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    ooh kool keith yeah
    rubbsh and great at the same time which is one of my favourite categories in anything.
    the way his rhymes don't rhyme sometimes and he has massive pauses.

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    Pharaohe Monch - Hate, Equinox LP, Stress Extinction Agenda LP
    Prodigy of Mobb Deep - Shook Ones, The Infamous LP
    Andre from Outkast - ATLiens, Stankonia LPs
    Kool Keith - Poppalarge, Dr. Octagon LP
    Ice T - Colors, Freedom of Speech but Watch What You Say LP
    E40 - Ghetto Report Card LP
    MF Doom - Doomsday
    Kool G Rap - Ill Street Blues
    Nas - Illmatic
    Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth - Live in NYC (!!!!), Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
    Breezly Brewin of The Juggaknots - Clear Blue Skies, Fire In Which You Burn


    I wouldn't say this is in any way a comprehensive list, this is simply the people who have made me go 'ohhhh shit' upon hearing or seeing them. The notes beside are what springs to mind about why I love them.

    Like I said in another thread, going back and listening to these records now is not a substitute for following along as they came out or at least while they were still getting played in parties and were relevant. Logan, yes Big L is great but if you have ever seen Big Daddy Kane live you will never say shit about him again. The man is like the James Brown of hiphop, and I saw him 10 years after his peak. And saying Public Enemy is a gimmick is terribly misguided, sonically and content-wise they are one of the most innovative groups in all of hiphop history. Best criticism of one list is another, let's see yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confucius
    not a SINGLE mention of Master-P????????

    UUUUUUUNNNNNGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!

    to be fair, p is a bloody awful rapper.
    his talents always lay more in making money (totally unethically) and self-promotion that spitting bars.
    beats by the pound, no limit's in-house producers, however, were absolutely spectacular.

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    1. CHUCK D - THE BEST, THE MOST SOULFUL, THE BEST MOST DENSE RAPS! WERD!
    2. METHOD MAN - coz he's so sauve and cool and a hood
    3. KOOL KEITH - his flow is fantastic
    4. SHINEHEAD - coz I'm old school and he was one of the first to give respect to reggae influence
    5. LL who can rock well - the original punk rapper
    6. EASY E - the second punk who went to the Xtreme, his pure rude audacity set the benchmark for all-time.
    7. OLD DIRTY BASTARD - coz he was nuts a didn't give a fuck
    8. TASH - coz he's fucken cool
    9. NOTORIOUS BIG - coz he's phat, dead and was 4 real
    10. ROXANNE SHANTE (or the orignal roxanne, the one from Colours) - coz she's got a sexy and sweet voice.
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    Agree with Logan - the lack of love for Big L is unbelievable......

    Um, I think the guy who lamented Master P's absence from these lists was, y'know, taking the piss...

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    the guru
    chuck d
    mf doom
    kool keith
    ghostface
    gift of gab
    erick sermon
    rodan
    sir menelik/scaramanga
    kool g rap
    percee p
    nas (only illmatic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by baboon2004
    Agree with Logan - the lack of love for Big L is unbelievable......
    is he realistically better than public enemy? (their production certainly wasn't a gimmick imo)

    the answer has to be a resounding "no"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassnation
    is he realistically better than public enemy? (their production certainly wasn't a gimmick imo)

    the answer has to be a resounding "no"
    Wasn't agreeing with Logan re Public Enemy, though - love 'em to death.

    Big L and his DITC cohorts aren't better than PE as a complete entity, certainly not. But on the level of pure MC-ing, I can't really see many, if any, beating L.

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    (The freestyles with Jay-Z remain among my most epiphanic hip-hop moments ever. First time listening to 'Fear of a BP', and 'South Bronx', being others).

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    Top 10 lists are awesome!

    http://www.thekryptonian.com/printth...4&page=2&pp=15

    but really, breeze over that kane beat on prince of thieves...best verse EVER.

    and i need the instrumental of puffin blunts by dr. dre if anyones got it hit the PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick6
    7. OLD DIRTY BASTARD - coz he was nuts a didn't give a fuck
    how could i have forgot odb, this towering colossus of rap creativity. such a pity hes dead, the man was a genius and thats not a word i use lightly.

    its impossible to really cover all your faves in a top ten list.

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    Absolutely right on. So unconventional, and yet so, well, right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buick6
    6. EASY E - his pure rude audacity set the benchmark for all-time.
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    sooooooooo true........

    "HEY DOPEMAN!"

    "Bitch, Shut the Fuck Up!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by petergunn
    sooooooooo true........

    "HEY DOPEMAN!"

    "Bitch, Shut the Fuck Up!"
    I'd agree...if he ACTUALLY wrote his own rhymes! Ice Cube and MC Ren usually penned his verses (D.O.C. would try, but Eazy E couldn't spit 'em right). That doesn't change the fact that Eazy E's "Eazy Duz It" LP is one of the best hip hop albums ever made...I let my tape rock until my tape popped! One.

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    Easy's mastery of the word 'motherfucker' is one of his greatest artist achievements. I'm tempted to write a book about it.
    All I do now is dick around Sparks, 2006

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