The « Rap God » himself has shared his list of the greatest rappers of all time.
On Saturday (June 13), Eminem responded to a tweet from YouTuber NoLifeShaq asking, « Who is the greatest rapper of all time. » NoLifeShaq’s tweet contained a video of himself DM’ing the question to 30 superstar rappers, including Drake, Ice Cube, Travis Scott and 6ix9ine.
In a surprise response, Em named rattled off his GOAT list in « no particular order, » noting that it’s a toss up between Lil Wayne, 2Pac, Royce da 5’9″, Jay-Z, Redman, Treach, Kool G Rap, Notorious B.I.G., and Kxng Crooked.
In a follow-up tweet, Slim Shady gave shout-outs to LL Cool J, Nas, Joyner Lucas, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Andre 3000, Rakim, and Big Daddy Kane.
This isn’t the first time Eminem has shared his top MCs list. In his 2002 song « ‘Till I Collapse, » he raps, « I got a list, here’s the order of my list that it’s in/ It goes, Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie/ Andre from Outkast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me. »
In May, during his « Music to Be Quarantined By » playlist on his Siriux XM Shade 45 station, Eminem referred to Shakur as the greatest songwriter of all time.
« OK, this next song is from an artist that I feel like might be the greatest songwriter of all time, » Em said before spinning Shakur’s « If I Die 2Nite. » « Debate what you want about MC skills and all that because he had that too. »
Eminem recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of his seminal 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP. Earlier this year, he released his 10th studio album, Music to Be Murdered By.