n*gga the highest sellin rap cd is the marshall mather LP. Speakerboxx/love below counts two times. Eminem has 2 diamond albums. Alone. How many hits did love below have? 2. Just 2. And what has he done to make him a top rapper? If thats the case canibus shuld b top 5. He cant make an album that will sell TODAY. U think he would go platinum TODAY? Only jay em and weezy do that. He wouldnt even do 300,000 copies. Yes hes a good rapper, but even NAS aint doin to well....NAS....mr ether....mr illmatic...mr stillmatic....mr gods son from queensbridge. So how the fu*k andre gon do well??
hate to say to say it but honestly the reason Eminem/ beastieboys/ and VANILLA ICE all went several times platinum-diamond...is strictly because they're white ...and because this is America where the population is mostly white...
...not to say eminem aint dope but lets be honest here... next n*ggas is gonna say n*ggas from bone thugs cant rap... since when does being in a group completely diminish someones contribution to the songs they're on...n*ggas in wutang cant rap then, cuz by ur standands not being able to make crossover hits that appeal to wider (whiter) audience means they not lyrically nice, so ur saying nas isnt a top rapper cuz he doesnt sell high numbers, the funny thing is Andre 3000 does appeal to wider audience, im sure if he put out an album it will sell higher than any of the current trap artist out, higher then boring a.ss jcole, higher than all the wack MMG artist, but honestly prolly not higher than Drake or Kendrick but im sure if he puts out the next album they would both prolly be on it....lets be realistic here kids.