Top Rappers Mentioned on Eminem's List (From 'till I Collapse)

"I got a list, here's the order of my list that it's in;
It goes, Reggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Biggie
Andrè from Outkast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas and then me."

The Top Ten

1 Kurupt
2 Andrè 3000
3 Redman Reginald "Reggie" Noble, better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor.

Another kind of unrelated thing I found out this song was never a single but it's ridiculously famous with over 500 million views on Youtube and more than 800 million streams on Spotify (I spent way too long to find that it was the most streamed non single ever).

4 Jadakiss Jason Terrance Phillips (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is known for being a member of the group The Lox, as well as being a member of the Ruff Ryders collective and for his solo work. His first solo album, Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, ...read more.

I wasn't really necessarily meaning Eminem being at the bottom I actually meant that I never realized Jadakiss was considered one of the greats and not because of a lack of mainstream success given that if you include his features he has charted higher than Nas and much higher than Rakim.

Oh I've misread your comment. Its somewhat an unpopular yes. Not too many rappers and rap fans would put Jadakiss or Kurupt even in their top 10 but I guess at the time of 2003 Eminem rated them high.

Interesting list would you say that Eminem has an unpopular opinion with some of these I had not heard many talk about Jadakiss as one of the greats.

I guess I put Em bottom because the list is more about the rappers he mentions, rather than himself. People like Jadakiss are quite respected in the Hip Hop industry, but in a more intimate way than Eminem. Not necessarily mainstream but has his fair share of fans. Jada was originally famous from a trio called The Lox.

5 2Pac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.
6 Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.
7 Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.
8 The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...read more.
9 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.