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According to Rolling Stone, yesterday they reported that the King of The Hip-Hop Throne is….EMINEM.

Well, this decision was based on a couple things: albums released from 2009 to the present, album sales, rankings on the R&B, hip-hop and rap charts, YouTube video views, social media, concert grosses, awards and critics’ opinions.

Mr. Marshall Mathers took the title based on his whopping album sales (7.5 million during the time period) as well as YouTube views (1.3 billion) and social media (44 million Facebook likes and 5 million Twitter followers).

“We’re not looking for the all-time greatest, although many of our contenders would vie for that crown,” the magazine stated.

Here’s the top 20

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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