The debate about who’s the greatest MC, or rapper (there is a difference), has been raging on since the creation of Hip-Hop itself. Thanks to a rather suspect list yesterday (August 5), some more gas was added to the perpetual fire and now Hot 97 and Apple Music’s Ebro Darden has contributed his own list to the debate.
“If ya list ain’t handwritten it don’t count… #TheRealTop50 (*) could be ranked higher,” wrote Darden for the caption of his written list.
His top pick was Jay-Z, followed by the Notorious BIG, Nas, Andre 3000 and KRS-One to round out his top 5. Not bad at all, while that last spots at 49 and 50 went to 50 Cent and Kanye West, respectively. Which will surely get them to react sooner than later.
Speaking of, Joe Budden is nowhere to be found on Ebro’s list despite landing at a lofty no. 3 position yesterday. But yesterday’s list was absolute basura off the fact that it lacked a single woman. C’mon bruh.
As for either list, both were shared without any real criteria of what demands inclusion. Are we talking about overall skill set (read: making actually great songs), or are walking talking strictly bars? Also, what about if the rapper wrote everything himself or did he or she get help from ghostwriters? Darden did add:
Anyway, peep another set of reactions to Ebro’s take below. Did he get it mostly right or mostly wrong?
Ebro got Nicki higher than Lupe, but Lupe got a Grammy tho pic.twitter.com/zMMRtsjawZ— 🍀Kristina ¬_¬🍀 (@Dreamescape88) August 6, 2019
No one is talking about how good Ebro’s handwriting is.— ItsTheReal (@itsthereal) August 6, 2019
ebro's list is really bad and it sucks he has the platform he has with a list that has wayne outside the top 20. so out of touch. every rapper tries to imitate wayne or tries to put a spin on what wayne did.— Jayson Buford (@jaysonbuford) August 6, 2019
thug, kendrick, drake, juice wrld, chance, greedo. all wayne's sons.
Ebro Top 50 list isn’t much better... how you got Nicki before Wayne, Luda before Wayne, TI before Wayne, even FAB before Wayne. pic.twitter.com/mGn7muzD7H— Baker (@BuzyBakerr) August 6, 2019
Cole at 7 and Cube at 39?!?!?!?! Ebro.....— YardieVybz (@ManLikeRick) August 6, 2019
This nigga EBRO got Killa cam over Wayne like camron wasn’t spitting Dr.Sues raps pic.twitter.com/YWkLVLmBsy— 🦉 (@Handsome_Hollis) August 6, 2019
Nigga ebro put Lauren Hill and Remy Ma over Lil Wayne pic.twitter.com/X6npTOR1Xb— TRAVIS FULGHAM STAN ACCOUNT (@ubluwit) August 6, 2019
I'm just not going to argue with Ebro about the fact that he put Cam'ron before Kanye on his top 50 list ! pic.twitter.com/q0VdcYG9iR— Deniece Nova (@DenieceNova) August 6, 2019
Ebro getting ready to write that list pic.twitter.com/YYdPOr7Ytv— Bratty B✨ (@xoxoBrianaM) August 6, 2019
Ebro just told me Remy is a head of Tip, Wayne, Big Boi, Cube and Snoop. I’m calling the police https://t.co/3v8Yr7xMhM— Quincy Jean-Louis (@atl_q0) August 6, 2019
So Ebro got on Beyoncé’s internet and put Remy Ma before TI, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Killer Mike pic.twitter.com/zRFVc4SRv7— Bettyie Jayne (@ShesTeddra) August 6, 2019
SPONGEBOB FACT: SpongeBob thinks this is almost as bad as the troll list Ebro! You must be smoking something to put Remy Ma 20 spots ahead of Kanye and 50 Cent!! pic.twitter.com/B2LU8eTEHu— SpongeBob Facts! (@spongbob_facts) August 6, 2019
You just don’t like Nicki.— Kojo Ebro (@oldmanebro) August 6, 2019
Skill wise ya’ll trippin https://t.co/9Fw3dXsHCj
Ebro put Wale and E-40 on his top 50 list pic.twitter.com/MHeJnCftkt— Supporters Shield Winners (@IOnlySayFacts) August 6, 2019
Ebro, I know damn well u didn’t put Nicki Minaj at #34....He didn’t even put Kim on the list. Kim was untouchable in the 90s “Grab on your dick as this bitch get deep, deeper than he pussy of a bitch 6ft stiff dicks feel sweet in this little petite” pic.twitter.com/z3usgktieD— July 19 (@212Lexus) August 6, 2019
You guys wanna talk greatest rappers of all time, but you all are leaving out female rappers. Lil Kim, nicki, foxy bodied most of the dudes on your list. The fact that they are not a part of the conversation says a lot! At least Ebro tried. pic.twitter.com/liHXPSenIq— Cameron Oneal (@camerononeal_) August 6, 2019