Arguably, Kendrick Lamar is in the running for the “Best Rapper Alive” title. But according to Snoop Dogg, he is not the most influential. In Snoop’s cover story for the anniversary issue of XXL, the West Coast veteran listed his top four influential hip-hop artists, and some of the picks may surprise you.
“I definitely would have to say JAY-Z, E-40, Too Short, Puff Daddy,” Snoop told XXL when asked who would make the cut.
Snoop elaborated: “Because of longevity and the way that they’ve been able to reinvent themselves and stay relevant and stay true to who they are, and remain in the top five in conversation no matter what it is when it comes to hip-hop.”
He definitely has a point there. Even so, many would feel that Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake and Kendrick deserve a name drop, especially now.
Nevertheless, Snoop definitely has a prominent voice in the industry. And if that’s how he feels, he deserves some respect.