Thuggin' bubbles...

I was all ready to go in deep to deconstruct the myth of Tupac being in the Top 10 list of rappers of all time and I just realized that he may not even make the Top 50 list. Calling Tupac the G.O.A.T. is like calling Lil' Wayne the "best rapper alive". The only way either of these scenarios is possible is if you remove every other rapper from existence.

I originally was going to compare Tupac's lyrics against these other rapper's best songs...

Rakim
NaS
Jay-Z
Ice Cube
B.I.G.
LL
Kool G Rap
Common
Big Pun
Andre 3K
Big L
KRS-1

Then I realized that I had left off so many other rappers who deserve to get placed in that control group.

Redman
Scarface
Ghostface
Raekwon
E-40
Treach
Black Thought
GZA
Method Man
Mos Def
Talib Kweli

And then I realized that there are these rappers who will come to surpass Tupac in lyrical quality like...

Joell Ortiz
Joe Buddens
Royce da' 5-9
Crooked I
Game
Saigon
Fabolous

And then I thought about how eazy it was to make a list...

Young Jeezy
Kanyeezy
Lil' Weezy
Lil' Eazy
Febreze

Okay, maybe I'm wrong on that one. Tupac might could rap better than Febreze.