Billboard has named Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj the best male and female rappers of all time.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of hip-hop, the publication released its “Top 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time” on Wednesday.
Billboard named Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Corey Carter, the GOAT rapper. Jay-Z was at the top of their list.
In the meantime, Nicki officially landed at number 10, making her the greatest female rapper of all time and the only female in the top ten.
Tupac, Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dog, and Nas, among others, made it into the top 10.
According to Billboard, Nicki, 40, a South Jamaican, has established herself as the modern-day Queen of Rap with her ferocious and boastful demeanor.
The article read, ” She has unquestionably set an example for the next generation of female MCs and established a legacy whose influence extends beyond hip-hop.
“Nicki is one of only a dozen artists to have more than 100 Billboard Hot 100 entries. In 2022, her provocative music video won the MTV Video Vanguard Award.”
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nicki, who rose to fame as a member of rapper Lil Wayne’s Young Money camp, is now said to be worth $130 million.
Following that, some of Jay-Z’s most memorable career moments were highlighted by Billboard.
The 53-year-old rap mogul has won 24 Grammys, sold 140 million records, and topped the Billboard 200 14 times. (the most among solo artists) one album.
They penned: Beyonce Knowles-Carter’s husband has been successful in every era, spouting regal rhymes about struggle and the opulence that comes after becoming a highly self-made great.
“Maybe there are other rappers who could claim to be as good as Jay when he was at his best.”
However, no one can match his entire career, including his longevity, breadth of accomplishments, and contribution to hip-hop from a musical, cultural, and financial perspective over the past three decades.’