Popular artists, Jay-z and Nicki Minaj have been ranked as the best male and female rappers of all time. This was revealed on Wednesday by the American music and entertainment magazine Billboard, in honor of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop.
Rapper Jay-Z, real name Shawn Corey Carter, was ranked number one best male rapper, while Onika Tanya Maraj, professionally known as Nicki Minaj, was ranked number 10, peaking in the top 10 , making her the greatest rapper of them all. time.
Several other rappers included on the list were Kendrick Lamar, the late Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, Drake, The Notorious BIG and Nas.
Jay-Z, the 53-year-old rapper is known as a rap mogul and businessman, married to the most decorated Grammy winner of all time, Beyonce. However, the rapper has now won 24 Grammys, sold 140 million records and has 14 Billboard 200 No. 1 albums. According to Forbes, the rapper is also the first hip hop artist to land a billionaire job in June 2019.
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The publication wrote: “Beyonce Knowles Cartier’s husband has been successful in all eras, spitting regal-scented rhymes that speak of the struggle and opulence that follows intensely self-taught greatness.
“Maybe there are other rappers who could claim to match Jay at his peak. But there’s just no one who can match his entire career – his longevity, the breadth of his accomplishments and what he wanted to do with hip-hop musically, culturally and financially over the past three decades.
Meanwhile, Billboard had also claimed that Nicki, 40, an artist born in southern Jamaica, earned her crown as queen of modern rap with her fierce spirit.
Nicki, who rose to fame as part of rapper Lil Wayne’s Young Money camp, is now worth over $130 million, the rap artist has won over 322 awards including 12 BET Awards, 9 AMAs and many more
The publication wrote, “She undeniably paved the way for the next generation of female MCs, while building a legacy whose impact is hardly limited to the world of hip-hop.”
“Nicki is one of only dozen artists to have more than 100 Billboard Hot 100 entries and won the 2022 MTV Video Vanguard Award for his provocative music videos.”