Wale Declares Himself ‘One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time’

Wale Declares Himself ‘One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time’

Wale wants his flowers.

The D.C. rapper took to Twitter to once again declare himself one of the greatest rappers of all time, putting himself in a category alongside greats like The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, JAY-Z, and Nas.

“When I say I’m one of the greatest rappers of all time . I mean it with all my heart,” he tweeted before explaining why he’s worthy of GOAT status.

“I’ve put out more QUALITY music than most . My deep cuts are crazy . My singles all got plaques . Decade plus. THAT is why I’m heavy on the gratitude,” he added.

When I say I’m one of the greatest rappers of all time . I mean it with all my heart . I’ve put out more QUALITY music than most . My deep cuts are crazy . My singles all got plaques . Decade plus. THAT is why I’m heavy on the gratitude. 🌹

— Wale (@Wale) August 18, 2021

After receiving some backlash in the comments section of The Shade Room, Wale defended himself. “Literally every great artist tells u . Literally . They want me dim my light so bad. I can’t tho,” said Wale, whose debut album Attention Deficit dropped 12 years ago.

Literally every great artist tells u . Literally . They want me dim my light so bad. I can’t tho . https://t.co/mHzimHuFVr

— Wale (@Wale) August 18, 2021

He also responded to his critics, including one fan who said Nicki Minaj was a better rapper, to which Wale agreed.

Thx for ur opinion bro . 🤝

— Wale (@Wale) August 18, 2021

I promise u . I DO not care my guy . Everybody got haters playboy

— Wale (@Wale) August 19, 2021

Y’all better give my bro his Flowers🌹while he still here, the classics he has given us is ageless, no kizzy

— Simply_Nick (@Simply_nick2) August 18, 2021

Agreed

— Wale (@Wale) August 18, 2021

This is not the first time Wale has made the bold proclamation. In 2019, he tweeted a similar statement.

I’m one of the greatest rappers of all time . There I said it…

— Wale (@Wale) August 6, 2019

Wale plans to show more of his greatness on his upcoming album Folarin 2, due later this year. He recently dropped his new single “Down South” featuring Yella Beezy and Maxo Kream, which follows “Angles” with Chris Brown.