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MR HIP HOP HEAD
10-08-2008, 03:33 AM
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VIBE.com has released the outcome of their fan-driven poll of "The Best Rapper Alive," and after nearly a million votes the fans have spoken -- Eminem reigns supreme.

While many may have thought Lil Wayne would have topped the list, he didn't make it to the top two. It was Eminem who was crowned the globe's top MC in a tournament-style contest.

Rappers like Kanye West, Rick Ross, Nas and T.I. were given brackets, similar to the NCAA basketball teams during March Madness. Beginning in July, fans began voting on head-to-head matchups, with MC's being eliminated gradually until Jay-Z and Eminem were the only ones left.

Slim Shady won with 69 percent of the votes in the finals. VIBE said that more than 920,000 votes were cast since July.

"It's obviously an honor to have won the fans' support by being voted 'The Best Rapper Alive'," Eminem said in response to his victory. "I don't think that there is any one rapper that is simply the best though. Everyone who was in consideration and many others are the best at certain things, and at what they do. But since VIBE's offering the distinction, hell yeah I'll accept!"

Some of the surprising upsets in the tourney were when Andre was defeated by no. 3 seed The Game, and Lil Wayne lost to Ludacris.

"VIBE is thrilled we could put the debate about 'The Best Rapper Alive' in the hands of the fans," VIBE music editor, Sean Fennessey, said. "Eminem isn't just one of the most successful MC's of all time, he's also one of the most beloved. The proof is in the voting."

The win will be revealed in the mag's upcoming November issue, where Barack Obama will grace the cover.

http://www.streethop.com/rapnews/150229-eminem-crowned-best-rapper-alive-vibe.html

There are people who would debate about this. Em is a dope lyricist. But I don't know about Em being the Best Rapper Alive. My opinion on that is Rakim is the best rapper alive. I'm not hating on Em. Em to me is a Top 10 MC.

prof zooruka
10-08-2008, 03:42 AM
yeah its hard to say who the best m.c is

Ritter
10-08-2008, 03:44 AM
There are people who would debate about this. Em is a dope lyricist. But I don't know about Em being the Best Rapper Alive. My opinion on that is Rakim is the best rapper alive. I'm not hating on Em. Em to me is a Top 10 MC.

Exactly my opinion.

Rakim wasn't even in the voting.

But better Em than Lil Wayne. Em's a beast. His old shit is still one of my favorite music pieces.

Crack Killz
10-08-2008, 04:00 AM
yeah I'm glad Eminem took this.

Esquire
10-08-2008, 04:09 AM
A million commercial voters FTW.

In all honesty this "who is the best MC alive" is all a load of shit. There is no one best rapper ever, they all have their own distinctions.

Edgar Erebus
10-08-2008, 06:18 AM
"It's obviously an honor to have won the fans' support by being voted 'The Best Rapper Alive'," Eminem said in response to his victory. "I don't think that there is any one rapper that is simply the best though. Everyone who was in consideration and many others are the best at certain things, and at what they do. But since VIBE's offering the distinction, hell yeah I'll accept!"

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

All respect to Eminem for staying down to Earth and not making shit comments.

Quite ironic that "best rapper alive" didn't even win the bracket competition, isn't it?

Guarded By Martyrs
10-08-2008, 09:36 AM
He deserves it...congratulations.

-KING MATHERS-

Durag
10-08-2008, 09:43 AM
Co-sign what everyone said. Em is obviously dope, but theres better i think

Sean
10-08-2008, 06:08 PM
I've never been a big Eminem fan but he obviously does have talent. I'm glad he won this over someone like Lil Wayne or Kanye West. I think there's better rappers than him out there but this is a "mainstream" contest, obviously Rakim or KRS One wouldn't win it.

Who did he beat in the final?

Crack Killz
10-08-2008, 07:30 PM
he beat Jay-Z

TSA
10-08-2008, 07:41 PM
he's beat Jay-z no wax

"eminem murdered you on your own shit"

there's no rappper that can out do em

you can say rakim, but em can do and does what rakim does only better cause he's had time to observe and advance on it

TAURO
10-08-2008, 07:54 PM
These types of lists are pointless when comparing hip hop artists. Every artist has their weak and strong points, it simply boils down to individual taste because measuring skill (not that I think this poll did that) is just too much of a large criteria to make an accurate assesment.

Guarded By Martyrs
10-08-2008, 07:56 PM
I agree^

Maybe the fact what Em did on Renegade made people's minds up ?

TSA is on point though.

TAURO
10-08-2008, 08:02 PM
I don't know why people keep bringing up that Renegade joint as a way of comparing Jay and Eminem. We both know that that song is far from either of these guys best material and I think if Jay knew before hand he was gonna get compared to Em based on this song alone I think he would have come much harder on it.

In anycase I find it odd that Em was voted as best mc now in 08 given that he hasn't dropped anything worthwhile in a longtime.

Guarded By Martyrs
10-08-2008, 08:04 PM
And when he does the world will stop...I think that may have something to do with it.

The anticipation.

Socrates
10-08-2008, 08:07 PM
Em is definitely in my top 5. And I'm glad he won the vibe thing. But he didnt have much competition. There were a few dope artists in there like Nas but the lists were horrible.

Crack Killz
10-08-2008, 08:13 PM
I don't know why people keep bringing up that Renegade joint as a way of comparing Jay and Eminem. We both know that that song is far from either of these guys best material and I think if Jay knew before hand he was gonna get compared to Em based on this song alone I think he would have come much harder on it.

In anycase I find it odd that Em was voted as best mc now in 08 given that he hasn't dropped anything worthwhile in a longtime.

If Jay-Z didn't know that; he's a fucking idiot, every rapper should know that they're going to be compared when doing a callabo on a track..

IMO : Eminem has the best multis in the rap history (Basically showing it off on Infinite and The Slim Shady EP)... Big L is a close close second.

g_flex
10-09-2008, 02:05 AM
i am waiting for for a NAS and EMINEM collabo .....

100pr00f
10-09-2008, 08:56 AM
em is in my top 10..but 1 no
his voice gets ennoying after awhile

on other news

dre threrw a shit load of beats for ems new cd
dropping the end of the year

but we all know it will be pushed

fromw what other mc's are saying

his new stuff is like the old stuff..

....

hope this is true



a nas and em would be dope

over a classic beat

VZA
10-09-2008, 10:16 AM
Em deserved this.

TSA
10-09-2008, 12:00 PM
If i posted Em's best lyrical material you would shit on yourself and mail it to JAy-z, whom is in tears and aware of ems best lyrical material


hence being in tears. lyrical no rapper alive can fuck with him. their best verse his best.

TSA
10-09-2008, 12:02 PM
on top of that lets be real about nas. yeah, at his peak and early shit he would content, but right now, he's a little bit above average.

Cory Gunz can shit on Nas right now for starters, he just doesn't have the catalog to do so.

not taking anything away from NAs, and Em fell off too, but Nas' has been more dramatic, thats why i think a collab track between the 2 would be a disaster for Nas' self esteem.

hide1998
10-09-2008, 12:22 PM
I strongly disagree (especially since, as been noted before, EM hasn't dropped anything worthwhile in years. T.I. outshined EM on their track together last year, and I wouldn't say T.I. deserves this title either), but hey...they could've picked worse.

*shrugs*

TSA
10-09-2008, 12:26 PM
THIS nas, yeah.
KwMdmH20MIk
with ease.


imo Cory Gunnz is currently the top of the game in lyricism, but yeah, it's hard to make these lists cause rappers fall off and shit

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10-09-2008, 12:39 PM
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Em best rapper alive? Please, gimme a freakin break from all the bullshit. Hes a fucking clown and he has been for years, why yall on his dick?? His releases have been embarrasing, childish, clownish, dumb shit, yet you all on his dick? Yet when a guy like Wyane does a sogn called Lollipop you hate his fucking guts????


Ems had a few nice freestyles, hes got a nice flow, he did a dope song for Rawkus, and alot of nice verses here and there. But it ends there.

RADIOACTIVE MAN
10-09-2008, 12:49 PM
what kind of madness is vibe on now?

TSA
10-09-2008, 12:50 PM
^likes lil wayne and think eminem is a wack rapper.


LOL, your life sucks

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RADIOACTIVE MAN
10-09-2008, 12:52 PM
fuck lil wayne,he is garbage too...and not saying eminem is wack but please...with all the ill mcs that have put in work over the years,are these guys fucking kidding...vibe is garbage too anyways so that opinion dont count and whoever say rakim got my vote

Suga Duga
10-09-2008, 12:57 PM
Em is top 10 ever

TSA
10-09-2008, 01:00 PM
i really dont see, lyrically, what those ill mcs have on EM.

the guy has a 1000% control of words, its undeniable, and an unrealistic and unmatched creativity. he went diamond rapping multis.

TF3GYK-AK40

RADIOACTIVE MAN
10-09-2008, 01:15 PM
to each his own

Afficial_Nastee
10-09-2008, 02:07 PM
It's hard to say who's the best MC, but if they say Eminem is the best right now, then I can only agree with it cuz he's a dope MC for sure....
And yeah it seems there are still people with some knowledge of Hip-Hop cuz there was those "rappers" like Lil'Wayne, T.I., Kanye West and Jay-Z in the list so luckily they didn't win and a Real MC got voted as the Best Rapper alive....

But Eminem does have a big mainstream following as well.... But right THAT stuff makes him great, cuz he gets respect from tru Hip-Hop Headz as from mainstream listeners....
There's some rappers like that too, DMX for example but DMX ain't lyrically as dope as Eminem....