Who’s Really Top 5?

Top 5

Ever since Jada re-sparked the debate on the “Made You Look Remix”, one of Hip Hoppers favorite past times is arguing who is “Top 5″ right now. Lots of names get thrown around in the on going debate: Jay-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, T.I., Joe Budden, Lupe Fiasco, Pusha T, Chamillionaire, Eminem, Beanie Sigel, Game, Andre 3000, Fabolous, Young Buck, Jadakiss etc. All are current contenders for the ever changing slots and there are legitimate arguments both ways for each artist. The criteria I’m going by are lyrical ability, flow, content but most importantly relevance in the game today:

Jay-Z
Pro: He’s Hov!
Con: He’s Retired
Last Great Verse: “Go Crazy”

Nas
Pro: Best Alive Lyrically
Con: Uninspired and Somewhat Irrelevant
Last Great Verse: “Streets Disciple”

T.I.
Pro: King Of The South
Con: Inconsistent Lyrically
Last Great Verse: “I’m Talking To You” 3rd Verse

Lil’ Wayne
Pro: Dedication 2
Con: Gillie The Kid
Last Great Verse: “Hollywood Divorce

Joe Budden
Pro: The “Dumb Out” Freestyle
Con: Complains Too Much
Last Great Verse: “Dumb Out”

Lupe
Pro: Incredibly Rhyme Schemes
Con: Don’t know what he’s talking about sometimes
Last Great Verse: “Hurt Me Soul” 2nd Verse

Pusha T
Pro: Currently The Better Half Of Rap’s Best Group
Con: Haven’t Heard Solo Songs
Last Great Verse: “Chevy Ridin Remix

Chamillionaire
Pro: Dope For A Southern Guy
Con: Gets Monotonous
Last Great Verse: “Ridin Dirty H-Town Remix

Eminem
Pro: On his best day the best pound for pound
Con: His last best day was in 2004
Last Great Verse: God Only Knows

Beanie Sigel
Pro: Modern Day Scarface
Con: Can’t Stay Out Of Trouble
Last Great Verse: “Problem” Off Of DJ Khalid’s Album

Game
Pro: Tenatious when attacked
Con: Name Dropping
Last Great Verse: “One Blood” First Verse”

Andre 3000
Pro: Still Amazing When He Decides To Rap
Con: More Of A Singer Than Rapper These Days
Last Great Verse: Something On Idlewood

Fabolous
Pro: Slick Wordplay And Metaphors
Con: No Substance
Last Great Verse: Freestyle Over “Wet Wipes”

Al Qaeda Jada
Pro: He’s The Streets!
Con: 50 Seemed To Stunt His Progression
Last Great Verse: New Big Mike Freestyle
Cassidy
Pro: Battle tested
Con: Never Lived Up To His Potential on His Albums.

Last Great Verse: “It Is What It Is” 2nd Verse

I left out a lot of rappers due to irrelevance (Rakim), lack of lyricism (Young Jeezy) or because someone in their same clique is better (Styles P, Big Boi, Malice). So without further ado, here’s my order broken down 70’s vs. 80’s Babies:

70’s Baby Top 5 Right Now
1) Nasir Jones
2) Marshall Mathers
3) Dwayne Carter
4) Andre Benjamin
5) Common (don’t know his government name)
80’s Baby Top 5 Right Now
1) T.I.
2) Lupe Fiasco
3) Joe Budden
4) Cassidy
5) Game

Disclaimers:

  • Jay-Z Is A 60′s Baby
  • Banks & Buck Just Didnt Make The Cut
  • They Say Jeezy Ain’t Lyrical…”He aint trying to impress y’all niggas”
  • I was borderline with Pap & Sai
  • I went back at the last second and added Common…brainlocked, sorry

  • Randy Exclusive

    Nice!

  • 81 Baby

    Why did you have an 80′s baby shut down Combat Jack’s posts on dallaspenn? I didn’t get to read them!

  • DJ N-Credible

    I been requesting this blog because it need to be addressed…mines go like this…im not seperating 70′s from 80′s because they all in the same game…

    1.)NAS
    2.)WEEZY F. BABY
    3.)JADA KISS
    4.)TI
    5.)BROAD ST. BULLY (Seigal)

  • Bubz

    good list, props for including Cham

  • THE TRUTH

    THIS LIST SUCKS ALL THE NAMES BESIDES JADAKISS, BEANS AND ANDREE 3000 SHOULD BE ON THIS LIST CUZ NAS IS WAY TO INCONSISTENT HE IS ONE OF COULD’VE BOYS THIS LIST AND HIP-HOP AND YOU JAY-Z SUCKERS DONT NO WHAT RAP IS WHERE THE HELL IS SCARFACE BLACKTHOUGHT OR DMX GUESS BEING COMMERCIAL IS ALL THERE IS TO HIP HOP

    • mrvizcarrondo

      Dudes’ equation adds in the relevance factor, so stop trippin, or it going to turn into a best rappers EVER list.

  • DJ N-Credible

    COMMON kinda deserves to be in it but he wasn’t as influential as the top 5 i have listed

  • http://Champagneentertainment.net Hollywood Haitian

    not gonna front the ratings were pretty accurate

  • DJ N-Credible

    andre 3000 is a sell out…he is not loyal to hip hop…doesn’t deserve to be in there

    • mrvizcarrondo

      Dude is an artist that happens to rap. Ray Charles, James Brown, Lauren Hill…They transcend Genre’s.

  • loosenut

    Yeah…I concur…Jeezy should be no where near this list…3 of your 5 70′s Baby’s don’t like rap no more…Nas, Em and Dre…They just play with it…Pushing D’wayne Carter and Jason to the top right? Cause they are serius about it…Em might come hard now that Proof passed…Nas may try since Jay might ether him with a release date after his…Dre? Who the hell knows…”it makes no sense at alllllll….” Not commenting on the 80′s Baby’s…They’re moreso crowd movers…Not a lot of rewinding goes on when listening…

  • Vindi

    That list is ridiculous where the f— is Papoose on that, i know he doesn’t have an album neither does Lupe Fiasco.

    My present top 5 in no order; Nas, Papoose, Jadakiss, Lupe Fiasco, Joe Budden.

    Music is about taste so whoever don’t like my list get a life.

    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=581506

  • DJ N-Credible

    eminem dropped a few hot songs but he is falling off so he does not deserve to be in there…album sales dont count

  • Cincinnati Mash

    Not in that order (except Nas)
    1) Nas
    2) TI
    3) Common
    4) Lupe
    5) Saigon

  • DJ N-Credible

    joe budden hasn’t proved himself worthy to be in top 5 i think your being a little bias sic…and lupe needs to prove himself too (bias)

  • http://www.thehboys.com MarvLust

    Give or take one or two, I agree with most of that list and the reasoning behind it. You’ll have to put me up there in about 2-3 years.
    http://www.myspace.com/hboys
    http://www.thehboys.com

  • http://myspace.com/kobane kobane

    1. 50cent
    2.t.i
    3.kanye/rhymefest
    4.lupe fiasco
    5.lil wanye

  • Jay W

    “Dope For A Southern Guy”?

    Fuck you nigga.

  • FL. BOI

    Nice blog Sick! I like tha way u used artists that were alive (no Pac & Biggie). Thats a new way of thinking. I don’t think Marshall should be up there, I’d replace Marshall w/ Killah Priest. But I like the 70′s top 5.

    The 80′s list is something I can’t really speak on, cause I don’t listen to Joe B. & ain’t heard alotta Lupe. (I guess I need to get to Best Buy)Tha other 3 I can agree w/ though.

    U definetly right, Jigga was born in 69′. I called him a 70′s baby on my last post… Pap is real close to that top spot.

  • Incilin

    Come on, Game is the best 80s baby. Even if he isn’t there is no way you can put him after Cass and Buttons who both have not had a good record yet. Not to mention Game dissed and won out his battle with Joe.

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    To DJ N-Credible, Andre 3000 is not a sellout to hip hop. FIrst of all, He was the one who turned down Oprah’s invitation to come on her show because of how she has treated rap music and specifically Luda. Second, if you go back and listen to when he used to rhyme, you cannot say that he wasn’t nice. And if you want something more recent that showcases his lyracal ability, check the Idlewild Album track Hollywood Divorce, and for a prior trackk that was just fire, check Elevators Third verse.

    Now my top 5 goes like this for this week:

    1. Weezy
    2. T.I.
    3. Papoose
    4. Jadakiss
    5. Nas

    P.S. ITS DIPSET BITCHES!!!

  • DJ N-Credible

    Cassidy is boderline…i think dude could spit str8 flames…Weezy of the north…but he has to put out more material

  • Incilin

    Ahh, is Luda still relavent these days?

  • http://www.myspace.com/Younghustleceo Young Hustle

    yo..go deeper into joe buddens rap sheet and tell him he dont deserve to be top 5…he’s nicer then 90% of the bullshit being played today. I bet he’d stop complaining when ya’ll niggas give the cred he deserves.

  • tC

    1.Saigon
    2.Juelz Santana
    3.Nas
    4.Jay-Z
    5.Styles P.

    top five right now (not in order) but if you don’t agree uz a pop-tart

  • loosenut

    Sick…I saw that switch nigga…Jada for Common? Not even…Common played out for a CD full of soft shit…And he ain’t as Lyrical as JADA…But anyway…How about we replace Common with Talib…75 baby…He comin more regular than John Holmes…(no homo)

  • DJ N-Credible

    Eastside Bread Maker Says:

    “you cannot say that he wasn’t nice”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    keword = WASN’T…thats past tense and that was when he was on hip hop’s side of the fence…what is he doing now…trying to be an artist not a hip hop mc

  • tC

    1.Saigon
    2.Juelz Santana
    3.Nas
    4.Jay-Z
    5.Styles P.
    Not in order but these are the top 5 MCs sucka..if you dont agree uz a pop-tart

  • DJ N-Credible

    here we go now these clueless momos are going to post ridiculous top 5 for example:

    tC Says:

    August 29th, 2006 at 9:53 am
    1.Saigon
    2.Juelz Santana
    3.Nas
    4.Jay-Z
    5.Styles P.

  • B

    Common’s government name is Lonnie Lynn…chi-town stand up

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    DJ N-Credible Says:

    August 29th, 2006 at 9:56 am
    Eastside Bread Maker Says:

    “you cannot say that he wasn’t nice”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    keword = WASN’T…thats past tense and that was when he was on hip hop’s side of the fence…what is he doing now…trying to be an artist not a hip hop mc

    I also said for something more current check the Idlewild album track Hollywood divorce, he got the best vers on the song and it includes snoop and weezy. But I do have to agree with you to some point, he doesnt rap anymore, so thats why he cant be included on any list, but if he chooses to, then he’s better than 95% of the rappers in the game now.

  • LAZERBEAM

    1) Hov
    2) Eminem
    3) Please Say The BABY
    4) Lupe
    5) Jada

    Let’s give an “honorable mention” to Nas because he can’t qaulify as a “right now” rapper just yet… but we all know he should be on THE LIST.
    And why the fuck is Chamillionaire even in the running?!? Am I crazy?

  • http://www.myspace.com/dollabillz88 Dolla Billz

    where the fuk is 50 cent…how come he aint on non of em

  • THE TRUTH

    SCARFACE
    ANDRE 3000
    BEANIE SIGEL
    JADAKISS
    THE GAME

  • Climax

    Is Sai 70′s or 80′s baby?

  • Infamous D

    Yo, no doubt the top 5 have got to be
    1.Eminem
    2.Nas
    3.Kanye West
    4.Papoose
    5.Saigon

    Then some close calls even they dont do to much of the glits and glamor on tv would be Royce Da 5’9 and Canibus.

  • NYDIMEE

    oh yeah 70′s baby here and I agree 100%! JEEZY, JOC, FRANCHISE, LiL JOHN, D4L, Ying Yang, NO LYRICS at all…beats are hot but no flow what so ever! Lil Wayne came a long long long long way! He’s getting better, i don’t know about the best rapper alive since the best rapper retired, but he’s getting better!

  • NYDIMEE

    Oh my TOP 5
    1. Jay
    2. Jada
    3. Nas
    4. Em
    5. DMX

  • http://www.myspace.com/thabestlicker Maggie H.

    going on Sickamores judging on lyrical content and relevance here’s my top 5 (P.S whoever said Andre 3000 turned down an Oprah interview has their facts wrong, that never happened..they came out and said it didnt) moving on…..

    1.Nas-great lyrical skills, enough said.
    2.Game-so much potential when provoked
    3.Lil Wayne- switching up the game
    4.Eminem-he doesnt need hit singles to show hes a great MC
    5.Common- paved the way for the concious MCs

    Honorable Mention:T.I, Young Jeezy Andre 3000, Joe Budden Ghostface Killah, Pusha T, Jadakiss and Saigon

    Jay-Z is retired, plus he said it himself “i dumbed down for my audience” on moment of clarity. I would love to throw in a guy like Black Thought or Lupe Fiasco but Lupe wont surpass Kick Push and Black Thought cant seem to get the attention of the under 28 crowd.

  • keith White

    You forgot about Lauryn Hill…when she’s sane she’s nicer than everyone except Nas and Common

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    keith White Says:

    August 29th, 2006 at 10:24 am
    You forgot about Lauryn Hill…when she’s sane she’s nicer than everyone except Nas and Common

    Yo I appreciate Lauryn Hills crative ability, but lets be serious now… Better than everyone… I think not!

  • babyboy

    DJ N-Credible Says:

    August 29th, 2006 at 9:39 am
    andre 3000 is a sell out…he is not loyal to hip hop…doesn’t deserve to be in there

    Nice comment.
    what da fuck is Beans doin dere if Luda still alive??? i think u forgot bout him, hes is better dan pusha t 4 sure, and he killed T.i so he better dan him, and Nas is dead 4 a long time, if lupe is dere Rick Ross should 2

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Oh Shit, Babyboy said Rick Ross should be on the list, If thats the case we might as well include Jeezy and Yung Joc too!

  • maddhatter

    whoever put juelz santana in the top 5 is a clown. this dude is staight ass and so is the rest of the dipset bitches.
    fuck all that dumb shit
    1.Big(dont give a shit if he had 2 album
    2.Jigga
    3.Nas(one word illmatic)
    4.Reggie
    5.eminem
    TI haha yall must be smokin crack and weezy is aight but def not top 5 and sickamore you make 80s babies look like godamn fools with your fuckn gay rants about 70s babies, respect your culture you bitch you come off soundin real ignorant knowing all the shit a 70s baby would but act like the shit is gay, DUKE FUCKED WITH DYLAN FROM FETCHIN SOME CHEESECAKE yous a homo pussy bitch.

  • callmenice

    Papoose,Cassidy,Jada,Nas,and Eminem , thats my top 5,

  • XRAY3000

    Damn good post Sick..

  • callmenice

    oh and i fogot about Fabolous , he in da top 5 for sure, so Papoose,Cassidy,Fabolous,Jada,Eminem,

  • GI JOE

    1.NAS(listen to “who’s the best mc”)
    2.EMINEM(merk’d jay on renegade)
    3.JAY-Z(he’s jay-z)
    4.LUDACRIS(consistent, major flow)
    5.BEANIE SIGEL(flow,subject matter)

  • http://www.myspace.com/premejvilleshypeman preme

    My top 5 artist are 1.Jay-z
    2.Lil Wayne
    3.T.I.
    4.Jae Millz
    5.Preme

  • icon

    Good blog, except for the gay ass 80s baby gimmick…on the overall list, I would swap out Cassidy for Ghostface, but overall, good post
    Don’t let Eskay hear you saying Kiss is better than Styles P.,,lol

  • icon

    also, I wonder where Big Boi, Cee-lo (as an MC), and Killer Mike rank overall?

  • http://www.myspace.com/behindbarzmarqp Marq Phadef

    I think YOu got it mostly right…..

    Dre 3000 should be over T.I. (T.I. isn’t really bringing anything to hip-hop)

    HOv is #1 and Esco is #2, but #3 is probably a dude that you guys never heard of……”NUMBERS”

    He’s in the group “Smoke and Numbers” He’s is a mordern day BIG mixed with PAC…. trust me……If you don’t believe me listen for yourself…..

    (www.myspace.com/smokeandnumbers)

    So the list goes…..

    1.) Jay Z (retired or not)

    2.) Nas (The sleeping beast)

    3.) Numbers (The best kept secret)

    4.) Andre 3000 (Best in the south)

    5.) Lil Wayne (He got a NY soul)

    Thanks

  • Doc Flav

    It Amazes Of How Terribly Folk Rep This Hip Hop Shit. A Large Percent Of Those Lists Are New School Garbage Mixed In With A Few Name Drops. You All Got Your Opinion. Smh @ No Kool G, Gza, Rae, Twista, Scarface… Fuck It, Its An Old Debate Anyway.

  • http://www.sickamore.com Sickamore

    Its top RIGHT NOW Doc Flav…all the people u called are irrelevant

  • e

    Step ur game up your slippin with the baseball refrences but you put Em way too high up his last good verses where on his second album. You should have put someone like Ghostface or Luda in his spot. Game is too low on your list only T.I is more proven than game when it comes to making solid albums. Cham > Cassidy he’s gonna be the next andre 3000

  • XRAY3000

    what happen to black thought though??

  • YOUNGO

    Top 5 MC’s
    1.Dylan
    2.Dylan
    3.Dylan
    4.Dylan
    5.Dylan

  • Prince of Zamunda

    Okay this blog made my day… finally someone has the balls to say something about the subject. I don’t know if Sigel is an 80′s or 70′s baby but he should have a spot. Let us not forget that “The Broad Street Bully” did more damage to Jada than 50 ever did. I also need to say to GI JOE that it was an album record how can you say that Em’ merk’d Jigga on that track? One the beat was produced by Em’ and 2 they weren’t battling son they were going together to make a track that will be talked about as one of the top 100 tracks of all time! So E Z with the shots at the crown.

  • icon

    Damn, B…is Scarface really missing off of your list?

  • Doc Flav

    Alright Then. I Think Thier Relevance Is On Opinion Though. Redman, Sean Price, BG, E40, Kurupt, Method Man…

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Wow… As much as I dont like Em, he is lyrically nice, but I Dont fuxs with him. Ghostface deserves all the props in the world cuz he is lyrically gifted. As for Game being proven, the nigga put out one album! ONE! Now even though he has a list of freestyles and mixtapes, he still only has 1 labum, so he isnt proven yet. Now if his next album is hot, then I’ll give him all the props in the world. Now it may just be me, but I like all of the Houston rappers except for Mike Jones, who, Mike Jones and Cham. Now i’ve heard Cham spit some shit, but I’m not sold on him yet, so to say that he is better than Cassidy, who’s second album is hot, minus three trash ass ploys for female attention.

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    (Continued) … is absurd.

  • icon

    Influence is equal to or greater than relevance, or it least it should be…..

  • http://www.myspace.com/spectacularproductions Oh!

    yes ‘Little’ Waynes verse on HollywoodDivorce is genious

  • http://www.myspace.com.com/donnygoines Donny Goines

    1) Jigga (Listen to the song “Inspiration” on my page, I wrote a song about Jay Z and how I feel)
    http://www.myspace.com/donnygoines

    2) Biggie (He’s my FAVORITE of all time and is stil the King of NY in my Opinion)

    3) Emeniem (Quite possiably one of the greatest lyriscts ever)

    4) Nas (All around verbal titan)

    5) Mase (I just fucks wit ol’ boy for so many differnet reasons, despite what people say that kid is a problem on the mic)

    My list can change depending on different questions like…

    Who’s the best lyrist or Who’s the most infleuntail etc..

    But this is a general description for me of who I think is the top 5.

  • Omar

    Any list with Wayne ahead of Com and Andre isn’t worth much. See Hollywood Divorce as Wayne spit the verse of his life just to still get killed by Dre.

  • MC

    1-Nas
    2-Jay
    3-Common
    4-Talib Kweli
    5-Black Thought/Mr Lif (tie)

  • K.O.T.S

    MY TOP 5 LIST goes a lil like this…

    1. LiL Wayne
    2. Young Buck
    3. T.I.
    4. Ludacris
    5. Chamillionaire

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    He meant to say Who’s Really Top 5?

  • K.O.T.S

    my top east coast list goes a lil like this..

    1. NAS
    2. STYLES P
    3. GHOASTFACE KILLA
    4. PUSHA T
    5. BEANIE

  • K.O.T.S

    my west coast top 5 list goes a lil like this..

    1. ICE CUBE
    2. SNOOP
    3. EAZY E
    4. KURUPT
    5. E-40

  • Justin

    Sai Giddy!

  • DJ N-Credible

    e Says:

    Cham > Cassidy he’s gonna be the next andre 3000

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    THE ONLY THING I CAN DO IS SCRATCH MY HEAD ON THAT STATEMENT…DUDE GO STARE AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR FOR 5 MINUSTES THEN SMACK YOURSELF

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    Lupe? Fabolous?? Cassidy????

    And what the eff is Al Qaeda Jada???

    Might as well close your eyes and put your finger on the screen at ohhla…

  • http://www.sickamore.com Sickamore

    # Bol Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 11:21 am

    He meant to say Who’s Really Top 5?

    Here’s the thing…When I was writing “Who’s” in Word, it kept putting that red line underneath….the spell check stated that the correct way is “Whose”….I need an english teacher in here to end the confusion

  • DJ N-Credible

    Donny Goines Says:

    August 29th, 2006 at 11:04 am
    1) Jigga (Listen to the song “Inspiration” on my page, I wrote a song about Jay Z and how I feel)
    http://www.myspace.com/donnygoines

    5) Mase (I just fucks wit ol’ boy for so many differnet reasons, despite what people say that kid is a problem on the mic)

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    YOU WIN “GAYEST POST OF THE DAY” AWARD CONGRATS…

  • K.O.T.S

    MY TOP 5 OF ALL TIME GOES LIKE THIS

    1. 2PAC (OVERRALL THE BEST)
    2. JAY-Z (YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT NICE)
    3. EMINEM (2 CLASSCIS FROM NOW
    MAYBE THE BEST EVER)
    4. ICE CUBE (AMERIKKKA MOST WANTED,
    DEATH CERTIFICATE,
    WESTSIDE CONNECTION)
    5. BIGGIE (2 ALBUMS AND DONE BUT 2
    CLASSIC ALBUMS)
    6. ANDRE 3000 (95% BETTER THAN MOST
    RAPPERS WHEN HE WANTS TO)
    7. NAS (NEEDS TO BE MOTIVATED)
    8. SCARFACE (THE ORIGINAL KING OF THE
    SOUTH)
    9. GHOSTFACE (LYRICALLY A BEAST)
    10. SNOOP (NICE FLOW)

  • BELIZE

    It’s your opinion Po, so to each his own…wouldnt put tip as #1 cuz The Leak > King..and i dont think your mixtape should be betta than ur cd (isnt that jeezy’s problem?)

  • rizzop

    1.Nas- Your favorite rapper knows it(jay-z). From a stand point of subject matter. What you call contridiction, i call growing up.

    2.Jay-z He did it for mainstream and hardcare fans and is the only one to perfect his flow and business at the same time.

    3.Outkast-yes they are on and the same and they compliment each other-Why doesnt longevity and creativity count?
    4.Biggie Hes only number 4 cuz he aint here. Tell me ONE niggas verse that was better than anything he said on JUST TWO ALBUMS???
    5.PAC- ALL THESE RAPPERS ARE HIS SONS-Everyone is a thug now becuz of who??no more to be said.

    5A The lOX-Not enough money, power, respect, but that aint because they cant rap. (Its cuz puffy is satan’s son) Besides the top 5 aint nobody fucking with them. (50 included)

    5B DMX….Ya’ll too young and too caught up in his personal shit to realize the nigga single handedly save the label Jay-z works for(and hardcore rap) when ya’ll were rocking shiny suits.

    5C.Scarface-J Prince hasnt done him justice

    T.I. He said he was king not everyone else.

    Wu tang- can all them be the greatest?

    Truth is aint no #1 dude they all bring something different to the game..

  • P-Matik

    Common’s gov name is Lonnie Rasheed Lynn.

    You still trash though.

  • Young A. Simmons

    Lil Waynes verse on HW Divorce was the hottest on that record no doubt.
    Only a dumbass nigga would think otherwise.

    Young Buck in my current top 5, that ‘Heavenly Father’ joint is straight fire.

    Beans is the truth and Game is the hottest 80′s baby at the moment.

  • Slickfoxx

    Everyone’s verse on Hollywood Divorce was fire, even Snoop’s(“Straight cut out and left me”). ‘I’m a G’ by Rick Ross Showcases more of Weezy’s talent. And Andre wants you to promise to invest 3/4 of it all so your kids kids kids can have some cheese.

    So I say top 5 is:

    My nigga Hov is back, album due Nov 06

    Lil Wayne is really an artist, conscious and street cred worthy.

    Andre 3000, he just spit some more verses so you dudes don’t forget he’s past you guys already.

    T.I.P. is the undisputed King of the South(nuff said). ‘Slow down Remix’ Life’s about who make it, not about who make it the fastest… slow down.

    Last but certainly not least is Beans. Fresh out, torn between two moguls, spitting crack and hurting ‘em. I hear you Beanie, and I feel you.

    That’s the list, and I’m sticking with it. The most relevant of August 2006. I was born in 76 so whatever about that BS.

    P.S. anybody else mention Joe Butthead and Game in this, I’ll smack ‘em with a bullet to the nostril one handed in front of they G-moms house. Then tell 50 stop snitching, I stopped buying, your albums you bitch. Your whole movie was a snitch, Tut ain’t your pops!

  • K.O.T.S

    T.I., LIL WAYNE, LUPE, KAYNE, LUDACRIS, GAME, BUCK, STYLES P, BANKS, CHAMILLIONAIRE…would make my “FUTURE TOP 10 LIST”…

  • slap fire out a blog

    The only top 5 that really matters from this NY bred 70′s baby (in not particular order)

    1. Pusha – T
    2. Jigga
    3. Nas
    4. Jada
    5. Ef Ay Bee Ohh!!

    Honorable Mentions: Black Star as a unit (no mos and talib seperate) Pap, J.R. Writer

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    1-Positive K
    2-Young MC
    3-Chingy
    4-Mike Jones
    5-Stagga Lee

    Heh.

    Despite what Dick Juggler N-Credible says-ad nauseum-, Joe Budden is probably the best lyricist in the game right now. He’s got those stupid mixtape punchlines the youngin’s like, he’s got dope concepts, his material covers a ton of subjects real people can relate to, and he doesn’t bludgeon people with crack’n'guns’n'funds rap.

    Hov needs to get over the fact that if Joe Budden isn’t better than him, he’s the closest one.

    All in all, this was a good post, Sick.

    UNO!

  • loosenut

    Did Donny Goines say he had a song about JAY-Z and how he feels? Sounds Young Joccish to me…Currently…Lil Wayne is the Best Rapper out…Why? Because D’wayne Carter has sold the albums, made the mixtapes and been placed on top by rappers in the Top 10…Jay’s wanted to sign him but settled for Nas…Rick Ross and Jeezy…3 niggas for the one he really wanted…Weezy F is the only one that’s remaining relevant and he is the only one that has current records…Jada…Common…Nas…3000-(my favorite raPPER that ain’t comin with it)None of them are current. None of them can go to each coast and make a crowd move. Jada come to GA and niggas be like huh…He go to NY and get a small buzz because 50 a movement on him…But Weezy Go to GA he rockin the house…He go to NY he rockin the house…He go to Cali he rockin the house…He’s more relevant than any of his 70 baby counterparts…And I don’t even like the screetchy voiced, short necked bastard…He just got everybody ears right now…Just like that white boy had everybody back in 2000, 2001, 2002…

    A is for Adamsville…B is for Bowen Homes…C if I give a fuck if you rappin you know I won’t…

    And for the record…Kiler Mike is killing TI on lyrics…Not hit making but lyrics…Everybody is smashing Jeezy but Jeezy recycle the flow and makes it sound hot…But words alone. on a piece of paper and me reading Killer Mike rippin those two dudes…He can’t help he ain’t got the voice for rap…That’s why he write big Boi’s raps…

  • Barkley tha insider

    DAMN SICK, HOW YOU GONNA FORGET LUDACRIS ????

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    The Game is never gonna be a good lyricist in terms of wordplay and changing up flows and polysyllabic (look it up, transi) rhyme-schemes, but he’s pretty damm good too.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    WHERE’S MY NEW BUDDEN ALBUM, HOV??

  • slap fire out a blog

    # Donny Goines Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 11:04 am

    1) Jigga (Listen to the song “Inspiration” on my page, I wrote a song about Jay Z and how I feel)
    http://www.myspace.com/donnygoines

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    You are the gayest dude who has ever walked the planet earth

    Top 5 Stans on this post
    1.Donny Goines
    2.Donny Goines
    3.Donny Goines
    4.Donny Goines
    5.Donny Goines

  • http://www.myspace.com/lafamilia_ RAY

    Pharrell
    Lupe Fiasco
    Chamillionaire
    TI
    Lil Wayne

  • BELIZE

    Real Q&A: What about Redman? (i know u know he nice, did u hear his verse on Mef’s album?)

  • TRAV DAV(COLUMBUS KIDS)

    BEST DUO ON THE MIC:
    1.DRE @ BIG BOI
    2.CLISPE
    3.JADA AN STYLE(SORRY SHEEK)
    4.A-TEAM(WHERES HITCH AT)
    5.RUC AN ROC(WAKE UP NIGGAS)

  • xathug

    the best 5 mc’s is dilan, dilan, dilan, dilan, dilan(from the dave chapple show)
    but 4 real the best 5 mc’s is the whole G-unit click it is what it is.

    G-unit all day every day

  • I need a drink

    No E-40? Do ya homework dunny.

  • K.O.T.S

    year REDMAN was ill but then def jam fucked it up for him like they did all those good rappers that they had and have…

  • DJ N-Credible

    August 29th, 2006 at 11:42 am
    1-Positive K
    2-Young MC
    3-Chingy
    4-Mike Jones
    5-Stagga Lee

    Heh.

    Despite what Dick Juggler N-Credible says-ad nauseum-

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I know you hate you rmama for having you but dont direct your in anger at me…what have i done to you…real talk

  • Young A. Simmons

    Rey that top 5 you listed is ass.

    1-Positive K
    2-Young MC
    3-Chingy ???
    4-Mike Jones ???
    5-Stagga Lee

    Andre better than most of those cats and he don’t even rap that often.

    And Redman always comes with the strong mixtapes. One of the most under-rated no doubt.

  • poop

    commons name is lonnie lynn

  • VIGILANTE

    WHAT HAPPEN TO DMX THAS IS SO FUKING DISREPECTFULL NOT GONNA MAKE A LIST UNTIL YA PEOPLE RECOGNIZE DMX HE IS ONE OF THE GREATES AND THE REALEST RAPPER.

  • icon

    Wayne spit a sick verse on HW Divorce, but Andre’s joint reminded me of his classic shit, before he went batshit

  • http://www.myspace.com/shawnlawrencejames Shawn Lawrence James

    Jay-Z’s last great verse was on “Upgrade U”

    Why people give Lil Wayne so much credit?

    Jay-Z
    Andre 3000
    Eminem
    Ludacris
    Nas

    On deck: Lupe, Fabolous, Cassidy, The Freshmen

  • http://www.xxlmag.com chi-town representor

    my top 5 emcees rite now
    1.)lupe fiasco
    2.)cassidy
    3.)lloyd banks
    4.)obie trice
    5.)ludacris

  • John

    I’m glad u put Joe Budden on there. Def Jam needs to wake the fuck up and release his album.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com chi-town representor

    tha listwuz str8.but u couldve added a few mo rappers n take out a few of tha rappers on here.take out chamillionaire n replace him wit phonte from little brother.4 people 2 say take eminem out of tha list,dats crazy.dude lyrically crazy.but they got a point dat he aint put out no hot shit n a while.but we gotta wait til his next album comes out so he can redeem himself.im glad dat they aint putno wack assartist.shouldve put lloyd banks on tha list.banks is lyrical.so wat banks wit g-unit,he spit hot shit.plus,shouldve added ghostface killah.cassidy gon kill tha game,lupe gon bring tha midwest invasion n bring bak tha real hip-hop dat we all luv.y’all shouldve added obie trice on there cuz he an underrattd emcee n he spit hot shit on there.take t.i.out of tha list cuz he aint tha best.i lik t.i., but he got no lyrical ability.he just kno how 2 make hot song.lil wayne gettin waaaaayyyyyy too much credit.he aint one of tha top cuz too many people lik alwayz dickride on lil wayne sayin he tha best wen he realli aint tha greatest rapper.i mean,he stepped it up alot,but he need mo experience b4 he can b in tha top 5

  • thatwhitedude

    yall are trippin on the relevance issue IMO. everyone is naming people from too long ago and citing shit like illmatic and what not. to me hip-hop and the top 5 list is constantly changing and shuffling around with each new track and hot verse being dropped. for example i wouldnt put jay on a list simply becuz hes “retired” even though he is top 5 of all time. my top 5 goes like this (again RELEVANCE is a HUGE factor for me):
    1. jadakiss
    2. ludacris
    3. lil wayne
    4. chamillionaire
    5. game

    and dont look at the order, cuz to me thats just splitting hairs, top 5 just means you are in top 5

  • http://myspace.com/starchild10 Starchild

    Top 5 right now:
    1.Jay-Z/Lil Wayne (If u count Hov, he’s number 1 and every rapper-even Nas- knows it
    2.Lil Wayne/Nas (see number 1)
    3.Nas/Andre 3000
    4.Ludacris
    5.Lupe Fiasco

    and Lil Wayne is a 80′s baby, that shit aint even funny no more

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Young A. Simmons– That was a joke.

    DJ O-RIG-N-L Name– Juggles, lemme tell you what my problem is: Yes, I’m a Joe Budden “stan”. Now that we have that established, I’ll continue.

    Whenever someone mentions Budden you tend to say “What? Off ‘pump it up’?” I take that to mean that your only knowledge of Dude is that one single. The rest of his album is full of songs that are all about that “real talk” stuff that people on here like to say. Sure, the production was kinda ehhhh, and there was a clunker or two on there, but for the majority of the album there was nothing but good-ass rhymes (no You) and shit that us everyday people could relate to. However, since Curtis Jackson’s debut was all anyone would play that summer, J.B.’s own debut was lost.

    My point?

    Assholes like you branded Joe Budden a “pop” MC when he is anything but, and instead of getting a new Budden album, we’re treated to Young Jeezy, T.I.-eezy, Lil’ Weezy, and Rick Reezy spitting basically the same “scarface” bullshit that stopped being interesting in like 1998.

    So, to answer your “real talk” request, I am projecting my anger at you, but not because of my Mom (and I’m no thug-online or otherwise-, but I’d slap holy fire outta you if you said something about my mama face-to-face), but because you have, in my eyes, become the online equivalent to those little fucks I see on this site talking about how much of a legend “Lil Wayne” is, and those crackers I see at the movies wearing 8x t-shirts with “that biggie big guy” air-brushed on them quoting the latest opus from Juelz fucking Santana.

    So do a little research the next time you wanna dis an MC that has actual talent and can’t seem to catch a break. Or, if you are familiar with Mr. Budden, quit trying so hard to be ignorant.

    My guess? You’re a DJ Enuff look-alike stuck doing parties for your little cousin’s junior high dances.

    Fuck off.

  • KassyKRAK215

    ask common whos better then him..bet money he says black thought.

    and beans gotta be top 5 alive.

    black thought
    nas
    slim shady
    redman
    beans

    in that order bitches…

  • Mean Money Green

    Im not goin goin off of popularity I’m goin off of lyrical content consistancey

    1. Lupe Fiasco- He bringing back hip hop he gotta be number 1

    2. Saigon
    3. Lil Wayne
    4. Joe Budden
    5. The Game

    These niggas sit had everytime and there still young not at there full potiential yet No disrespect to Jay or Nas but them niggas ain’t droppin mix tapes or albums right beside them niggas are in the Rap Hall of Fame anyway ya dig there certified already it’s time for new blood.

  • http://myspace Nina Valentine

    Ummmm what about Busta or Ghost? Busta definitely deserves a spot. He’s on my top 5. Well they both are on my top 5.

  • gutta

    im surprised by the joe buddens reference,he is nice but nobody knows how nice he is outside of the tri state area…but u left out ludacris who just might be better than wayne. wayne is on fire right now though. but how is nas still on ur top list when he hasnt done anything worht listening to since ’03 ?? lso,cassidy is nice but papoose should be on there somewhere ahead of maybe ti game and cassidy. common is nice but shouldnt go ahead of talib qweli. u spoke of relevance, is eminem relevant anymore? lupe is not relevant yet,and sorry to say this ya boy nas is fallin off.
    Top 5 70′s-eminem,scarface,nas,qweli,ludacris
    top 5 80′s-papoose,joe buddens,ti,lupe,game

  • TrueEpic

    Sickamore: Good post

    My top 5: 70′s:
    1. Ghostface Killah (Consistency plus his swagger has been mimicked by so many people)
    2. Nas (Best Alive Lyrically)
    3. Styles P (Interscope, get on your job)
    4. Common Sense (Barring Electric Circus, as constant as Ghost Deini)
    5. Lil’ Wayne (Barring the I Can’t Feel My Face advance, has grown like a motherfucker over the years)

    Ghost over Nas due to the fact that I wake myself up to Fishscale and Supreme Clientele and Nas’ Where Y’all At [street single from Hip-Hop Is Dead], as good as it is, is just typical Nas

    80′s:
    1. T.I. (Influences way too many horrible rappers nowadays to not be #1)
    2. Lupe Fiasco (Listen to the Food & Liquor leak and the Fahrenheit 1/15 mixtapes and tell me he’s not amazing. I will put you down.)
    3. Joe Budden (Mood Muzik 2= One of the best mixtapes of the past 5-10 years along with Weezy’s Dedication mixtapes. Def Jam, get on your job!)
    4. The Game (Judging from his beefs, I wouldn’t want to fuck with him)
    5. Chamillionaire/Every other shitty 80′s Crack Baby (I exclude Chamillionaire because he had a few good songs on his album)

    The ONLY reason T.I. is ahead of Lupe is due to influence. Lupe is much better than T.I. though

  • Mr.Me

    Game
    Nas
    Beanie Sigel
    Jadakiss
    Lil Wayne

    In a year or so Young Dro (I’ll bet he’ll chew ya favorite rapper..he’s way more lyrical than TI) is gonna be Top 5.

  • http://www.Sickamore.com Sickamore

    Pap is a 70′s Baby

  • Mr.Me

    Its almost 2:30 where are the bangers?

  • e

    Whenever someone mentions Budden you tend to say “What? Off ‘pump it up’?” I take that to mean that your only knowledge of Dude is that one single. The rest of his album is full of songs that are all about that “real talk” stuff that people on here like to say. Sure, the production was kinda ehhhh, and there was a clunker or two on there, but for the majority of the album there was nothing but good-ass rhymes (no You) and shit that us everyday people could relate to. However, since Curtis Jackson’s debut was all anyone would play that summer, J.B.’s own debut was lost.
    ^^^
    Co-sign Buddens is the truth

  • e

    “Tired of bein poor yeah, tryin to leave the rats
    Walk out to see that three of your tires be all flat
    And that, one tire left is a sign of hope
    That helps you to keep on grindin when you kinda broke
    That helps you to keep composure up around your folks
    That keep you from tryin to wrap a rope around your throat”
    ^^^^
    When has Cassidy ever spit lyrics like that. Cham actually raps about real life stuff.

  • DocZeus

    Where the fuck is Ghostface? Probably, the only rapper I know who has gotten better with each album of his career. And lets put a moratorium on Lil’ Wayne being in the top 5 until he actually beats his ghost writer in battle. You “HAVE” to defend your throne if you are challenged when you want to be considered an “emcee” and not a rapper. *

    *Jay-Z/Cam situation excepted because Jay-Z went at Nas and has nothing to prove.

  • TrueEpic

    Leftovers:

    Mos Def: Black On Both Sides was a classic, but the New Danger was only decent for the most part (Yes, I know it was a expiremental album) Tru3 Magic will be the telling factor for this one.

    Talib Kweli: Reflection Eternal and Quality were great albums, but after the bootlegging of The Beautiful Struggle, he kinda fell off. Waiting on Eardrum.

    Black Thought: Great lyricist, next to no charisma. The band helps him out a lot.

    MF Doom: Kept the torch of the way abstract thing going after Kool Keith dropped off. Next to nobody on here listens to him though. Waiting on Swift & Changeable with the #1 70′s baby. I probably should have mentioned him anyway in the first post.

    Redman: President Carter, GET ON YOUR MOTHERFUCKING JOB. Probably should have mentioned him anyway.

    Jay-Z: ’69 baby. would have challenged for the top spot if he were born two months later than he was.

    Scarface: Straight fuck-up on my part. Swap him with Styles. Everybody who does coke rap has bitten off of this man.

    Anyone from the Wu-Tang Clan: The great ones aren’t relevant anymore and the good ones are just good. #1 group ever, though.

    Anyone from the Boot Camp Clik: No relevance, anymore. These guys were bitten off of almost as much as the Wu though. Waiting on Jesus Price Superstar by Sean Price.

    I probably made major fuck ups again with this one too. So sue me, I’m only a super early 90′s baby with a 70′s baby soul.

  • Simeon Smashes Vick All Day

    1. Jay-Z

  • DJ N-Credible

    Rey Says:
    Assholes like you branded Joe Budden a “pop” MC when he is anything but, and instead of getting a new Budden album, we’re treated to Young Jeezy, T.I.-eezy, Lil’ Weezy, and Rick Reezy spitting basically the same “scarface” bullshit that stopped being interesting in like 1998.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    WE DONT BELIEVE YOU…YOU NEED MORE PEOPLE….AM I WRONG BY SAYING CARTER 2 WAS MUSICAL…AM I WRONG BY SAYING TI IS MUSICAL…JEEZY AND ROSS ARE ON A FORMULA BUT WEEZY AND TI ARE CREATING THERE OWN FORMULA…I COULD HERE THE HATE FOR THE SOUTH ALL IN YOUR TONE…ITS OBVIOUS YOU HATE ON THE SOUTH AND DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO BUILD UP MCs WHO ARE NOT GETTING THE JOB DONE…I WAS VOUCHING FOR BUDDEN IN THE BEGINNING BUT NOW HE ISN’T GETTING IT DONE…THERE IS THE MIXTAPE MARKET BUT HEY HE IS LOCAL THATS WHY IM NOT HEARING ANYTHING ABOUT HIM…ICOULD SEE IF YOU WERE MAKING AN ARGUMENT FOR PAPOOSE…BUT BUDDEN COMON QUIT DENYING YOURSELF THE TRUTH…JUST ACCEPT THE FACT THAT THE SOUTH IS ON BLAST…ACCEPT IT…YOUR LIKE A SERIAL KILLER WHO IS TRYING TO JUSTIFY WHY HE KILLED COUNTLESS LIL GIRLS(YOU MAY NOT SEE THE MEANING IN THAT, IT MAY BE OVER YOUR HEAD AND BEYOND YOUR COMPREHNSION)…BUT I CAN TELL I TOUCHED YOUR EMOTIONS WHICH IS ALSO CLEAR

  • D

    wat about cam and them

  • Meka Soul

    jay-z was born in 1970.

  • DJ N-Credible

    REY YOU SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THAT SONG,CARL THOMAS”EMOTIONAL” TO PLAY IN THE BACKROUND TO SET THE TONE FOR YOUR POST…(im emotional and i cant let go…we once had spotlight now the south took control)…

  • G Off

    No he wasn’t.

  • illadelph

    Black Thougth would be my number 1 wit Nas, but Thought doestn fit the relevant criteria, no matter what any okay player says.

  • j

    i dug the post sick… finally. top 5 is always a good subject cause theres no for sure list. Redman woulda been good to mention i think regardless of his mia from the full length scene. i mean seriously would eminem be the eminem we know without reggie i mean listen ta dude red man had such an influence on dude. but as much as i wanna hate you sick anyman that recognizes nasir jones as prolly the most incredible lyricest(ever? i think so) gets respect from me. shows you actually do know something about the art of being an mc. redman also had heavy influence on camron too just listen to all the outlandish shit he says redman perfected that shit. out.

  • Simeon Smashes Vick All Day

    1. Jay-Z (the God MC J-Hov) 2. Biggie (the King w/ more albums) 3. 2pac (a THUG with something 2 say) 4. Eminem (lb 4 lb a beast) 5. Redman (straight crazy) 6. Nas (knowledge dropper) 7. GhostfaceKillah(Supreme Clientele) 8. DMX (MAD RAPPER w/ no gun or mask) 9. Ludacris (the king of the south) 10. Jadakiss (so much potential)

  • DJ N-Credible

    DocZeus Says:
    And lets put a moratorium on Lil’ Wayne being in the top 5 until he actually beats his ghost writer in battle. You “HAVE” to defend your throne if you are challenged when you want to be considered an “emcee” and not a rapper.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    So your saying Gillie the Squid is nicer than Weezy…if so I think you better take a double dose of your meds because your brain aint functioning properly…”if he fireman Im a cold bucket of ice water”

  • DJ N-Credible

    that line was wack…you northern cats kill me how yall defend these half ass rappers…all yall screen names should be

    The Mad Rapper Says:

    Fuck the south…Weezy aint shit…blah blah blah…

    Open wide here is a dose of reality

  • G Off

    Splitting this list up by age is a cop out. I think splitting up active and inactive is fine, but putting TI and Wayne in different categories is weak.

    Let’s hear your top five out of the ones you listed.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Dick Juggler *N’Sync–

    Do me a favor, autograph your picture in the dictionary. I believe it’s under “ethered”.

    Nice try, sis.

  • Harvard

    I’m sick of all these battle stans. No matter, how much you peons play up the rap as a sport metaphor, it’s really not. A battle is bullshit, because there is no way to win definitively. There is no scorecard, no scoreboard, no authoritative panel of judges, nor any sanctioning bodies. The point is that rap is not a sport, it is an art form, which is judged by a combination of its popular and critical success. And more long term by its historical influence on the art form and the culture itself. So Fuck a battle. If you selling way more albums, if you are much more respected by critics as well as your artistic peers , if your style and form are being studied and mimicked, then you win. Wayne achieved this all with the Carter II, which is unequivocally all his own. In addition his work since then, Dedication 2, guests appearances, etc. has been equally lauded by most respected critics and artists alike. Gillie has achieved nothing close in terms of popular or critical success. Imagine how stupid it would be to judge the composers Bethoven and Bach by having them insult each other through their composition, and letting a small group of no-life Stans determine the winner. Battles don’t determine the better artist, they just determine who better is able to appeal to immature battle stans.

    With some artists there is valid debate among fans and critics about who is better, (Pac vs. Biggie, Jay vs Nas),among similary popular and talented artists, however between Gillie and Wayne there is no comparison. The verdict is already in. Wayne has no need to respond.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Maybe since you love “da souf” so much you should represent where you’re from by changing your name to “DJ N-Bred.”

    (lemme know if you need help with that one, sis)

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Don’t abuse the fame, use ya name before you open your mouth, or you can get poked out, get a toast in ya mouth, i doubt i’m a go broke, I’d been done broke in your house, you aint a hustler cuz niggas cook coke in ya house…

    Cuz i’ll do whatever to eat, I’m from the streets, and if its beef, its watever, I aint never been sweet, and in a battle i aint never been beat, I’m in the race to take Jay-Z’s place and you aint better than Bleek. When i speak you could tell that I’m wise, and i got the best punchlines since Big L was alive. and this was a big “L” so i’m already high and if a nigga better than me, then he already died.

    Cassidy, “On the Grind”

  • Simeon Smashes Vick All Day

    1. Jay-Z (the God MC J-Hov)
    2. Biggie (the King w/ more albums) 3. 2pac (a THUG with something 2 say) 4. Eminem (lb 4 lb a beast)
    5. Redman (straight crazy)
    6. Nas (knowledge dropper)
    7. GhostfaceKillah(Supreme Clientele) 8. DMX (MAD RAPPER w/ no gun or mask) 9. Ludacris (the king of the south) 10. Jadakiss (so much potential)

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    correction:

    Dont abuse the fame, use ya brain before you open ya mouth

  • youngin

    lloyd banks should have been on this list 10x better than THE LAME

  • Young A. Simmons

    My bad Rey, i suspected it was a joke cos you usually don’t post whack shit like certain other ppl (u kno who u are)

    As for lil wayne i think he cool but peeps sayin “he won cos he ignored the beef” thats BS, Cannon is a solid diss and wayne had no comeback.

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    any1 ova da age of 18 who has a top 5 rapper list is a faggit ass nigga

    and jay last good verse wus on “get throwed”

  • DJ N-Credible

    In response to the post by HARVARD, you are clueless dude…battle rapping has been going on since the beginning of time…battling is part of the hip hop culture…your post shows how you are an educated fool…you dont need judgeor a panel…the streets is the judge…but i do agree weezy has no obligation to respond to this dude just like Jay had no obligation to respond to Cam…because it was not about who was nicer on the mic it was some hatin bullshit…thats why biggie didn’d really respond to tupac…battling is about who is the nicer mc not crabmatics

  • tHe tRaNsIeNt

    u a faggit ass nigga sickamore

    u think dis gonna distract frum u gettin’ shit on yesterday and make niggas forget u was lookin’ like dr dre in da world class wrecking crew picture in lip gloss u fruity ass nigga?

    we see thru u, nigga

  • SIX MILE SHORTIE

    Fuck yall got it wrong

    dis how it really is

    1)Young Tune(weezy)
    2)Hurricane Game
    3)T.I.P
    4)Beans(the b. coming is remarkable)
    5)Jeezy(Thug Motivation 101 motivated a nation mostly hustlers,Fuck being Lyrical,Ya Dig)

    MCs that shouldof,couldof,wouldof made it include Marshall,Jada,Cass,LOSO,neva a g-unit nigga,Not nas cause he signed with jigga after jigga fucked his babymoma,Probably Jae-Hood in a couple of years,Common I don’t know about all that,Fat Joe yeah if he drop some hotshit,Malice his flow hotta den Pusha’s to me,Obie cuz he got lyrics for days,Currecy only if he step out of Weezy’s Shadow,Yung Jo…Nall hell nall In The year 7431,Papoose i aint heard shit from dat nigga,Killa…Dipset period,Paul Cain you know Street Family,Saigon same as papoose,Dro definitely cuz Day 1 With drama is da hottest shit out right now,Jibbs neva in a million years,Chingy get da fuck outta here,Serius Jones dat boy hott

    Other than dat aint nobody really Poppin

    DRO DEfinitLy Day 1 With Drama da hottest shit out right now

    On My Detroit Shit

  • TJB (Best Artist Of 06)

    Okay Shit Heads If Yall Don’t Know Im Da Best Underground Artist Of THe Year And Clap For Infamouz Because He’s Getting My JR Award My Top 5 Ya Shit Heads Are

    1. Papoose
    2. Nas
    3. Eminem
    4. The Game
    5. Xzibit

    Go To http://www.freewebs.com/jailhousemusic

    Check Me Out Nigga Rats

  • SIX MILE SHORTIE

    Dro got the streets on blaze in detroit believe it or not probably everywhere else cuz day 1 hot but when day 2 come out its goin being yesterday Day.Young Dro is Hotter than T.I.P,T.I Said it Hisself betta believe it fools

  • dun flipped

    where is BUSTA RHYMES!? hilarious list when u dont even mentioning him…

  • Young A. Simmons

    Speakin of Dre in ‘that’ picture. Real Muthaphukkin G’s was a dope song, sick beat and a better diss than Dre Day IMO. (rip Eazy)

    can’t understand the gillie / wayne, Cam / Hov comparison. Jigga a legend so he don’t need to respond but Weezy F baby ain’t proven yet.
    dedication 2 is straight fire, Drama still a homo scared of Kay Slay though.

  • http://soundclick.com/jiddyjid Jid

    Top 5

    Jay
    Joe
    Beans
    Kiss
    Em

  • Jamestown

    New School
    1. Lil Wayne
    2.Game
    3.Ludacris
    4.Cassidy
    5.Obie Trice.

    Old School
    1.Jay Z
    2.Nas
    3.Eminem
    4. ANdre 3000 (0utkast)
    5.Common

    T.i., Jeezy, 50 cent, Juelz and CamROn dont belong. Far too simple lyrcist. Good hooks. Limited flow, few metaphors and repitive rhyme scheme.

    Rappers 2 watch out for on the cum up: Chamillionare, Papoose, Lupe Fiasco. These cats is hungry ready to prove they the real deal.

    Rappers Falling off: JadaKiss, Fat joe, and Pimp C

    Get at me if u think Im wrong.

  • loosenut

    This dude said Pimp C…Fat Joe? That nigga really did find Pun’s rap book

  • !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    game is trash, when was the last time he spit something rewind-worthy??

    Lupe is so overrated. “Cause you don’t understand him, it don’t mean that he nice/It just means you don’t understand all the bullshit that he write”

    props on calling Beans a modern-day Face, though

    Although he’s far from relevant right now, Obie definitely deserves a mention

  • What The Fuck

    HOW THE FUCK IS RAKIM IRRELEVANT WHEN HE BASICALLY CREATED LYRICISM????

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Jamestown, Jada isnt falling off, hell he is always getting better if you ask me. Its just that 50 got them niggas by the balls, so they cant put nothing out.

  • e

    Don’t sleep on Immortal Technique

  • don-diddy

    these are my top 5 artists of all time: nas, c-n-n, mobb deep, tupac, ja rule

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    who?

  • gutta

    nobody is hating on the south…but just recently has there been southern rappers wit content,none should be considered top 5 until they accomplish something. right now your just whats in,nothing more. i just wanna know how wayne gets more consideration than luda when luda fits in every category sick mentioned. is it because he doesnt come across a thug??i take my comments back about the game because till this day i still dont think he writes his own raps and buddens ripped him. someone explain to me why ghostface gets mentioned at all? i barely understand what he raps about or is it over my head like some wu-tang stan would say.

  • TrueEpic

    Young Dro will never be anything close to a decent lyricist.

    For people dissing Lupe Fiasco: Actually LISTEN to the lyrics. It’s kinda simple after that.

    I did fuck up with forgetting Busta Rhymes, as well as Ras Kass (2nd best west coast lyricist ever. Soul on Ice was the absolute shit)

  • http://www.myspace.com.com/donnygoines Donny Goines

    Its alotta haters on this forum…..

    See I made that song cuz im NOT a hater and somebody must like my shit

    70,000+ play on my page alone (my music is on several people’s pages)

    If you listen to the song (Notice the title “INSPIRATION”) It explains WHY I wrote the song, It’s about Jay Z, my career, my DRIVE……

    A Stan??? I GOT Stans that follow me. You must have not looked at the page, but it is what it is. Ya’ll hate on Sickamore so I KNOW ya’lll gonna hate on me.

    Much love to you anyway. Buy the album when it drop. 1

  • Profit

    Every rapper from the south on your list should have an asterisk next to their name like Barry Bonds. Them niggas are 3 years behind niggas from up north, lyrically. The only reason they have a place in hip hop is because 12 year old girls like the trash they put on wax. Fuck the South….and you can call me a hater, I don’t give a fuck.

  • j.page

    70′s
    1. S.Carter (J)
    2. M.Mathers (Em)
    3. N.Jones (Nas)
    4. R.Brown (Kurupt)
    5. T.Greene (Talib Kweli)
    80′s
    1. J.Taylor (Game)
    2. C.Lloyd (Lloyd Bank$)
    3. J.Jackson (Fabolous)
    4. S.Mackie (Papoose)
    5. M.Levin (50′s cuzin)

    4 all rappers gov’t names go 2 http://www.whudat.com/tags.php

  • DOLO

    ALL YOU FOOLS OUT THERE , WHO POLITIC ABOUT OUR ARTIST- 80′S BABYS 70′S BABYS – JAY-Z – NAS- LUPE- MOS DEF- DR DRE- EMINEM…ECT . THERE ARE ALL IN THERE OWN TOP ONE LIST BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR OWN STYLES, THEIR OWN VERBAL SKILLS( IN OTHER WORDS THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT. YOU CANT COMPARE NAS’S LYRICAL POETRY TO JAY-Z’S i-AM-RICH-BITCH-RAP. TO THE CRITICS ALL AROUND THE WORLD – WHY DONT YOU COMPARE YOURSELF TO THE ARTISTS AND TRY TO BE BETTER THAN THEM IN THEIR OWN SKILLS OF RAP. IF YOU LIKE JAY-Z TRY AND RAP BETTER THAN HIM, IF YOU LIKE YOUNG JOC , COMPETE. THAT WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND. BECAUSE THEY DONT CARE, THEY JUST MAKE MORE MONEY OFF YOU AND YOU JUST WASTE YOUR TIME TALKING ABOUT IT(TIME IS MONEY), WELL I NEED TO GO AND MAKE SOME …….. AND REMEMBER THAT THERE IS NO GREAT ONE WE AS A PEOPLE ARE GREAT AND WE ALL FORM LIKE VOLTRON (REMEMBER!!!!!). STOP COMPARING ………DONT EXCLUDE(JADA KISS)IF YOU DISS THAT MEANS WE NEED MORE ARTIST TO FILL THAT VOID SO START WRITING AND GET SOME RYTHUM………OUT AND NEVER WRITING AGAIN.(PERIOD)

  • j.page

    i forgot
    tiefor5th. O.Trice

  • j.page

    gotta put my man Mason Betha up there 2

  • Harvard

    DJ uN-Educated Fool,

    I understand that the battle is a part of Hip-Hop culture, however it in no way determines anything about which emcee is the nicest, as you put it. Battles are generally irrelevant. That’s why being a battle rapper basically means, you’re an insignificant rapper. Name a great rapper who is primarily known as a battle rapper. Battles from great rappers are usually momentary or tragic instances of pettiness and frustration, not a test of talent and skill. We want rappers to respond in battles not to see how good they are (we learn that from their other material), but just to see if they are going to man up or punk out. But that only matters if the two adversaries are relatively evenly matched. It’s like when somebody’s little sister slaps you, fighting back would actually make you seem weaker, becasue she is not a worth adversary.

    The greatest rappers make great songs and great albums. Battling is a footnote and usually comes from correcting some great personal insult, as opposed to proving skill. If you have 5,6,7,8,9 albums, why would a couple of freestyles or diss records determine your skill? That would be like judging Michael Jordan not on his NBA career, but some pick-up game he had one time with Clyde Drexler. It’s just stupid my dude. Battles are entertaining, but they don’t mean shit.

    Harvard

  • DOLO

    1 JAY Z
    1 NAS
    1 LUPE
    1 BUSTA
    1 GZA

  • j.page

    almost forgot bout Royce da 59

  • Fernando

    How the Fuk did Cassidy make it on here???

  • Prince Of The South

    How’s he going to pick Game over Jada, Buck, and Banks? Game is really nice, but lyrically he can’t mess with either of those three. He’s a talented rapper, he’s got a better flow than all them but Buck, but Damn. I was feeling the list till I saw that. I can’t knock him though because this a touchy subject anyway. Somebody is always going to get mad because their favorite rapper wasn’t included.

  • The Originator

    Sickamore, This is a Bullshit Post!!!!

  • Tha Blueprint

    No one said Talib!

  • Slim Shady

    Shout out 2 Shady Soldiers, yo every MC on here iz a star in their own unique and individual way…Bigg Ups 2 all…Damn, Sum artists hold their best stuff (like havin da masters) , bubble it up, den pow, hit ya like preemo, naw mean? My number ONE iz Eminem, handz up…

  • j.page

    i said talib man god damn look

  • DocZeus

    write”I’m sick of all these battle stans. No matter, how much you peons play up the rap as a sport metaphor, it’s really not. A battle is bullshit, because there is no way to win definitively. There is no scorecard, no scoreboard, no authoritative panel of judges, nor any sanctioning bodies. The point is that rap is not a sport, it is an art form, which is judged by a combination of its popular and critical success. And more long term by its historical influence on the art form and the culture itself. So Fuck a battle. If you selling way more albums, if you are much more respected by critics as well as your artistic peers , if your style and form are being studied and mimicked, then you win. Wayne achieved this all with the Carter II, which is unequivocally all his own. In addition his work since then, Dedication 2, guests appearances, etc. has been equally lauded by most respected critics and artists alike. Gillie has achieved nothing close in terms of popular or critical success. Imagine how stupid it would be to judge the composers Bethoven and Bach by having them insult each other through their composition, and letting a small group of no-life Stans determine the winner. Battles don’t determine the better artist, they just determine who better is able to appeal to immature battle stans.

    With some artists there is valid debate among fans and critics about who is better, (Pac vs. Biggie, Jay vs Nas),among similary popular and talented artists, however between Gillie and Wayne there is no comparison. The verdict is already in. Wayne has no need to respond.”

    Except in this particular case, it is a question on whether or not, Wayne actually made his “art”. The Chronic is a classic album arguably the greatest album of all-time but nobody would dare put Dr. Dre in their top 5 because he didn’t write his raps…Snoop and The D.O.C. did. Same case, Wayne up to his last album was not a great emcee by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, he sucked. It is completely possible that Wayne is using ghost writers. Wayne has to clear his name and the only way he can do that is respond to Gillie in the age old hip hop tradition of “battle rap.” Until that happens, there is going to be a big ol’ asterisks on his position in hip hop. This isn’t going to go away. Gillie maybe is a nobody but he’s commanded enough attention to warrant some type of response. One freestyle on a mixtape would do it. Lil Wayne is not Jay-Z, he’s not Nas, not yet at least and it would be ridiculous to suggest that he’s attained that level where you don’t have to respond. He’s not even 50 Cent in which you are the most popular entertainer on the planet and you can let your massive success do the talking. Fact is, Lil’ Wayne has dues to pay before he can be considered a GOAT. A lot of dues, and one hot album is not gonna cut it. I mean hell, the reason Gillie might’ve gotten pissed off is because he was fired as Wayne’s ghost writer and replaced by somebody nicer than he is.

  • andrew

    50 can’t nobody fuck wit him even hov

  • NoMamesBuey

    Sickamore, given these bullshit picks you’re either

    1. an idiot with a trivial knowledge of rap music
    2. don’t believe your own bullshit, but post this nonsense to driveposts. Ala what Combat Jack accused you of. Ala the quasi-racist statements mAnn Coulter always makes, or Bol sometimes makes, to drive comments/posts/ratings.

    The point about “relevance”, wtf is that? “Relevance” as defined by the bullshit media like Clear Channel or MTV/BET?

    To put Little Wayne above Common, or MCs you didn’t even include such as for instance Black Thought, Chino XL, or Talib Kweli is a joke. You “ethered yourself” with such dumbassery.

    I’ve said before, the great ones are great, I give an eff what decade they were born. Jordan (60s), Shaq (70s), & Lebron James (80s) are all awesome basketball players. Same thing in tennis whether Borg (50s), Sampras & Agassi (70s), Federer & Nadal (80s).

    Same thing with rap, the 80s babies Akir, & Little Brother’s Phonte ether 99% of rappers out, including your bullshit “holy trinity” of one good MC (TI), one OK MC (Little wayne), & one no-talent one (young jeezy)

    Oh and BTW, Combat Jack ethered Sickamore.

  • Uncle Murda

    why da hell u did chamillonare he iz wack az FUCK

    THIZ IZ IT
    1) Nas
    2) Papoose
    3) Lloyd Banks
    4) Freeway
    5) Lil Wayne

    whoa

  • dice

    1.eminem
    2.fabolous
    3.luda
    4.game
    5.50 cent

  • Profit

    ^^^^Freeway?….hahaha

  • http://myspace.com/starchild10 $tarchild

    and how the hell did Young Buck even accidentally get entered into this conversation? he damn near worse than 50

  • UnFaded Disciple

    tC Says:

    August 29th, 2006 at 9:53 am
    1.Saigon
    2.Juelz Santana
    3.Nas
    4.Jay-Z
    5.Styles P.

    top five right now (not in order) but if you don’t agree uz a pop-tart

    ^^^^^^

    Juelz Santana? His album was mediocre and his wordplay is ass. Check lyricsdomain.com and look his shit up.

  • Genesis

    Chamillionaire….PUHLEASE KICK ROCKS his name shouldn’t of even been mentioned

  • OnE3nD

    WoW somebody please remember Ludacris he is the best MC in the south better than Wayne and Ti it should be.

    South

    1.Ludacris
    2.lil Wayne
    3.Andre 3000
    4.Ti maybe
    5.Pusha T

    North

    1.Saigon
    2.Papoose
    3.Nas
    4.Jay Z
    5.Lloyd Banks

  • AD

    Royce
    Chino XL
    Talib Kweli
    Eminem
    Common

  • allnice

    You wilding sick. You left out GZA, Raekwon, Jeru, Immortal Technique, and Doom. Son, what do you mean relevance? Relevant to what? To sales? Then just say that instead of beating around the bush. Your list is based on commericial appeal and sales.

    Eminem? Andre 3000? When were they ever nice? They are good, but they never said anything I haven’t heard said and delivered better by another rapper. Common hasn’t been nice since Like Water for Chocolate, and that was years ago. Jay-Z is lame. Even Nas is pushing lameness, though he still drops an ill cut like Level 7 (Sick do you even listen to hip hop?). At least you didn’t mention your boy Saigon. Even you can realize how basic son is.

    You gotta start listening to hip hop again Sick. Start buying all the classics from the 90s, and then work your way back to the 80s. Alot of the hot shit people say now is basic compared to back then. Even your top five will agree……

  • abe

    Sick what is your beef diplomats and g unit,
    No KILLA ON THE LIST
    NO BUCK MARLEY ON THE LIST
    can we get a previe of this years overnight celebrity power 30

  • http://myspace.com/kingpaul06 King Paul

    sick aren’t you A&Ring for Little Brother too? Phonte????

  • slap fire out a blog

    Harvard Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    DJ uN-Educated Fool,

    I understand that the battle is a part of Hip-Hop culture, however it in no way determines anything about which emcee is the nicest, as you put it. Battles are generally irrelevant. That’s why being a battle rapper basically means, you’re an insignificant rapper. Name a great rapper who is primarily known as a battle rapper.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Eminem got his start battling, any questions oh righteous one?

  • slap fire out a blog

    amestown Says:
    August 29th, 2006 at 3:05 pm

    New School
    1. Lil Wayne
    2.Game
    3.Ludacris
    4.Cassidy
    5.Obie Trice.

    Old School
    1.Jay Z
    2.Nas
    3.Eminem
    4. ANdre 3000 (0utkast)
    5.Common
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Did nobody catch the fact that he refered to EM as old school, what the fuck?

    Somebody put Juelz on their top 5?

    Somebody said Jay-Z was lame?

    Somebody said Young Dro was a lyricist?

    WHOEVER MADE THESE STATEMENT ARE FOREVEVER BANNED FROM ALL THINGS HIP HOP!!!!!

  • http://sexy-results.blogspot.com Ian

    Congrats on Billboard’s paean to Atlantic getting its weight up. Yeah, it focused mostly on the rap/R&B shit with Greenwald, but if Death Cab can move 700K, that’s serious!

  • UnFaded Disciple

    WoW somebody please remember Ludacris he is the best MC in the south

    ^^^

    Saying he is the best in the south, isn’t really saying much.

  • LBDII

    Good list. Wayne is a 80′s baby though.

  • Detroit’s Finest

    The real top 5 goes like this
    1.LLOYD BANK$
    2.LUPE FIASCO
    3.FABOLOUS
    4.GAME
    5.KANYE WEST
    I can’t believe you didn’t even mention ye dude is deep. But even though Bank$ is my favorite rapper he will never get the credit he deserves until he leave g-unit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/poisonousdarthfc Poisonous Dart

    I’m not even gonna play myself and post a list…Let’s just say the only people that are checkin’ for the cats on my Top 5 list like to rock backpacks some of the time. Nice blog, Sick. One.

  • http://www.skibeatz.com DJ Main Event

    Common = Lonnie Rashid Lynn (i think)

    according to wikipedia.

    you know, i always thought that you’d be more Pro-Jay-Z, Sick. eh.

    not even gonna argue that 80′s baby list because we’re trying to get out of a hurricane lol.

  • Katrinawaterfuckedupyohearin’

    what the fuck is wrong with you man, no fuckin REDMAN? jesus chriiiist

  • http://www.dubcnn.comwww.streethop.com Greg/ YG Da Boss

    West Coast Rappers will step up and names like Crooked I, Bishop Lamont, Glasses Malone, E White, Roccet, Young Hootie, Mykestro, and too many more to list will be recognized now we have one guy even considred – The Game and he has an Erick Sermon inspired style.

    BTW I have always wondered Why is it that DJ Quik never gets respect as an artist?

    Aside from longevity and consistency tracks like ” 50 ways”, and half the Trauma album which was so slept on highlight his lyrical ability and he can get real agressive, emotional, all in one on the mic.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sirjantzversatile Sir Jantz

    I like the list man! THat’s just about right. My list would go like this. Nas is number one because even though Jay-Z can rhyme without paper, he can’t capture the storytelling like Nas would. Jay-Z gets number 2. Not because of politics but because of reality. Number 3 would go to Weezy because this guy has some insane punchlines, plus he’s fromt he south. There are a lot of emcees in the south, man!! You just got to look in the rubble to find that diamond int he rough. Weezy is ( for right now) one of the best rappers alive!! Number 4 would probably go to TI because he was the only to claim he’s the kin gof the south and run with it!! I like his coolnes, yet he’s a certified gangster. Some people say I remind them of the cool version of TI. YOu know the “I’m Serious” TI. The “Don’t hate me Shawty slash “Doing my job” TI. TI is the man right now! THe number five and the last on my list will have to go to Twista. Twista? Why would I say Twista. He is the fastest rapper alive. He’s been in the game forever. He’s been scorching the beast before and after DO or Die dropped “Back Seat of my Caddie”. He is one of the best emcees out there. Hey Twista, if you ever want me on that Adrenalin Rush remix I got you!! That was my favorite song and still is my favorite til this day. Hey this your boi Sir Jantz. The man with the fire comments. If you have any questions, post them on my space or reply to my post on XXlmag. Peace!!
    http://www.myspace.com/sirjantzversatile
    http://www.myspace.com/soundvalley
    MUsic for the soul, by the soul

  • http://myspace.com/djsyncity syncity

    game…is a 79 baby in his bio…might be older too…lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/hollowmannickels sixtiesbaby

    70’s Baby Top 5 Right Now
    1) Nasir Jones
    2) Marshall Mathers
    3) Dwayne Carter
    4) Andre Benjamin
    5) Common (don’t know his government name)
    80’s Baby Top 5 Right Now
    1) T.I.
    2) Lupe Fiasco
    3) Joe Budden
    4) Cassidy
    5) Game

    first of all to not include ludacris, field mob(either one), or mase was crazy.

    you put in weezy? He went from being a d minus rapper to getting a plus. paaaaaaaaaaaaaleeeeeze! It no way he wrote carter II. Put ya $$ up, weezy vs luda, smoke or his partna. These niggas is slept on. shit shawnna is better than weezy. Weezy is the bary bonds of rap.

    andre 3k, how?
    common, itz not 1990(when he was mad slept on, ask cube.

    top five right now, still gotta give it to luda, kiss, em,beans,hovs a biter(can’t clude him, ti.

    at least you didn’t mention trashpoose. p.s., game and jae hood neck and neck in the filth dept.. joe hood gotta be sheek son or somethin. he never spit a hot bar. neverrrrrrrrr!!

    best unsigned niggas: pretty ugly outta philly, tee(fight klub)ivy league outta nyc, hollowman outta philly, micky outta the chi, and dutchman outta philly (check out his track criminal)

    http://www.myspace.com/hollowmannickels

    http://www.myspace.com/prettyuglyhiphop

    http://www.myspace.com/dutchspade

  • http://www.myspace.com.com/donnygoines Donny Goines

    FUCK WIT MY BOY

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BENNY BLANCO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HE GOT SOME SHIT

    MUCH LOVE. 1

  • armchaira&R

    wow! they gave you an a&r job? deep

  • >>>>>>>>>>>ROC

    cassidy
    eminem
    the game
    pusha t
    kanye west
    saigon
    lupe fiasco

    No order

  • >>>>>>>>>>>ROC

    i got a new list for ya….top 5 worst mc’s right now?

  • >>>>>>>>>>>ROC

    with record deals

  • icon

    Current top 5:
    1) Dylan
    2) Dylan
    3) Dylan
    4) Dylan
    5) Dylan—he spits hot fire

  • DJ N-Credible

    HARVARD
    HARVARD
    HARVARD
    YOUR A MONKEY YOU JUST DONT GET IT…YOU ARE ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN…I CAN TELL BY YOUR COMMENTS…IM NOT EVEN GOING TO ARGUE WITH YOU BECAUSE YOU JUST DONT GET IT…MY GUESS IS YOUR A MIDDLE AGED WHITE GUY WHO FINDS THE HIP HOP CULTURE FASINATING…SIT BACK AND JUST ENJOY THE SHOW…EVER SEE THAT MOVIE “CLUELESS”

  • DJ N-Credible

    DocZeus Says:

    Except in this particular case, it is a question on whether or not, Wayne actually made his “art”. The Chronic is a classic album arguably the greatest album of all-time but nobody would dare put Dr. Dre in their top 5 because he didn’t write his raps…Snoop and The D.O.C. did. Same case, Wayne up to his last album was not a great emcee by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, he sucked. It is completely possible that Wayne is using ghost writers. Wayne has to clear his name and the only way he can do that is respond to Gillie in the age old hip hop tradition of “battle rap.” Until that happens, there is going to be a big ol’ asterisks on his position in hip hop. This isn’t going to go away. Gillie maybe is a nobody but he’s commanded enough attention to warrant some type of response. One freestyle on a mixtape would do it. Lil Wayne is not Jay-Z, he’s not Nas, not yet at least and it would be ridiculous to suggest that he’s attained that level where you don’t have to respond. He’s not even 50 Cent in which you are the most popular entertainer on the planet and you can let your massive success do the talking. Fact is, Lil’ Wayne has dues to pay before he can be considered a GOAT. A lot of dues, and one hot album is not gonna cut it. I mean hell, the reason Gillie might’ve gotten pissed off is because he was fired as Wayne’s ghost writer and replaced by somebody nicer than he is.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    denial really blinds people…weezy is going too be putting out heat for at least at least the next 5-7 years…the only reason you smucks hate on this dude is because he is from the South my city New Awlins…the bottom of the map…get over it the best in the game is from the south accept it(given nas only has a couple more)…im going to end this with words from the Broad St. Bully,”Get down or Lay Down”

  • unique

    iam feeling the list but i would have had to put saigon up there by law

  • K.O.T.S

    i just got one question…

    if you are the “best” ever can you get killed on your own track???

    If that is a NO…why is JAY-Z ON EVERYONES top 5 of ALL-TIME when dude got killed not ones but twice…first with B.I.G. on “BROOKLYN’S FINEST” and then later on “RENEGADE” with EMINEM….on top of that those two songs are on both of his “CLASSICS”…which mean that he brought the best he had to offer on every song but still got outshined on 2 tracks that featured someone who was or is BETTER than him…now thats just

    LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME

  • babyboy

    OK OK KIDS, DA SCHOOL CLASS IS IN SECTION..

    1- BEST EVER U KNOW IT EVERY1 KNOWS IT, HE ONLY DID 2 ALBUMS.

    2- MOS DEF( HOW COULD U FORGET ABOUT HIM, I GET IT U 2 DUM 2 UNDERSTAND WAT DA FCK HE’S SAYIN)

    3- TALIB KWELI( WITH A FLOW AND LYRICS LIKE DAT ONLY 2 CAN STOP HIM)

    4- JIGGA MY NIGGA( TAKEHOVA)

    5- BIG L(Check it: My weed smoke is my lye
    A ki of coke is a pie.
    When I’m lifted, I’m high.
    With new clothes on, I’m fly.
    Cars is whips and sneakers is kicks.
    Money is chips, movies is flicks.
    Also, cribs is homes. Jacks is pay phones.
    Cocaine is nose candy; cigarettes is bones.
    A radio is a box, a razor blade is a ox.
    Phat diamonds is rocks, and jakes is cops…)
    HE’S NEW ALBUM COMIN, THEY GON WAKE DA DEAD IN THIS 1 AHAHAHAHAH

    AND

  • babyboy

    OK OK KIDS, DA SCHOOL CLASS IS IN SECTION..

    1- BEST EVER U KNOW IT EVERY1 KNOWS IT, HE ONLY DID 2 ALBUMS.

    2- MOS DEF( HOW COULD U FORGET ABOUT HIM, I GET IT U 2 DUM 2 UNDERSTAND WAT DA FCK HE’S SAYIN)

    3- TALIB KWELI( WITH A FLOW AND LYRICS LIKE DAT ONLY 2 CAN STOP HIM)

    4- JIGGA MY NIGGA( TAKEHOVA)

    5- BIG L(Check it: My weed smoke is my lye
    A ki of coke is a pie.
    When I’m lifted, I’m high.
    With new clothes on, I’m fly.
    Cars is whips and sneakers is kicks.
    Money is chips, movies is flicks.
    Also, cribs is homes. Jacks is pay phones.
    Cocaine is nose candy; cigarettes is bones.
    A radio is a box, a razor blade is a ox.
    Phat diamonds is rocks, and jakes is cops…)
    HE’S NEW ALBUM COMIN, THEY GON WAKE DA DEAD IN THIS 1 AHAHAHAHAH

    AND

  • Harvard

    DJ N-Credibly Stupid,

    I’m sure you would like to believe I’m white and middle-aged, because it kills you that I am a young nigga at Harvard doing something with his life, while all you do…well only you know what you do, my nigga. Hip Hop is an art form which I love, however I only write on these bullshit blogs, because my internship is boring as hell. Shout out to JP MorganChase. You don’t argue, because you can’t refute anything I’m saying. Besides, you’re significane in the world of Hip Hop is nothing, so don’t try to tell niggas to enjoy the show like you’re a major part of it. You are a certified Stan, because I’m pretty sure this is your life by the number of responses you give to almost every fucking blog. Anyway, to Slap Fire or whatever, you have no fucking point. Eminem started out as a battle rapper, which got him a look, but’s he considered a great due to the critical and popular success he has enjoyed since he was signed. Battling has nothing to do with his place in history. To Doc…you also have no point. If an album can be written, so can a battle rap. So what would that prove. Anyway, you don’t know anything about Lil Wayne. I’m sure you could never produce any raps to equal anything on SQUAD 1-7, Lights Out, or 500 Degrees. Wayne has been a great rapper for along time, and if you don’t think so, who cares? You’re poor and insignificant. Other important artists think he’s talented so I’ll go with their opinion and my own. He’ talented. Gillie be damned.

    Harvard

  • babyboy

    OK OK KIDS, DA SCHOOL CLASS IS IN SECTION..

    1- BEST EVER U KNOW IT EVERY1 KNOWS IT, HE ONLY DID 2 ALBUMS.

    2- MOS DEF( HOW COULD U FORGET ABOUT HIM, I GET IT U 2 DUM 2 UNDERSTAND WAT DA FCK HE’S SAYIN)

    3- TALIB KWELI( WITH A FLOW AND LYRICS LIKE DAT ONLY 2 CAN STOP HIM)

    4- JIGGA MY NIGGA( TAKEHOVA)

    5- BIG L(Check it: My weed smoke is my lye
    A ki of coke is a pie.
    When I’m lifted, I’m high.
    With new clothes on, I’m fly.
    Cars is whips and sneakers is kicks.
    Money is chips, movies is flicks.
    Also, cribs is homes. Jacks is pay phones.
    Cocaine is nose candy; cigarettes is bones.
    A radio is a box, a razor blade is a ox.
    Phat diamonds is rocks, and jakes is cops…)
    HE’S NEW ALBUM COMIN, THEY GON WAKE DA DEAD IN THIS 1 AHAHAHAHAH

    AND how da fuck u rate Eminem, when his flow is worst dan a British rapper??? he might have lyrics but classic material none, i can a guy dat has done a video 4, azz like dat, without me, real slim shady, what da fuck is dat???? nah nah, u niggas r trippin or u white is as simple as dat
    cuz if Jigga do some shit like dat ya’ll gonna say dat he is crazy, but 4 em is ok, cuz hes white?? fuck u motherfuckers, eminem azz lickers

  • Nay Nimley

    all yall are stupid LoL

  • Mumin Ali

    What about Sha Stimuli as somebody to look out for in the future?

  • DJ N-Credible

    I understand that the battle is a part of Hip-Hop culture, however it in no way determines anything about which emcee is the nicest, as you put it. Battles are generally irrelevant.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    DO YOUR RESEARCH

  • DJ N-Credible

    Battles are generally irrelevant.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    AARE YOU SERIOUS

  • DJ N-Credible

    Battles are generally irrelevant.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    TELL THAT TO JA

  • DJ N-Credible

    OH AND TECHNICALLY…I GET PAYED TO POST COMMENTS HERE

  • DJ N-Credible

    HARVARD THERE IS ONE THING YOU DONT UNDERSTAND AND DONT HAVE…STREET CRED…MY PEOPLES COME TO ME FOR THE FINAL WORD ON A HIP HOP ISSUE…WHY STREET CRED…BATTLES ARE RELEVANT WHY…STREET CRED…JA CAREER WAS PUT ON ICE WHY STREET CRED…SALE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH TRUE HIP HOP…OVER 70% OF THE PEOPLE THAT BUY ALBUMS IN STORES ARE WHITE KIDS AND WHITE PARENTS BUYING THEM FOR THEIR KIDS FOR COOL POINTS…YOUR SAYING THEY DETERMINE WHO IS THE ELITE…WHITE KIDS

  • DJ N-Credible

    IS IT CLEAR TO YOU CARLTON I MEAN HARVARD

  • DJ N-Credible

    IF NIGGAS COMING UP TO YOU IN THE STREETS TELLIN YOU DAWG THIS NIGGA TRYIN TO DIS YOU…YOU PUT ON WAR PAINT…TRUST ME WEEZY (EVEN THOUGH HE IS NOT OBLIGED TO RESPONSE) WILL SLIP IN A LINE FOR GILLIE SOMEWHERE…BUT ITS NO BIG CONCERN BECAUSE GILLIE…WELL…IS GILLIE

  • DJ N-Credible

    IM FINISHED NOW

  • marlon

    lol, that 80′s baby list is a sign of just how hurting those 80′s babie really is. T.I. he’s ai-ight but #1? only on a list with the game and Lupe Fiasco. Kanye’s endorsement really had me wanting to like Lupe but what the fuck is this kid talking about? he clearly hasn’t experienced anything he is the definition of suburban rap. Joe Buddens? I thought you said relevant? far as i could see he was a one hit wonder who’s one hit was a banger off the strength of sampling the classic scenerio and the lyrics wasn’t saying anything at all. Cassidy same, one hit wonder of the strength of sampling a classic. and come on the game? you said it your self if it weren’t for name dropping he wouldn’t be dropping shit. how you gonna make an entire album sucking eazy’s dick? we get it your a fan now go back to listening and put the mic down. As far as the 70′s babies list goes. Dwayne Carter? if that’s wayne your disqualified the kid is wack, oh sorry his ghost writer is wack. and are you sure he ain’t an 80′s? also leaving pap out was a huge mistake.

  • marlon

    T.I. would be #397 on the 70′s baby list.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Jay is #1.

    As were Hulk Hogan & Michael Jordan.

    (that’s for you, Marlon!)

  • I Fux

    Ya ^ Jay-Z #1 along with Ultimate Warrior and Tragic Johnson ….

  • DJ N-Credible

    what about rick flair…whooooooo

  • Harvard

    Yah ok, DJ StaN-Credible,

    You get paid to comment here. LMAO. Yah…we believe that.Who wouldn’t pay a Stan to type some bullshit all day, that said Stan would type for free, because said Stan is a FUCKING STAN!?!?!!

    Just look how Dj staN-Credible had to flip the script. First battles decide who is the nicest emcee, now they are for street cred. I’ll admit one rapper can mirk another’s rapper career through a battle, but it almost never has anything to do with lyrical ability. All that matters is who can find the most embarassing and true shit on the other one and expose their ass via Summer Jam, interviews, or songs. 50 killed Ja, not because he’s “the nicest emcee,” but because he was shot 9 times which gave him the street cred to air Ja out, because he went pop. That shit didn’t prove any skill. 50 would have blown up regardless, he didn’t need the beef. He did it ‘cus he really didn’t like Ja from sold old Queens shit. That wasn’t about rap, it was about destroying Ja and Irv. Mission Accomplised 50! Once again, DJ staN’s argument is destroyed by fact and logic.

    And for your whole street cred thing. If you ever commented on a blog, you have no fucking street cred. I ain’t trying to have street cred bitch, I ain’t a fucking gangsta or a rapper. I’m a nigga trying to get his education at Harvard. Grow up Peter Stan. Count Chocula. You’re too old for this shit.

    “MY PEOPLES COME TO ME FOR THE FINAL WORD ON A HIP HOP ISSUE…” LOL!!!!!!!!!!

    Everyone who goes to DJ staN-Credible for his final word on hip-hop, please respond? HAHAHAHAH!!!!! What a fucking STAN!!!!!

    Harvard

  • Harvard

    Besides name another beef, where an artist suffered such irreparable harm as Ja did. that was the perfect strom of beef, which has never happened before. What highly successful artist before Ja ever had their career destroyed by beef?

  • Big O Brooklyn stand up

    Ur list was real good you did make alot of sense about certain rappers but lil wanye is not a 70′s baby dog he was born in the 80′s but it don’t matter cause Gillie The Kid rip him a new one anyway

  • DocZeus

    “denial really blinds people…weezy is going too be putting out heat for at least at least the next 5-7 years…the only reason you smucks hate on this dude is because he is from the South my city New Awlins…the bottom of the map…get over it the best in the game is from the south accept it(given nas only has a couple more)…im going to end this with words from the Broad St. Bully,”Get down or Lay Down”

    Why is it so hard to believe that Lil Wayne might’ve used a ghost writer? The fact is Lil’ Wayne was straight up unequivocably wack until he was 25. Then all of sudden, he becomes the best rapper from the South. I’m sorry you don’t make that type of leap when you were wack all your life. Quite frankly, Lil’ Wayne is kind of the Barry Bonds of rap music. Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    Harvard Says:

    August 30th, 2006 at 4:13 pm
    Yah ok, DJ StaN-Credible

    50 killed Ja, not because he’s “the nicest emcee,” but because he was shot 9 times which gave him the street cred to air Ja out, because he went pop. That shit didn’t prove any skill. 50 would have blown up regardless, he didn’t need the beef.

    What a fucking STAN!!!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    DUDE YOU HAVE SHIT FOR BRAINS…A BUNCH OF INTERLINKED TURDS FOR BRAINS…I BET WHEN YOU SNEEZE YOU HAVE TO WIPE YOUR EARS…STARTED HIS CAREER OFF OF BATTLE BEEF…HE WENT AT JAY-Z(

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    DocZeus Says:

    August 30th, 2006 at 6:29 pm
    Why is it so hard to believe that Lil Wayne might’ve used a ghost writer? The fact is Lil’ Wayne was straight up unequivocably wack until he was 25. Then all of sudden, he becomes the best rapper from the South. I’m sorry you don’t make that type of leap when you were wack all your life. Quite frankly, Lil’ Wayne is kind of the Barry Bonds of rap music. Where there’s smoke there’s fire.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Dude ill spare you but in the words of OJ,”let me put you up on game one time pimpin”…im from NEW AWLINS i was catching wind of what this dude was spittin from day one…he always was droppin it like its hot(i made it a hot line you made it a hot song)…ever since jump street he just switched his flow up nas did not flow the same through out his career niether did jay-z

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    Freestyle battles are usually contests (though they can occur spontaneously) where rappers compete or battle each other in the form of freestyle rap or cypher. The intention is for each rapper to insult their opponents more cleverly than he or she insults the others. Winners are often judged by simple audience response, though more structured battles can involve appointed judges.

    In freestyle battles, it is often considered an act of dishonor to recite (or “spit”) any written raps, because it shows that the rapper who does so is incapable of spitting spur-of-the-moment lyrics.

    Freestyle battling is expressed in many forms in rap culture, such as the popular movie 8 Mile, where actor Eminem uses freestyle battling to win money and respect.

  • DJ N-CREDIBLE

    It started off being about who was nicer…but it turned into personal insults…

  • http://www.myspace.com/hollowmannickels sixtiesbaby

    just because wayne said gillie ain’t write for him, nobody asked if he used ghostwriters

  • Killer

    80s baby

    And Saigon, Papoose, Ras Kass, Joe Budden, Killa Cam are my top 5 currently.

    T.I. is cool, though his drawl annonys me. Jay and Nas are old niggaz that need to retire.

  • *Robert MARKMAN*

    I’M JUS A BITCH ASS NIGGA. I’M SORRY ABOUT THE BAD REVIEWS, THE GAME PAID ME $30,000 TO SHIT ON BANKS

  • *Robert MARKEMAN*

    I’M JUS A BITCH ASS NIGGA. I’M SORRY ABOUT THE BAD REVIEWS, THE GAME PAID ME $30,000 TO SHIT ON BANKS

  • DATNIGGAMAC

    everybody on that will rip the shit outta T.I. Don’t get me wrong he’s ok, but come on now… 1st?

  • http://breadandbutta.com Brandino

    lol @ beans bein below joe. i dunno sick.

  • http://thatwhitedude.blogspot.com/ thatwhitedude

    broke it all down for yall here -
    http://thatwhitedude.blogspot.com
    My Top 5:
    1. Lil Wayne
    2. Ludacris
    3. The Game
    4. Chamillionaire
    5. Juelz Santana

  • H the GREAT

    common’s real name is Rashid Lonnie Lynn

  • http://www.gibbs12.com gibbs12dotcom

    where’s Talib Kweli at?

  • babyboy

    Harvard Says:

    August 30th, 2006 at 4:27 pm
    Besides name another beef, where an artist suffered such irreparable harm as Ja did. that was the perfect strom of beef, which has never happened before. What highly successful artist before Ja ever had their career destroyed by beef?

    harvard is right aint nobody givin a damn about battles, look at Jay, people comment dat he lost 2 Nas right??? According 2 record sales Jay won, why??? Beef aint got shit to do wit ur career, unless u Cam’ron, that dum azz MF, try 2 diss a King, and he was da 1 who got fucked up lol, dats da dumest shit i’ve seen man, word up…look at Krs-one and Nelly, krs-one has street cred but aint nobody from da streets buyin his shit, so why da fck is he tryin 2 impress da streets?? nelly is sellin millions man, krs-one sells a couple thousand, he go’s 10x plastic, beef shit is played out, record sales is what really matters

  • a2dazee-king of london town

    nice blog but arnt we forgettin 1 key name KANYE WEST ppl need to stop hatin and start recognisin hes a dope rapper as well as da best producer

  • Harvard

    Back at work …this is the only thing that keeps me going!!

    Thank you for the history DJ, but the fact remains that no successful artists have ever gone anywhere and freestyle battled after they were already famous. At that point, they might drop an insulting freestyle on the radio or make a diss song. Either way, these are usually written before hand. I agree that starting beef with a more famous artist can get you noticed, (ex. 50 and Jay), but it does not determine who is the better MC or a rapper’s place in history. 50 had to do a lot more to solidify his place in the rap game. Another perfect example is Canibus and LL. Canibus had a little buzz after all his battle raps, but failed to capitalize with any type of decent album. Therefore his place in history is at the bottom of the heap. To add to BabyBoy, I would say that in addition to record sales, critical reviews are also important. Source, XXL, Complex, NY times, other artists’ opinions are also relevant. That’s why most people have Nas and Jay over Nelly and 50 even though the latter have had higher selling albums. The first two are generally held in higher esteem by respected hip-hop critics, which I might add, I am not one. Of course neither is anyone else commenting on this blog.

    Harvard

  • anti rap/ REAL HIPHOP

    All ya’ll trippin. Was the original question the best “rapper” or best EMCEE???? The reason I make this distinction is because emceein’ is “divine speech” and most of the individuals mentioned are crappers; oh I mean rappers. The list goes as follows and it is no need to break them up in decades because if you are truly hot you will always be hot. With that said:

    1. KRS-ONE (2,3,4, and 5…)
    2. Tupac Shakur
    3. Nas
    4. Jadakiss
    5. Common

  • Rann

    Here’s my order

    North
    1)Nas
    2)Jay Z
    3)Beans
    4)Kiss
    5)Talib Kweli

    South
    1)Scarface
    2)Luda
    3)T.I
    4)Weezy
    5)Chamillionaire

    Midwest
    1)Eminem
    2)Common
    3)Kanye West
    4)Twista
    5)Tech 9

    West
    1)Game
    2)Cube
    3)Snoop
    4)E-40
    5)And a list of Independent Artist

  • marlon

    lol at anti rap. what year you living in?

  • http://brohotmail.com gunotkilla

    10 LYRICAL GENIUSES.

    NASTY NAS
    TUPAC
    BIG L
    NOTORIOUS BIG
    EMINEM
    THE GAME
    JAY Z
    EAZY E
    BIG PUN
    ICE CUBE

    THIS IS DA REAL MUTHAPHUKKIN DOPE RAP
    AT THE END OF THA DAY WEST WINS…..
    WEST SIDE DA REALEST GS.IF I MISSED
    ANYONE THEY SUCK ANYWAY.WEST IS BACK.

    THESE ARE NIGGAZ WITH ATTITUDE.
    TALENTED MCS.NO ONE IS ON THERE LEVEL.

  • http://brohotmail.com gunotkilla

    RIP PAC
    RIP BIGGIE

    THE GREATEST

  • Miami Monica

    Last Great Verse: “Problem” Off Of DJ Khalid’s Album

    You spelled KHALED wrong sick! LOL…. ;-)

  • Mike

    1)PASTOR TROY!!!! Please dont slack on Troy cus he make “crunk” music.. go get the early sht and bump that!!!

    2)Andre 3000 He truthfully probably the best rapper alive if yall would really listen!!

    3) Playa Fly ngsa probably dont know em north of the carolina’s but he one of the best ever!!

  • ddd

    how dare u say rakim is irrelavent.wtf is wrong wit u?btw cam is betta than all the niggaz u put up including gay-z

  • Miami Monica

    Chamillionaire
    Pro: Dope For A Southern Guy
    Con: Gets Monotonous
    Last Great Verse: “Ridin Dirty H-Town Remix”

    WHY SICK? WHY?

  • Southside

    It is almost impossible to find out who’s in the list of top 5 best rappers. Even now i keep hearing of people i never knew. everyone has their own style and u cant hate them for that. Now there are people that should been banned from rapping ex. Young Joc , Chingy, but they are selling so what can we do about it

  • Southside

    P.S Dont forget about Big Boi, and the group from North Carolina Little Brother.

  • http://COMMENTS 818 ROCKS

    # 1 LYRICIST IS NAS YOU COMMERCIAL GROOPIES ARE ALL WACK PUTTING WACK AZZ BEANIE SEAGEL AND T.I. AS BEST LOL
    #2 LYRICIST IS IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE BECAUSE HE STAYS UNDERGROUND AND DONT RAP ABOUT THE SAME RECYCLED CRAP OVER WEAK BEATS…#3 RAKIM…BECAUSE HESE A LEGEND AND HIS MUSIC IS CLASSIC…#4 AKIR…BECAUSE LIKE NAS AND IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE HE SPEAKS REALITY AND HIS FLOW IS WAY ABOVE ALL COMMERCIAL POP ARTISTS…#5 EMINEM THAT WHITE BOYS DOPE HE FLOWS LIKE A RIVER SAME AS ALL ON THIS LIST…THE ONLY THING WACK IS THAT HESE IN THE SAME WACK COMMERCIAL FAKE POP CIRCLE AS WACKEST ACT EVER 50CENT…

  • peacers

    joe budden and fabulous? well thought out, fuckin idiot.

  • Playa=50=

    Greatest MC’s ever
    1.Tupac (R.I.P.)
    2.Method Man
    3.Game
    4.Notoriuos B.I.G.(R.I.P.)
    5.Nas
    6.Juvenile

    love for Three 6 Mafia,No Limit,Ice Cube&Snoop
    fuck fake 50Cent,Dipset

  • brklynsoldier718

    u must b stupid to leave lloyd banks out nd put T.I. number 1, T.I. is garbage he’s nice compared to other southern rappers but compared to New York niggas lyrical ablities he’s nothing but trash…real talk

  • http://www.xxlmag.com shawn

    north top 5:
    1.nas, 2. juelz santana, 3. busta rhymes, 4. cam’ron, 5. Llyod Bank$

    no rappers on social security (jay-z) no rappers that just straight up suck (tru-life, loon-ey tune, i need a boost phone, yayo, wu-tang except obd, pastor/murder ma$e who are u?, blackchild, cadillac tah and last but not least ja rule)

    south top 10
    1. scarface, 2. bun-b, 3. lil flip, 4. t.i, 5. soulja slim, 6. chamillionaire, 7. dre (outkast), 8. mystikal, 9. ludacris, 10. pimp c

    honorable mentions: b gizzle, juvenile and utp, trae, lil keke, wheezy “gillie the kid” baby and david banner

    midwest top 5
    1. kanye west, 2. twista, 3 common, 4. ray cash, 5. bone thugs n harmony

    west coast top 5
    1. ice cube 2. snoop, 3. E-40, 4. game, 5. nate dogg (hook king)

    best all time rappers
    1. 2pac 2. biggie 3 eazy-e 4 big pun

    the south and dipset runs the game now

  • Real Talk (Dirty South)

    Don’t Even Put Gillie The Bitch in Wayne’s presence. Gillie been gone…he said he ain’t write shit so stop sayin dat dumb shit. So Gillie must have written I Can’t Feel My Face too. And Fuck That Nigga Dat say Wayne got an NY soul. Itz all Southern Nigga Get Yo Shyt Str8t. But The Post was pretty relevent. I think itz missing a couple of people though…especially da homie Twista.
    This iz a REAL good 1 though Sickamore. Holla!

  • real nigga

    nigga weezy aint no damn 70′s baby

  • RJ

    Props to everyone who had Jada or SP on their top 5.

    RJ’s top 5:

    1) Jadakiss
    2) Bun B (y’all forgot bout Bun)
    3) The Game
    4) Jin (he lost once… still the shit)
    5) Styles P.

  • jake

    nas, big l, cormega, scarface, biggie

    end of debate

  • http://MINDSTATELA AM I TRIPPINYALL

    (1) Ice Cube, for inventing gangsta rap.

    (2) kool g rap, for being the first east cost gangsta rapper.

    (3) Slim Shady, cant no black dude fuck with him why eles.

    (3) Jay Z, and I dont even like him but hes so dope to not like him is to be a hator

    (4) Nas, one of the greatest ever.

    (5)Tupac. inspired a whole generation

    (6)Biggie smalls, a bad ass dude, kept it radio, but still kept it dark

    (7) Andre 3000 creative sound boy.

    (8) The Game for settin it off on a whole crew by himself. and selling 5 times platnum.

  • brian

    are you kidding how do you rate em so far down.he’s pound for pound the top lyricst alive.lil wayne lupe,t.i lol

  • Live 4rm the Chi now Im in NY

    Sickamore please find a way to get fired. Your list is ASS. You are just dumb…

  • God’s Son

    Nas is the best the dude put out 4 classics and 1 great album yeah he had 2 wack albums but all of the dirty south is wack

  • Down South Stunna

    God’s Bitch Shut Tha Fuck Up New York Iz Dead. I think his list pretty much true,missing a few but True.

  • CDUBBY

    no names from the south should even be mentioned on anyone’s list except for scarface dre 3000 and MAYBE TI but like the article said hes too inconsistent (which probably means someone else writes alot of his shit). luda and lil’ wayne are clever but wayne dont even write his own shit and thats documented.
    My top 5 (no particular order).
    Nas
    Budden
    Rakim
    Lupe
    Saigon

  • Stax On Deck

    Nigga Shut That Shyt Up Fuckin East Coast Bitch

  • CDUBBY

    hi haters…

  • VICK

    the game..lupe..joe budden?? what the fucks that

    (this is the true top 5)no exsact order..
    Immortal technique
    Nas
    Papoose
    Ill Bill
    Gza

  • bris

    top five goes as follows……

    1.styles p
    2.beanie siegel
    3.busta rhymes
    4.nas
    5.jay z

    honorable mention: lupe,lil wayne,little brother,panama black,propain,pac division,saigon

  • bris

    oh yea how kan i forget big l,pun,the wu, etc. the greatest and my fav. 2pac

  • R.E.W

    top 5 today
    1. lil wayne
    2. chamillionaire
    3. camron
    4. fabolous
    5. cassidy

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!!

    1.BEANS
    2.BEANIE SIGEL
    3.B-MAC
    4.THE BROADSTREET BULLY
    5.WIERD AL YANKOVICH

    ANYONES WHO’S LIST DOESN’T READ LIKE THIS IS CRAZY!

  • southsideofchi

    first off saigon who????
    second YALL IS SLEEP ON GHOST

  • Hot Sauce

    List sux no Lloyd Banks, he’ll murder anybody lyrically on the list

  • stoneyisland

    1. phonte (Little brother)
    2. Big Pooh (little Brother)
    3. Chubb Rock
    4. Talib Kweli
    5. CL Smooth

  • yo

    1.nas[HES THE BEST I DONT CARE WHAT NOBODY SAYS2.JAY Z 3.GAME 4PAPOOSE 5KANYE WEST,

  • mark-1

    ru serious!! yall put ti b4 cassidy game and buddens!! also too yall forgot 2 mention luda!? wut r yall smokin!? ti is fuckin wack.. this is a travisty! i demand a recall!!

  • Trae Bizzo

    Come on playa we aint judgeing record sales like you said and theres a dude named krs one that would disagree. Im from the east coast but can i get some too short and cube in there too.

  • Trae Bizzo

    Squash er thing Just hold an event yearly wit about 5 categorys and let the Mc battle it out, i bet Kool Moe Dee or some old head take it all.

  • shady

    1. eminem
    2. eminem
    3. eminem
    4. eminem
    5. …eminem

  • Mack

    How the fuck are you border line about Papoose but put when in the to five when he don’t even write his own shit. Fuck a name homie give respect where it is due

  • Chise

    Lil Wayne was born September 27, 1982.. That makes the nigga a 70′s baby? We all remember him bein like 12 yrs old in the early cash money videos, so u know he wasn’t alive durin the 70′s. Besides that though, No mention of Papoose is ridiculous.

  • MAC

    this guys top 5 sucks u gotta meet certain requirements before u get put on the top
    1.u gotta have like a classic album which alot the those dudes dont
    2.u gotta b consistent u cant just fall off
    3.u just cant b nice cuz of metaphors and shit u gotta b versatile a lot of those cats aint versatile
    4.u also gotta have a timeless classic lyrical song that every1 gonna remember (jay’s got couple but for example: “hovi baby”)
    5. u gotta have a flow, with delivery and charisma something that grabs the fans attention and makes them like u….
    and y dont yall got luda up there and styles p they better then half of this guys list i mean they both versatile even though styles dont got a classic album but he meets all the other requirements.. my question is y is lil wayne up there when all he does is punchlines he aint no real lyricist and im lettin yall slide wit ti cuz he got a classic album and he versatile but his flow is wak and hes not really clever when is comes to rhymin… u need to change the order up a lil and b real and take some of these overrated bumbs off like game and lil wayne.. o yea and wheres busta rhymes and certain members of the wutang at????? and if u gonna put cassidy joe buddens fabolous lil wayne and game up there u gotta have lloyd banks up there cuz banks is better then all them dudes cept for fab, and he he has a better album then all of them(im not talkin bout all those guys on the list just those 5 i just named) cept for game

  • MAC

    and lil wayne aint a 70′s baby dick head hes a 80′s baby… and really where the fuck is luda busta and styles????????????? they need 2 b on the list fa real

  • http://Blackplanet.com south cacalaci boi

    Look-a-here
    Top 5
    1. Weezy F. Baby
    2. T.I.
    3. Luda
    4. Hov
    5. Ricky Ross
    6. Jadakiss
    7. Pusha T
    8. Game
    9. Santana
    10. Nas

    halla @ cha boi

  • Willie Will

    dj un-credible don’t know what the fuck he talking about… 3 stacks made way 4 all those ATL niggas 2 b creative n come out wit all they bullshit. outkast been laying it down 4 a while now. nigga get right!

  • FUCK WHAT YOU HEARD, I RUN NEW JERZ

    the top 5
    1.nas
    2jadakiss
    3joebuddens
    4jay millz
    5STYLES P

    NIGGAS WILL QUESTION MY PICS BUT FUCK YALL I HATE PAPOOSE HE NEVER RHYMES ON BEAT AND HE TRIES TO SOUND SMART AND FROM THE FUTURE,GAME CANT FUCK WIH BUDDENS,I HATE THE SOUTH DANCING ASSS NIGGAS ALWAYS HAPPY,RICK ROSS IS GOOD RAPPER, JAY Z 45 YEARS OLD, CAMRON, I THOUGHT THAT NIGGA HAD AIDS DIPSET SUCKS GODDAMN THEY SUCK. NOW THE OLD CAM HE WAS THE SHIT, 50 GOT SOME HOOKS BUT HES A R&B HOMO BIGGIES WAS THE GREATEST TILL PUFFY FUCKED UP WITH HIS 3RD RECYCLE ALBUM AND IN THE FUTURE JOE BUDDENS THIS NIGGAS IS UNDER RATED THIS NIGGA NEEDS TO GET OFF DEF JAM CAUSE EVEN JAYZ KNOWS HES A GREAT RAPPER SO WHAT JOE HAS HIS ISSUES ITS HIS ISSUES BUT THIS NIGGA DONE RAPPED ABOUT EVERYTHING YOU DONT HEAR HIM RAPPING LIKE PAC OR BIG HE HAS HIS OWN STYLE AND THAT NIGGA IS TED DANSON/ITS HIS BAR/ AND HE STANDS BEHIND IT/ ONLY NIGGAS WHO LISTEN TO THE LYRICS NOT THE BEAT UNDERSTAND THAT OTHER THAN THAT I LOVE RAP FORM 1994 TO 1999 THOSE YEARS WAS THE SHIT

  • Jason Mckenzie

    jay-z can’t be above em on these lists, renegade proves it. Em fuckin spat flames on that track
    1 em, best lyricist of all time(kop infinite)
    2 the game
    3 t.i.
    4 Nas
    5 Jay

  • pmahallik

    Ray Cash? That boy crack go cop the album.

  • ROD

    top 5 now, minus nas and hova,

    joe buddens
    wayne
    pusha
    cassidy
    beans

  • Southside Sensai

    jay-z
    nas
    scarface
    common
    andre 3000

  • CDUBBY

    Puttin all regional sensitivities aside, if you tryin to hear some lyrical deep shit thats got heart cop Buddens Mood Musik 2. This man has been stabbed, shot at, drug-addicted, but he doesnt even need to use this shit as a selling point he just spits talented shit. Most ridiculous album ive ever hear.

  • Jen B.

    1.Lauryn Hill(lyrical genius)If only they knew that, it was you who was irregular Soldier soul for some secular muzac that’s whack Plus you use that, loop, over and over Claiming that you got a new style, your attempts are futile, oooh child Your puerile, brain waves are sterile You can’t create you just wait to take, my take Laced with malice, hands get callous, from ripping microphones From here to dallas go ask alice if you don’t believe me I get innovisions like stevie See me, a sin from the chalice, like the weed be Indeed we like kalid mohammed mc’s make me vomitI get controversial, freaky style with no rehearsal Au contraire mon frere, don’t you even go there Me without a mike is like a beat without a snare I dare to tear into your ego, we go, way back Like some ganja and palequo or colecovision My minds make incisions in your anatomy And I back this with deuteronomy or leviticus God made this word, you can’t get with thisSweet like licorice, dangerous like syphillis, yeah

  • Jun Nishihara

    *SMH* yall dont know shit except Jen B. This is THE top 5.

    1. Jay-Z (just listen to Reasonable Doubt but yall probly JUST DONT GET IT)
    2. Nas (Nasir Jones)
    3. Shyne
    4. Papoose
    5. Cam’ron

    and then comes Eminem, Ghostface, Common, Talib Kweli, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, T.I. etc.

  • Jun Nishihara

    WHO IS SAYING JAY-Z NAS EM ARE OLD SCHOOL?!? omg.

  • pmahallik

    My opinion of the top 10: (Jay not included):

    1.Lil Wayne
    2.The Game
    3.T.I
    4.Ludacris
    5.Kanye West
    6.Ray Cash
    7.Cam’ron
    8.Lupe
    9.Jadakiss
    10.Cassidy

    Not in order!!

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE/WELLCONNEKTED.COM C.SPEARS/WELLCONNEKTED

    SORRY BIG HOMIE BUT U BUGGIN ON THIS ONE..LIL’ WAYNE?..DOES HE WRITE HIS OWN SHIT?..WE DONT KNOW JUST YET(WHAT UP GILLIE)..AND HE AINT NO 70′S BABY..HE GOTTA BE IN THE 80′S..AND 7 OUT OF THE 10 YOU PICKED I DONT THINK COUNTS IF JAY DONT COUNT..FUCK THE AGE(NAS,COMMON,LUPE,JOE BUDDEN,CASSIDY,EMINIEM,ANDRE3000)..NONE OF THESE NIGGAZ IS ON ANYBODY’S MIND RIGHT NOW..WE CAN ALL REMEMBER WHEN THEY WHERE HOT..BUT NOW?..(LUPE JUST GETTIN STARTED HE’S FIRE THOU)

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jay

    1. soulja slim
    2. tupac
    3. biggie
    4. juvenile
    5. bg

  • marcus b

    noooooooooooo

  • E-Double

    I am a 70′s baby, where is Cube???? Not actor Cube, Death Certificate Cube. I would say top 10 now.

    1. Big/Pac/Eminem (these four at the top are interchangeable depending on the song, MM killed Jay on his own damn song “renegade”)
    2.Hov
    3. Redman (1992-2001)
    4.Scarface (never gets the respect he deserves, “never seen a man cry, til I seen a man die”)
    5.Chuck D/Cube/Rakim

    Jeezy, Lil’Wayne,Cam, Dipset are not even in the freakin top 20 Period, just ridiculious you cats even count them dudes as lyricist! Get real, get some history!. I have never really liked KRS-One, but I know he spits it better than any of those young cats.Big up to the ones trying to get in the top 10, Luda, T.I., Common (soon son real soon), Lupe.

    Left Eye (may she rest in peace, rapped better than those young dudes on these lists!)

  • Freddymac

    Jay-Z
    Hov
    Jigga
    God MC
    President Carter

  • SHORT-e

    KRS ONE – “The Teacher (nuff Said)”
    Black Thought – “Reps everytime”
    ANdre – “Walk it out remix”
    Immortal Technique – “Underground Messiah”
    and
    Ta-Dah!!!…Shawnna tyin wit Luda

  • Mahdi

    I’m suprised nobody has even mentioned IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE.

  • http://Myspace.com/djhotsnow DJ hot snow

    1st Papoose
    2nd Jay-z
    3rd Saigon
    4th the game
    5th Nas

  • stoneyisland

    1. Big
    2. Rakim
    3. Big daddy Kane
    4. Chubb Rock
    5. Phonte (little brother)

  • melosz

    best ever

    1.pac
    2.big
    3.jay-z
    4.rakim
    5.eminem

    best alive

    1.eminem
    2.jay-z
    3.rakim
    4.nas
    5game

  • badazzz3

    Some of yall have lost yall damn mind!

    –The Offical Sucker Free Top 5!–
    1.Common(Your favorite rappers favorite rapper!(jay-z))
    *1b.Jay-Z (Certified!)
    2. Andre 3000 (Eternally Evolving)
    3.Cee-low Green (Double Threat!)
    4.T.I. (Authentic and Arrogant!)
    5. Weeezy F. Baby (So Cold!)

    *Couldn’t put Jigga first cause he said that truthfully he wishes he rhymed like Common!

    Do your research!

  • 973 Nigga

    Excluding Rap Veterans (Jay-Z, Nas etc.)

    1. Cassidy
    2. Lil’ Wayne
    3. Jadakiss
    4. Lloyd Banks
    5. Styles P

  • Hollywood Maine

    Jay-z is the best rapper ever!

  • http://-Stillmatic-.bebo.com Handley

    look, if nas isin’t in ur top 3 then u dun have a clue about hip hop… Nas is #1, has been since 94′ always will be.

  • http://www.excite.com Cervasa

    1.papoose
    2.nas
    3.cassidy
    4.banks
    5.chamillionare

  • doc

    1. Common
    2. Andre 3000 (when he raps)
    3. Lupe Fiasco
    4. Kanye West
    5. Cee-Lo or T.I.

  • doc

    I forgot Nas, he should be at 3

  • reggie-red

    how come most people dont put em in the top 5 all time. kanye is good but not great. and where is luda? that boy flames. listen to every album.
    1. slim shady
    2. common
    3. jay-z
    4. jada
    5. luda
    now there is nas, anyone from clipse, and obie trice. thats right i typed OBIE TRICE

  • MZJONES

    T.I. is NOT THE KING OF THE SOUTH. And Chamillionaire is WACK!!

  • http://freestyleblogger.com Big Rich

    Rap Fam,

    That Cali weed must be circulatin around the country!
    None of these so called 80s babys can claim the Kingdom yet. And as far Beenie Siegel and JADA goes, OH HELL NAW!

    Check the technique:

    1. Nas: The first verse on Illmatic basicaly set the bar for rap so high that niggaz started fallin off and smokin rock.
    2. Jay-Z: No matter how far he fell off after hookin up with Beyonce, he held the #1 spot for freestyles, commercial sales, and lyrical volume for years and years.
    3. Biggie: Who Shot Ya?!!
    4. Eminem: Dog is pretty much like Jimi Hendrix to the rap game. Comin through and wreckin shit when your color is workin against you.
    5. Guru: Check ya history Son!

  • http://freestyleblogger.com Big Rich

    Honorable mention:
    Weezy baby, Juelz Santana.

  • http://freestyleblogger.com Big Black Rich

    Honorable Mention:
    Weezy and Juelz

  • brice

    lil wayne was born in 82 fuck u talkin bout

  • JayDee

    this list is only including catz that’s alive and relevant now so here it is. categories inlcude lyricism versatility, content, and current impact.

    1. Nas-ruffled some feather with Hip Hop
    is Dead statement
    2. Lil Wayne-keeps gettin better!
    3. The Game-best when provoked.
    4. Ludacris- listen to “war with god”
    then holla at me
    5. Common-a breathe of fresh air from
    all the tough guy talk!

    Honorable Mention: Jadakiss(hasn’t put out shit recently), Joe Budden(would be higher if they weren’t all mixtap songs), Eminem(hasn’t put out anything solid since 2004), Cassidy(some of the best lyrics but hasn’t put out a cohesive album yet), and Lupe Fiasco(crazy rhyme schemes but not out long enough)

  • http://www.yahoo.com noughskrilla Nima Ghana

    You can’t put any other mc above Nas apart Pac and Big…Nas is the best rapper alive

  • http://www.yahoo.com typicalsoutherncat

    TOP 5 Should be
    1: Scarface
    2: Pac
    3: Nas
    4: BIG
    5: Andre

  • http://www.yahoo.com QUEENS

    1:KOOL G RAP
    2:MC SHAN
    3:NAS
    4:PRODIGY
    5:LLOYD BANKS

  • http://www.yahoo.com yummydude

    ok,if you got queens,i got ny..lol
    1:BIG
    2:NAS
    3:KOOL G RAP
    4:RAKIM
    5:JADAKISS

  • http://www.yahoo.com YOUNGHOMMIE

    Nas
    Rass Kass
    Kurupt
    Dead Prez
    MOP

  • bbatiste05

    Hol up…how u gon say cham dope for a southern guy…he dope period. Thats downplayin rappers from the south. Shii its some trash a** dudes from up north too just like down here and they don’t be talkin bout nothin. South taken over the game ya digg

  • siddiq

    pusha t is amongst the best. saigon is the best on his day. lyrically pap is hot but he boring. jada has the tools but he dont teach nuting. beans is that grimey dude who does it for real. lil wayne aint shit, my daughter talks more sense. anyone remember mac from no limit whos doing life? that nigga wud eat up most of these mcs out there he had it all.

  • Dro

    1 jayz 2 andre 3000 3 nas 4 jadakiss 5 scarface

  • http://www.mpgrecords.com powdairee

    eminem is deifnatly in top 5…
    1.2pac
    tie-2 nas-tie-2 eminem
    4.biggie
    5.snoop dogg

  • DownSouth

    1. Canibus
    Pro: sickest lyrical wordplay and vocab
    Con: poor beat selection
    Last great verse: The Poet Laureates
    2. Eminem
    Pro: multisyllabic rhyme structure
    Con: too silly at times
    Last great verse: something on Relapse
    3. Nas
    Pro: sick lyrical content w/social commentary
    Con: inconsistent sometimes
    Last great verse: on N.I.G.G.E.R.
    4. Chamillionaire
    Pro: very clever metaphors
    Con: like u said, monotnous
    Last great verse: Ultimate Victory
    5. Andre 3000
    Pro: very clever wordplay
    Con: doesn’t rap enough
    Last great verse: Chronomentrophobia

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • Showtime

    Not a bad list, I like it for the most part. I just think it’s funny how you can put T.I. and Chamillionaire on there without Bun B being mentioned, especially since UGK inspired the song that made Chamillionaire famous.

  • Anonymous

    eminem
    cassidy
    jr writer
    papoose
    ludacris