The 39-year-old rapper has sparked controversy after unveiling the top 50 rappers list he made on his ‘expediTIously’ podcast.
T.I. has divided opinions after sharing his final ranking of the best 50 rappers in the game.
Last week, the 39-year-old rapper discussed the topic on his new ‘expediTIously’ podcast, and intensely deliberated where artists including Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim should rank.
But it appears T.I. and co have finally decided on their definitive ranking, however, as the ‘Whatever You Like’ hitmaker published the Top 50 list on his Instagram page.
THIS IS THE FINAL LIST #ExpediTIously created,” he wrote underneath the post. “IF Y’ALL AINT HEAR THE WHOLE EPISODE YOU SPEAKING LOUD,OUT OF TURN AND WRONG AS A MUUUUUF**KA.”
“Now while IDGAF WHAT NUMBER I AM… (Music doesn’t validate ME or MY EXISTENCE,u can Put me at 51 if u like…MY LIFE AINT GON CHANGE!!!)” he added.
The list places on the top spot, in second place and The Notorious B.I.G. at number three. The trio are then followed by , and .
And while some people online gave the list a nod of approval – rapper Common even hailed it as “perfect” despite not making an appearance – plenty of Hip-Hop fans were left unimpressed.
“Future better than ? Do you fools listen to rap music or do you just skim through it?” wrote one user. “J cole should be in the top 10 tuh what y’all smoking,” added another.
“T.I before Ice Cube not gonna happen,” said one, while another added, “Right how did Nelly get in this? I’m confused, was it the bandaid?”
“Disrespected fab smh,” said one, while another wrote, “DRAKE OVER NAS?! That’s what’s really blowing me.”
Despite the backlash, the list’s fourth ranker Snoop Dogg jumped in the the comments to thank T.I. for his mention, writing, “Nuff respect. @troubleman31 thanks for putting the old dogg in the mix.”
What do you think of the list?