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Eminem is at the top of the rap game. So says “Rolling Stone” magazine which just declared the multi-platinum emcee its new “King of Hip-Hop.” The publication is ranking solo artists who have released an album between 2009 and the first seven months of 2011. To formulate their list, “Rolling Stone” evaluated several factors such as album sales, awards, YouTube views, social media, and concert grosses. Thanks in part to hit records like 2009’s “Relapse,” and 2010’s “Recovery,” Eminem was able to beat out Lil Wayne for the top spot on the list. Drake comes in at number three, as his performance on the song charts helped him land one of the top spots. “Rolling Stone” says with Drake’s sophomore album, “Take Care,” dropping later this year, he’s a contender for next year’s “King of Hip-Hop” title.

Kanye West sits at number four on “Rolling Stone’s” list, while his “Watch The Throne” partner, Jay-Z, rounds out the top five. The lone female on the list, Nicki Minaj, comes in at number six.

Here is “Rolling Stone’s” complete “King of Hip-Hop” list:

1. Eminem

2. Lil Wayne

3. Drake

4. Kanye West

5. Jay-Z

6. Nicki Minaj

7. Rick Ross

8. Ludacris

9. Gucci Mane

10. T.I.

11. Snoop Dogg

12. Diddy

13. Pitbull

14. Fabolous

15. Wiz Khalifa

16. B.o.B.

17. Waka Flocka Flame

18. Lupe Fiasco

19. Kid Cudi

20. Big Boi