It’s a beautiful day to debate rap as a viral list ranking your most and least favorites is currently making its way through the internets, pissing people off in the process. A messy rap fan who apparently lives for drama compiled a list of rappers and categorized them into seven different sections: Elite, Talented But Elite, Legends Past Their Prime, Underrated, Overrated, Overhyped “Legends” (Not Really) and lastly, Trash. So fun!
Sitting pretty at the top of rankings are “Tier 1” rappers like Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Chance The Rapper. Positioned right below that group is the “Talented But Not Elite” section, where names like Big Sean, Wale, and Kid Cudi are listed as being close but no cigar. Things get controversial when you start making your way down towards the “Overrated” section as the list’s creator names Pusha T, A$AP Rocky, Mac Miller, Ab-Soul, Meek Mill, Danny Brown and a host of others. And then you have your crazy “Overhyped Legends (Not Really)” section with the likes of Boosie and Young Jeezy just to name a few.
All hell breaks loose in the “Trash” box, though. Celebrated rappers Gucci Mane and Young Thug make the list as well as every last one of today’s “Lil” rappers. Everyone from Lil B to Lil Uzi Vert is on there. Kodak Black, 21 Savage, and others end up in this particular section too.
Obviously, a list like that is going to ruffle a few feathers. ASAP Rocky can’t understand being included in the overrated section and went on Twitter to comment. “ASAP Rocky Overrated? How Swag? N*gga I put a album once every two years. I see I gotta level up on n*ggas again for 2017. Say less.”
Rap fans are just as confused about the placements.