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View Poll Results: Greatest White Rapper Poll
Eminem 216 41.54%
Eyedea 8 1.54%
Brother Ali 7 1.35%
Slug 22 4.23%
EL P 11 2.12%
Beastie Boys 80 15.38%
Cage 3 0.58%
3rd Bass 3 0.58%
Sage Francis 22 4.23%
Vanilla Ice 18 3.46%
Everlast (House of Pain) 10 1.92%
ICP 3 0.58%
Lil Wyte 8 1.54%
Mac Lethal 0 0%
Paul Wall 3 0.58%
Kid Rock 6 1.15%
Aesop Rock 51 9.81%
Other (please specify) 49 9.42%
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:43 AM   #691 (permalink)
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right, you haven't heard nearly half of the list (and other is a huge option)

you can't make judgments without proper insight
Yes I can, because I already have. I never claimed to be a connoisseur of Hip-Hop, I merely voted for my favourite all time rapper. Skin colour aside, I think that's acceptable enough. Voting for him cos he's the only one I've heard of and kind of like would be wrong, but he's my favourite. I doubt listening to a lot of the others would change that. Although 16 votes Vanilla Ice may sway me if I listen to his entire discography.
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:43 AM   #692 (permalink)
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yeah, your "doubt" that anyone could be better than him isn't that good of a reason to ignore all other white rappers entirely. why not just check them out for the sake of having heard them? If I stopped listening to all other rock music just because I thought I had found the best band, you'd think I was nuts.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:00 AM   #693 (permalink)
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Not if all of the Eminem voters' reason is that they haven't really listened to 75% of the poll options. I think that's Jester's point. Eminem has made some fun/good music but often the music that he chose to make is really poor quality compared to a lot of the others on the poll. Simply ruined by commercial interests that were probably largely out of Em's control. Eminem is a good or even great rapper but there are many flaws in his music just like any commercial thing.

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right, you haven't heard nearly half of the list (and other is a huge option)

you can't make judgments without proper insight
I have heard all the artists on the list. I still listen to many including Ali, Sage, Eyedea, Aesop etc... but I vote Eminem. I've heard 90% of the discos of the artists previously named and worth my time (sorry ICP) and still find him more talented. I agree that alot of his music isn't great, when he gets down to it, he creates lyrics that I feel Aesop nor Eyedea can touch.
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that's great that you've checked out most of the list. cunningstunt hasn't, but still thinks he can argue for em being the best.
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that's great that you've checked out most of the list. cunningstunt hasn't, but still thinks he can argue for em being the best.
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yeah, your "doubt" that anyone could be better than him isn't that good of a reason to ignore all other white rappers entirely. why not just check them out for the sake of having heard them? If I stopped listening to all other rock music just because I thought I had found the best band, you'd think I was nuts.
I'm not ignoring anyone, I might come round to listening to white rappers even though the colour of their skin is irrelevant, I'm only just starting out listening to Hip-Hop and at this moment in time, I voted for my favourite.

At some point down the line, if I hear better, I might come back to this thread and say I voted Eminem X amount of time ago but now having heard Y I think Y is the best white rapper.

Until that happens, I feel I have the right to vote for Eminem because colour of his skin aside, I really enjoy his music. And he's someone I used to listen to about 6 years ago, I even had the Eminem Show album..
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I have heard all the artists on the list. I still listen to many including Ali, Sage, Eyedea, Aesop etc... but I vote Eminem. I've heard 90% of the discos of the artists previously named and worth my time (sorry ICP) and still find him more talented. I agree that alot of his music isn't great, when he gets down to it, he creates lyrics that I feel Aesop nor Eyedea can touch.
I wasn't saying that anybody who really knows the music on the list wouldn't or shouldn't vote for Eminem. Although I am a little surprised to see an Aesop fan say that he 'can't touch' Eminem lyrically. Ouch
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I wasn't saying that anybody who really knows the music on the list wouldn't or shouldn't vote for Eminem. Although I am a little surprised to see an Aesop fan say that he 'can't touch' Eminem lyrically. Ouch
I might have gone a bit far to prove a point. I enjoy them all, each unique in delivery. Aesop I would consider my number two to be honest. I think my selling point is relativity, I can relate to alot of Em's involvement in life, as the basics are much like my own. If eminem is a ten, Aesop would be a 9.
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If Eminem is a 10, Aesop Rock would be a 20
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El-P is better then both of them IMO
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