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.