Eminem mentions that everyone has their own views on who the greatest rappers of all time are: "It depends on who's conversation. If I'm in it, then I'm honored. If I'm not, then it is what it is." he said. "The thing about music is that everyone has a different opinion. Your top 5, top 10, may be completely different than mine. I think that everybody who competitively raps, which is probably most rappers, wants to be that. If you don't, then why are you rapping?"
"even to be thrown in that conversation by anyone is an honor."
Eminem names his top rappers, and includes the likes of Run DMC and the Beastie Boys: "I don't know if I can put an order on it. I would probably say all time... LL would have to be in there."
"There's too many I wanna throw up in there. Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Treach..."