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Lil Wayne Reveals His Top Five Rappers of All Time

Lil Wayne Reveals His Top Five Rappers of All Time

Lil Wayne reveals his top five rappers of all time

Lil Wayne, the influential rapper known for his dynamic career and impact on the hip-hop industry, recently created a social media firestorm with his proclamation of the five greatest rappers of all time. Surprisingly, Wayne wasn’t on his list, opting instead for a lineup that drew both applause and controversy from fans and critics.

In a candid video shared online, Lil Wayne revealed his top picks in descending order: Eminem, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott, The Notorious B.I.G. and Drake, his own protégé and Young Money labelmate. While every artist on Wayne’s list is undeniably talented and has made groundbreaking contributions to rap music, the omission of Kendrick Lamar has raised some eyebrows, especially given rap’s current landscape.

The timing of Wayne’s list couldn’t be more interesting, coming amid a much-publicized feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar. The rivalry recently escalated with Kendrick’s release of “Not like us,” a blistering diss track that has dominated both headlines and charts, positioning Lamar as a formidable force in the ongoing saga of rap beefs.

Social media platforms erupted with reactions to Wayne’s choices, with particular emphasis on Kendrick Lamar’s absence. Many fans expressed surprise and even disappointment, questioning the criteria Wayne used for his selection. The omission of Kendrick, who is widely regarded as one of the most innovative and lyrically adept rappers of his generation, sparked heated debates about the subjective nature of “top charts” in music.

Wayne’s list, while personal and reflective of his own journey in hip-hop, underscores the differing opinions within the rap community about who truly belongs in the pantheon of rap legends. Eminem and Jay-Z, both icons with decades-long careers and countless accolades, weren’t surprising additions. Missy Elliott’s groundbreaking influence on both rap and pop music, as well as the lasting legacy of The Notorious B.I.G., were also praised.

Lil Wayne reveals his top five rappers of all time