*Well, it is official folks. A White guy has been dubbed the king of Hip Hop by of course, RollingStone. Hmm, we can’t wait to find out what Rick Ross has to say about this development.

Well, anyway, using a list of criteria, the publication found that Eminem qualifies for the title. His album sales, chart rankings, YouTube views, concert grosses and a few other things made him No. 1, folks.

Oh and the data was collected from 2009 through the first seven months of 2011. It’s not just by happenstance, if that’s what you were thinking.

Surprisingly, he beat out Lil Wayne and Drake who finished second and third respectively as well as Hip Hop monikers Jay-Z and Kanye West who came in at fourth and fifth.

Read RollingStone’s full justification criteria here.