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ravenguy2000
04-02-2002, 07:14 PM
I'm thinking this is my top 5:

1. Chuck D
2. Biggie
3. Del
4. Tupac
5. Snow (hahahah, not really!!!!1 j/k http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/wink.gif )

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Jaggie
04-02-2002, 07:19 PM
I'd have to add Canibus and Method Man and for beats none other than Rahzel.

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Mr Snatch-O-Rama
04-02-2002, 07:25 PM
1: Snoop Doggy Dogg
2: 2 Pac
3: Rakim
4: RZA
5: Method Man

darcy_is_sexy
04-02-2002, 07:50 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by ravenguy2000:
I'm thinking this is my top 5:


5. Snow (hahahah, not really!!!!1 j/k http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/wink.gif )

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lol, i fucking remember that song.

licky boom boom down!

In-Valid
04-02-2002, 08:46 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by ravenguy2000:
I'm thinking this is my top 5:

1. Chuck D
2. Biggie
3. Del
4. Tupac
5. Snow (hahahah, not really!!!!1 j/k http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/wink.gif )

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How about NAS ? or Eminem ?

gotta give Snow credit though. He's still selling his wares & doing his "reggae-rap" thing after all these years.

GlassDreams
04-02-2002, 09:23 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by In-Valid:
He's still selling his wares & doing his "reggae-rap" thing after all these years.

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haha....He is? I didn't have a clue!
*heads over to cdnow to check it out*

He even has a Greatest Hits CD! <font color="black">

[This message has been edited by GlassDreams (edited 04-02-2002).]

Smack Me In My Mouth
04-02-2002, 09:37 PM
These aren't in order, but they're my five favorites.

Q-Tip
Chuck D.
Del
Tupac
Jay-Z

pale_princess
04-02-2002, 09:38 PM
digable planets.

Founder, Inamorati A
04-02-2002, 09:49 PM
1) Mikah Nine
2) Gift of Gab
3) Del the Funkee Homosapien
4) Pharoahe Monch
5) Mos Def

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Travis Meeks
04-02-2002, 10:44 PM
1.)Tupac
2.)Dre
3.)Biggie
4.)q-tip
5.)Trech (sp? Naugty by nature)
6)collectively Bone thugz in harmony, earlier cs)

I think they are the most creative and important rappers of all time. Flame away

mpp
04-02-2002, 10:56 PM
andre 3000
phife
nas
jay-z
lord j
kool keith

lots of other i can't recall
john

THRILLHO
04-02-2002, 10:59 PM
eminem, andre 3000, jay-z, del
that's right, i have no acquired or edgy taste in rap at all. i think i've heard one 2pac song. i don't mind it though...

Oblivious
04-03-2002, 01:41 AM
missy elliot
del the funky homosapien
too short http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/biggrin.gif


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Graveflower
04-03-2002, 03:09 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Founder, Inamorati A:
1) Mikah Nine
2) Gift of Gab
3) Del the Funkee Homosapien
4) Pharoahe Monch
5) Mos Def

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Thank you for redeeming this thread.

The Patient
04-03-2002, 12:51 PM
what the hell? no one has mentioned GURU!

Guru is fucking unbelieveable. Put him together and you have Gang Starr! My favorite rap group.

i truely believeable Eminem's skill is undeniable.

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klamp
04-03-2002, 01:48 PM
HELLO?????????? Beastie Boys anyone? Lyrically they are above and beyond anyone else....Originality is their key.

The Patient
04-03-2002, 07:44 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by klamp:
Lyrically they are above and beyond anyone else</font>

riiiiiiight. i'd like to see any of the beastie boys try to freestyle.

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Red Wine Cage
04-03-2002, 07:45 PM
Eminem, Tupac, and Biggie are sure great and the last two have already gone down in history, but personal faves are Eminem, Tupac, Tech Nine, and Ludacris [ http://www.netphoria.org/wwwboard/smile.gif]

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Debaser
04-03-2002, 09:15 PM
best skill: eminem
best rhymes: biggie
funniest references: phife from tribe
best flow: andre from outkast
most intellectual: cee-lo from goodie mob

zekix
04-03-2002, 11:42 PM
The doods from 311. Ha. And Tupac.

I Hate Music
04-04-2002, 12:11 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by klamp:
HELLO?????????? Beastie Boys anyone? Lyrically they are above and beyond anyone else....Originality is their key.</font>
Could you be any more white?

Eyedea
Slick Rick
Q-Tip
Someone I haven't heard of yet



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Souvlaki Space Station
04-04-2002, 01:10 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by Founder, Inamorati A:
2) Gift of Gab
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YES.


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liarsclub
04-04-2002, 08:30 AM
Ice Cube - the man behind the lyrics for NWA and Eazy-E, not to mention his own solo albums - Amerikkka's Most Wanted is still one of the best rap albums ever.

Chuck D - even though he collaborated with others (Shocklee) on his lyrics, his voice not only rung the heads of black youths, but also an intrigued white youth. It Takes a Nation of Millions and Fear of a Black Planet are two of the best albums ever - period.

Mike D (Beastie Boys) - again, the man behind the pen - he's responsible for most of the Beastie sound and lyrics - Paul's Boutique is up there with the PE albums.

Tribe - all talented, but Q-Tip and Phife have the voices that soothe and cool the senses. Simply - musically inclined poets.

Honorable Mention:
LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out and prior.
Run DMC - One of the most influential rap groups ever.
Eric B - simply great, but hardly ever mentioned.
De La Soul - along side Dream Warriors and A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul was a pleasant alternative to gangsta rap - 3 Feet High and Rising, and, De La Soul is Dead are both easy to listen to.

klamp
04-04-2002, 08:44 AM
Liarsclub....I hear ya'. The B-boys have best selling rap album of the 80's, obviously they were doing something right.
"Could you be anymore white" what the fuck does that mean...what about the people who said Eminem!!! For god's sake at least the Beastie Boys don't get made fun of and had the respect of the black hip-hop community.

Walter2
04-04-2002, 10:42 AM
What about Flava-flav, or that Humpty guy?

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ravenguy2000
04-04-2002, 11:25 AM
I love the Beastie Boys to death, but they couldn't rap their way out of a paper bag.

klamp
04-04-2002, 01:11 PM
That's like saying "I love The Smashing Pumpkins, but they couldn't play their way out of a paperbag". As I said they must be doing something right....Anyone who takes 4 years between albums and still has as strong a fanbase as they do....come on. Listen to Paul's Boutique and tell me they can't rhyme (or rap).

Debaser
04-04-2002, 01:18 PM
I think Beastie Boys lose skill points because most of their rhymes are fucking giberish, don't make sense, and aren't really saying anything or telling a story like other superior rappers do.

Still, they have good beats and production. But what is this topic really about, best mc skills or best rap group overall...?

klamp
04-04-2002, 01:32 PM
Debaser...you gotta point, but nowadays all rap sounds like fucking gibberish. Back in the days of PE and NWA....they had pretty much a common theme to each song. Fuckers like Ludacris & any other rapper in the last 7 years(Can't stand) make no sense. I love Tribe Called Quest, but there about the blakc equivalant to the B-boys when it comes to rappin about nonsense.

klamp
04-04-2002, 01:33 PM
Sorry, i forgot to mention Tupac...he's alright and his songs stick with telling a story for the most part.

SilverFhuck
04-04-2002, 01:43 PM
Easy E (NWA)
Ice Cube
DJ Quik

Graveflower
04-04-2002, 07:30 PM
Klamp, you're the whitest motherfucker on this board. You obviously know nothing about hip hop.

Red Wine Cage
04-04-2002, 07:38 PM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by klamp:
Ludacris & any other rapper in the last 7 years make no sense.</font>
what? the man likes to have sex. nothing more, nothing less. good party music.

twice
04-04-2002, 08:33 PM
I suggest all of you dl some cannibal ox, saul williams, peanut butter wolf, and blackalicious.

..not sure if you'd consider them "rap" in a conventional sense, but they're all badass.




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Founder, Inamorati A
04-05-2002, 04:03 AM
<font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by The Patient:
what the hell? no one has mentioned GURU!


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I wouldn't even put him in a top twenty list, but his protege, Jeru tha Damaja, would easily be in my top ten



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Sacred Age Of Innocence
04-05-2002, 07:28 AM
The GETO BOYS PERIOD!