The LOX’s Jadakiss recently shared his thoughts on Billboard’s Top 10 list and explained why he felt deserving of a spot in their rundown.
Despite some of the uproar from other artists, Jada said he would not rely on social media to rant about the Top 10.
“I think they made that list cause my campaign was so strong, you know what I mean? So, shout out to them. I think I influenced that list. I would have been able to sue ‘em if they would have made it 5, so they a little smart over there in their legal department. They made it 10, but I never get in an uproar over them lists. Some artists do and they go on social media ranting. They feel some kind of way, but I never really. I don’t know who’s making the lists. I don’t know what their criteria is, and the one thing I say, besides that, whoever is on that list, I’m on their list.” (Power 105.1)
Recently, Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross said the publication’s omission of late hip-hop mogul Tupac Shakur upset him the most.
“It takes away from the authenticity of the magazine,” Ross said about the publication’s list. “I just looked and by the time I got to three, four, five and I realized I didn’t see Tupac Shakur, I said, ‘I’m at the fifth name and there’s no Tupac.’ This ain’t for me. These lists are not for people like me. This is another agenda for somebody else, not real hip-hop, rap lovers. I would have put Eazy-E over half those names. Eazy-E, Ruthless Records, don’t ever disrespect them. Don’t ever play yourself.” (“Skee TV”)
Ricky Rozay also talked about the influence late hip-hop mogul Eazy-E had on the music industry.
“I say Eazy-E, the brand he built himself, Eazy-E, of course,” Ross added. “N.W.A., of course. Ruthless Records. That’s what made the West. Ruthless Records.” (“Skee TV”)
Music veteran Snoop Dogg ripped the renowned publication for omitting late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur from its Top 10 on Instagram last month.