OCCUPATION: Self-proclaimed greatest rapper alive
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: His Grammy-winning, multiplatinum album, Tha Carter III, was the perfect showcase for Wayne's raw, hilarious and often outer-planetary rap style. And his Southern-gentleman act is legit, as evidenced by his slightly flirty interview with Katie Couric.
CON: His countless cameo appearances and tossed-off underground releases prove it's possible to be a little bit too prolific.