Who is the Hottest Lyricist (Rapper) of All Time?

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  1. 6 String Veteran profile image62
    6 String Veteranposted 7 years ago

    Kool Moe Dee? LL? Melly Mel? Kane? Rakim? Chubb Rock? Special Ed? Biggie? Big L (RIP) Nas? JZ? Eminem? Aesop Rock? You???

    Yep, you can include underground artists (vid link if nec'y). Some of these cats spit so hot it burns through the cement...


    6SV

    1. Julie2 profile image60
      Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Best lyricist,
      from the 80's, KRS-1 from Boogie Down Productions hands down.
      from the 90's, Jay-Z, Biggie, Tupac
      from 2000, Eminem and Kanye

      Best on-the-spot freestylers to battle, I think are KRS-1, Jay-Z, DMX, Biggie, Common and MosDef.

      I love MosDef, he has a few freestyle vids on YouTube.

      1. 6 String Veteran profile image62
        6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        There's some old skool Kool Moe Dee that was way ahed of its time. My fav is BDKane. Yup, even over Rakim. Then Biggie took the crown. I wasn't really paying attn to the scene when he was around but 5 sec of any one of his rhymes showed his talent.

        I think the trend setter now is/has been Eminem. He's a sick psychotic lyricist and I am not down with those type of rhymes (one reason I can bop to BDK anyday) but Emimen can get down. I also see his influence on the underground scene and that's always a good indicator.

        After watching a few freestyle battles on the Tube I got the deal...the rhyme schemes are more intricate now, but, unfortunately, madd psycho. But the same with the Grafitti: much more demonism in the color schemes with cryptic, slithery letters. It's true that the art of a society is indicative of the health of the same.

        1. Julie2 profile image60
          Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I forgot about Big Daddy Kane. My fav of his was from the Juice Soundtrack, "Nuff Respect." AHHHHHHH! I love it. Rakim was another great back in the day. I do love watching the battles though.

          1. 6 String Veteran profile image62
            6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            And BDK's track from Lean on Me (w Morgan Freeman) was hot too.

    2. vox vocis profile image81
      vox vocisposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      2PAC

    3. xboxps3wow profile image42
      xboxps3wowposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I reallly REALLY like early eminem work.. its a bit hardcore, but i love it when I feel depressed or sad.

    4. _namehere_ profile image52
      _namehere_posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lil Wayne And Eminem

  2. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

    Jeru, Gangstarr, RZA

    1. 6 String Veteran profile image62
      6 String Veteranposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Man, 4got about Gangstarr (RIP). Lyrics + music ahed of his time.

  3. Ellarose92 profile image59
    Ellarose92posted 7 years ago

    Eniemn kanye busta nicki minaj

  4. optimus grimlock profile image58
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    krs-1 is one of the best ever for sure! Talib qawli,nas, jeru was good eventhough most dont know him. Common is to freestylin like a gay man is to v..g...n....a (crude but true)

    1. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's not how you spell Vinegar! smile

      1. optimus grimlock profile image58
        optimus grimlockposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

        i forgot black thought from the roots

        1. Julie2 profile image60
          Julie2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Jeru was alright but he was more like a one hit wonder. Black thought is just crazy good, and Talib is insane!!!

  5. Bovice501 profile image57
    Bovice501posted 7 years ago

    I think Eminem and Lupe Fiasco take the spot

  6. profile image0
    thedietviewposted 7 years ago

    i think eminem and jayz are both really good rappers and poets very talented smile

    1. robrobroach profile image56
      robrobroachposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Kool-G-Rap and GZA the genius need a shout out y'all!

  7. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    Krs-one

    Nobody has mentioned Scarface yet, he is worth a shout out too.

    1. bestreviews profile image57
      bestreviewsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yip KRS-ONE is a killa MC

  8. BritishRock profile image58
    BritishRockposted 7 years ago

    I find it an absoloute disgrace that he didnt hav Tupacs name and a questin mark in this blog Tupac is the greatest period. Eminem has just turned into a fake poser.

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is not a 'blog' it is a thread. And there is nothing disgraceful about people not sharing your opinion.

      1. bestreviews profile image57
        bestreviewsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol!

        Eminem is dope as they come man, sick, twisted, skillz, the doggies nuts!

  9. optimus grimlock profile image58
    optimus grimlockposted 7 years ago

    kweli,krs1,busta,meth,red,dmx,nas,jayz,scarface,luda,e40,rakim,too short,black thought, mos def,jeru,sadatx,jeezy,roc,pun,slick rick

  10. Greek One profile image74
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    K-Fed Represents!


    Word!


    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRHHGu3cA3S9puvJThepKRmWbFBohgR8kPEEJwqhYre6TPcvV26ZA&t=1

    1. Tina Kachan profile image61
      Tina Kachanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Come back K-Fed tongue lol

      1. celebritie profile image82
        celebritieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Well the infamous wannabe rapper K-Fed is now K-Fat but I am sure he could still do some rhymes.



        http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4932038_f248.jpg

  11. imatellmuva profile image78
    imatellmuvaposted 7 years ago

    Rakim is undeniably the best lyricist of all time!

    1. buildingassetsonl profile image36
      buildingassetsonlposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree Rakim is one of the hottest, this guy is also on the come up as well: www.jtwizmusic.com

  12. Richieb799 profile image79
    Richieb799posted 7 years ago

    Edan's Primitive Plus is a good album

  13. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    I'm going to throw the name Roots Manuva into the mix:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlxKxMfp … re=related

  14. theherbivorehippi profile image79
    theherbivorehippiposted 7 years ago

    Too Short smile

  15. theobell profile image53
    theobellposted 7 years ago

    Don't forget early Ice Cube.  Wrote most of NWA's albums and single handedly shut NWA down with one song!

    Kanye, Andre 3000

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    1. RappersExposed profile image71
      RappersExposedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Check out my hub on Ice Cube.

    2. RappersExposed profile image71
      RappersExposedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Check out my hub on Ice Cube.

  16. profile image49
    violalandersposted 7 years ago

    Kool Moe Dee

  17. bestreviews profile image57
    bestreviewsposted 7 years ago

    For me it has to be Eminem, I don't really listen to much English rap but I have to say I have all the Eminem albums, prob cause im troubled. =P

    Eminem is the illest - after 2000

    1. profile image0
      ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There are only two British rappers worth checking out:

      Roots Manuva
      Lowkey

      I would 100% recommend that you get over to YouTube and check out their stuff.

      1. bestreviews profile image57
        bestreviewsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        yip I know Roots Manuva and Lowkey, they are cool man smile I lived in London for about 3 years. To be honest there are a lot of dope rappers out there but they are mostly underground and people don't know them.

        I have forgotten about Lowkey, will get onto YouTube and then do some album hunting. thnx

        Take it Eezy heezy guv

        1. profile image0
          ryankettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Lowkey is HUGE now, proper big.

  18. Teylina profile image62
    Teylinaposted 7 years ago

    I like some rap. Not picking, just curious. Why didn't you just title "rapper lyricist" ?? - what am I missing here? Gotta admit, you sound better. I like several new ones, but I'll always be a Tupac fan.

  19. Teylina profile image62
    Teylinaposted 7 years ago

    Hey, guys, gimme a break;
    I'm too old for all the newbies
    And Tupac was my first! (like a few others--just don't know 'em!)

  20. The Reminder profile image71
    The Reminderposted 7 years ago

    Lupe Fiasco and 2pac

  21. Jonathan Janco profile image67
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    KRSONE for sure. But a lot of people mentioned him already.
    my top5 after him are:

    Chuck D
    Boots (The Coup)
    El-P (The Fire In Which You Burn by CoFlow is one of my faves)
    Immortal Technique
    Inspecktah Deck

  22. celebritie profile image82
    celebritieposted 7 years ago

    Tupac is undefeated!

  23. Matt in Jax profile image69
    Matt in Jaxposted 7 years ago

    Gotta be Eminem from the newest school and Jay-Z before him.
    Old school shoutouts would go to Rakim, Biggie, and KRS-1.

 
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