The debate over which rappers are the greatest have long been argued about in barbershops, clubs and wherever hip-hop heads and intellectuals congregate.
Adding fuel to the on-going debate, Billboard released their list of the 10 greatest rappers of all time, continuing the never ending conversation on the already hot-button topic.
Knowing the list would incite reactions, the outlet made sure to specify they ranked “rappers and not rap artist,” which was why Dr. Dre and Kanye West didn’t make it, and gave readers the head’s up Big Daddy, Kane, KRS One and Aubrey Graham didn’t merit any real estate amongst their top 10.
Despite the large undertaking, Billboard surmised these 10, all with different styles and from different eras, were the best to ever do it. Peep the list below.
10- Lil Wayne
9- Kendrick Lamar
8- Ghostface Killah
7- Lauryn Hill
6- Andre 3000