Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube Selected Over Tupac On Top 25 List

On Boom Bap Nation’s Top 25 Emcees Of All Time, Tupac Shakur is missing from a list that includes Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube.

Tupac Shakur not on any top hip hop list usually generates intense discussions, and this particular list by Boom Bap Nation, doesn’t fail. Priding itself as a hip hop news platform which brings back the “artistic integrity,” Boom Bap Nation’s list is topped off with Nas and closes out with the late Big L.

While many tend to agree with the list, many within the comments are furious at missing artists such as Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and Tupac Shakur. Those who made the list such as Papoose (No. 24) and Chuck D (No. 8) appreciate the love. Sharing the list on his Instagram, Chuck D thanked Boom Bap Nation. Chuck D’s followers also chimed in upset at the top 25 list.

Tupac (YouTube)

“Ha, bullshit list. Eric B and Rakim should be top, and they are not even on the list? Sorry Chuck, no dice. But PE top 3 for sure,” wrote one follower, with another commenting, “No Pac, DMX, Busta Rhymes…the wrong WU Tang members (Red and Method) No ATL, Above The Law, Brand Nubians, Fat Boys, Paris, E-40, Ren, WC, Grand Verbalizer, 2 Live….Yeah these list are trash!!!”

Tupac’s absence wouldn’t be the first time Shakur was left out of a list. Back in 2015, Billboard named their top 10 rappers of all time. A list which was topped by Biggie Smalls at number one and also included Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Ghostface Killah, Lauryn Hill, Andre 3000, Nas, Rakim, Eminem and Jay-Z.

Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube Selected Over Tupac On Top 25 List

Appearing on Power 99, Jeezy just as many die hard fans, disagreed with Tupac being left out of the list. “Think about all those artists that came out in his generation that you don’t even hear anymore. And people still have love for Tupac like if he’s still walking around somewhere in L.A,” Jeezy said in Tupac’s defense. (View: Jeezy: My Bible Was Every Tupac Album)

Of course most lists are subjective and don’t always follow a specific order or popular opinion. Just ask Charlamagne Tha God who made headlines after appearing on Impaulsive podcast where he explained why Tupac isn’t on his top 5 rappers list.

“If I did an objective list, ‘Pac would be on it,” Charlamagne explained. For The Breakfast Club co-host, his list consists of Ghostface Killah as number one, Jay-Z at number two, followed by Nas, Scarface and Killer Mike. Young Jeezy and T.I. received honorable mentions.

Let us know in the comments what you think of Boom Bap Nation’s top 25 emcees list.


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