and sorted out the MCs based on album sales, R&B/hip-hop and rap charts, popularity in social media, concert grosses, awards and critics' ratings.
The survey shows that the 'Bad Meets Evil' rapper dominated in multiple categories, including no brainer album sales for 2009's ‘Relapse’ and 2010's 'Recovery', which sold a collaborative 7.5 million copies.
Em was also ranked first in social networking with nearly five million Twitter followers, 43 million Facebook fans, and one billion views on YouTube. In general, Eminem has achieved 10 number one albums on the Billboard Top 200. He has also sold more than 33 million track downloads and 39.6 million albums in the United States alone.
Lil Wayne comes second and Drake third, wrapping up the top three. Weezy earned more cash from his tour than any other MC by grossing $51 million; meanwhile Drizzy Drake takes the lead of the single chart. The 'Watch The Throne' duo, Jay-Z and Kanye West, followed the Young Money rappers, as Kanye takes the fourth slot and Jay-Z holds it down on the fifth spot.
Rolling Stone Magazine's 'King Of Hip-Hop' list:
2. Lil Wayne
4. Kanye West
6. Nicki Minaj
7. Rick Ross
9. Gucci Mane
Words: Shabazz (@_KingShabazz_)
Online editing: Joseph 'JP' Patterson (@Jpizzledizzle)