Rolling Stone Magazine:
With his dominant album sales, YouTube views and social-media scores, Eminem takes the title as the current King of Hip-Hop.
Unlike our Queen of Pop ranking, which Lady Gaga took in a walk, Marshall Mathers’s win was somewhat closer – note the fairly tight point range among our top three.
If third-place Drake’s commanding lead on the song charts had been even more dominant (which is hard to imagine), he could well have taken the title – a massive upset considering the brevity of his rap career. As it is, Drake’s strong finish, more than 200 points above now-veteran Kanye West, is a testament to his current omnipresence. With his second album due later this year, he’s got a shot at stealing the title by 2012.