Fans enraged by the ‘Rolling Stone’ list of 200 greatest rap albums

Rome, August 16, 2019: Covers of CDs by Tupac Shakur. also known as 2Pac and Makaveli, her double album, All Eyez on Me, released in 1996 became one of the best-selling albums in the United States. (Photo credit: / Kraft7)

A heated herd of hip-hop heads stampeded onto the hashtag #RollingStone, inflamed and outraged at the music magazine’s compilation of the “200 Greatest Rap Albums of All Time.”

Hardcore fans, hip-hop journalists, and even casual observers immediately expressed exasperation, shock and revulsion at Rolling Stone for how and why the panelists could have the audacity to compile such a grotesque list.

Here are the top 20 albums of all time, as listed by Rolling Stone. 

Among the most notable examples that caused miniature Twitter explosions was what fans call the indefensible and inexcusable placement of Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy ahead of Nas’s timeless classic Illmatic, which is always included by hip-hop reporters in the argument as the best album of all time. 

Fans also twisted their faces at OutKast’s Stankonia being listed at No. 2 when most rap fans believe that Aquemini and ATLiens were superior studio projects from the Atlanta duo of Andre 3000 and Big Boi. 

There was consternation that none of the seminal albums by Tupac Shakur, considered a demigod in the world of hip-hop, made the Top 25, while Travis Scott fans scoffed hard at Astroworld, which landed last at No. 200. Others believe that Dr. Dre’s The Chronic was far better than Chronic 2001, which was ranked No. 13 by Rolling Stone.

And that’s just for starters. Hip-hop fans from all corners of the continent converged onto Twitter like a swarm of hornets to spew venomous anger at the music magazine for such an atrocious list, at least in their opinions.

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