VIBE's Big List: The Greatest Rapper Alive under 30 - Lupe Fiasco on Position #2


Now you can think of VIBE what you want and I personally wasn't always friendly towards them but they did a good job by putting Lupe on this list. They put him on #2 right behind Weezy. Check out what they had to say about Lupe:

Want to know how lyrically gifted Lupe Fiasco is? Consider the following bars from his awesome “SLR” freestyle:

“Pharrell what these niggas talkin’ ‘bout?/Two-man Big Pun, a one-man Slaughterhouse/A two-album Jay-Z, a one nigga Wu-Tang/Young and hungry Mos Def, a conscious-rappin’ Lil Wayne.” From any other MC, it’d be an incredibly nifty string of comparisons dismissed as baseless bravado, yet rap heads actually considered the truthfulness of Lu’s proclamations.

But the Chicago native doesn’t have to speak his greatness into existence via braggadocio; his two near-flawless albums (Food & Liquor, The Cool) ring loud and clear.

And while critics—us, and even himself, included—may pan his latest Lasers album, the pop ears are finally listening, too. The album moved more than 200,000 copies its first week. With a more consistent presence, Lupe really can touch the sky.

Check the full list HERE

33 comments:

  1. Man I didn't think they would actually give him #2

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  2. right behind Weezy??? -_- AYFKM

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  3. Couldn't be completely convinced, huh? Lol . . . behind Weezy. Sigh. Take what you can get I guess . . at least they didn't put Drake above Lupe. I'd probably die laughing.

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  4. How does Lil Wayne take the #1 spot ? he's terrible at this point I'm sorry

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  5. right behind weezy -_- fuck that

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  6. it's only vibe's list. you know they aint credible

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  7. Nm the fact that weezy is no.1 I expected as much from vibe. Gotta get readers and click throughs I guess.

    I'm just surprised wayne is 28. I seriously thought from his face he was pushin like 37

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  8. Lil Wayne is 28?! Damn lol! Lupe is 29. Weird.

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  9. @Sadie Ryan that's what the amount of drugs Wayne has done will do to the human body

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  10. I'm wondering why they don't have Blu up there!?!

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  11. Overall, this list is questionable. everytime they had something good going they throw in some washed up nigga (Young Chris,Soulja Boy, Cassidy, Cory Gunz, Juelz) that made you scratch

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  12. wouldve liked to have seen XV, Donnis, Cool Kids, Curren$y, even Blu who has little to no buzz at all. XV is probably the most underrated in the game right now. His last mixtape was incredible

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  13. "Now you can think of VIBE what you want and I personally wasn't always friendly towards them but they did a good job by putting Lupe on this list. They put him on #2 right behind Weezy"

    Sean do you even knw Lupe songs besides the mainstream ones??? hahah..man ya r corny to believe that lil wayne should be #1..smh..All of this wackass rappers shouldnt even been on the list to begin with..cept for J. Cole and Lupe..
    I can name 30 other mcs that are better than lil wayne..This is pure garbage list from a dumbass pop fans smh..they really dont knw shit about hip hop..

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  14. U knw a list is garbage when u see waka flaka in the list and lil wayne being the #1 spot on that list..

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  15. just to make it clear..i didn't say that i agree with the whole list...it's just good to see Lupe on there at a high position cause 6 months ago he would have never made any type of list like that.

    Especially not a Vibe list.

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  16. fuck this vibe or rolling stone magazine shit..they dont knw shit about hip hop..their the one killing it by promoting all this garbage rappers on that list..all of them are wack as fuck if we exclude j.cole, dom kennedy, b.o.b (the old one, not the sellout one)..and thats it..

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  17. @ Sean if you didnt agree with the list..why post it on this blog? its a damn shame to even know most of those candidates dont deserve to be on the list..and its even worse to put lil wayne above Lupe, j.cole..what is this? some sympathy shit for lupe? this is uncalled for smh

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  18. This list is shit lol.

    First of all they have shitty Rappers like soulja boy and wacka on the list and then omit good ones like Jay Electronica and Blu.

    This is a failed GREATEST list.

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  19. wow they forgot blu, j cole over drake anyday. top 5 under 30 no order
    lupe
    j cole
    blu
    kid cudi
    tyler the creator

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  20. Nicky Minaj in front of Kid Cudi. hahahhahahahahaha VIBE doesn't know shit. They just riding lil Wayne and Young Money's cocks.

    Lupe is number 1 :P

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  21. ^^^ GTFOH with that SHITTY ASS LIST you FAILED IN EPIC PROPORTIONS!!!

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  22. they failed when diggy tied w/ bow wow

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  23. WTF is wrong with some of you guys...Considering the history of Vibe and Lupe...I am surprised they even put him on the list better yet place him #2. And Lupe is better than Lil Wayne lyrically but what places Wayne before him is his hunger. Lil Wayne made more songs in one year than Lu has done his entire career! And dont get salty because you know its true! Fuck, we had to beg for his last mixtape to come out and it was about 30 minutes long....But I still love Lu regardless and I wouldn't change his work ethic for anything because honestly its the mystique of Lu that keeps us wanting for more.

    And also, some of you have to be the most ungreatful asswholes ever! You guys have alot of nerve to question Sean as a fan. I'd like to see your real-time Lupe blog. Yah know his blog is better than Lu's official page! Kill that noise!

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  24. ^^^ who cares about the quantity of songs its the quality of the songs. i still listen to food and liquor to this day but when i listen to a wayne song once im done

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  25. i love lupe but he should have been number 2. number one should have been j cole hands down. he put out 2 classic mixtapes while finishing college at a university. then dropped another one right after. talk about consistant. if lupe would drop a little more music there would be no question on where he should be. and im sorry but bow wow has achieved more than anybody on that list and if im not mistaken has sold more than even wayne so to put him at 30 and in a tie with someone who hasnt done anything at all to be on this list but have rev run for a dad is bs. diggy is dope but he shouldnt be mentioned in these list yet. and come on drake and nicki minaj at 3 and 4 over lloyd banks like its easy to sell 4 million records. what have these people done to be on this list. gtfoh how is this list even possible. then throwing wacka and lil b in for shock value lol fuck vibe man.

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  26. dude, nvm wayne and lupe... this list is awful. soulja boy on a list entitled "greatest RAPPERS alive under 30"

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  27. So VIBE thinks that rappers die after 30?
    It would have made more sense to have a list only with rappers that put out an album in the last 5 years.
    Nonetheless the list is some shit.

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  28. this blog has the worse opinions ive seen on most blogs.to say everybody on this list sucks when there are dudes like KRIT, K.dot, Cyhi, & Cole towards the top of the list, yall are just bitching. Most of these dudes have put out quality and have created a brand and a movement to make names respected. You mad cuz Blu didnt make it???tell that nigga to stop being a lazy fuck and grind harder

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  29. Not to mention some of yall dumb fucks think that b/c Banks sold 4mil his 1st album about 6 years ago actually matters anymore. This nigga and Bow Wow fell off hard, dont nobody check for Bow anymore. Banks second album was the biggest failure almost ever, and G-Unit is dead. And Tyler the Creator is a bitch nigga. Yall lames w/ no friends needed stop riding his dick. This pussy talking crazy shit just for reactions, he possesses no real talent. im done

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  30. "this blog has the worse opinions ive seen on most blogs.to say everybody on this list sucks when there are dudes like KRIT, K.dot, Cyhi, & Cole towards the top of the list, yall are just bitching. Most of these dudes have put out quality and have created a brand and a movement to make names respected. You mad cuz Blu didnt make it???tell that nigga to stop being a lazy fuck and grind harder"







    Are you high? Nobody said EVERYONE on the list is shit because that would include Lu and the artists you mentioned. People are saying that the List itself sucks because it includes artists like soulja and waka and not only are they included, they are also at a high number and above other artists that are clearly better than them. Also they have wayne at #1 when Lu is obviously better than him. They have Drake at #3 when J.Cole is better than him. They don't have Blu or XV on the list who are both better than several people on the list. You question other people's opinions? How can you look at this 30 GREATEST rappers ALIVE list and agree with it? The order is certainly not close to being correct and some of the rappers included should never be on any GREATEST list unless it's followed by "joke MCs"

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