Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj have been ranked male and female greatest rappers of all time by Billboard and Vibe magazine . The list was compiled by the magazines to mark the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop.
The magazine has been rolling out its list of the Top 50 Greatest Rappers of all time before finally revealing the final top 10.
The criteria used to populate the list include: body of work/achievements (charted singles/albums, gold/platinum certifications), cultural impact/influence (how the artist’s work fostered the genre’s evolution), longevity (years at the mic), lyrics (storytelling skills), and flow (vocal prowess).
Nicki Minaj is the only woman who made the top 10 list
Jay-Z on the other hand was named the greatest male rapper of all time. Jay-Z has one of the longest careers in the business and has successfully transformed himself into one of the most visible billionaires in the Hip-Hop business.