Vibe Magazine’s 2009 Best Rapper Ever Competition Announces Rappers Advancing To Final Four


June 23, 2009, New York City – Who will hold the illustrious title of being
The Best Rapper Ever? VIBE magazine and are 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.

To vote on the current round of the competition, visit