posted on Apr, 27 2012 @ 02:48 AM
onereply to post by Frankenchrist
I eat, sleep and breathe Hip Hop! Rakim is definitely one of the best MCs to ever pick up the mic during the golden age of Hip Hop and I see him as an
influential artist that has paved the way for so many of the top tier MCs today (i.e. Nas, J-Live, Ghostface Killah, Eminem, Jay-Z, etc.).
However, it's been nearly two decades since he released his classic albums with Eric B. (the 7th Seal was a disappointment, and it didn't live up to
his previous albums) and rap has evolved, with more complex writing techniques. Rakim will definitely be a pioneer (along with Big Daddy Kane & Kool G
Rap) of lyrical rap and has a place in my book as one
of the greatest to ever do it.
My Top 5 MCs at the moment are Gift of Gab, MF DOOM, Nas, Pharoahe Monch and Elzhi.
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