whos the best rapper alive (Page 2)
Splack!!!!!!!: they sure dont, remember dat D O C? and people love talkin bad about ICE T but they were bumpin him when he came out with colors
SagChip84: ya Eazy and Slick Rick were gangsta. But if Big Pun was alive and mixed it up it Em, the possibilities are limitless.
SagChip84: I guess I put my foot in my mouth beats are hip-hop. But you can't say that hooks do anything but make the song generic.
Splack!!!!!!!: i think LiL Wayne blown everyone away;
however Eminem is right behind em
50 sold too
and dre is my favorite
Tan_Da_Man: I wouldnt even put Wayne in the top 5..did you not hear the Carter III? Pure Garbage...the best rappers dont put out shitty albums.
Another reason why Eminem no longer belongs on the top...8 years ago he woulda been #1 by far, but he is whack now.
Big B: In my defense the original post asked who is the greatest rapper alive 50 cent or lil wayne.
in reply i said.
aww those are the only two choices?
a snitch and an idiot.
id have to go with lil wayne i guess.
If you really want to know who I think the best rapper alive is, which i don't think anyone gives a shit, I'd say Nas on the strength of the records he has put out (Illmatic is my shit!) and the quality of the music he is still putting out. O and he battled Jay-z and won...
Or maybe GFK
SagChip84: Kanye can't rhyme even with Jay-Z. He should of quit that troll and signed with J but he doesn't care about how whack he sounds, he just cares about his checks and his women. He is defenitely not an MC.
Tan_Da_Man: haha Kanye sucks?
look at all the accolades the dude has won and deserved.
His first 3 albums all won Rap album of the year at the Grammys, and still has a chance with 808's & Heartbreaks (even though I wouldnt really consider that a rap album). The only other artist to do that is Eminem. And with that I think Kanye at least deserves to be in the conversation for best artist right now, maybe he isnt the best, but hes near the top.
Big B: Kanye can produce his ass off, def one of the best. But as far as rapping goes hes not that strong, maybe in his Through the Wire days, now this auto-tone bs hes doing just makes him look stupid IMO
Tan_Da_Man: Thats your opinion, mine differs...Im not basing his rapping off of 808's and Heartbreak. But listein to Diamonds From Sierra Leone, or the first Verse from Get Em High..or Gone...He is pretty damn legit.
But I also dont look at "The Best Rapper" Debate at who has purely the best rhymes, but I look at it who is the best artist...and you gotta admit just about everything Kanye touches turns to gold.
SagChip84: How can you say everything he touches turns to gold. Maybe because all these teenie boppers buy his albums. If you ask me he should have stuck with producing. He is a whiny lil b%&*%!
KidBlaze98: Hmm...best rapper alive? I don't think most of you understand how difficult of a question that is to answer. There are the most popular and then there are the more favored rapper..which is what I think most of you really answered(no offense, guys)...then there's the real question: who's the best alive? That's impossible to answer because there are so many styles of rapping and emceeing that no one person could be the best everyone of them. But here's my opinion on who's the best alive...in their own mastered craft that is...
Most lyrical influence on the rap game: Rakim
Best flow: Andre 3000
Best lyrical strength: Immortal Technique
Best Album seller: Eminem
Best Storyteller: Ghostface Killah
Most Hardcore: The RZA
Best Punchline: Talib Kweli(sorry, Wanye )
Best Overall: Nas
...If you're asking why I didn't ask why I put Lil' Wayne, Jay or DMX the answer is simple...It's my list...
Tan_Da_Man: Kid Blaze : I actually like your list...gotta respect the Wu Tang, and Talib Kweli is hugely overlooked.
SagChips: Kanye sucks because teenie boppers buy his albums? And who do you think is the best? Lil Wayne? Get the outta here
Leari: In my opinion Lil Wayne is the best effn rappa alive. He's hot farea. Many people dont understand the things he says.
SagChip84: The Wu is the best lyrical group. Mos Def, common, and Talib Kwali are great too. But if Pun was still alive, he was a lyrical genius