Magoo is receiving his flowers on social media right now – even though things started off quite differently.
On Saturday (May 16), a Twitter user shared quite the hot take on Timbaland’s rap partner. With a clip of the Virginia native’s verse from his and Timbo’s 1997 hit “Luv 2 Luv U,” the woman declared Magoo the worst to ever hit a mic.
“Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the WORST rapper to ever exist,” the woman wrote with crying emojis.
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you the WORST rapper to ever exist 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/2rogzj15xn
— Goddess. (@Donladygod) May 17, 2020
This immediately prompted a response from people who were around to see the “Up Jumps Da Boogie” rapper in his prime, quick to note that his bars were practically elite compared to some of the music being released today.
“Correction: He was below average THEN,” personality Van Lathan wrote in response. “Looking back on it. We were lucky to have him. At least the nigga was actually rapping.”
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TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh ___ #TSRReactionz: If you don’t recognize the name “Magoo,” then exit stage left, chile. You’re already too young for this conversation. ___ For the rest of us, I need to know how y’all feel about Magoo being called “the worst rapper to exist,” a claim that had Black Twitter up in arms today. ___ Magoo, who rolled in Timbaland and Missy Elliott’s crew in the 90s/2000s, contributed bars for classic songs including “Luv 2 Luv,” “Up Jumps Da Boogie” among other hits. You can basically consider what Magoo is to Tim as to what Memphis Bleek was to Jay-Z. ___ While Twitter agreed he wasn’t up to par with the rappers of his time, people felt Magoo does not deserve the title of the “the worst rapper,” while people threw out a few other names for that race. SWIPE and let us know what your thoughts are on this debate.
Another Twitter user chimed in to praise Magoo’s bars, while reasoning that the original poster and anyone else agreeing were likely too young to experience the music in its heyday. Others offered up alternative options for the “worst” title, throwing other rappers under the bus including Silkk The Shocker, Blueface and even OG rap legend, E-40.
See more reactions to Magoo being called the wackest rapper ever below.
Don't ever disrespect the great Magoo! https://t.co/0kgVK5gwyX
— A.T. The Ambassador 🇳🇬🏁 (@OhThatsAT) May 17, 2020
There are too many mumble rap niggas out to be dissing magoo like this. UP JUMPS THE BOOGIE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR LIFE!! https://t.co/ZHc8fi4SGt
— King Shark is a Shark (@TripleBeees) May 17, 2020
I just saw a thread that called Magoo, Silkk the Shocker, and E-40 the worst rappers of all times, and I want y’all to log off and go play!
— call gunna if you want you a birkin (@KiaSpeaks) May 17, 2020
Y’all really be on crack on this app. Magoo?? The worst? And you got blue face 6’3 inches of off beat walking around?? Y’all are on crack. ROCK. https://t.co/FczF3s5RqD
— Chunky Y-2-C (@TENENBAVM) May 17, 2020
I woke up to Magoo slander and really wish Twitter had an age filter. Where the grown folks table at?
— Byrdy Lattimore (@ByrdIsBack) May 17, 2020
In the generation of the most trash rap records there are 20 worse rappers in 2020 than Magoo or Silk The Shocker. https://t.co/znOIpSSGn2
— Sue Me. (@_BeEnlightened_) May 17, 2020
Magoo had better rhyme skill and delivery than 99% of these trash ass autotune young bucks these days
— omnipotent destructionist (@whocareseracohw) May 17, 2020
This is the worst example for Magoo’s supposed wackness. He rode the hell out of this. https://t.co/IF6PRl55sz
— Ice Moses (@IkeMoses) May 18, 2020
Magoo was better than Silkk the Shocker and Blueface…… Lets Argue 🏃🏾♂️
— Vada_Fly (@Vada_Fly) May 18, 2020
Magoo a legend. I hate these kids on the internet. https://t.co/p9QjXQmPhK
— 10 Toes TF. Down 🏁 (@_HNIB) May 17, 2020
Yall got Magoo fucked up. He was rapping circles around folks. Yall just may not get his wordplay and cultural references that lace his bars. Thats aside from his one of a kind original ability to ride anything Tim created.
— Monstera Mikey 🍾🍊🌿 (@Clicquot_Mike) May 17, 2020
Magoo floated on this tho pic.twitter.com/xnIO7g6Kv2
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) May 17, 2020