Monday, October 13, 2008

Eminem named the best rapper VIBE

According to VIBE magazine readers Eminem beats out Jay-Z for the "Best Rapper Alive" title, and by a landslide at that.

"Last week Vibe magazine announced that Eminem had won its Best Rapper Alive competition, a NCAA-style tournament that pitted the "top" 64 MCs against each other.
The online contest polled users over a 5-week period. During the first week, the 64 competing rappers were paired off and users were asked to select the best 32 artists. The second week, that group of 32 lyricists was also grouped in twos and the voters picked their favorite 16. Over the subsequent weeks, the list dwindled down to the last b-boys standing, Jay-Z and Eminem. Eminem won by a landslide of 69 percent, compared to Jay-Z's 31 percent."
the November 2008 issue of Vibe, on newsstands October 21will explain the contest in detail.
Here is an example of some of the pairings:

Lil' Kim vs. Lauryn Hill
Lupe Fiasco vs. Q-Tip
Mos Def vs. Talib Qweli
Ghostface Killah vs. Raekwon
Method Man vs. Redman
Common vs. Black Thought
Andre 3000 vs. Dizzee Rascal
Eminem vs. Soulja Boy
Lil' Wayne vs. Trina
T.I. vs. Shawty Lo
Ludacris vs. Young Dro
Cam'ron vs. Juelz Santana
Fabolous vs. Cassidy
Lil' Boosie vs. Webbie
Lloyd Banks vs. Young Buck
Chamillionaire vs. Paul Wall
I dont know, all of these pairings are either a obvious joke or too close to call. I have a feeling alot people will have something to say about Slim Shady copping this title though.


Anonymous said...

are they serious?

april said...

looks like they are. My boyfriend is going to be pissed. Lol.

kyasmami said...

I'm not mad at this AT ALL...
Ppl tend to forget Em's skills cus he has the tendency to put out alot of commercial stuff but,and he hasn't had any new stuff out in a while but he deserves this crown.
I lovy Jay but yea Em got 'em...
Doubtin it? Check out Renegade.. Em rips Jay in HALF on his own song!