During a recent radio appearance on the Columbus, Ohio station Power 107.5, Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne was asked to pick his top nine rappers dead or alive. It's a tough question for anyone, but Tech was up to the task. While his list included many of the names you'd expect—Tupac, Nas, Jay Z—he also dropped a younger artist in there too: Kendrick Lamar.

It appears the XXL cover star has made his way onto Tech's list of the all time greats. "Eminem is in there," says Tech N9ne in the interview. "Tech N9ne is in there. Tupac is in there. The Notorious B.I.G. is in there. Big L is in there. Nas is in there. Jay Z is in there. Kendrick Lamar is in there. And one more. Let's see."

After debating between Rakim and KRS-One, Tech settled on KRS, explaining, "He did things that made me want to rap." Kendrick Lamar and Tech N9ne recently teamed up for "Fragile" off Tech's latest album, Something Else, released back in July.

[via Hip-Hop DX]