Magic Johnson Doesn’t Know How To Play The Favorite Rappers List Game

Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for SUPERCHARGED

Not only did he list 60 rappers but he, well, you’ll see.

Magic Johnson has become the latest person to share a rap list and, well, it’s something.

READ: This All-Time Terrible Best Rapper List Is Why Joe Budden Is Trending

The retired professional basketball player shared a list of 60 rappers on Twitter Wednesday, with his top two being the inverse of Mike Tyson‘s (Johnson thinks Tupac is better than Biggie while Tyson believes Biggie is better than Tupac), which is followed by LL Cool J and Run-DMC.

However, after those four, things get interesting. If you pay close attention, you’ll notice that Johnson’s remaining 66 entries are listed in alphabetical order. So Jay-Z and Nas, who’ve appeared pretty regularly in the top five and 10 of people’s lists, appear as number 28 and 42, respectively, because of this.

A number of people have picked on the fact that the rest of the list is in alphabetical order.

Last week, Tyson shared his own list of top 50 best rappers.

Both Tyson and Rosenberg have Biggie in their top spot. After Biggie, Tyson then lists Tupac, which is then followed by Rakim, Nas, and Jay-Z.

Tyson had gotten some discussion in his comments about the list, with many of them saying Tupac deserves the top spot over Biggie.

@miketyson shoulda put PAC where he really belongs! No.1!! – definitely not a spitter like Biggie but he changed the game and became a larger than life icon. Iron Mike will know what I mean by this. Can’t hear seeing a Tyson list with anyone before Pac,” one user wrote.

“Big over pac champ?” another user wrote.

Some also noticed how Kendrick Lamar was absent from the list (he is not absent from Johnson’s list), while other argued that Eminem should’ve been higher on Tyson’s list.

Nevertheless, most of us at Okayplayer believe that this rap list game should take a break for at least a month.

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

Published by
Elijah C. Watson

Recent Posts

Memphis Police Releases Bodycam Footage of Deadly Tyre Nichols Beating

The city of Memphis has released four videos showing the beating that killed Tyre Nichols… Read More

January 27, 2023

Best Songs of The Week: ft. Kari Faux, Lil Yachty and More

The Round-Up is Okayplayer’s weekly playlist of the best songs in the worlds of hip-hop… Read More

January 27, 2023

‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Gets Extension for Two Additional Seasons

Fox has given two-season renewals to animated favorites The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers… Read More

January 27, 2023

Consequence Says He’s ‘Disgusted’ With Pusha T Cutting Ties With Kanye West

In an interview with The Art of Dialogue, longtime G.O.O.D. Music act Consequence accused Pusha… Read More

January 27, 2023

A Book On Erykah Badu Album ‘New Amerykah Part Two’ Is Coming in 2024

Written by Karmeryn Alexa Carter, a book on 2020 Erykah Badu album New Amerykah Part Two… Read More

January 27, 2023

7 New Hip-Hop & Neo-Soul Albums You Should Be Listening To (Week of January 27)

Styles P and Lil Yachty have dropped projects on this New Music Friday. Additional releases… Read More

January 27, 2023