Black Entertainment : TOP 5 BEST RAPPERS OF ALL TIME

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  1. A007

    A007 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Judging Criteria...

    1. Lyrics...what is the rapper saying in the raps
    2. Flow...how does he say what he is saying
    3. Poetry...Rhyme schemes and flipping vocabulary
    4. Subject Matter... What is he REALLY talking about
    5. Story Telling... Can we see where the story is Going (if there is one)
    6. Creativity... Is he different
    7. Mass Appeal... how many people like him
    8. Longevity... can he reinvent himself
    9. Transending... Is he more than just a rapper
    10. Record Sales... can they make money on what they say


    My list.

    1. Rakim
    2. Jay- Z
    3. Tupac
    4. Andre' 3000
    5. Common

    Young up and comers...Lupe, Lil Wayne, and Kanye.
     
  2. MysteryDoors

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    1. GRANDMASTER FLASH AND FURIOUS FIVE - The Message

    2. PUBLIC ENEMY - FIGHT THE POWER

    3. KOOL MOE DEE - How Ya Like Me Now - Knowledge Is King

    4. Whodini - Big Mouth - Friends

    5. TUPAC - Dear Mama

    FIGHT THE POWER
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuTi9UZtPbw

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  3. Keita Kenyatta

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    Grandmaster Flash

    Sister Souljah....

    Public Enemy....

    Tupac....

    Kool Moe Dee
     
  4. Agent_Jack

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    No particular order

    Andre 3K
    Tupac
    Ghostface Killah
    Nas/Jay Z
    Chuck D/Scarface

    Greatest Groups in Order

    1. Public Enemy (Fear of a Black Planet should make this undebatable)
    2. NWA/Wu-CLan
    3. Geto Boyz/Outkast
     
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    Keita Kenyatta going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Actually "360 degrees of power" sister souljah would make it very debatable. In her own words;"African people, too scared too call themselves africans and too dumb to know the difference if they did."
     
  6. Omowale Jabali

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    Brother Keita,

    Grandmaster Flash is not a rapper but a DJ. So I take it you mean the group, in which case if could be Melle Mel, Scorpio, etc.

    Other than that, my 5 cents...

    Rakim
    KRS-One
    Chuck D
    Sistah Souljah
    Tupac Shakur

    Peace.
     
  7. Keita Kenyatta

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    Ok...you got a good set!! In fact, the problem here is that no one knew sister souljah as a rapper....i should throw the whole thing on-line.
     
  8. MysteryDoors

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    FAVORITE FEMALE RAPPERS

    HERE ARE 2 OF MY FAVORITE FEMALE RAPPERS, BUT THERE ARE OTHERS.

    Sister Souljah
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mxBJcnR7Z8


    Roxanne Shante - Roxanne's Revenge
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsaepyi8MR0


    Shanté's career began at the age of 14 when she encountered influential record producer Marley Marl, radio DJ Mr. Magic, and Tyrone Williams talking about how UTFO had canceled their appearance at a show they were promoting. Shanté offered to record an answer to UTFO's recent hit "Roxanne, Roxanne," which was about a woman named Roxanne who rejects the members of the group. The men agreed and the result was "Roxanne's Revenge," a confrontational and profane song in which Shanté assumed the role of Roxanne, dissing UTFO over its own instrumental, which sparked the Roxanne Wars and made her a hip-hop star in the process. The single would go on to sell over 250,000 copies in the New York area alone.
     
  9. Omowale Jabali

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    I dont get your point about Sistah Souljah...I used to work with Souljah before she was rapping. Back with NAYSA. I also got some of her original 12"s.

    I am glad you mentioned her otherwise I might not have included her myself. But that would be foolish. Back in 88' I worked with Souljah and NAYSA on the GET BUSY Tour featuring PE, Stetasonic and local groups on the west coast (including myself...lol!)
     
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    I still have Shante's original release, never been opened. Talk about CLASSIC!
     
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