Who’s the better entertainer (sales, popularity, etc.)?
Eminem. He is simply one of, if not, the best rappers ever.
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Eminem is trash and he peaked a decade ago. His angry, misogynistic, and homophobic raps are so tired at this point.
I think Kanye is one of (if not the) best artist of our time. His catalog is more consistent and influential than any other rapper alive. And I’d say My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the best album of this decade.
Eminem is one of the best artist of the pass 15 or so years. He’s still huge and and still getting attention for his music.
Kanye West. He has had five consecutive number-one solo albums. He has produced some of hip hop’s of the last fifteen years (most notably Jay-Z’s The Blueprint, and Common’s Be.) He has received all kinds of critical acclaim for even his weakest efforts. He has one a shitload of Grammys. His work is continually challenging and innovative. He’s the most explorative mainstream hip hop artist ever. He’s a huge public figure, and has managed to stay in the eye of the mainstream for a decade. In short, West is easily the most impressive and well-rounded of these artists.
Lil’ Wayne is one of the most maligned rappers, and has failed to live up to the peak of his relevance.
Jay-Z is still going strong, if one can look passed the decreasing quality of his solo work.
Eminem is probably the best rapper around, and is still very popular, but he hasn’t had a great album since The Eminem Show.