Just recently, Billboard published a list of who their “Top 10” best rappers OF ALL TIME are. From a personal point of view, I think the list is mostly wrong. First off, you can’t really compile a list of Top 10 rappers, I mean come on, it’s like me trying to pick my Top 10 favorite Taco spots, there are just too many good ones!
One thing I immediately disagree with on the list is the fact that Kendrick Lamar is on it, I personally am one of the biggest Kendrick fans, I’ve even had the opportunity to hang with him and chat, but even with my biased opinion about him, I believe that he should probably be around longer than he has to even be considered “of all time”.
Second, the battle has always existed about Tupac vs Biggie, who’s best, who wrote better lyrics, etc.. the issue here being that Tupac isn’t even on the list, are you kidding me?????!!!!
Third, when it comes to female rappers, I personally see Lauryn Hill more of a singer/rapper, so come on, how did Billboard forget about Queen Latifah, or MC Lyte, how about Lil Kim?
If I were to compile a list of favorites, NOT TOP 10, but more being favorites, I personally would have included the following (not in any specific order) –
- Talib Kweli
- Queen Latifah
- Ice Cube
- DJ Quik
- Mos Def
- Lil Kim
- Kendrick Lamar
- Red and Meth
The list goes on and on. What do you think?