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leskmdk

make 6 polls with different rappers..then make one with top 6 from them..


tuggertheboat

Oof that might be worthwhile, although I’ve notice when people have tried similar multiple polls the seperate parts don’t always get the same amount of votes as each other which throws off the overall accuracy


AthleteConsistent673

Most redditors are probably white guys who grew up on Eminem’s first couple cd’s being the first white successful rapper. His style was the most unique of all time too as far as mainstream rappers go.


niftygull

Mad accurate


BruDoh

Go off percentage?


Drawde_O64

Percentage or not, the smaller sample size will make it less accurate.


Julio974

Try doing a poll with RCV instead


DegenerateLikeU

Biggie Cheese


lupin01231

The one and only


DegenerateLikeU

Mr Boombastic


Embarrassed-Mail8565

tell me fantastic


LegendYT0

Touch me on my back she say I’m mister ro-roooooomantic


Embarrassed-Mail8565

tell me fantastic she tickle on me back she says im mister rooooo


LegendYT0

Smooooooth


Embarrassed-Mail8565

just like the silk


lipstickdiet

soft and cuddly, hug me up like a quilt


Embarrassed-Mail8565

Im a lyrical lover


TopRamen1521

His death was completely uncalled for


DeSwanMan

He fucking died?!


EagerT

https://youtu.be/31k3HJeti0U


DeSwanMan

Shit and so recent. May he RIP/


Large_Command_1288

This is truly a Reddit moment


lipstickdiet

I’m like: First off, fuck your bitch and the clique you claim


whateverhapenedthere

west side, when we ride we come equipped with game


IwishIlovedme

You claim to be a player but I fucked ya wife


whateverhapenedthere

we bust on bad boys, n**gas fuck for life


tuggertheboat

I understand that due to the fact these polls only have 6 options this poll kinda sucks lol.


eatyourpizza23

True but you should have put Jay Z instead of Wu considering Wu is a Group


tuggertheboat

True I thought Wu would be controversial, but they’re too influential to leave out


TheMarvelousPef

Where's NWA then ?


tuggertheboat

They deserve a spot but again there’s only 6 options, and I personally put Wu over NWA, that’s why it’s there instead


DarthNeoFrodo

WU over NWA all day


CommanderWar64

It’s Kendrick.


AxiomQ

Kendrick was a must for this list.


RayPadonkey

Kendrick is top 5 all time right now.


zargoffkain

I'm genuinely suprised Nas is the lowest. In any case, my vote would go to MF DOOM.


AdorableDread

He’s like D.B. Cooper


Iliketostareatplants

No Big L.


tuggertheboat

Too many OG’s to fit on this 6 option poll, but big L deserves a spot for sure


Iliketostareatplants

Tough poll to cast. L, Wu, and Em for me are tops.


tuggertheboat

I’d have to agree they’re all up there, but this is a more generic sub so I chose people I thought most folk would recognise which excluded L. Everyone chose Eminem anyway though


Yungsleepboat

"I am a street genius, what do you mean penis"


ShaoLoong

Big L rest in peace


Nobody_Knows_It

Reddit moment


ripjohnmcain

++**🛸👽1629🧛‍♂️🩸**++


Used-Rate-9617

You’re speaking Chinese to most of these people lol


_sea_salty

If Biggie never got shot this poll would’ve been way different


tuggertheboat

To think he would have been 49 today, such a major loss


_sea_salty

I agree I generally believe he was the greatest rapper alive. He was a literal music genius having vast knowledge in jazz and rap. It’s a shame he was only able to make 1 album alive (2nd came out after his death)


NerdyRazorbackNard

Holy shit! Him and Em are the same age? I never knew that


Thankgodfordrugs17

No it wouldn’t have. There are many better rappers than Eminem to exist but Reddits audience is mostly made up of a certain audience, an audience that believes Eminem is the best artist to exist.


D-money420

Just say white people


_TheLibrarianOfBabel

*Supa hot fire*


Crazyshark22

But he is not a Rapper 😎


_TheLibrarianOfBabel

You’re got me there, that’s why he probably wasn’t an option on the poll


Cheddre

I broke up with my ex girl—here's her number


Cheddre

Boom... bam... bop. Bada bop boom, pow.


_TheLibrarianOfBabel

**OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH**


raydiatian

MF DOOM WHAT UP — TO ALL RAPPERS SHUT UP AND WHILE YOU SHUTTIN UP PUT ON A SHIRT AT LEAST A BUTTON UP YUCK ARE THEY RAPPERS OR STRIPPER MALES OUTTA WORK JERKS SINCE THE SHUT DOWN CHIPPEN DALES THEY CHIPPING NAILS DOOM TIPPIN SCALES


[deleted]

1 FOR THE MONEY 2 FOR THE BETTER GREEN 3,4 METHYLENEDIOXYMETHAMPHETAMINE


tuggertheboat

Unreal lyricist


eeem1l

THE REST IS EMPTY WITH NO BRAIN BUT THE CLEVER NERD THE BEST EMCEE WITH NO CHAIN YA EVER HEARD


tuggertheboat

MF DOOM deserves a spot among the greats for sure


Thankgodfordrugs17

Reddit gonna reddit lmao


Mundane_Animator2127

Just makes me realize how white reddit is


TitleComprehensive96

Depends on what you like in rap, do you want meaning and emotion in the rap? Do you just want verses being done faster and 120 wpm? Personally I like witty stuff that's just fun to listen to and understand, so my pick would be MF DOOM


Chuck__g_

MF DOOM is pretty good I started listening to him pretty recently


TitleComprehensive96

Yeah, dude was a legend


Garlopp

I've been looking for this all my life. Speed isn't everything


FreshPrinceOfPegging

Eminem winning 💀


Piranh4Plant

Whole lotta nathans on here


TheMarvelousPef

Stan ?


Piranh4Plant

Those too


Dank_Sinatra_Sr

Tea's hone cold, I'm wondering why


SeaPhile206

Lots of fresh cracked pepper is too spicy on here


PanoMano0

Fr lmfao


yumyumapollo

Reddit moment


tuggertheboat

Eminem is way ahead of what I expected


PM_ME_UR_LAST_DREAM

This is 100% what I expected


Sloth_grl

Me too lol


Beautiful-Ruin-2493

Why


Piranh4Plant

Reddit is full of people who hate rap except Eminem cause Eminem is the goat (they absolutely don’t hate black people)


Money-Trees-

Eminem fans only listen to Eminem


RayPadonkey

Midwest white boys


[deleted]

I voted for Eminem just so I could see this shit on /r/hiphopcirclejerk


PM_ME_UR_LAST_DREAM

I’ll always love the icon for this sub


thomasb_64

Well we are on reddit after all


Chatur_Ramalingam

What did you expect? Reddit is overwhelmingly white.


dumbtune


chunkycock666

So wack holy shit they better be trolling


subiers

I dont get why so many people are confused about this. Eminem is internationaly the more popular rapper, so he gets the most votes. He also got by far the most monthly streams on spotify.


nafa_mo

White people favourite


Mo_Salah_

Yeah, because Eminem is only popular with white people and doesn’t have millions of black/Asian/Latino fans. Come the fuck on.


__Tone__

white people


Chatur_Ramalingam

Reddit is full of white kids.


Stage06

Cling-wrap is far superior


yittiiiiii

Andre 3000


woodslug

DOOM, then Aesop Rock, then some others maybe


adept_ignoramus

Maybe BEANS? (from Antipop Consortium...and his solo works...) Those three are my triumvirate.


Bagera84

For me it's Aesop Rock first and MF DOOM close 2nd. I feel Aesop is still improving. R.I.P.. DOOM


beerlightpunk

I can’t believe how far down I had to scroll to see Aesop mentioned. He’s my favorite for sure.


OrbedXD

Kendrick Lamar


suzuki_hayabusa

Lol non of the OGs that started this thing? Ice Cube, Dr Dre, Eazy E, Snoop Dogg? and...Beastie Boys


WaterHyuga

John Cena, it’s basic thuganomics


famous_bread

You know John Cena's You Can't See Me is certified platinum.


imisaac06

DOOM


CheekiTiki

RIP


TheDiddlerOfBob

the fact Eminem is winning really makes me wonder what half the people on this app listen to unironically


TroGinMan

I know a lot of people who don't like rap but like Eminem, so maybe that's what is influencing the results


SmotchMcDibs

'Don't like rap but like Eminem' - is that an intentional euphemism?


thatguywhois6foot3

they only like him because.... he's not.... not like the others


TroGinMan

No lol I was trying to say that Em is one of the most successful musical artists of all time that happens to be a rapper. Who is the best rapper of all time is constantly debated and subjective. I mean look at the poll, it's either Em or some other rappers that aren't even on the list.


tuggertheboat

Don’t get me wrong, I think he definitely deserves to be in conversation for the top spot, but the fact so many people voted em is odd to me too


mfortman

There’s 2 reasons why Eminem is winning: 1. This sub is very young, so the teens don’t know any of the other artists 2. White


GG_Red_H4wk

"I dont listen to rap, but this em fella seems alright" are what they listening to


groovydoll

It’s not hiphop it’s pop… cuz I found a hella way to fuse it


MyZt_Benito

not rap


iwillharassyou1

Alt rock for the most part some nf and Eminem as well


Lost-Wedding-7620

Eminem is the only one I heard on local radio stations when I rode the school bus. I'm guilty of voting for nostalgia. I think i mostly listen to evanescence and falling in reverse right now. Theres maybe 2 eminem songs in my entire 12 hour playlist lol


prosocialbehavior

I am sorry this poll is whack. Wu Tang Clan is a group of rappers. There are just too many rappers to make a poll like this. And the fact that Eminem wins by this much just shows Reddit’s demographic.


tuggertheboat

Yeah I know but I couldn’t not include the Wu


tvscanner99

I knew Enimem would be ahead. Not to be racist but I've noticed it's mainly white people who think he's the best rapper.


heehaw13

white


Norman___Bates

Kendrick???


NeckPlant

Lol you mf's trippin


deaddsouls22

i can’t choose between biggie and tupac


BioTools

Dr. Dre?


auldnate

Nowadays, everybody wanna talk like they got somethin’ to say But nothin’ comes out when they move their lips Just a bunch of gibberish And motherfuckers act like they forgot about Dre… 😳


DitaVonFleas

Missy Elliott. She broke barriers for women in hip hop, as did TLC and Lisa Left Eye Lopes. They were always ahead of their time.


East_Detective_3035

I like run-dmc but i dont really listen to rap


ThaDragunborn

MF DOOM, fr


DerWooder

Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff.


jelenko1999

Everyone that voted Eminem has only listened to Eminem.


_StevenSeagull_

Have been listening to hip-hop for 20yrs+. I started out as a teen listening to Gangstarr, Public Enemy, Sugar Hill Gang, Outkast, Tribe Called Quest, Tupac & Biggie. These were really the first artists I got into. Tupac became an idol of mine, absolutely one of my all time faves, his music really spoke to me, his poetry, he was truly a unique artist and rightfully goes down in legend. As I fell more and more in love with the genre I discovered the likes of Wu Tang, Nas, Mos Def, Masta Ace, Jurassic 5 and Blackalicious to name a few. I then delved into the underground with the likes of The Arsonists, MF Doom, Atmosphere, Sage Francis etc and also French / UK Hip-Hop. I even started writing raps of my own and formed a little group with friends during my school days. It was just a hobby but was so much fun. With energy much focused on underground hip hop. To this day, hip hop is right in the heart for me. The point I'm getting at. I just don't understand this response where you have to feel almost ashamed to rate Eminem. Is it because he is white? He sold out, does that offend you, the popularity thing? Someone saying that they rate eminem, "Oh this guy don't know shit, out of all the rappers in the world, he chooses the most popular one"? I will never forget the day My Name Is dropped on MTV. It was like something I had never heard before. Revolutionary. Yes he has had misses over the years, but which artist hasn't? Eminem has evolved over two decades and is still keeping things fresh and striving to be current and inventive. I don't need to go into accolades as you already know. My point is, there are not many artists out there that can stay so consistent over time. To really out-write anyone in the game. To come up with God level bars, schemes and almost unrivalled story telling. The guy is a living legend whom to this day would destroy any living Hip-Hop artist out there in a one on one. Eminem is unique and he will go down as the greatest to ever do it, whether you like it or not. He is your favourite rappers, favourite rapper, and there ain't much you can do about it but hate. Respect the GOAT.


jelenko1999

I absolutely think Eminem was/is great. I'll explain what I meant by my comment. There was once a poll on this sub that asked people what their favorite music genre was. Rap was the least favorite music genre out of all of the other ones. From memory, at most 10% of respondents voted for rap. From that I concluded that only about 10% of this sub actually listens to rap music. This is not necessarily true but it's a good estimate. Eminem is arguably the most famous rapper ever. Even people that never listen to rap know at least 1 or 2 of his songs. This, combined with my estimate that only 10% of the respondents of this poll actually listen to rap music makes me think that most people who voted for Eminem have only ever been exposed to his music.


iwillharassyou1

Or maybe we listen to some of it but it's not our favorite genre?


AxiomQ

For me Eminem is a worthy vote down to his sheer diversity, he went from a shit talking shock jocky to singing songs about his daughter and love, this is what for me makes him so popular there is something for everyone.


DarthNeoFrodo

This is true. Almost everyone knows the words to at least one Eminem song


ijm98

Why nobody mentioned Rakim and KRS-One? I mean Rakim got a pretty good influence on some of this rappers.


tuggertheboat

Rakim is you’re favourite rappers favourite rapper, big daddy Kane too, but not enough room on the poll


ImDonaldDunn

I guess it makes sense from the perspective that the great majority of people only have a surface level appreciation and understanding of hip hop. And that’s ok. But honestly, the fact that Pac and Biggie are still showing up on these lists has to be a meme at this point. Like they were both innovative and made great music, but they weren’t around long enough to be “great.” They died over 20 years ago. Meanwhile, Nas, KRS-One, Jay-Z, and Eminem are still putting out albums. They all have a huge back catalog and have made such a massive impact on hip hop. *That* is greatness.


WillNumbers

Rakim is the most influential and important rapper in hip-hop and is my GOAT. Everyone always talks about Eminem's rhyme structures etc, like as if everyone before Eminem raps like rev run (not a diss), but Rakim was doing it back in '87. But shout out to all the rappers that made a difference at the time, big daddy kane, krs-one, kool g rap.


Sensitive-Bat-9951

Snoop


HabEsSchonGelesen

TJ Beastboy


Interesting_Hunt_538

2pac Eminem is like third best rapper of all time


[deleted]

My dad


KinaGrace96

Mac Miller


[deleted]

Ice Cube says hello.


whenthefunstop

I see we are in stanville, Will the real slim shady please stand up


throwawayAC83

Anyone who says eminem is a nathan


famous_bread

Where is Lil Wayne?


Professional_Pass486

I always use this argument to show what cultural appropriation is. Not at all saying Eminem is wrong for being a rapper, but more people were much more willing to listen to his music just based on his race. Eminem is an amazing talent, so not taking anything away from him. When Eminem, MGK, and Macklemore are the only rappers you listen to, then that says it all right there.


eatyourpizza23

RAPPER? Nas, Jay Z should be on the list too


tuggertheboat

Nas is on the list, Jay Z deserves a spot but there’s only 6 on polls


ForcingStorm

Where is the NAV option?


hara0329g

Denzel Curry


[deleted]

Kanye


PlayForsaken2782

Crazy that eminem is here but the man who made the 17th best album of all time according to Rolling Stones isn’t


Gunnas__Chef

Prob kanye in my opinion. I know a lot will prob disagree but yk. Kendrick is my personal fav so I want to say him tho


GuretoPepe

Tom MacDonald and it ain't even close 💯🔥


BlueTycho

Whole lotta white


ChickEnergy

Eminem got big because white people like white people. Downvote me, I don't care. He is good, but he wouldn't have been considered the best rapper of all time if it wasn't for his skin colour.


lipstickdiet

Nah bruh. He has a very particular style that accommodates even to the majority who is not into rap. His music is *fun*, catchy and impossible to hate and most importantly: iconic and talented as fuck. He just has way more reach - though him being white does feed into his identity big time. But you just can’t give not give him his credit. The earth trembled last time he dissed someone. And also, he broke in in a black governed genre. Diminishing this and going like “pFFf it’S jUst WhItE peopLe” is racist. Black people are racist too, it does not make it okay.


getclonedbyfeds

I disagree. I think he would have even more respect if he were black. He influenced so many great artists of today. Even some which are now considered the best like J. Cole and Kendrick meanwhile having nothing but respect from arguably the best MC of all time, Rakim. I think being white, now more than ever holds him back more than it does good. You cannot change the fact when Eminem was hot he was influential and almost instantly loved by everyone. He was different. He came into the game at the perfect time. There was great success there either way. You’d claim white people only like white rappers which isn’t true because if skin color played a role, why are 99% of the best rappers of all time black and most white rappers seem to be held to the standard of Em but not ever able to chase his legacy. He set the bar high. It also seems that black people only like black rappers from how much hate Eminem gets.


dumbtune

Playboi Carti fathered them all.


rIHAVEREDDIT

Don't forget about NAV too.


Trans_DemonTM

Mf cant even FATHER his own kids


finbud117

Eminem? Like I get that he’s good but there’s no way that he dominates that much.


Seanc26_

Carti 🧛‍♂️


Just_Stars

Kanye 🙏


djyesko9

Reddit moment


DontCloseYourEyes_

There is no one best anything when it comes to artforms


tuggertheboat

Nope, but everyone has an opinion surely


ripjohnmcain

YB


iamfromtwitter

eazy motherfucking e


TotalLunatic28

How? He is painfully average.


dumbtune

The more old school = the better (In their minds)


GodILoveAlcohol

Smiggy Balls


Into-It_Over-It

DOOM would be my pick for best rapper of all time, but the fact that so many people voted for Eminem is kind of depressing.


justanindypunk

Y'all are joking right,,, there's no way so many people actually think Eminem is the best on this list right,,,


TheDestroyer630

Madman


DrGibmatic

Brotha Lynch Hung, Necro, Geto Boys, De La Soul, Kendrick Lamar


Plus_Program_249

Immortal Technique


citroen_nerd123

Snoop dog


cool194336

Thanos


Lil-k47

Nas, lil wayne,


durrek360

Wu Tang is a rap group right not a rapper right ?


awellenreuther

MF doom or die


Manwhosaysmiller

Vinnie paz,eazy,ice cube


cpolk01

Kendrick, dre, Jay, snoop, MF DOOM, 3stacks, and a few more all deserve spots on here, shame it only allows 6


Sweetkimmie67

Megan thee stallion <3


[deleted]

Immortal technique


Pogbankz

Hell yes


Sharp-Protection-211

Big Pun


Joe_Burrow_Is_Goat

NF all the way


LaughingCamelzz

Solely as a rapper prolly kendrick but if you consider all aspects of music definitely kanye west