If there is a media personality who is going to go hard for Eminem it’s DJ Akademiks. But surprisingly, in his tweet of top 10 rappers of all time, the Jamaica-born DJ gave Em his flowers.
Akademiks has been throwing shades at Slim Shady for a minute now. Back in 2018, He even received Eminem’s attention when Akademiks called “Revival” album trash and the Detroit legend dropped “Kamikaze” album.
On a track titled “Fall,” Eminem raps: “Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it / Or have his body bag get zipped / The closest thing he’s had to hits is smackin’ bi—es (Pump it up!) And don’t make me have to give it back to Akademiks / Say this s–t is trash again, I’ll have you twisted / Like you had it when you thought you had me slippin’ at the telly (Yeah) / Even when I’m gettin’ brain, you’ll never catch me with a thot.”
Last year, during the conversation with Adin Ross, Akademiks once again discredited Eminem when Adin declared Em as the greatest rapper of all time. “Eminem versus Drake or Lil Wayne? Are you kidding me ni**a? Adin you f**kin stupid ni**a? Kanye West will also wash that ni**a. What you gonna play? Lose Yourself ni**a? Or Till I Collapse? Get the hell outta here! Kanye is stepping on Eminem, Drake is stepping on Eminem, Lil Wayne is stepping on Eminem. Future not washing Eminem?!?!” he said.
In response to Billboard/Vibe magazine’s top 50 greatest rappers of all time, Akademiks has recently shared his own top 10 and surprisingly placed Eminem at No. 6. In the caption, he wrote: “Forget what Billboard talkin bout.. here is my list of the Top 10 Rappers (based on bars, songs.. not cultural influence or artistry (so no kanye no pac).” Check Akademik’s top 10 rappers of all time below:
Forget what Billboard talkin bout.. here is my list of the Top 10 Rappers (based on bars, songs.. not cultural influence or artistry (so no kanye no pac)
3. Jay Z
4. Lil Wayne
8. Andre 3000
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) February 9, 2023
Billboard and Vibe magazines released a joint list of the best emcees of all time in honor of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. Top ten from the list were unveiled on 8 February, with crowning Jay-Z as the greatest rapper of all time. Jigga is followed by Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Tupac and Eminem at No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 respectively.