Other helpful qualifications, though not neccessary, are getting shot a few times, being poor as hell, smoking a shitload of weed, and a business relationship with Suge Knight. Musical Talent is helpful but in no way exclusive.
As of 2006, the top contenders are a skinny black man and a fat one. Both of whom were fucking murdered by Suge Knight
Icy Kold: Shit son, he's the best rapper ever.
best lyricist ever. also the best selling rapper ever. and dubbed by vibe as the best rapper ever. what? you gonna disagree? cuz he white? face it if eminem was black and had his skill people wouldn bother to remember niggas like tupac and biggie.
In the land of the killers, a sinner's mind is a sanctum
Holy or unholy, only have one homie
Only this gun, lonely cause don't anyone know me
Yet everybody just feels like they can relate, I guess words are a mothafucka they can be great"
best rapper ever