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Radio Facts: The Undeniable 10 Best Rappers of All Time

Written by KevRoss - November 14, 2012 - Top 10 Features URBAN



10 Best Rappers:  Rakim once said that, “MC means move the crowd,” and yes he did. With a calm yet penetrating lyrical prowess, this NY emcee set the standard for what may call lyricism. Many just refer to him as “The God MC,” because he is the standard by which all other emcees are measured. Go back and listen to the classic album, “Paid in Full”  by Eric B & Rakim and see why he deserves the aforementioned title. His lyrics still to this day are some of the best Hip Hop quoteables of all time. When he said, “I take seven emcees, put them in a line, and add seven more brothers that thought they could rhyme, but it would take seven more before I go for mine, now that’s 21 emcees ate up at the same time,” we all knew Rakim was no joke! Although one could argue that he hasn’t put out much of late but ask any rapper who their favorite rapper of all time is, and a bet Rakim would be number one in many of their eyes.




  1. j rap

    Same ole same old school east coast bias. Its all a matter of opinion. Ask people from the south and the list would be totally different. Even the your east coast fans would have a different list.

    • Hassahn

      Its funny your say that. Actually a panel chose these rappers. The panel consisted of a DJ from North Carolina. A Texas based Hip Hop magazine owner. A Chicago producer. A St. Louis female fan of hip-hop, An Australian rapper, A Chicago based freelance music writer, a West Coast radio personality, and a female R&B songwriter from the Bay. We started with a list of 50 rappers and narrowed it down from there.

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