judging by rap artists and their full careers, he's in the top
Jay-Z is one of the most legendary artists ever, he's been killing it longer than any other current artist with 10 straight #1 albums, with only the Beatles really beating him.
Eminem is the best artist out right now, with 3 double-platinum albums and a fuckload of #1 songs. He is the fucking definition of legendary. The reason he is so popular is because unlike most rappers, he doesnt talk about bitches, drugs, pussy, weed and other shit all the time. His songs have alot more meaning and if you ever read the lyrics you would know that.
Wayne just kills every song he is in. His flow just defies any other rappers styles and he goes beast mode on any song he's featured in. Nearly every song with him in it has gone top 10 (even tho he auto-tunes). and he put together young money, which if you knew has the best artist ever (drake, tyga, nikki, etc.)
T.I. is the young kid, but he's can still flow. Ex- drug dealer, his first #1 was a song calleds rubberband man which is what he was called cause of all the drug money he would carry with him. He's knew but already Em and other artists recognize his potential.
Kanye is more of the quiet side of the game, because lately he's been doing more R&B style with 808's and heartbreak and that album. He has recently been going back to the rap side and he kills it.
Drake is the newbie out of all of them and is rising quickly. His first album went #1 and with the help of wayne, numerous songs went top10. His most recent album was #1 for a couple of weeks until eminem completely took over
These 5 are the definition of rap, and will/are going to become legends
Jay-Z:Sounds like a dieing hamster in a cage that hasn't eaten or drank anything for 2 weeks and has gastric issues.
Eminem:He's one of the best, agreed.
Lil' Wayne:Same as Jay-Z.
T.I.:Anybody who does music with justin timberlake is a popstar, Gtfo with your bullshit pop music.
Kanye:You are kidding me right? He's never themed himself as a rapper,
Apparently when you rhyme some words its a rap.
Drake:Can't argue with you there.
I also can guarantee Lil wayne if going to be shot by a 5 year old because he was talking smack, I will never consider lil wayne a rapper nor a popstar, I consider him a piece of shit. Same with Jay-z.
Once again kanye isn't a rapper, He's into R&B and soul music,
Eminem is one of, if not the best rapper in the game right now. Not just because he can rap fast, but because he appeals to everyone. His album has been switching between #1 and #2 on the charts since it came out. Love the way you lie is the #1 music video and switching between #1 and #2 song. Not afraid was the #1 song and music video for weeks. He has been killing it for years now, and even with the death of his best friend in 2006 (Proof) he still came out with Relapse and Recovery, both #1's. You sir are a fucking dumbass