Anyone's top-5 not contain Jay-Z, Nas, 2Pac, or Notorious B.I.G?

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 07-20-2005, 10:58 AM         #21
bc/o06 
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1.Pac
2.Big
3.Jay-Z
4.Eminem
5.Nas
 11 years ago '04        #22
syxx2001 
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My top 5 doesnt have Tupac or Nas. Rakim and Kool G take their place.
 07-20-2005, 11:02 AM         #23
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i think lists of your top 5 or 10, etc. are pointless

IMO i think there are too many factors to take into consideration. fair enough if you have a favourite, but a larger group of artists would be hard to sort out.

if you were to judge it on story telling, flow, best album or whatever then at least you have a base to judge your opinion

anybody agree with me?
 11 years ago '04        #24
Twizla 
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1. Rakim
2. AZ
3. Cormega
4. Kool G Rap
5. KRS 1
6. Nas
7. Ghostface k!llah
8. Raekwon
9. Methodman/ U-God(underated as fu*k)/ Gza the rest of the Wu haha
10. Biggie
11. Jigga
12. Pac (me against the world and makaveli only albums i can listen to)
13.
o sh*t i completely forgot Big L lol scrap this list
 11 years ago '04        #25
MegaTON 22 heat pts22
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 bc/o06 said:
1.Pac
2.Big
3.Jay-Z
4.Eminem
5.Nas
2 dead guys
2 guys who had beef
1 media wh0ore

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 11 years ago '04        #26
Twizla 
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and yes i completely agree with u onemic now that i think of it but i guess top 10 lists mostly show personal preferences even tho it would be much better if we did compare rappers with a standard its hard to people who feel 2Pac is the greatest of all time will always say that he is u kno what i mean
 11 years ago '04        #27
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 onemic21 said:
i think lists of your top 5 or 10, etc. are pointless

IMO i think there are too many factors to take into consideration. fair enough if you have a favourite, but a larger group of artists would be hard to sort out.

if you were to judge it on story telling, flow, best album or whatever then at least you have a base to judge your opinion

anybody agree with me?
i never say best...i just say what sounds good to my ears so if they got only flow but its the best flow i ever heard they might be in the top 10...nahmsayin
 11 years ago '04        #28
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 str8_akademiks said:
mine doesnt have 2pac...
Cause he wasnt that good of a rapper to be honest.
now this homey wont get as much hate as me but out of all of Pacs cd he only had 2 goood ones I liked.......All Eyez On Me and Greatest Hits........only 2 good cds he has overated mothafu*ka...........

Pac aint in my top 5 list NaS is questionable at times with each album he drops......Biggie bout to be dropped maybe......n Hov is def there @ #1.......he tied with Eminem sort of.....
 11 years ago '04        #29
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 STaRTRaKcLoNe3D said:
Nice list.

Rakim and KRS-One @ the top?

I don't think i've ever seen that.
ive seen alot of people that have rakim and krs-one at the top...not as much krs but ive seen a lot of peoples top 5 contain rakim...
 11 years ago '04        #30
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 onemic21 said:
i think lists of your top 5 or 10, etc. are pointless

IMO i think there are too many factors to take into consideration. fair enough if you have a favourite, but a larger group of artists would be hard to sort out.

if you were to judge it on story telling, flow, best album or whatever then at least you have a base to judge your opinion

anybody agree with me?
^I agree. I tried to come up w/ a formula when making my top list.
Consiciouness
Creativeness
Flow
Delivery
Style
Lyricism
Content
Originality
Adaptation (ability to change flows)
But to be honest the list could be never ending. But based on about 7-8 categories Jay-Z falls out of my top 5. I love the dude but he falls short on content, originality, consciousness and a couple of other things.

2Pac is nicer than most think. His content is so helter skelter it's hard to judge it but the only weak point to the guy is his lyricism. And I guess nowadays people have that as there top criteria. 2Pac never had any punchlines or any quotables. But he's the single most imitated rapper ever (style, flow, content, the frickin word THUG!).


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 07-20-2005, 11:18 AM         #31
Lake 
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i dont have pac or big in mine.

nas
jay
az
raekwon
big l
 11 years ago '04        #32
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 str8_akademiks said:
mine doesnt have 2pac...
Cause he wasnt that good of a rapper to be honest.
same for me, nas isnt in my top 10 but biggie is and jayz is in my top 10 but not top 5.
 07-20-2005, 11:21 AM         #33
Lake 
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and how can eminem be in anyone's top 5? that's hip hop blasphemy
 07-20-2005, 11:23 AM         #34
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Damn, i've seen some good posts in here.

Maybe there aren't as many people w/ the "Big 4" in their top-5 as I thought.

And Tikyle, those are nice little categories that you use to judge you +YOU FEEL+ are the best rappers.

And Twizla, that's a dope a.ss list.

Damn, since everyone running off their top-5, I guess i'll do it too:

*Murs: This n*gga stays on his grind, and is probably one of the more busier men in hip-hop (Living Legends, "Felt" Projects, plus his own solo sh*t). Anyone that's heard "3:16" knows how dope this n*gga is.

*Phonte: Another underground n*gga on the grind. Versatile, w/ like 4-5 diff. flows. This n*gga got punches/lyrics for days. Ya''ll see when "The Minstrel Show" drops.

*Royce Da 5'9": Hungry, underappreciated rapper, and he knows that. That makes for top-notch verses everytime he spits. Better than your fav. indie lable rapper.

*Saigon: Yeah, yeah. He ain't dropped an album yet. So what. From what I have heard, his style fits just what I like to listen to. He'll be a force in the game once he gets a few LP's under his belt. "Warning Shots" was damn near +STREET+ classic.

*Eminem: Yeah, yeah again. "Encore" wasn't his best outing, but when he's motivated, he's lights out. He showed flashes of his old self on the new Clinton Sparks/Shdy mixtape. If he retires w/ "Encore" being his last album, that would be a damn shame. He needs to redeem himself.
 07-20-2005, 11:25 AM         #35
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rakim
pac
nas
big pun
outkast
 11 years ago '04        #36
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 str8_akademiks said:
Theres only a few 2pac albums i can really listen to. Out of .. what 14 albums, only 3 or 4 are really above average.




And he wasnt much of a lyricist, before anyone start poppin sh*t.

He only released 4 albums before he died.

The rest of the sh*t shouldn't tarnish his legacy!!
 11 years ago '04        #37
Veno da Don 19 heat pts19
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And is this a llist of Fav's or Best??

Because I think that can make a difference.
 07-20-2005, 11:33 AM         #38
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1. Rakim
2. Papoose
3. Nas
4. 2pac
5. Notorious B.I.G.

6 Would B Saigon.
Jay-Z would be about 15th or 20th
 07-20-2005, 11:33 AM         #39
Hookz 
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Mine Doesnt Have Jay Or Big
 11 years ago '04        #40
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1. 2pac
2. nas
3. b.i.g
4. rakim
5. big l
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