Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj Named Greatest Rappers Of All Time By Billboard Ranking

Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj (Credit: UNILAD)

Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj has been ranked male and female greatest rappers of all time by Billboard and Vibe as they make a list of greatest rappers to mark hip-hop 50th anniversary, . 

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 editorial staff of the magazine determined the rankings based on the following criteria; 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).

American rapper Nicki Minaj is the only woman who made it to the top 10.

Jay-Z on the other hand was named the greatest male rapper of all time, he was ranked so for his longevity, the breadth of his accomplishments, and what he’s meant to hip-hop.

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