Eminem named 'Best Rapper Alive'

Eminem has been voted the 'Best Rapper Alive' in a new poll by American magazine 'Vibe'.

Eminem has been voted the 'Best Rapper Alive' in a new poll by American magazine 'Vibe'.

The rapper, who has not released a new album since 2004's 'Encore', was named number one by readers in an online survey.

Eminem beat Jay-Z to the title in the final round of voting with 69% - but he doesn't think any single rapper deserves the title.

In a statement released on Tuesday, he says: "It's obviously an honour to have won the fans' support by being voted the Best Rapper Alive.

"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!"

Other contenders for the accolade included Nas, Kanye West, T.I. and Rick Ross.

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