Eminem rapping onstage
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YouTuber NoLifeShaq has been slipping into the DMs of the biggest names in hip hop to ask the age-old question: “Who is the greatest rapper of all time?” And although Eminem didn’t reply in time to make the video, he did tweet his answer when the episode aired.

First, he named Lil Wayne, Tupac Shakur, Royce da 5’9,” JAY-Z, Redman, Treach, Kool G Rap, The Notorious B.I.G., and Crooked I, “in no particular order.”

But he wasn’t finished there. Em then added Redman, LL Cool J, Nas, Joyner Lucas, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, André 3000, Rakim, and Big Daddy Kane to his list.

It’s a more expanded version of the list he offered up in his 2002 single, “Til I Collapse.” Back then he announced, “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.”

Weekend Staff Writer

Isabelle is an Australian writer based in Berlin.