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DJ Akademiks Says Tupac Is The Greatest Hip-Hop Artist Ever

LEGENDS & ICONS OF HIP HOP - Post By Kevin Douglas

DJ Akademiks is now touting Tupac Shakur as the greatest hip hop artist of all-time after the Billboard & Vibe Magazine top 50 ever list.

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“Pac defined what hip hop was,” says the hip hop media personality as he discusses with another person on Twitch. The other person stated controversially that Kanye West is the greatest ever and even had him pegged above Michael Jackson.

It appears that Akademiks has changed his tune, during an interview with Vladtv, he proclaimed Kanye West with the slight edge over Tupac for GOAT status. The popular hip hop personality believes Tupac would be the example in the dictionary of hip hop.

The change of mind may have come with the recent antics of Kanye, as AK believes Tupac was more selfless with the position he had by writing about the issues of his community. He still believes Kanye is a better artist, but states emphatically that Shakur embodied hip hop and died for it.


Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was a rapper, actor, and activist who is widely considered one of the most significant and influential artists in the history of hip-hop. He was born in New York City in 1971 and grew up in East Harlem and the Bronx. Shakur began his music career in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and his debut album, “2Pacalypse Now,” was released in 1991. Shakur’s music was known for its powerful lyrics, social commentary, and autobiographical content, which dealt with themes of poverty, racism, violence, and social injustice.

During his career, Tupac released five studio albums, and he sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He was also a successful actor, appearing in several films, including “Poetic Justice,” “Above the Rim,” and “Juice.”

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Kanye West is a rapper, producer, and fashion designer who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1977. West began his music career in the late 1990s as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, and he gained recognition for his work on Jay-Z’s album “The Blueprint.” In 2004, West released his debut album, “The College Dropout,” which received critical acclaim and commercial success. West’s music is known for its eclectic sound, innovative production techniques, and socially conscious lyrics.

West has released ten studio albums, and he has sold over 140 million records worldwide. He has won 22 Grammy Awards, making him one of the most awarded artists in Grammy history. In addition to his music career, West has also been involved in fashion, launching his clothing line, Yeezy, in 2015.


While both Tupac Shakur and Kanye West are significant figures in hip-hop, it is ultimately up to personal opinion whether one is considered the greatest of all time. Shakur’s impact on the genre and popular culture cannot be denied, and his influence on subsequent generations of rappers is still felt today. Similarly, West’s influence on hip-hop and pop culture is undeniable, and his music has helped to shape the sound of modern hip-hop. Ultimately, the determination of who is the greatest hip-hop artist of all time is subjective and open to interpretation.

In conclusion, both Tupac Shakur and Kanye West are legendary figures in hip-hop, and their contributions to the genre and popular culture are immense. While opinions may differ on which artist is the greatest of all time, there is no denying that both Shakur and West have left an indelible mark on the world of music and continue to inspire new generations of artists.