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 Post subject: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:45 am 
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Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs

List editor: Stereo Williams
Last Updated: 11-18-2010

Criteria: - This list was compiled based on skill, innovation, originality and lasting influence.

Link: http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_rap-lyric.html

1. Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim, Solo)
2. Notorious B.I.G.
3. Big Daddy Kane
4. Nas
5. Andre 3000 (Outkast)
6. Jay Z
7. Kool G. Rap
8. Slick Rick
9. Eminem
10. KRS One (Boogie Down Production, Solo)
11. Mos Def
12. Posdnous (De La Soul)
13. Black Thought (The Roots)
14. Redman
15. Common
16. Big L
17. Ghostface Killah (Wu Tang Clan, solo)
18. Sadat X (Brand Nubian, solo)
19. Pharoahe Monche (Organized Konfusion)
20. Big Punisher
21. Ras Kass
22. Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan)
23. Yukmouth (The Luniz, solo)
24. Aceyalone
25. Talib Kweli
26. Jeru the Damaja
27. Jadakiss (The LOX, Solo)
28. Masta Ace
29. Prodigy (Mobb Deep)
30. AZ
31. Cee Lo (Goodie MOB)
32. LL Cool J
33. 2pac
34. Xzibit
35. Fabulous
36. GZA/Genious (Wu Tang Clan)
37. Lauryn Hill (The Fugees, Solo)
38. Aesop Rock
39. Freddie Foxxx
40. MC Lyte
41. Treach (Naughty by Nature)
42. Buckshot (Black Moon, solo)
43. Bun B. (UGK, solo)
44. MF Doom
45. Big Boi (Outkast)
46. Busta Rhymes (Leaders of the New School, Solo)
47. Beanie Siegel
48. Kurupt (Dog Pound, Solo)
49. Keith Murray (Def Squad, solo)
50. Canibus
51. Bahamida
52. Method Man (Wu Tang Clan, Solo)
53. Chino XL
54. Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest, Solo)
55. Lil Wayne
56. Phonte (Little Brother)
57. Eightball (Eightball & MJG, solo)
58. Chali 2Na (Jurassic 5)
59. Kool Moe Dee (Treacherous Three, Solo)
60. Del the Funkee Homosapian
61. Scarface (Geto Boys, Solo)
62. Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony, solo)
63. Foxy Brown
64. Killer Mike
65. A Plus (Souls of Mischief)
66. Tech N9ne
67. Guru (Gang Starr)
68. Gift of Gab (Blackalicious)
69. Ice Cube (N.W.A., Westside Connection, solo)
70. Twista
71. Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks)
72. Wise Intelligent (Poor Righteous Teachers)
73. The D.O.C.
74. C.L. Smooth
75. Kool Keith
76. Special Ed
77. Rah Digga
78. Chuck D (Public Enemy)
79. DMX
80. Dres (Black Sheep)
81. Inspektah Deck (Wu Tang Clan)
82. Monie Love
83. Thristin Howl III
84. 50 Cent
85. Snoop Dogg
86. Royce Da 5'9
87. Grand Puba (Brand Nubian, Solo)
88. Cam'Ron
89. Paris
90. Spoonie Gee (Treacherous Three, solo)
91. Remy Ma
92. Mystikal
93. Freeway
94. Mr. Cheeks (The Lost Boys, solo)
95. Queen Latifah
96. Fat Joe
97. Grandmaster Caz (The Cold Crush Brothers)
98. Fatlip (The Pharcyde, solo)
99. Erick Sermon (EPMD, solo)
100. Heavy D.

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Old List:
1. Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim, Solo)
2. Notorious B.I.G.
3. Big Daddy Kane
4. Nas
5. Andre 3000 (Outkast)
6. Jay Z
7. Kool G. Rap
8. Slick Rick
9. LL Cool J
10. KRS One (Boogie Down Production, Solo)
11. Mos Def
12. Posdnous (De La Soul)
13. Black Thought (The Roots)
14. Redman
15. Common
16. Big L
17. Ghostface Killah (Wu Tang Clan, solo)
18. Sadat X (Brand Nubian, solo)
19. Pharoahe Monche (Organized Konfusion)
20. Big Punisher
21. C.L. Smooth
22. Eminem
23. Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan)
24. Yukmouth (The Luniz, solo)
25. Talib Kweli
26. Jeru the Damaja
27. Jadakiss (The LOX, Solo)
28. Masta Ace
29. Prodigy (Mobb Deep)
30. 2pac
31. Cee Lo (Goodie MOB)
32. AZ
33. MC Lyte
34. Xzibit
35. Fabulous
36. GZA/Genious (Wu Tang Clan)
37. Lauryn Hill (The Fugees, Solo)
38. Aesop Rock
39. Freddie Foxxx
40. Ras Kass
41. Treach (Naughty by Nature)
42. Buckshot (Black Moon, solo)
43. Bun B. (UGK, solo)
44. MF Doom
45. Big Boi (Outkast)
46. Busta Rhymes (Leaders of the New School, Solo)
47. Beanie Siegel
48. Kurupt (Dog Pound, Solo)
49. Keith Murray (Def Squad, solo)
50. Canibus
51. Bahamida
52. Method Man (Wu Tang Clan, Solo)
53. Chino XL
54. Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest, Solo)
55. Lil Wayne
56. Phonte (Little Brother)
57. Eightball (Eightball & MJG, solo)
58. Chali 2Na (Jurassic 5)
59. Kool Moe Dee (Treacherous Three, Solo)
60. Del the Funkee Homosapian
61. Scarface (Geto Boys, Solo)
62. Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony, solo)
63. Foxy Brown
64. Killer Mike
65. A Plus (Souls of Mischief)
66. Tech N9ne
67. Guru (Gang Starr)
68. Gift of Gab (Blackalicious)
69. Ice Cube (N.W.A., Westside Connection, solo)
70. Twista
71. Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks)
72. Wise Intelligent (Poor Righteous Teachers)
73. The D.O.C.
74. Aceyalone
75. Kool Keith
76. Special Ed
77. Rah Digga
78. Chuck D (Public Enemy)
79. DMX
80. Dres (Black Sheep)
81. Inspektah Deck (Wu Tang Clan)
82. Monie Love
83. Thristin Howl III
84. 50 Cent
85. Snoop Dogg
86. Royce Da 5'9
87. Grand Puba (Brand Nubian, Solo)
88. Cam'Ron
89. Paris
90. Spoonie Gee (Treacherous Three, solo)
91. Remy Ma
92. Mystikal
93. Freeway
94. Mr. Cheeks (The Lost Boys, solo)
95. Queen Latifah
96. Fat Joe
97. Grandmaster Caz (The Cold Crush Brothers)
98. Fatlip (The Pharcyde, solo)
99. Erick Sermon (EPMD, solo)
100. Heavy D.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 3:37 am 
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I think BDK is way too fucking high and Gift of Gab is way too low.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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J.B. Trance wrote:
5. Andre 3000 (Outkast)
6. Jay Z


what the hell? i love Outkast, but... what?


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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Yeah and Big Boi's all the way down at like 45.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:18 pm 
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pave wrote:
J.B. Trance wrote:
5. Andre 3000 (Outkast)
6. Jay Z


what the hell? i love Outkast, but... what?


I agree Jay-Z should be higher.

BTW, I didn't do this list. "Stereo Williams" did.


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:53 pm 
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Isn't 2Pac like, you know.. a big deal? And Snoop at 85? :confused:


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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J.B. Trance wrote:
30. 2pac


oh shit! i didnt even see this the first time...


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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my take at a top 25
1. Rakim
2. 2Pac
3. Notorious B.I.G.
4. Nas
5. Jay Z
6. KRS One
7. Big Daddy Kane
--pretty much a lock for top 7, right? even in a different order maybe
8. LL Cool J
9. Ice Cube (wtf is he doing at 69?)
10. Slick Rick
11. Kool G. Rap
12. Redman
13. Andre 3000
14. Eminem
15. Mos Def
16. Common
17. Chuck D (78?)
18. Pharoahe Monche
19. GZA/Genius
20. Black Thought
21. Ghostface Killah
22. Big Punisher
23. Talib Kweli
24. Big L
25. AZ


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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My top 3 would be

Rakim
Nas
2Pac


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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i think the top 3 that pave proposed is more correct


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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timewarne404 wrote:
i think the top 3 that pave proposed is more correct

How so?


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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i feel like biggie is considered a greater mc than nas, but maybe i'm just a dumbfuck


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 Post subject: Re: Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists and MCs
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really Nas is probably better than Tupac and Biggie... it just feels right to have Tupac/Biggie next to each other and Nas/Jay Z next to each other. not because their personal rivalries, but because their legacies are linked now by the constant arguments about them. kind of like Magic/Bird or HBK/Bret in those lists.


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Rakim, Nas, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, 2Pac and Biggie are all Top 10 hip hop lyricists and MCs without a doubt.

I'm not sure why Todd decided to rank 2Pac so low.


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oh PHEW as soon as i came in here i got my angry face on at the 2pac Biggie discrepancy on hte list.... GOod work guys.


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