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10 Best Rappers?

Old 04-13-08, 04:31 AM
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10 Best Rappers?

In an effort to actually squeeze some rap discussions into this forum, what is your top ten? This list can include, Rap, Hip-Hop, West Coast, East Coast, deep South, groups and whomever you think of as a "rapper."

10. Snoop
9. Eminem
8. 50 Cent
7. Dre
6. Nas
5. Immortal Technique
4. Lil Wayne
3. Bone Thugz
2. Tupac

And my Number 1 choice:
1. Tech N9ne

I could see switching some of my top ones around but Tech N9ne is pretty solid. Caribou Lou, Imma Tell, Jellysickle, Night and Day, Bout Ta Bubble, Riotmaker.....To many good songs.

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Old 04-13-08, 11:01 AM
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Chuck D
Ice Cube

oh and of course
Ice Cold
Tasty Taste
Tone Def

That is all I have in my collection.
Old 04-13-08, 11:13 AM
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Old 04-13-08, 11:33 AM
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I'm going to write a pretty in-depth piece this summer that tries to pinpoint when and why exactly Lil Wayne went from being the guy people laughed at when he said he was the best rapper alive and when people started actually buying into that nonsense.

I don't have a full list, but here are some off the top of my head:

- Andre 3000
- Ghostface Killah
- Nas
- Jay-Z
- GZA
- Chuck D
- Notorious B.I.G.
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Talib Kweli
Mos Def
Rakim
DMC
Gift of Gab

...just some names no one has mentioned
Old 04-13-08, 03:23 PM
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Heres my list: (no order)

Jay-Z
Busta Rhymes
Method Man
Lloyd Banks
DMX
Eminem
Kanye West
Ludacris
Notorious BIG
Tupac

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Old 04-13-08, 03:41 PM
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The only one I really like is Vinnie Paz from Jedi Mind Tricks.
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the best rapper i ever saw live... who did an outright freestyle in the moment was Beanie Siegal...

with Jay Z and Freeway and several others on stage in the freestyle he really stood out...

Redman's 'Muddy Waters' is an all time high for rap...

Too Short's 'City Of Dope' is an all time classic...

Sen Dog and B Real..
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I'm not a big rap fan, but I dig Jay-Z, Eminem, Dre, and Kanye.
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Originally Posted by Al Padrino
I'm going to write a pretty in-depth piece this summer that tries to pinpoint when and why exactly Lil Wayne went from being the guy people laughed at when he said he was the best rapper alive and when people started actually buying into that nonsense.
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Mos Def
Q-Tip

Maybe not the best in terms of flow, but I like their style and delivery. Mos usually has a message I agree with.
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Wow... just wow. Some of the names picked for some of these lists. I won't get specific.

Not a big fan of Pac, but he needs to make any list. I would say some of the undisputed ones are Pac, Nas, Big, and Rakim.
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i cant give you 10, but i can list some people i kno are really good

gza
2pac
ice cube
ludacris
pharoahe monch
scarface
bizzy bone
KRS-one
eminem
keith murray
jay-z
busta rhymes
Old 04-13-08, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Layziebones
In an effort to actually squeeze some rap discussions into this forum, what is your top ten? This list can include, Rap, Hip-Hop, West Coast, East Coast, deep South, groups and whomever you think of as a "rapper."

10. Snoop
9. Eminem
8. 50 Cent
7. Dre
6. Nas
5. Immortal Technique
4. Lil Wayne
3. Bone Thugz
2. Tupac

And my Number 1 choice:
1. Tech N9ne

I could see switching some of my top ones around but Tech N9ne is pretty solid. Caribou Lou, Imma Tell, Jellysickle, Night and Day, Bout Ta Bubble, Riotmaker.....To many good songs.
Great to see Tech N9ne get some love around these parts. I've been a big fan for years. Go to see him every time he hangs around the East Coast. Best concerts I've ever been too. He puts on quite a show.
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A spelling/English teacher would have a shit-fit in here.
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Originally Posted by uncle-frank
pharoahe monch
Ever hear his song "Tooley Crew Personified"?

I think it only ever got put out as a vinyl single.

http://www.undergroundhiphop.com/aud...ide-Recordings

^^ stream there. It's one of my favorite beats too.
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Will Smith
Biz Markie
Young MC
Freedom Williams
Vanilla Ice
Bubba Sparxxx
K-Fed
G-Unit (all of them)
Ja Rule
and Fred Durst

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there should be two different lists on here; Performer and lyrist.

Some of the people on here forgot about older crew's...

Slick Rick
Beastie Boys
KRS-1
NWA
Scarface
Notorius B.I.G
Tupac
Run DMC
Primo
Big L
MobbDeep
Too $hort
Ganggstar
Big Punisher
Goodie Mob
Smiff N Wesson
OutKast
House of Pain
A Tribe Called Quest
AZ
Public Enemy
Wu-Tang Clan
Nas (older stuff)
EPMD
Cypress Hill

I do totally enjoy the newer artist and old favorites -

Jay-Z
Eminem
Snoop Dog
etc.
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Whodini (Haunted House of Rock was a good one!)
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No order.

Ghostface
Mf Doom
Rza
Gza
Del the Funkee Homosapien
Big Pun
Nas
Krs-one
Rakim
Notorious BIG
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I wonder why threadcrapping is allowed in this thread.
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^because if the discussion is not about pink floyd than it is considered stupid

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