The late great rap stars, Tupac and Biggie Smalls, will eventually have to be replaced on top 5 lists according to Jemele Hill.
Top 5 lists in sports and entertainment always creates tension due to people having connections to the personalities listed. It does not differ when it comes to the world of hip hop. People have their favorites and biases when creating lists for debate and it appears Jemele Hill believes there is a going to be time when 90’s rap stars such as Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls will have to get discarded from conversations of being all time top five greatest hip hop artists. According to Jemele Hill, fans need to recognize that artists are evolving and a new generation is rising, so some of our favorites should, eventually, get booted out of “Top 5” conversations.
“The thing about Hip Hop, which is interesting, is it’s multi-generational now,” said Hill. “And see, it wasn’t that way before.”
“That’s why like, I feel like in sports, I feel like this about Top Fives with basketball, the Top Five has gotta change,” she continued. “It can’t be the same one rooted forever ’cause we’re seeing different shifts all the time.” She added that in the Hip Hop community, fans can be “so much more emotional” about their favorites.
“I love Tupac, I love Biggie, but they gon’ have to move out the Top Five ’cause there’s new sh*t that we’re seeing. People have gotten better!” Late Rap icons Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. were murdered within a year of one another back in the 1990s and since their deaths, they’ve been hailed as two of the greatest rappers of all time.
They remain cemented in “Top 5” conversations, but do you believe it is time they get shifted out for the new generation of artists?