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Biggest Rap Star of 2012 – Readers Poll

Wiz Khalifa Kanye West Lil Wayne Jay-Z Nicki Minaj
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When you look back on the year 2012 and rap music, a few standout artists will undoubtedly come to mind, whether it be for production credits or solo material. Out of the handful of rap stars that we’ve selected, including Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj, we want to know who gets your vote for the Biggest Rap Star of 2012. 

Kicking off things is ‘No Lie’ rapper 2 Chainz, who is featured on just about every big single from 2012, from ‘Beez in the Trap’ to ‘Mercy.’ Like 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky is another up-and-comer who is continuing to make a name for himself in 2012 with singles like ‘Goldie,’ as is ‘Liquorice’ lady rapper and Harlem native Azealia Banks.

The year 2012 also sees Big Sean moving out of newcomer territory as he becomes a bonafide superstar thanks to hits like ‘Dance (A$$)’ and his G.O.O.D. Music endeavors. Additionally, Drake continues to get his fans going with singles off of the ‘Take Care’ LP and his Club Paradise tour, while fellow Young Money artists Tyga, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne dominate the airwaves with newly released tracks.

Also on the list is J. Cole, who is finding more success in 2012 with his Missy Elliott-featured single ‘Nobody’s Perfect.’ Same goes for his mentor Jay-Z, who is still holding down the Throne with Kanye West — who’s also released solo songs such as ‘Cold’ this year — well into 2012. Eminem also made the cut… Why, do you ask? Because of his production work with a number of artists, including his Slaughterhouse cronies for the supergroup’s second LP ‘Welcome to: Our House.’ And honestly, will Slim Shady ever lose favor among fans?

Check out the rest of the nominees below and vote for who you think deserves the title of Biggest Rap Star of 2012.

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