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Twitter Reports 2013’s Most Mentioned Rappers

Twitter Reports 2013's Most Mentioned Rappers

Drake, Eminem and Lil Wayne top Twitter’s 2013 list.

Twitter has named its most talked-about rappers of 2013, according to mtv.com.

Drake, who released Nothing Was The Same in 2013, was this year’s most talked about emcee, according to a Twitter spokesperson. The Toronto rapper was mentioned in approximately 52,202,000 tweets this year. His most recent album, Nothing Was The Same, was mentioned about 2,942,000 times. Drake was also the subject of many trending topics this year, including #DrakeTwitterPassword and #DrakeTaughtMe.

Eminem was the second most-discussed emcee on the social networking site. Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 likely had a hand in the Shady Records boss’ popularity. #RapGod was deemed the #1 Hip Hop trend and he was mentioned in more than 21,271,900 Twitter updates. Eminem also likely generated mentions when he took over YouTube’s Twitter account to answer questions about his life and his most recent release.

Lil Wayne rounds out the list’s Top 3 most-discussed emcees on Twitter. Audiences discussed Lil Wayne in regards to his music and his health. Beyond discussions about his I Am Not A Human Being II release, fans also posted messages about Lil Wayne’s hospitalization in March of this year. As a result, Wayne was the subject of several trending topics, including #PrayForLilWayne.

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Mustapha dumbuya

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Dumbuya last played at League One rivals Portsmouth but was released earlier this month after spending the first half of the season with the club.

He made 23 appearances during his time at Pompey, including in their 2-1 defeat to Crawley on Boxing Day.

The Reds have now moved to secure the defender’s signature on a short-term deal and he will train with his new team-mates on Thursday.

Manager Richie Barker told Crawley’s official website: “Mustapha is a player we have monitored for a while and he was, in my opinion, their man of the match when we played Portsmouth last month.

“He is a very athletic individual who loves to go forward but knows that his first job in the team is to defend.

“He can also play in midfield and is a player quite a few clubs were keen to sign when Portsmouth released him. Fortunately he has chosen Crawley and we are delighted to have him here.”

Delighted

Former Doncaster man Dumbuya made his Sierre Leone international debut in an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Tunisia last September.

The right-back said: “I’m delighted to be a Crawley player.

“I was very impressed with Crawley when I played against them on Boxing Day so when the manager got in touch I was very interested in what he had to say.

“I’m looking forward to this new challenge and helping Crawley to hopefully get into the play-offs.”