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  • Gramitoz's picture
    says: (09 Dec '09)

    Who Do You Consider the Top 10 Rappers to Have Ever Done It?

     

    I got mine:

    1. Biggie

    2. Tupac

    3. Nas

    4. Eminem

    5. Rakim

    6. Big L

    7. Jay-Z

    8. Lupe Fiasco (still gotta prove himself, but so far, SO much talent)

    9. Big Pun

    10. KRS-One

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Gramitoz's picture
on December 09, 2009

Who Do You Consider the Top 10 Rappers to Have Ever Done It?

 

I got mine:

1. Biggie

2. Tupac

3. Nas

4. Eminem

5. Rakim

6. Big L

7. Jay-Z

8. Lupe Fiasco (still gotta prove himself, but so far, SO much talent)

9. Big Pun

10. KRS-One

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tdotlaydee.'s picture

Sub Conscious Thoughts = old forum member?
Sub-Conscious-Thoughts's picture

And then there's Jean... Who I also missed
tdotlaydee.'s picture

Hahaha Mike...youuuu joined =)
Mike_16's picture

I have different top 10's but I will give a general one just for the hell of it... In no order by the way... Tech N9ne Lupe K-Rino Jean Grae Canibus Raw Poetic (of Panacea) Aesop Rock KRS-One Mos Def M-1 and Stic of Dead Prez I have my reasons for each one just as everyone else does.
Sub-Conscious-Thoughts's picture

I really do hate making lists Always forget someone Ice Cube is that someone. Anyways I'd rather just name all the dope rappers instead of ranking them, which I wont do now because I don't feel like it.
KingJames23's picture

1. Tupac 2. Biggie 3. Nas 4. Rakim 5. Jay-Z 6. Eminem 7. Lupe Fiasco 8. Andre 3000 (although i cant ignore big boi's contribution to his success) 9. Common 10. Ice Cube Big L would be top 5 if he had lived to put out 2 more albums
Don't Feed The Animals's picture

O I TOTALLY FORGOT ABOUT CANNIBUS, JUST MOVE EVERYONE ELSE DOWN ONE SPOT
Don't Feed The Animals's picture

THIS IS COMPLETELY BASED OFF LYRICAL ABILITY, NOTHING MORE(of course, my opinion): 1. Eminem 2. Lupe 3. Rakim 4. Big L 5. Big Pun 6. Nas 7. Jay-Z 8. Mos Def 9. Kanye West 10. KRS-One Honestly, Jay-Z is my favorite rapper, but when I put my bias thinking aside and only judged based on lyrics(not "legend" status or record sales etc.) this is what I thought was a pretty good list.
Droolin's picture

blu black thought just another 2 that i forgot to add
Droolin's picture

jay-z mos kanye lupe nas del tha funkee h. i don't really know what to base it on...i just picked the dudes i personally like best if thts cool
Gramitoz's picture

LOL Kat, Jane n Finch is full of crazy ass Somalian crack heads. No disrespect to any somalians on this forum, you gotta see the Toronto ones.
Kat's picture

LOOOOL... Jane & Finch... omgg this guy kills me!!
Muzot's picture

oh yeah , bosnia represent, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_LsAH7nGj8 forget to put this infront skillz Mu 4inaka -->
Muzot's picture

1 tupac ( he died for the turth) 2 lupe (juypppp,,,, muslim pac?) 3 imortal technique ( turth yah, too bad he got into communism +latin up) 4 Brother Ali ( yeah yeah king ) 5 Napoleon ( Mutah UP UP , Mutah hitin da streets instead of makin muziks , props, late mixtapes are da truth) -->DA TURTH http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTOn1sTBq1o 6 K'naan (!!!! kenan , ignorant rap cant touch this) 7 Charles Hamilton ( all the ignorant rappers in 1, and then not tellin lies to the kids) Bushido ( german rap waddup!, ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDjbqfhVfoU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_LsAH7nGj8 skilllz 9 Malik B ( the roots era) THe Spark , DA TRUTH 10 Amir Sulaiman ( true artist ;]) im shocked by the amout of the "Concious Rappers" who spit ignorant packed like it's the truth, in most of the lists posted. shit ain't changed since the last time i came back. to those who say tupac spits ignorant, he does but he is da truth , them rests are p4ssays , so to say./ brother khalil wil cover the psychological effects his image and life had on the video on Concious Raps influence, his reactionary behavior and self destructive life are testaments to that. also he also will cover that conscious Rap creates Ignorant and Maleable Persons. Muzot 4i
Gramitoz's picture

lol its what google brings up JnF ain't even that block any more. I'm in Southside rexdale, thank God google aint got shit on that
1Prophecy's picture

LMAO @ exposingthewicked mentioning jane and finch, like anyone outside Toronto cares or knows about it
LupElect Cole's picture

I'mma shock your conscious 1. J. Cole 2. Lupe Fiasco 3. Eminem 4. Jay-Z 5. Jay Electronica 6. Nas 7. Tupac 8. Andre 3000 9. Notorious B.I.G 10. Big L waaaaaaaaaaaattt? lol
Gramitoz's picture

lol @ mentioning jane n Finch. I got love for Jane strip, SSJS and the whole Grand Ravine block. Don't even bother tryna threat people on here either idiot. I have preached and preached again, your discussion tactics are juvenile and idiotic. Either you smarten the fuck up and get back the respect of people to even read your shit, or keep talking non sense and be subject to labelling and ignored.
Gramitoz's picture

leave him alone before he uses his great 17 year old wisdom. He's traveled around the world, and lives in the biggest ghetto in Europe you know.
Lm_wfc's picture

hey exposinginpublic or whateer your name is, why the fuck are you bringing eddie murphy into this? gtfo
Khnum's picture

When I pull from personal opinion rather than massive appeal, I don't count things like, length in the industry or amount of success, with that said, the list is comprised of lyrics I hear and FEEL, not just take a fancy to poetically, rhythmically, or aesthetically. If I don't feel you, I ain't listenin. 1. P.O.S. - Realest I've ever heard, ridiculous 2. Lupe - Too sick for words 3. Lauryn - Educational and I don't mean that as a pun 4. Royce Da 5' 9" - He says things as I think 'em, it's crazy 5. Eminem - Lyrically untouchable 6. Mike Shinoda - Not overly skilled but more than makes up for it with visceral lyrics 7. Jay-Z - Constantly breaking standards, only reason I keep listening to the radio 8. Kid CuDi - Talk about a breath of fresh air 9. Pharoah Monch - He says things that I gotta rewind twice to understand 10. Mat Kearney - Never heard poem to song any better Yes, Mat Kearney, I call poem to sound rap and that's what he did, and it was great. And if general hip-hop was on instead just lyricists, I'd prolly have Missy, Kanye, Dre and/or Pharrell on here but I respect their work as producer's more than rappers. And mind you, this list'll prolly change (not drastically) in a week or so, as it should be since this music thing is an (r)evolutionary process.
Bojangles's picture

1.Biggie Smalls 2.The old Jay-z 3.Lupe Fiasco 4.Mos Def 5.Talib Kweli 6.MF Doom 7.Nas 8.Eminem 9.Method man and redman 10.Kid cudi
Sub-Conscious-Thoughts's picture

Yeah it is quality but she didn't hang out that long, she never got a chance to reach her full potential I think she could of topped The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill if she did.
Kat's picture

Yeaahh, lack of material but it's not quantity it's quality right? errr.. haha... tbh I was sick of all these males, the feminist side of me coming out ahaha, mad biased in other words. But I do have so much respect for her and badu as well. :)
Sub-Conscious-Thoughts's picture

I was gonna say Lauryn but she didn't make enough material. I still love her though, her and Erakah Badu are my favorite female artists.
Kat's picture

this is tough!! hmm 1. Common 2. Nas 3. Lauryn Hill (The Fugees).. not a rapper but contributed to a different style of hip-hop. 4. Mos Def 5. Raekwon 6. Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) 7. De La Soul (as group) 8. Andre 3000 9. Talib Kweli 10. Tupac HM: Jay-Z, Lupe Fiasco, Eminem, Joe Budden, Serious Jones, Black Thought (the Roots), Little Brother, CunninLynguists (as a group), Blu...
Sub-Conscious-Thoughts's picture

Nas Black Thought Jay-Z Rakim Scarface Common Mos Def Ghostface Killah And throw Biggie and Pac in there even though the two are overrated as hell, Pac wouldn't be if he didn't switch his style up though. And I can't put Eminem in because of how overrated he has become now, plus I never thought he was that great anyways.
4ziATiC's picture

lol DJ Khaled
AK-47's picture

1- Nas 2- Lupe 3-Jay Z 4-Eminem 5-The Game 6-TCQ 7-Immortal Technique 8-DJ-Khaled 9-Biggie 10-Tupac
D.G.'s picture

1. Nas 2. Andre 3000 3. Eminem 4. Lupe 5. Mos Def 6. Ghostface 7.Talib Kweli 8.Notorious B.i.g 9. Elzhi 10.Common Honorable mention: Krs, Rakim, Pac, jigga, Luda, kanye... future is very bright with artists like Blu, B.o.B, J. Cole

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