The world stops everytime Kanye West or Jay-Z tweets—we saw that happen last week when Jay started a live Q&A with fans on Twitter. But just because Drake tweets his thoughts (and inspirational quotes that turn out to be lyrics) more often, that doesn't make him any less powerful on social media.
In fact, Drake dominates online engagement on social media according to a Networked Insights' report conducted over the last year. The report looks at which rappers have the most significant social conversations across everything from Twitter, Facebook, forums, blogs, etc.
Below is a list of the top rappers dominating social media, where Drake comes in at No. 1, nearly doubling the total of Kanye West, as well as Kanye and Jay-Z combined.
1. Drake – 46,212,641
2. Kanye West – 25,418,362
3. Lil Wayne – 22,052,209
4. Rick Ross – 16,113,915
5. Jay-Z – 16,022,820
6. 2 Chainz – 13,628,752
The rankings and report show that Drake's engagement on Twitter was at its peak when he was photographed in the studio with Jay-Z. Kanye West had the most engagement during Yeezy season when his album, Yeezus, dropped and his daughter, North West, was born. Lil Wayne's presence on social media skyrocketed after he was hospitalized for seizures earlier this year.
And of course, Jay-Z's social strength peaked with the release of Magna Carta Holy Grail, which reportedly generated 5.7 million conversations leading up to its release, opposed to the 4.2 million for Yeezus. Magna Carta also yielded far more positive reviews, too, according to reports.
Read more over at USAToday. Who is your favorite rapper to follow on social media? Let us know in the comments.