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AskMen Makes Room for the ‘Almost-Influencers’

Top49MenLogoOnce upon a time, AskMen decided to put together the annual list “Top 99 Most Desirable Women.” The success of that compilation spawned, in 2006, the spin-off “Top 49 Most Influential Men” and this week it’s time to peruse the 2013 edition.

To AskMen’s credit, they didn’t stop at encompassing the likes of Robin Thicke (#7), Pope Francis (#25) and Shane Smith (#46). They also share the names of some of the dudes who *almost* made the list:

Rapper Kendrick Lamar not only burned bridges, he set fire to the two connecting towns, using lyrics as lighter fluid. The Compton, CA lyricist played arsonist on Big Sean’s song “Control” by crowning himself the king of rap and throwing shade on past and present collaborators like Drake, A$AP Rocky and even Big Sean himself.

From self-proclaimed King of New York to AskMen “Almost-Influencer.” Rap about that, Kendrick Lamar! (To see the fellow runner-up names he will need to rhyme off if that happens, click here. “Game on Cuaron… McQueen never was a has-been…”)

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