No, it isn't Wayne. Nor Jay. Sorry, not even Nas. Vibe has announced that the winner of the best rapper alive, voted by the fans is no other than Eminem.
"It's obviously an honor to have won the fans' support by being voted the Best Rapper Alive," Em said in a statement released Tuesday (October 7). "I don't think that there is any one rapper that is simply the best, though. Everyone who was in consideration and many others are the best at certain things, and at what they do. But since Vibe's offering the distinction, hell yeah, I'll accept!"
In the NCAA formatted style bracket, the fans came down to two of their favorite MCs: Jay-Z, and Eminem. By a landslide, Eminem defeated Young Hova with a whopping 69% of votes going to him.
Vibe's music editor Sean Fennessey had this to say about Eminem's latest victory. "Eminem isn't just one of the most successful MCs of all time, he's also one of the most beloved. The proof is in the voting."
Em hasn't released an album in four years, and is said to be currently working on his next album. Congrats To Mr. Mathers, as he will receive the red carpet treatment in Vibe's November issue that graces Presidential candidate Barack Obama on the cover.
What y'all think? Have the people spoken?