American music magazine, Billboard released their list of the 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time.
The long time music publication explains that the reason why Tupac, Kanye West and Dr. Dre were excluded from the list was because of the criteria set by the magazine, “We also have to note: we’re ranking rappers, not rap artists, that’s why Dr. Dre and Kanye West, for example, two producer-artists who don’t match the mic skill of those listed here, were left out.”
The article has already ratcheted up a bit of controversy, especially after seeing a rap icon, Tupac Shakur, who is considered to be legend was left out, with Snoop Dogg expressing his frustration.
The rapper via his Instagram page said: “This is so disrespectful. !!” “Whoever did this list need a swift kick in the Ass. No. Tupac. Come on cuz ? Jus my opinion.”
See the list below.
10. Lil Wayne
9. Kendrick Lamar
8. Ghostface Killah
7. Lauryn Hill
6. Andre 3000
2. Jay Z
1. Biggie Smalls (Notorious BIG)