|03-17-2008, 12:39 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2004
Top 10 Rap Artists
We have like five billion of these floating around in here so I figure I'll have this one stickied and just lock the rest when I come across them, so yeah go!
1. Dr. Octagon
3. Deltron 3030
6. DJ Spooky
7. MF Doom
8. Dose One
|03-17-2008, 10:36 AM||#2 (permalink)|
I honestly think he's the most talented rapper to date
2. MC Paul Barman
They don't really have anything else like this, try "Vulture-Shark Sculpture Park"
3. Beastie Boys
Probably made the greatest album in the 80's. Still played constantly on rock radio (from a time when rap was rock).
4. Notorious B.I.G
Was a storyteller when it came to lyrics, but was unstoppable when it came to flow. To quote him, "my slow flow's remarkable"
Its easy to hate him (here) because he's popular and ICP fans love him, but its unfair to say he's not one of the best rappers ever. His second and third album are on fire to this day.
6. MF Doom
For his work on “hoe cakes” alone he gets a nod from me. Working in a section of rap that doesn’t acknowledge a public image, their focus in the studio is what matters. His investment in this group is worth all the money in the world.
7. Andre 3000
Again, popular so left off a few lists to garner more cred, the working half of outkast keeps his hand in many different pots and its reflected in most things. The concepts alone will keep you interested, never mind the flow or the hooks.
8. Del (and various aliases)
Massive progress from his breakout “catch a bad one” to his hit with Gorillaz. You can see someone who tried to be a rapper morph into someone who happened to rap while telling the stories of his own inverted personal experiences.
9. Black Thought
Tracks 1 and 7, of which the names escape me, on Phrenology are nothing short of badassery. As such, both Black Thought and the roots land themselves at number 9.
10. I refuse to put someone on here I really don’t like.
|03-17-2008, 11:23 AM||#3 (permalink)|
1: Dr. Dre
5: Notorious B.I.G.
7: Warren G.
8: Jay Z
9: Andree 3000
Not Listed: Sage Francis, Aesop Rock, Akon, Urban Dance Squad, Wyclef jean, and yes...Ludacris.
*best chance of losing virginity is in prison crew*
*I will be the only person who attends my funeral crew*
*1/10 on a good day crew*
*never been to a party unless family reunions count crew*
*never gotten a girl's number crew*
*0 texts on average per day crew*
*talk to myself just to hear a human's voice crew*
*gets mail at 2am to avoid neighbors crew*
*zero friends crew*
*always pick #5 crew*
*Shave one of my legs to pretend its a girl in my bed crew*
|03-17-2008, 02:46 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2007
Location: This Is England
I can't put them in order but here is a list of 10:
A Tribe Called Quest
Surreal & The Sound Providers
Strange Fruit Project
“A cynic by experience, a romantic by inclination and now a hero by necessity.”
|03-17-2008, 03:36 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2007
|03-17-2008, 03:44 PM||#6 (permalink)|
I love Puck
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: British Columbia
Mos Def/Black Star
Wu Tang (obvious, but didnt list right away because I've got a couple of Wu artists in my list.)
We are entirely smooth, We admit to the truth, We are the best at what we do.
|03-18-2008, 11:21 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Destroyer of Guitars
Join Date: Sep 2007
The Smashing Pumpkins
Ludwig von Beethoven
Just a few off the top of my head
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