posted on Mar, 17 2006 @ 02:19 PM
I didn't forget Big. I mean, I still bump Ready 2 Die, and he's still has the greatest voice rap music has ever heard. My problem with Big and
every rapper that bit his style is the money, ho's, and clothes formula. Its killing brain cells as we speak. I know I shouldn't lay it all at
Big's doorstep...yeah I loved Big--he's a GOAT--but he was also the first to say "money, ho's, and clothes is all a brotha knows". He was the
first to do it and do it well.
Back on Kanye...I don't think its fair to Kanye to compare his style of emceeing to Em or Black Thought or any of the major hardcore lyricist. Very
few can do what Em does on the mic. He's extraordinary and to compare the extraordinary to the average is just an unfair comparison. They both are
nice with what they do within their talent so far as flow and lyricism. I brought up Twista...I mean, Em can't flow like Twista, nobody can, that
doesn't make Em less nice. It just makes Twista extraordinary.
I can see where you give Kanye a C+ next to Em but in the overall game...come on you got Snoop and Pharrell and even worse. Some truly wack-emcees.
To me C+ is wack and Kanye aint wack compared to the average in the game.
I'll make a scale and each artist will represent a type of emcee...starting with the GOAT's...(greatest of all time) being an A+. Extraordinary
emcees will be your A's. Dope emcees will be A- and B+ level. B's would go to dope but tragically underground therefore unknown. B-, these emcees
got flow but we can't bring ourselves to buy their CD's anymore. C+, aight emcees but better entertainers. C, horrible lyrically but the beats are
dope and repetitive and folk can shake their booty to it (Lil Jon). D and below complete ear poison
Something like this...(my personal opinion...not scientific)
Pac, BIG, Rakim Allah=A+
Eminem, Nas, Jay Z, KRS1=A
Outkast, Black Star (Mos&Kweli), Black Thought, Scarface=A-
Kanye West, Fat Joe, Mobb Deep=B+
Aesoprock, Common, Dead Prez, J5, J-Live, Jedi Mind, and so on...=B
Nappyroots, Method Man (every solo Wutang), Beanie Sigel=B-
Ludacris, Nelly, L.L. Cool J=C+
MY C's= Snoop, Lil Jon, Pharrell, Fifty
D's= Fabalous, Baby (everyone to come out of cash money except Weezie), Slim Thug (everyone from Houston that aint a Getoboy), Webbie and so on into
the cavarn of wack-cees.
[edit on 17-3-2006 by Saphronia]