Snoop Dogg has admitted that he doesn’t think Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time.
“Eminem, ‘The Great White Hope’, Snoop joked. “White rappers had zero respect in rap… [Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position where he would be labelled one of the top 10 rappers ever.
“I don’t think so, but the game feels like he’s [one of the] top 10 lyricists and all that that comes with it. That’s just because he’s with Dr Dre. And Dr Dre helped him find the best Eminem that he could find.”
When asked why he doesn’t consider Eminem in his top 10, Snoop goes on to explain that there are a lot of rappers from the 1980s that Eminem couldn’t size up against.
“There’s some n*ggas in the 80s that he couldn’t fuck with,” Snoop continued. “Like Rakim, like Big Daddy Kane, like KRS-One, like LL Cool J … Like Ice Cube.”
Snoop goes on to say that he has love and respect for Eminem because they are “teammates” under Dr. Dre but he said Eminem makes music that he could live without.
After hearing Snoop talk candidly about Em’s music, fans flooded the timeline with their take on his comments.