Eminem took to Twitter Saturday night (June 13) and gave his Greatest Rapper of All-Time list, in no particular order. This would prompt Joyner Lucas to respond to Marshall Mathers.
When Twitter user @NoLifeShaq asked the question who is the greatest rapper of all-time, Marshall Mathers replied with eighteen of his favorite. “For me, in no particular order… Toss up between Wayne, Pac, Royce, Jay, Redman, Treach, G. rap, Biggie & King Crook….,” Eminem tweeted.
Not to be left were nine other worthy candidates. “Plus Redman, LL, Nas, Joyner, Kendrick, Cole, Andre, Rakim, Kane…,” Eminem would add to his list about an hour later.
Eminem has never shied away from participating in such discussions. Over the years he has also been very vocal when naming his favorite Hip Hop diss songs of all time. Tupac and the Outlawz’s ‘Hit ‘Em Up‘ always tops the list.
Joyner Lucas who was one of the eighteen listed by Eminem, has also worked with Marshall Mathers. The two collaborated together on ‘Lucky You’, which appeared on Eminem’s 2018 studio album ‘Kamikaze’.
Back on my bullsh–, my back to the wallJoyner Lucas, Lucky
Turn my back on you all and you’re finished
Back to these bullets, it’s back to the job
Pull my MAC out and all of you runnin’
Back on my hood sh–, it’s back to the pushin’
These packs and I’m actually pumpin’
Can’t f— with you rappers, you practically suckin’
You mighta went platinum, but that don’t mean nothin’
I’m actually buzzin’ this time
Straight out the kitchen, I told them the oven is mine
“If you played ball and studied Michael Jordan as the greatest, and then Michael Jordan name drops you as one of the greatest ball players of all time. That’s how this feels to me,” Lucas as he captioned a screenshot of Eminem’s G.O.A.T. list.
This year has been surreal for Lucas, who dropped his debut album with ‘ADHD’, recorded a tribute song to Will Smith, in which Will appeared on the remix, and now being praised by Eminem.