Did Billboard Purposely Omit Tupac From Their “10 Greatest Rappers Of All Time” List For Publicity?


Yet another publication has come under fire for one of it’s “Greatest Of All Time” lists. It seems like publications and television programs such as VH1’s “Greatest” lists fall short and receive much backlash sometimes. Hip Hop fans have been letting the two authors of Billboard’s “10 Greatest Rappers Of All Time” article, Steven J. Horowitz and Alex Gale, have it. These lists are all subjective, and there are plenty of rappers that were omitted from this list. It’s debatable about which ones should’ve made the cut. The snub that has outraged rap fans the most is the omission of Tupac Shakur. To be honest, it would’ve been disrespectful to have him at No. 10, but to leave him off the list completely is absurd! This leads me to believe that Billboard may have done this on purpose to spark controversy and get those hits up. Surely they did most of this list to get people talking. Who would you add and remove from Billboard’s list?

10. Lil Wayne
9. Kendrick Lamar
8. Ghostface Killah
7. Lauryn Hill
6. Andre 3000
5. Nas
4. Rakim
3. Eminem
2. Jay Z
1. The Notorious B.I.G.