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 04-30-2006, 10:50 PM         #1
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KOOL MOE DEE'S top 50 MC's (from his book)
 

 
  1. Melle Mel
  2. Rakim
  3. KRS-One
  4. Big Daddy Kane
  5. Kool Moe Dee
  6. Grandmaster Caz
  7. LL Cool J
  8. Chuck D
  9. Notorious B.I.G.
  10. Lauryn Hill
  11. Nas
  12. Queen Latifah
  13. 2pac
  14. Kool G Rap
  15. Jay-Z
  16. Treach
  17. Method Man
  18. Ice Cube
  19. MC Lyte
  20. Redman
  21. Ras Kass
  22. GZA/Genius
  23. Will Smith
  24. Busta Rhymes
  25. Heavy D
eh.. don't feel like typin up all 50. those are kool moe dee's top 25.
kool moe dee = one of the first original old school emcee's.

don't agree w/ all of it, but the book's pretty in depth and it's a good read. called:
THERE'S A GOD ON THE MIC; the true 50 greatest MCs
by KOOL MOE DEE


In the book, he "grades" each rapper based on his "elements of an mc":
  • originality
  • concepts
  • versatility
  • vocabulary
  • substance
  • flow
  • flavor
  • freestyle
  • vocal presence
  • live performance
  • poetic value
  • body of work
  • industry impact
  • social impact
  • longevity
  • lyrics
  • battle skills
he gives a rapper a score for each aspect, then gets the average to put the rappers in the order.

notice rappers like DMX, Canibus, Mos Def, Eminem didn't make his top 50 because he says "it'd be unfair to give them low scores just kuz they haven't been in the game long enough to get respectable longevity points"..

good book!

36 comments for "KOOL MOE DEE'S top 50 MC's (from his book)"

 04-30-2006, 10:56 PM         #2
onthemicbug1  OP
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# Melle Mel
# Rakim
# KRS-One
# Big Daddy Kane
# Kool Moe Dee
# Grandmaster Caz
# LL Cool J
# Chuck D


OLD SKOOL BOOK

 04-30-2006, 11:02 PM         #3
[[.f.r.e.$.h.]]  OP
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 onthemicbug1 said
# Melle Mel
# Rakim
# KRS-One
# Big Daddy Kane
# Kool Moe Dee
# Grandmaster Caz
# LL Cool J
# Chuck D


OLD SKOOL BOOK
it's kuz they get very high scores in kool moe dee's "longevity" and "originality" categories... which is justifiable

 04-30-2006, 11:09 PM         #4
SkoolYard Bully  OP
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Kool Moe Dee = well respected!!

now watch some young kat on here diss him cuz no dip set/g-unit...etc wasn't on the list~

 04-30-2006, 11:17 PM         #5
1 + 1 = 2  OP
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The top 5 looks good to me.

 04-30-2006, 11:20 PM         #6
BlazeA50  OP
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 [[.f.r.e.$.h.]] said
  1. Melle Mel
  2. Rakim
  3. KRS-One
  4. Big Daddy Kane
  5. Kool Moe Dee
  6. Grandmaster Caz
  7. LL Cool J
  8. Chuck D
  9. Notorious B.I.G.
  10. Lauryn Hill
  11. Nas
  12. Queen Latifah
  13. 2pac
  14. Kool G Rap
  15. Jay-Z
  16. Treach
  17. Method Man
  18. Ice Cube
  19. MC Lyte
  20. Redman
  21. Ras Kass
  22. GZA/Genius
  23. Will Smith
  24. Busta Rhymes
  25. Heavy D
I Disagree with Latifah being before anyone after her on the list, and BIG being before the people he is before(GZA,Tupac,Ice Cube,Kool G Rap, Will Smith, Nas). But I can respect the rest of it.


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 12 years ago '06        #7
Darkpoet 2 heat pts
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How is Kurtis Blow not in the top 25....

Good list though.

 12 years ago '04        #8
D1nOnlyMrM@ 45 heat pts45
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...cant b mad at the list only cuz of the categories rated. imo tho koolg is numba one. but opinions are just that

 12 years ago '04        #9
D1nOnlyMrM@ 45 heat pts45
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yo...who da fu*k is grandmaster caz?

 05-01-2006, 12:45 AM         #10
chronic  OP
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maybe he means grandmaster flash cuz flash and caz rhyme

 12 years ago '04        #11
gunits50cent187 11 heat pts11
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 BlazeA50 said
I Disagree with Latifah being before anyone after her on the list, and BIG being before the people he is before(GZA,Tupac,Ice Cube,Kool G Rap, Will Smith, Nas). But I can respect the rest of it.

LMAO! are u joking? will smith better than Biggie?

ill take that as a joke, but if u reply and say will smith is better than big, well ull get tons of hate.

 05-01-2006, 04:20 AM         #12
Young Candino  OP
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 BlazeA50 said
and BIG being before the people he is before(GZA,Tupac,Ice Cube,Kool G Rap, Will Smith, Nas). But I can respect the rest of it.
i hope that was a joke... if not that was pretty retarted... the list seems pretty solid, other than that Queen Latifah, and a few others missing on the list

 12 years ago '05        #13
4REAL 4 heat pts
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list is wack.

 05-01-2006, 08:40 AM         #14
NoLongerVisible  OP
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.......

 05-01-2006, 09:48 AM         #15
mixtape mutt  OP
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Best list I've ever seen so far. Kool Moe Dee is the man, what's his book called? I'm gonna have to pick this up. At least GZA made top 25...I was hoping for top 10 though, but hey, Kool Moe Dee showed the GOD some love, that's peace.

 12 years ago '04        #16
j0hncena 102 heat pts102
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LMFAO @ Queen Latifah> Jay-z & 2 Pac

 05-01-2006, 07:30 PM         #17
[[.f.r.e.$.h.]]  OP
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 mixtape mutt said
Best list I've ever seen so far. Kool Moe Dee is the man, what's his book called? I'm gonna have to pick this up. At least GZA made top 25...I was hoping for top 10 though, but hey, Kool Moe Dee showed the GOD some love, that's peace.
book name's already in my first post..

 05-01-2006, 10:21 PM         #18
crmlbywonder  OP
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Pac=best Ever

 05-01-2006, 11:42 PM         #19
BlazeA50  OP
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 gunits50cent187 said
LMAO! are u joking? will smith better than Biggie?

ill take that as a joke, but if u reply and say will smith is better than big, well ull get tons of hate.
Biggie is the most overrated mc of all time

Will Smith > Biggie

 05-02-2006, 12:42 AM         #20
Bryguy055  OP
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list is a lil suspect

 12 years ago '04        #21
JBeezy 1 heat pts
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and at Will Smith being in anyones top 25...........

 12 years ago '04        #22
psylence2k 60 heat pts60
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i don't get how biggie gets in with only two albums and some change when eminem had just as much if not more material (i think this book came after eminem show) and so did DMX i think.

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gunits50cent187 11 heat pts11
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 psylence2k said
i don't get how biggie gets in with only two albums and some change when eminem had just as much if not more material (i think this book came after eminem show) and so did DMX i think.
cuz eminem and dmx dont even come close to the lyrical skill biggie has.

this board is getting more and more pathetic. the stupid questions are ridiculous. eminem sucks, dmx sucks now too.biggie woulda been great forever.

 05-02-2006, 04:51 PM         #24
[[.f.r.e.$.h.]]  OP
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 psylence2k said
i don't get how biggie gets in with only two albums and some change when eminem had just as much if not more material (i think this book came after eminem show) and so did DMX i think.

u talkin about the LONGEVITY points??


kool moe dee said, since biggie and pun, etc. were dead... they've done all they could do.

plus, the book came out in 2005 or 2004 or sumthin, and eminem REALLY hit the scene in 2000-ish. and since KMD goes by YEARS in the LONGEVITY section, he would've only gotten like 40 points, which would bring his whole score down.

 12 years ago '06        #25
lmnop 122 heat pts122
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 chronic said
maybe he means grandmaster flash cuz flash and caz rhyme
He meant G.M. "Caz...," a Bronx emcee... "Flash" is the DJ.

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