A tweet sent out by “The Brew Podcast” has a ton of rap music fans up in arms this fine Monday (Aug. 5).
The tweet in question features a ranking of the 50 best rappers of all-time (in order, per the Twitter page). Numbers one through five are JAY-Z, Nas, Joe Budden, Styles P and Black Thought, while 46 through 50 are LL Cool J, Rick Ross, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and Lloyd Banks. Big names such as Pusha T, Drake and Lil Wayne make the cut, at 13, 23 and 37 respectively. There doesn’t appear to be any reasoning behind the ranking (accolades, notoriety, technique), but this is what they’ve got.
“Lupe is 20 on that list. Kendrick is 10. Biggie is 8. But JOE BUDDEN IS NUMBER 3!?” wrote one Twitter user, while another remarked: “Eminem at 28 lmaoooooooooooooooooooooo please fire whoever created this.” Other users wondered where rappers such as KRS-One, Kanye West and Lauryn Hill were– in fact, there were no female rappers featured on the list.
Who would be in your top 50? Let us know in the comments, and check out some responses to the tweet below.
Let’s argue pic.twitter.com/u80dkZ4Max
— The Brew Podcast (@TheBrewPodcast1) August 5, 2019
KRS One should be on this list
— Chris Brantley (@PChrisBrantley) August 5, 2019
— Black Dynamite (@theblackercaleb) August 5, 2019
— Christopher Crosse (@EyesWideCrossed) August 5, 2019