On Friday, October 15, 2010, BET released the Top Rappers of the 21st Century. The process began with an open vote to BET viewers who determined the top 15. Next BET, assembled a panel of hip hop experts that narrowed the list to the top 10. With Tigger as the host, the following experts weighed in to narrow the list to the top 10 rappers: Jermaine Dupri (producer), Diamond Kuts (DJ – Power 99, Philadelphia), Greg Street (DJ – V103, Atlanta), Tony Neal (Core DJs), Timbuck2 (DJ – 107.5, WGCI, Chicago), Boi 1da (Producer), Chloe Hilliard (Editor, VIBE), Chuck Creekmur (CEO, Allhiphop.com); and DJ Vlad (CEO, VladTV.com).
In the video the panel discusses about why Jay-Z and Nas did not make the list:
In this video, the panel discusses their voting criteria:
Top 10 Rappers of the 21st Century
10.) Rick Ross
8.) Young Jeezy
4.) 50 Cent
3.) Kanye West
2.) Lil Wayne
Do you agree with the ranking? Anyone you think should’ve been on the list? Anyone that made the list that you think doesn’t belong? Leave a comment with your thoughts.
Also, check out my blog post with VH1’s Top 100 Hip Hop Songs of all Time that I posted in 2008.