Snoop Dogg’s top 10 does not include Eminem.
During an interview with “The Breakfast Club,” Tha Doggfather revealed why “the great white hope” did not make his list of favorite MCs. While he has love for Slim Shady, he said others are more deserving and credited Dr. Dre for giving Eminem the co-sign he needed to succeed as a white MC.
“White rappers had zero respect in rap,” he said. “[Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position where he could be labeled as one of the top 10 rappers ever. I don’t think so, but the game feels like he’s top 10 lyricists and all that that comes with it. But that’s just because he comes with Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem that he could find.”
When Charlamagne asked why Em didn’t make his top 10, Snoop responded, “Cause there’s some ni**as in the ’80s that he can’t f**k with.” He then listed Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, and LL Cool J among the greats.
Snoop Dogg says Eminem is not in his Top 10 list pic.twitter.com/Gptvq4Ervv
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But he still has respect for Em. “Cuz did that. He did that to the fullest,” said Snoop. “That’s one of my teammates, that’s one of my brothers, he did that. But when you’re talking about this hip-hop shit that I can’t live without, I can live without that.”
Elsewhere, Snoop revealed that he is featured on Kanye West’s upcoming album, which is executive produced by Dr. Dre. He said Dre convinced him to hop on the “spiritual” project. “When your mentor asks of you, you don’t question that. That’s my trust with Dre,” he said.
In 2018, Snoop clowned Kanye for his pro-Trump comments, but it was all love when they hit the studio last month. “He was happy to see me, I was happy to see him, and it was a brotherhood,” he said. “It wasn’t about what we did in the past. It was about let’s move forward and try to get to where we at. When I sized him up and seen his mental and what he was on and what he was spitting, I was like, ‘He got his shit together.'”
Snoop had previously been asked to work with Ye, but turned down the request. “It’s been times in the past where I’ve been asked to f**k with him and I was like, ‘I ain’t fu**in’ with him,'” he revealed. “This may have been the 13th or the 14th call and it was like, ‘You know what, I’ma go head and honor you cuz for you.'”
Snoop Dogg discusses Kanye West’s new album DONDA in an interview with The Breakfast Club:
– Dr. Dre is executive producing DONDA
– Snoop is featured on DONDA
– Dre convinced him to hop on the album
– Kanye’s album is spiritual, it’s dope and “Ye is back”pic.twitter.com/n8yTLPGPfL
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