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#7 Eminem

Change From Last Month:  Not ranked last month.
Total Points This Year: 16
Overall Rank This Year: #9

This month, Em announced that he’s investing in lyric-annotating site Genius, an announcement that came paired with a promise that he’d be personally breaking down his lyrics. Fans pored over those breakdowns like they were long lost religious texts, a fan base that apparently includes Aziz Ansari, who made some Eminem lyrics the centerpiece of an episode of his new hit show, Master of None. When you create work as complex as Slim Shady, you flex your power even years after you first created that work.

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