Who is best rapper alive? Eminem, Lil Wayne or Kanye West
Eminem is a white rapper who burst onto the US charts in 1999. He took up rapping joining small groups Basement Productions and D12. Eminem gained popularity with his major-label debut album, The Slim Shady LP, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.
He was ranked 82nd on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was also named the Best Rapper Alive by Vibe magazine in 2008.
Eminem recently broke yet another sales record, this time for his 2010 release Recovery. According to HipHopDX, Em has become the first artist in the U.S. to sell one million digital albums.
Eminem has made quite remarkable achievements thanks to his controversial choice of content (lyrics), good style and delivery.
Kanye West is a rapper, singer, and record producer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z’s album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson.
West has had 5 songs exceed 3 million in digital sales as of July 2011, with “Gold Digger” selling 3,086,000, “Stronger” selling 4,402,000, “Heartless” selling 3,742,000, “E.T.” selling over 4,000,000 and “Love Lockdown” selling over 3,000,000 placing him third in overall digital sales of the past decade He has sold over 25 million digital songs in the United States placing him second for solo male artists on the list and sixth overall for best selling digital artists.
On May 16, 2008, Kanye West was crowned by MTV as the year’s No.1 “Hottest MC in the Game.”On December 17, 2010, Kanye West was voted as the MTV Man of the Year by MTV. Billboard ranked Kanye West No. 3 on their list of Top 10 Producers of the decade.
When it comes to awards; Kanye has been blessed with a lot them and if I were to judge by the number, the crown would go to him. Kanye has made a name for himself not only from the nature and delivery of his art but also his versatility, creativity and swag stands out from the crowd.
Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo, The B.G.’z, with B.G.
His most successful album, Tha Carter III, was released in 2008 and sold over 1 million copies in the U.S. its first week of release. It included the number-one single “Lollipop” and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. He has gone on to do other albums which were well received by the hip hop fans.