Nas Lost.June 23, 2009, New York City – Who will hold the illustrious title of being The Best Rapper Ever? VIBE magazine is one step closer to announcing the winner of their 2009 The Best Rapper Ever competition with the revelation of the Final Four. More than 730,000…… votes have been cast, setting the record straight on old rivalries and creating new ones.
Three No. 1 seeds have advanced to the final four, including easy victories by Eminem and 2Pac. The Notorious B.I.G. narrowly escaped defeat by Nas with 53 percent of the vote. No. 2 seed Jay-Z took down No. 1 seed Rakim by 20 percent.