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Rap Power Rankings – May 2015


As long as there’s been hip-hop, rappers have been trying to prove they’re the best. In the same way ESPN keeps a running Power Rankings, every month we survey the hip-hop landscape and rank the ten artists making the most powerful moves. The first-place getter gets 10 points; the last-place getter gets only one. Frankly, our exact formula’s a secret—a complicated secret, and it has to be complicated. Sports is a pure numbers game, but music is about so much more.

So who had the biggest impact last month? Some big names fell out of the top ten entirely, while we're pretty sure you'll never guess who seized the number one spot? No spoiler alerts issued here, you'll just going to have to come inside to find out.

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