Rolling Stone on Tuesday, released its list of the 200 greatest Hip Hop albums of all time and has gotten criticism from music fans.
The likes of veteran Hip Hop journalists, fans and more have blasted Rolling Stone’s list, questioning the selections.
Most of the mixed reactions were aimed at the selection of Cardi B‘s 2018 album “Invasion of Privacy” being ranked 16th ahead of Nas‘ Magnus Opus ‘Illmatic,’ Kanye West‘s debut album ‘College Drop Out, ahead of all 2Pac‘s albums, Lil Wayne‘s ‘Carter 3,’ 50 Cent‘s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin,’ and countless other albums.
Reacting to the album’s ranking, Cardi B shared a meme of an anthropomorphic lion with hands-on its hips on Twitter, writing “INVASION OF PRIVACY.”
INVASION OF PRIVACY pic.twitter.com/upNm8Ziq61
— Cardi B (@iamcardib) June 7, 2022
View some of the reactions to Rolling Stone’s list below.
Rolling Stone just ranked “Invasion Of Privacy” as the 16th best Hip-Hop album of all time and placed it above all of these classics:
Tha Carter 3
All Eyez On Me
good kid, m.A.A.d city
The Marshall Mathers LP
— Jah Talks Music (@JahTalksMusic) June 7, 2022
Ain’t no way rolling stone just called Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B a Top 16 hip hop album of ALL TIME ?
Disrespectful to everything behind it pic.twitter.com/ru3SUoHEoU
— Inv ⁶? ?☄️ (@Inv16x) June 7, 2022
the rolling stone says that invasion of privacy by cardi b is the 16th greatest hip hop album of all time… this is actually insane man LMAO pic.twitter.com/RCSXgxBmQs
— SK⚡️ (@raptalksk) June 7, 2022
Look, I get that lists are subjective but Rolling Stone’s top 200 hip hop albums is f*cking ridiculous. Any list that has Cardi B’s “Invasion of Privacy” ranked higher than “Illmatic,” “Midnight Marauders,” “Aquemini” and “Doggystyle” is null and void.
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) June 7, 2022
I looked at Rolling Stone naming Cardi B’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ as the 16th greatest album of all-time and I thought to myself: Empowerment and equality will never be wrong and they will be necessary. However, part of the downsides of those two concepts, because of…
— Motolani Alake (@OneMotolani) June 8, 2022