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Snoop Dogg On Billboard’s “10 Greatest Rappers Of All Time” List: “Whoever Did This List Need A Swift Kick In The Ass”
It’s the list that broke the internet! Let’s jump into these juicy “hip hop debate” deets shall we my Snoopas®???!
We can now officially blame Billboard for their “10 Greatest Rappers Of All Time” list for sparking the latest online debate!
In case you missed it, Billboard released their list of the top ten G.O.A.T. rappers as follows:
10. Lil Wayne
9. Kendrick Lamar
8. Ghostface Killah
7. Lauryn Hill
6. Andre 3000
2. Jay Z
1. The Notorious B.I.G.
And no matter the nay sayers, Billboard is sticking to their choices!
Diehard fans, music nerds and critics love lists. But in rap, rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd (shouts to Rakim), MC means proving you’re the best. In no other genre do artists so blatantly express their desire to outdo competition. That made Billboard’s editorial list a more high-stakes undertaking than usual. Many favorites — Kane, Drake, KRS — didn’t make it, and each of those omissions hurts deep down. Note: we’re ranking these folks as MCs, not artists. That’s why Dr. Dre and Kanye West, for example, two legendary producer-rappers who don’t match the mic skills of those listed here, were left out. Even Tupac, perhaps the most influential rapper ever globally, is arguably known more for great songwriting than dominant bars.
However this list did not sit well with Cali rapper Snoop Dogg, not because he wasn’t named on the list, but because Snoop felt like 2Pac was straight snubbed posting this via Instagram:
Jay Electronica, on the other hand took a much different approach on who Billboard had chosen as their G.O.A.T. rappers throwing shade at the two authors Steven J. Horowitz and Alex Gale tweeting:
So Tupac wasn’t known for his dominant bars??! What’s your 2 cents?!!!!