Kanye West opened the debate.
I open the debate… The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best rap verse of all time….meaning … OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 20, 2013
His claim that his second verse on "New Slaves" is the "best" of all time sparked mainly the reaction of individuals saying "[insert verse from favorite rapper] is WAYYY better than 'New Slaves'." More generally, it caught people thinking about what could constitute the best verse ever, if there ever was one.
Our friends over at Pigeons and Planes put together a number of reactions from fans, rappers, and other opinionated individuals. Some of them agree with Kanye, some adamantly don't, and others just want to say something funny about the situation. In any case, the people (well, the people who are on Twitter) have spoken.
What do you think?