Eminem Shares List Of Rappers He Deems The ‘Greatest Of All Time’

Eminem has shared a list of rappers he believes are the 'greatest of all time'.
Credit: Alamy

Everyone will have a different opinion when it comes to which rappers are the ‘greatest of all time’ – but when Eminem himself jumps in, you better pay attention. 

The ‘Mockingbird’ rapper, 50, is a rapper, songwriter and record producer who is credited with popularising hip hop in middle America.

For many, he is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time – but Eminem himself has his own list of who is the best of the best.

YouTuber No Life Shaq stirred up the conversation by asking 30 rappers the big question: “Who is the greatest rapper of all time?”

And before long, the replies started pouring in.

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Naturally, the one that caught everyone’s eye was none other than Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, dropping his verdict on the matter.

The rap icon listed a bunch of legendary names, including Lil Wayne, Tupac, Royce da 5’9″, Jay-Z, Redman, Treach, Kool G Rap, Biggie Smalls and Crooked I.

After deliberating further, he then added LL Cool J, Lil Nas X, Joyner Lucas, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, André 3000, Rakim and Big Daddy Kane to his list.

Now, that’s some lineup.

But here’s the thing – Em made it clear that the list was in ‘no particular order’, leaving us all scratching our heads over who he considers the ultimate GOAT.

One rapper who made it to both Em’s and No Life Shaq’s lists is Redman.

Maybe that’s a hint, or maybe it’s just a happy coincidence, but what surprised everyone was that Eminem didn’t include himself in his own list.

Eminem has shared a list of rappers he thinks are the ‘greatest of all time’. Credit: Alamy

Many fans quickly replied to the humble rapper to insist he adds his own name to the debate.

One person wrote: “You gotta include yo self in there!!!”

Another added: “For me, in no particular order… toss up between Eminem, Marshall Mathers, B Rabbit, Slim Shady or that white guy from D12.”

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It’s undeniable that Eminem’s got the talent, the impact, and the passion that make him a living legend in the rap game.

So, there you have it, Eminem has spoken, and the greatest rappers debate has taken a stunning turn.

Whether it’s Tupac, Jay-Z, Biggie, or any other rap god, one thing’s for sure – these artists have left an indelible mark on the world of music.

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.