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Top 5 Hip-Hop lyricists?

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posted on Mar, 27 2006 @ 01:34 PM
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I didnt see any good hip-hop threads, so I figure this was a good place to start. I will reserve my list until a few posts have been made.

Also...who are the best 5 MC's overall, which aren't necessarily the best lyricists?

[edit on 27-3-2006 by DaFunk13]




posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 09:31 AM
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Nobody???

No hip-hop fans? Terrible.



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 09:40 AM
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Here's my fav's in no particular order

Wu Tang
Eminem
Canibus
Biggie
2Pac

Also I was going to say Klashnekoff but he's a UK rapper so not many people would of heard of him



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 10:30 AM
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I'm a hip-hop fan. But I'm old. I can't differentiate between all this lyricist/MC stuff, I just know what I like.

First album purchase in the genre was Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five - The Message.

Second album: IceT - Power (Still own the original vinyl I bought back in '88)
Third Album: NWA - Straight out of Compton (I love Eazy-E
)

Like I said I'm old.


Are any members of these goups considered good lyricists?



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 12:20 PM
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You ain't that old. I still dig Eazy. He is definately a legend. Same with the whole group you listed. Nice to see some old hip-hop heads still around.

I've been listening to a lot of old Kool G Rap.



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 12:31 PM
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I dunno about best, because you know, it's all subjective. Two of my favourite: Jeru the Damaja and Tim Dog.



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 12:33 PM
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Easy-E or NWA
Grandmaster Flash
House of Pain (Ol' Skool Jump)
Sir Mix-a-Lot
2Pac
Eminem
Jay-Z
Ludacris
Public Enemy
Hmmm, maybe 50 Cent or D12

Personally I've been digging on a few unknown artists at the moment. I'll play some in podcasts in the future.



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 01:09 PM
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eminem
ludacris
heltah skeltah
dead prez
method man
odb

I used to like nwa and eazy e quite a bit, i cant listen to it without busting a gut laughing. some genious rhymes.



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 01:12 PM
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Ol'Dirty Bastard
Gold Chains
Ludacris
Dr. Octagon
WHO????? MIKE JONES!
Slim Thug
Methodman
Kottonmouth Kings



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 01:33 PM
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Eminem and 2Pac are the only two I would consider to be the best of all time.



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 01:49 PM
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KRS One, Zack De La Rocha are high on my list. Come to think of it - Click for amazing tune (lyricists lounge volume 1)

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[edit on 28-3-2006 by Xeros]



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 02:00 PM
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Well in no order...

Lyricists:

Chuck D
Eminem
2Pac
Notorious B.I.G.
KRS-one

Overall:

2Pac
Notorious B.I.G.
Nas
Wu-Tang Clan (as a unit they gotta be top 5)
Run DMC



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 03:55 PM
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I feel the need to send out some love to a few Canadian artists:

Kardinal Offishall
Saukrates



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 04:14 PM
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reggie noble aka redman aka dr.trevis
X Tha Beast Dmx
razor sharp rza rectah bobbydigital
busta rhymes turn it up!!!!!!!
Nas is like a living legend my poetry is deep i neva fell
thats the top 5 if biggie was still here he'd be my sixth vote but no doubt
biggie ills



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 04:51 PM
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Originally posted by shingen
reggie noble aka redman aka dr.trevis
X Tha Beast Dmx
razor sharp rza rectah bobbydigital
busta rhymes turn it up!!!!!!!
Nas is like a living legend my poetry is deep i neva fell
thats the top 5 if biggie was still here he'd be my sixth vote but no doubt
biggie ills


I forgot about nas and busta

love nas and busta



also, KRS one, his name popped in my head as soon as i saw this, then it promptly popped back out and i couldn't catch it quick enough to type it down.

ah well


xzibit's got some pretty rockin lyrics, too.


some old rascalz is gooooood.
I think alot of OGC's stuff is amazing.

I think Wu Tang would be one of the top, though.

even individually, some of them boys are just plain ol awesome.

raekwon (only built 4 cuban linx) stand outs, and i love gza

GZA is an amazing lyricist.






posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 05:03 PM
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KRS-one
Jehst
Klashnekoff
Eminem
Immortal Technique



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 05:17 PM
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Originally posted by parrhesia
eminem
ludacris
heltah skeltah
dead prez
method man
odb

I used to like nwa and eazy e quite a bit, i cant listen to it without busting a gut laughing. some genious rhymes.

yeah nwa was wellknown for those rhymes
ice cube what!!!11

but also wanted ti note i like how you got ludacris on ya top five
alot of peolple be sleepin on the south



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 05:41 PM
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I'm more into Underground Hip Hop then the ones media shows, but there are some sommercial rappers I like.

-Sound Scientists (Shlek)
-Danger Mouse
-MF Doom
-Atom tha Immortal
-Masta Killa
-Ghostface Killah
-Jedakiss
-The Coup
-D'n'A (British Hip Hop)

Forgot these four...
-Jin
-Supastition
-Freestyle
-Planet Asia

lol not a top 5 list, but I just like so many people

[edit on 28-3-2006 by Striker122]



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 05:51 PM
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dont forget about cannibal ox



posted on Mar, 28 2006 @ 07:59 PM
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Does Zach De La Rocha count as a hip hop bloke?

He writes some amazing stuff.




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