GQ Ranks The Worst Rappers Ever, Shaffee Disagrees
GQ's Rob Tannenbaum recently posted his list of the 25 worst rappers of all time.
While reading the list, I was surprised to see rappers who I would rank as some of the best of all time. For example, Too $hort is the 21st worst rapper of all time, according to these male fashion experts. If not for the fact that he's released 16 studio albums over the last 25 years, his 1990 album Short Dog's in the House helped inspire the whole doggy style sensation that became so popular a few years later with rappers like Snoop Dogg. Plus, the album featured The Ghetto, which I think is a hit and a half...
Then, I was shocked to see Mr. Tannenbaum ranked Eazy-E as the 11th worst rapper of all time. Are you kidding me? Eazy-E had one of the most distinct voices and deliveries in rap history, he was a member of N.W.A. and his beef with Dr. Dre provided us with some of the most entertaining diss tracks ever. This guy should be in the rapper's hall of fame, not on a list of the 25 worst rappers ever.
The 7th worst ever according to this GQ guy is MC Hammer. This guy can get bent at this point. All I have to say about this is one letter and three words, U Can't Touch This! Hammer may be among the 25 worst when it comes to handling money, but not rapping.
This idiot has Vanilla Ice as the 4th worst rapper ever. I'll admit that his old gimmick with the pants and the hair was stupid, but I think it's clear that Ice can rap. Ice Ice Baby has unfortunately become a joke but his rapping is actually very good. You know you like it!
It should come as no surprise that GQ has ranked Insane Clown Posse as the worst rappers of all time. I'm willing to bet the only ICP song anyone at GQ has ever heard is Miracles. How can the worst rappers of all time make a good living releasing horrible albums over the span of more than two decades? Could it be that they're actually good? I personally think ICP is one of the most creative groups in all of music but what does GQ know about rap in the first place? Stick to telling guys how to look their best while spending less, how to trim their beard to drive her wild, or how a man can decide what cologne is best for him. I realize that it's all subjective but Rob Tannenbaum is out of control. - Shaffee