Illustration: Ulises Farinas

40 Over 40

Who’s Having the Best Rap Career After 40?

These 40 MCs prove relevance is a state of mind

Back in 2006, The Game made clear hip-hop’s sentiment regarding the aging MC. “You 38 and you still rappin’? Ugh!” the then-26-year-old lyricist scoffed on “It’s Okay (One Blood),” in a barely veiled shot at a still-dominant Jay-Z (who turned 37 that year). Around the…