On the 17th of November, 2015, Giant music organization, Billboard released a list of their 10 Greatest rappers of all time. The quite controversial list has tongues wagging as some legendary rappers didn’t make the list. Rappers like, 2Pac, Dr Dre or even Kanye West.
According to Billboard:
Diehard fans, music nerds and critics love lists. But in rap, greatest-of-all-time rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd (shouts to Rakim), MC means proving you’re the best.
In no other genre do artists so blatantly express their desire to outdo competition.
That made Billboard’s list a more high-stakes undertaking than usual. Many of our favorites — Big Daddy Kane, Drake, KRS-One — didn’t make it, and each of those omissions hurts deep down. We also have to note: we’re ranking rappers, not rap artists.
That’s why Dr. Dre and Kanye West, for example, two legendary producer-artists who don’t match the mic skills of those listed here, were left out.
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Wondering who compiled the list, fans have come for the music company saying it’s a whack list. Even rapper, Snoop Dogg who doesn’t play around when it comes to stuffs like these said the person who compiled the list needs to be kicked in the a*s, as it’s disrespectful.