My Top 10 Emcees of All Time!!!
10. Slick Rick
When it comes to humor rhymes, no one can do it better than Slick Rick. When Slick Rick rhymes, it seems to flow with ease. Funny lyrics plus fresh delivery equals a combination that can't be beat. Also, he has a British Accent.
-La Di Da Di
-Treat Her like a Prostitute
-The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
9. Big L
One of the most deadliest rappers ever. When Big L grabs the mic, he unleashes a fury that can not be matched. He can literally rip any Emcee into pieces with his killer punch lines. Not only is his punch lines deadly but their also very witty as well. Just listening him can make any person want to be a battle rapper. R.I.P. Big L
-Put it on
- Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous
8. Chuck D
When it comes to political raps, no one can do it better than Chuck D. of Public Enemy. His raps can range from topics such as corrupt government, racism, and Black Power. Not only is his raps very dangerous propaganda but also delivered very well. Chuck D's voice is one of the most recognizable voices in Hip Hop history.
-Don't Believe the Hype
-Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos
- Shut Em Down
-It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
7. The Notorious B.I.G.
One of the biggest names in Hip Hop. The Notorious B.I.G., also known as Biggie Smalls, was known for his stylish rhyme flow and his brutal death. Not only is his rhymes are on point, but their also very clever. Biggie Smallz had some quick metaphors in his rhymes that made it lovable. His lyrics would be violent and revolve around him being a playa. Overall, delivey and style is what made him one of the best.
Ready To Die
6. Kool G Rap
The founder of Gangster rap in the east coast. His great lyrics are very violent. Also, his raps has a lot of mafia infulences in it. Other than his lyrics, there is one that sets him apart from all the other rappers out there, and that is his delivery. It's one of the best delivery styles in Hip Hop period. Kool G Rap has this one style were he would constantly rhyme with that last syllable of a line. With his vigor, Kool G Rap remains untouchable when it comes to delivery. He also influenced countless rappers.
-Ill Street Blues
-Road To the Riches
-Live and Let Die
He is proclaimed to be the " King of the South." His lyrics are gangster and very graphic. Another strong point about Scarface is the raw energy people feel when they hear Scarface raps. Scarface also was a strong infulence to a lot of rappers. Rappers such as Tupac and Biggie Smallz were influence by Scarface's psychological views about life and suicide. This is not "Laffy Taffy," music. Scarface is one of the most graphic, psychological gangsters out there.
-I Seen a Man Die
- Mind Playing Tricks
- Mr. Scarface
4. Ice Cube
One of the founders of Gangster rap. He is truly an icon in Hip Hop Culture. Ice Cube and N.W.A brought the West Coast into the Hip Hop game. He penned a lot of contorversial lyrics. His lyrics were very political and gangster at the same time. He had funky delivery and was the best rapper in the early 90's. Ice Cube was the one the penned Eazy-E's lyrics. He was the mastermind behind N.W.A. Ice Cube is truly an Icon of West Coast Hip Hop.
-Today was a Good Day
-Once Upon a Time in the Projects
-Amerikkka's Most Wanted
3. KRS ONE
His name says it all. Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everybody. His lyrics are pure knowledge. It's all intelegence. Everytime KRS ONE raps, it's like hearing a lecture because it lyrics contain so much knowledge.
-MCs act like they don't know
-By All Means Necessary
Rakim Allah is the God of Hip Hop. He was the one that revolutionized rhyming. His internal rhyme schemes, rhyme patterns, and delivery are what caused people to call him a God. Rakim's mic skills are unmatched. He was the one that influence everyone in the Golden Era of Hip Hop. The best when it comes to microphone skills.
Nas is the heir to Rakim's throne. He was predict to be the next Rakim. Not only did he rhymed in a God-like way, but he also took the rap game to different level. He did every single kind of genre of rap. Gangster, Political, Club, Intellegent, and more. He is the BEST Emcee of all time. He would rap about ethics like no other rapper out there. And the best part about NaS,is that his lyrics is purely Street intellegence. His lyrics are poetry. There is nothing NaS can't do. He truly is the best Emcee ever.
-It' Aint Hard to Tell
-The World is Yours