He's a rapper who carries quite a lot of weight behind his name, so when Eminem shared his list of 'greatest rappers of all time' (I imagine that line being delivered with a huge echo and possibly a clap of thunder), everyone wanted to know who would make the cut.
Eminem spilt the beans on his favourites when YouTuber, NoLifeShaq, posed the question on social media. In a video shared on his channel, NoLifeShaq shows himself DM'ing a number of rappers, including Eminem, Drake, and J. Cole, the following question: "Who is the greatest rapper of all time?".
The YouTuber was convinced that Eminem, who released his 11th full-length album in January, would not reply to the DM but said he could not leave him off of the list.
Well, to everyone's surprise, the rapper came through.
Responding to NoLifeShaq's post on Twitter, Eminem wrote: "For me, in no particular order... Toss up between wayne, pac, royce, jay, redman, treach, g. rap, biggie & king crook [sic]."
For me, in no particular order... Toss up between wayne, pac, royce, jay, redman, treach, g. rap, biggie & king crook....— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) June 14, 2020
In a second tweet, the Stan hitmaker added: "Plus redman, LL, nas, joyner, Kendrick, cole, andre, rakim, kane [sic]."
Plus redman, LL, nas, joyner, kendrick, cole, andre, rakim, kane...— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) June 14, 2020
So, there you have it, the greatest rappers of all time, according to Shady.