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Can We Talk Eminem’s “List” Real Quick?

I got a list here’s the order of my list that it’s in. It goes,

Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac & Biggie, Andre from OutKast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas & then me.

One of the greatest hip hop songs of all time “Til I Collapse” from one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time, The Eminem Show, in which Eminem shouts out to several rappers that he deems to be some of the greatest of all time. How modest of you Slim, putting several rappers ahead of you on your best rappers list. But what was he talkin about?

Jadakiss

Sorry nope. Not in the Top Ten of all time, dead or alive. Not even the Top Twenty. Its funny to me that Em likes him. Its out of nowhere if you ask me.

Kurupt

Though Kurupt isn’t bad at all, he’s not even the best rapper in Tha Dogg Pound. I’d put Daz and Snoop ahead of him if the three of them were on my list, but they’re not. I get that Em likes him though. Decent flow, overt misogyny, comical vulgarity, that’s Slim Shady‘s bread & butter. Still a little odd to me that Em gave him such props.

Reggie “Redman” Noble

I love Redman. He is severely underrated, and obviously an influence on Eminem so this one makes sense. The only thing is, how can you shout out to Redman and not Method Man? And I think Eminem is actually better than Redman, but ya gotta give props to those who pave the way for ya. Like Pink Floyd wouldn’t just come out and admit they’re better than The Beatles ya know?

Keep in mind this song is from 2002. The hip-hop scene was much healthier, and you couldn’t foresee the differences in longevity and relevance of all these guys’ careers, but I wonder how much credit Andre 3000 still deserves on everyone’s best rappers of all time list. I’d say he is one of the Top Ten best rappers of all time, but at this point, in 2012 with Nas droppin Life is Good, and Andre leaving hip hop for acting, there’s like no question you have to reward Nas for his hunger in the game. You also gotta feel for Big Boi always gettin overlooked, while he’s still droppin new stuff in 2012.

Biggie and Pac. Forever linked. Such different styles too. But I think its pretty safe to say both of their positions on our lists of greatest rappers of all time are a bit overhyped due to their murders. But Eminem is clearly heavily influenced by both of them, so ya gotta give them props.

Jay-Z is slightly overrated, but you can completely understand why Em would put Jay ahead of him on his list. Nas being 2nd to last on the list has me wondering if he was just spittin them in no particular order. Fuck if I know right? All I’m sayin is that it’s a bit crazy to put Jada and Kurupt on this list, but I guess he likes them so whatever. Here’s my list (as if anyone cares).

10. Tupac

9.  Andre 3000

8. Biggie

7. Jay-Z

6. Q-Tip

5. Method Man

4. Mos Def

3. Black Thought

2. Eminem

1. Nas

Its hands down Nas for me. Its all opinion I know. Best to ever do it, Nas, unequivocally, Nasir Jones, Best Rapper of All Time.

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  1. eminem i like your music is there any way i can chat with you on line on the internet.i like you alot i am a big fan of you. can you please write me back.

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