Russell Westbrook Picks Nipsey Hussle As The GOAT Over JAY-Z, Eminem, & More
Russell Westbrook picked Nipsey Hussle as the greatest rapper of all time from a list of options that include JAY-Z, Eminem, and more. For the decision, he narrowed down the pick from a 16-rapper bracket. The artists also included Ludacris, Ice Cube, Redman, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface Killa, Mos Def, Missy Elliott, Lupe Fiasco, Nas, Dr. Dre, The Notorious B.I.G., Lil Wayne, and 50 Cent.
In the video, Westbrook narrows the final four options to JAY-Z, Busta Rhymes, Lil Wayne, and Nipsey Hussle. Fans had mixed responses to Westbrook's choices. One agreed: "If you listen to the message, reality, and delivery overall. Nipsey was better. Nipsey mastered things without straying and made timeless music while doing it. I also think his international experiences, from this Ethiopian half, made him more aware." Another emphasized with the difficult decision: "I felt his pain when it got to Nip and Wayne I was just listening to them today."
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It's not the first time that the Los Angeles native has praised Nipsey Hussle. After Hussle was shot and killed in 2019, Westbrook posted the NBA's second-ever 20-20-20 stat line and dedicated the performance to the late rapper. "Grateful to play the game, but that wasn't for me, man. That was for my bro, man. That was for Nipsey," Westbrook told TNT post-game. "Rest in peace to Nipsey, man. I'm just thankful to go out there and compete at a high level, man. Thankful to have these teammates. Thankful and humbled to go out there and play the game I love."
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed by Eric Holder outside of his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, 2019. Hussle was just 33 years old at the time. Holder received a sentence of 60 years in prison for the first-degree murder.
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Russell Westbrook Picks The Greatest Rapper Of All Time