Here are Eminem’s picks for the greatest rappers of all time

From Tupac to KDot, see who made Slim Shady’s cut.

If you’ve ever wondered which emcees would make it onto Eminem’s list of favorites, then you’re in luck because the rapper has recently revealed his GOAT picks.

Last Saturday, Em tweeted his list in response to YouTuber NoLifeShaq’s recent video on the greatest rappers of all time. In the clip, Shaq said he had slid into the DMs of several hip hop artists, including Eminem, Hopsin, Joyner Lucas and Method Man, to find out which rappers were on their list.

Em didn’t respond to Shaq at the time, but he eventually answered the YouTuber’s question via Twitter. “For me, in no particular order… Toss up between wayne, pac, royce, jay, redman, treach, g. rap, biggie & king crook….” Em replied. He also added that his list also included Redman, LL Cool J, Nas, Joyner Lucas, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, André 3000, Rakim and Big Daddy Kane. Check out his tweets below.


As Billboard notes, Em’s greatest list is an extended version of an older list which he revealed in the lyrics of his 2002 song, “’Till I Collapse,” from his fourth studio album The Eminem Show. On the self-produced track, Em raps, “I got a list, here’s the order of my list that it’s in / It goes Reggie, Jay-Z, 2Pac and Biggie / André from OutKast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas, and then me.”


Last month, Em celebrated the 20th anniversary of his landmark third album, The Marshall Mathers LP. Released in 2000, the album featured hits like “The Real Slim Shady,” “Kill You,” “The Way I Am” and the Dido-sampling “Stan,” which Lupe Fiasco recently leaned on to clap back at a fan he considered entitled.

Earlier in the year, Eminem dropped a surprise album, Music to be Murdered By. Following the release, the rapper faced backlash from Ariana Grande fans, who criticized him for making light of the Manchester concert bombing on the album cut, “Unaccommodating.” In response, Em penned a letter to explain the controversial lyrics behind the tracks.

“This album was not made for the squeamish,” he wrote. “If you are easily offended or unnerved at the screams of bloody murder, this may not be the collection for you.”

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