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Old 01-21-2012, 12:26 PM   #21
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Apathy, Ill Bill, Celph Titled, Vinnie Paz.

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Clearly it's Mac Dre...or was?
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Apathy, Ill Bill, Celph Titled, Vinnie Paz.

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Did you see Apathy and Celph Titled in Saskatoon back in September?

I drove out from Calgary to check them out. So sick.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:53 PM   #24
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Atmosphere would top my hip hop list...


Also I will add... Hip Hop is not the same thing as Gangster Rap... Enough said.
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:57 PM   #25
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The Mount Rushmore of Hip Hop is Biggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Kanye.
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The Mount Rushmore of Hip Hop is Biggie, Jay-Z, Tupac and Kanye.
No... no it is not... have a little gander into the little world of underground hip hop and you will soon discover talent that is lyrical and personal... Not crap a record label pushes. I like some Jay Z, I like some pac... Neither would I ever consider to be in the realm of "The Mount Rushmore of Hip Hop"
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I'm just some whitey, so my opinion doesn't really count, but my favorite has always been De La Soul.
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Although probably not considered hip-hop, I've always liked Snoop Dog. Surprised to not see his name mentioned yet.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #31
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Did anyone here catch K-Os at Republik a couple months back? Guy has some serious talent. Great backing band as well.

I've only heard Drake's radio hits. Take some of Kanye's most self-indulgent moments. Then just do that for 4 minutes. If he's ever released anything of value, link me.
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Did you see Apathy and Celph Titled in Saskatoon back in September?

I drove out from Calgary to check them out. So sick.
No man, I wish I could have though.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:30 PM   #33
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I also like the Snowgoons' work. They aren't rappers but a team of producers

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I'm just some whitey, so my opinion doesn't really count, but my favorite has always been De La Soul.
I'm a whitey and it doesn't matter. That's one of the great things about music.

De La Soul is a good group. I also agree to some extent with afc wimbledon. The Beastie Boys have always been one of my favorites and there are some good songs from GM Flash.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:17 PM   #35
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Like any time this sort of list is developed (not just for hip hop artists - books, movies, games, tv shows, etc. etc. etc.), there is never going to be a consensus and everyone will bring a different perspective to the table.

With that said, here are my Top 10 Hip Hop artists:

1) A Tribe Called Quest
2) KRS-One/BDP
3) Little Brother
4) Nas
5) Public Enemy
6) De La Soul
7) Eminem
8) Gang Starr
9) The Roots
10) Outkast

Just because a lot of great artists are not included in this list does not mean I am not aware of them or think they suck. If anything, it speaks to the quality of music and the talent of the performers that so much good hip hop has come out the last 40 or so years.
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I would definitely go with Gazeebow Unit

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Old 01-21-2012, 02:31 PM   #37
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The greatest rapper of all time is 2Pac. A list was released about 10 years ago xxl vibe rappers pretty much all people of relevance in the hip hop community had him as 1 and jay at 2. I forgot who was 3 but biggie ended up 4 and rakim at 5.

I think Nas is a top 3 rapper, illmatic is arguably the greatest rap album of all time. It's hard to follow up and be held on that pedestal for every album, rappers evolve. When Nas wrote that one he was poor and off the streets, then he got money.
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Drake is not even close to a top 10 lol. He is the Canadian Ja Rule.
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Can't define an order, but I would say

Tupac, Eminem, Rakim, Andre 3000, Ghostface, Nas, Q-Tip, Jay-Z, Keith Murray are amongst the greats.
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I can't believe nobody has mentioned Ice Cube.
He never reached sales like Tupac did, but he is definitely one of greatest artists of all time.

1 Tupac
2 Dr Dre (because you are asking for the best "artists" and not rappers specifically)
3 Eazy E
4 Ice Cube
5 1990s Snoop
6-10 in no order Eminem, DMX, Jay-Z, Scarface, Freddie Gibbs ("What it be like" is easily in my top 5 songs of all time)
That's my own personal list.
I'm a huge fan of 90's hip hop and cannot stand the crap that comes out nowadays.

Has anyone ever heard of "Winnipegs Most"?
Just saw them on a news show (maybe the National?) last week and checked them out. Native group from Winnipeg and they are actually pretty amazing.

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZXJm9Lprxc
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