Eminem, Jay Z and Chiddy Bang are among the artists mentioned on the list.
Hip Hop artists who have graced the pages of the prestigious Guinness Book of World Records are the center of a new list curated by XXL.
“These rappers have proven that they are talented in more ways than one. Beyond feats of music greatness, rap stars have a tendency to strive for as many superlatives as possible,” the article says. “Rappers love to add as many titles to their calling card as possible. But there’s no higher achievement than being named unequivocally the best by the Guinness Book of World Records.”
The first artist to be included on the list is Eminem for his The Marshall Mathers LP 2 cut, “Rap God.”
“Em’s 2013 single, Rap God set the record for most words in a song. The quick-tongued Detroit rapper averages more than 4 words a second,” the piece says.
Next up was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania emcee Chiddy Bang for holding the record for the longest freestyle rap.
“Back in 2011, the Opposite of Adults rapper set the Guinness record for ‘Longest Freestyle Rap.’ Chiddy rapped for 9 hours, 16 minutes and 22 seconds,” the publication says.
Jay Z was also included on the list for his impressive promotional work on his 2006 album, Kingdom Come.
“Brooklyn’s boy actually has held numerous records throughout his career. One of his greatest feats was in 2006 when he performed the most live shows in a 24-hour stretch,” XXL says. “HOV performed a seven-city Hangar Tour within 24-hours, going from Atlanta to Las Vegas. It was all in promotion of his album Kingdom Come.”
To read the full “7 Rappers Who Have A Spot In The Guinness Book Of World Records” list, please visit XXL.