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Snoop Dogg Explains Why Eminem Isn’t in His Top Ten Rappers List

Snoop Dogg spoke about his list of favorites with The Breakfast Club.

Snoop Dogg was one of the latest guests on Power 105’s The Breakfast Club. The legendary MC talked about his clash with Gayle King months ago, Kanye West’s presidential campaign, and more. Stream the full conversation below.

Snoop also sparked more headlines on the show after a notable omission from his Top 10 list. He (somewhat surprisingly) revealed his fellow Dr. Dre protege doesn’t make his list.

“[Dr. Dre] has probably put Eminem in the position to where he could be like labeled as one of Top 10 rappers ever,” he said. “I don’t think so, but the game feels like he’s Top 10 lyricist and all that comes with it but that’s just because he’s with Dr. Dre and Dr. Dre helped him find the best Eminem he could find.”

Snoop continued, pointing to rap titans of earlier decades as to why Eminem didn’t make the list.

“There’s some niggas in the ’80s he can’t fuck with,” he continued. “Like Rakim, like Big Daddy Kane, like KRS-One, like LL Cool J. Shall I go on? Like Ice Cube.”

About 15 minutes into the conversation, the conversation moved towards his Verzuz battle with DMX. During the battle, he spoke on writing lyrics for Dr. Dre. During the Breakfast Club interview, he revealed another situation where they both got a little help from a familiar figure.

Charlemagne the God asked if Snoop preferred writing for others or being written for. Snoop replied both, if only to tell a story.

“Me and the D.O.C., one of the greatest writers in hip-hop, we’re writing this song,” he began. “We’re struggling with this beat. We can’t come up with shit. It’s like the fourth day. Dr. Dre flies a nigga from New York into L.A., we’re all in the studio. Thirty minutes later, that shit is done. He wrote Dre’s shit and my shit. It was flawless. Me and D.O.C. were like ‘well, looks like this nigga out-struck us on this one.”

After a brief silence, he revealed the song, as well as the pinch-hitter from New York.

“It was “Still D.R.E.,” he said. “It was Jay-Z. And he wrote the whole fucking song. Y’all probably didn’t know that…I didn’t write nothing, that’s what I’m trying to tell you.”

On Friday, Snoop posted a pic on Instagram, seemingly to clear the air and assure fans there’s no hard feelings. “Slim shady with silky slim,” he wrote.

 

Torry Threadcraft

Torry Threadcraft is a writer who covers music, sports, and culture. You can find his daily ramblings and culinary takes at @dreadcraft.

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