From Drake to Lil Dicky, the Rap Power Rankings Report

As we try to make sense of a crazy October, a look back at where the Rap Power Rankings stand now.

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Can I pat myself on the back for coming up with the Rap Power Rankings? I can't? Well too bad, I'm doing it. There's no perfect way to measure a rapper's impact, but spending nine months now even trying has been a fascinating lesson in how quickly hype rises and falls, the difference between those who stay and those who go. 

Case in point, while Drake continues to pull away from the back, Future started the year essentially as a nonfactor as is now somewhere near the top, while it's been a couple months now since we've even heard from Jay Z on the musical tip. No sooner have we put together the latest rankings then the rap landscape has changed dramatically again - life comes at you fast. So while we hunker down and attempt to figure out where things stand, let's take a look back at where the rankings stand right now...  

The Rap Power Rankings



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