Young Jeezy Names His Top Five Rappers, Speaks On Vocal Chord Damage

Jeezy reflects on his struggle to get his voice back in working condition.

Young Jeezy recently stopped by KYLD WILD 94.9 to speak with host Nessa, who asked the rapper to run down his top five rappers, dead or alive. During the interview, he revealed an unlikely assortment of emcees, a combination of the deceased and contemporaries.

“Tupac, B-Legit, Juvenile, Scarface and Jeezy,” he said, swapping out his own name at Nessa’s request. “Ice Cube,” he added.

The Snowman also reflected on hurting his vocal chords from not knowing how to properly perform. He said that his nine months off from recording was a learning experience, and that he’s far more invigorated following his recovery.

“Nobody ever taught me how to perform, in the studio or whatever. I just had to learn on my own, and I was yelling when I was performing and I tore my vocal chords. I wasn’t able to talk for nine months. I had to have surgery and it was just different, because I felt like I was going to lose my gift at that point. But I told myself that if I got through it, I was going to give it 180 percent and I got through it. So that’s where I’ve been at - at 180 percent.”

Watch the interview below (57th Ave via HHNM).

RELATED: Young Jeezy Reveals That He Spent Six Months Living At Shawty Redd's House, Revisits "Thug Motivation" Series

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230 Comments

  • ma top five

    1 jay electronica 2 Cyhi da prynce 3 lil wayne 4 jadakiss 5 cassidy Fuck wit it

  • Pistol Playa

    I like Jizzle mane.The top 5 though is..1=Spice 1 2=Scarface 3= All N.W.A..them niggas was cold lyrically. 4=Pimp C 5=Eminem

  • Anonymous

    Top 10: 10. Action Bronson 9. Apathy 8. Torae 7. Skyzoo 6. M.O.P. 5. ILL Bill 4. Kool G Rap 3. Jedi Mind Tricks 2. RA The Rugged Man 1. Nas

  • official

    Tupac dick riders are the worst! Half of the people sayin that hes the best dont even know why hes good.. he is one of the best but for sure he isnt the best rapper To ever live.. tupac wasnt just a rapper. He was an icon.. dont let his work outside of music effect how you rate him... with that said.. TUPAC IS OVERATED!

    • Anonymous

      someone who effected the culture so much can never be overrated.. THE most influential hiphop artist of all time.. how can he be overrated????

  • Anonymous

    Yadig didn't I tell you to use that 45 on yourself you moronic piece of shit. Anyway top 5. Nas, jada, ransom, kool g, raekwon. Dead rappers big, pac, big l, pun, killa Sha

  • TEXAS

    TOP 20 OF ALL TIME BITCHES 20)LIL FLIP 19)BIG MELLO 18)ESG 17)BIG POKEY 16)BUSHWIC BILL 15)TRAE 14)BIG HAWK 13)WILLIE D 12)SPM 11)LIL KEKE 10)LIL O 9)BIG MOE 8)PIMP C 7)Z-RO 6)CHAMILLIONAIRE 5)SCARFACE 4)FAT PAT 3)DEVIN THE DUDE 2)K-RINO 1)BUN B

  • Visionnary Nig-a

    -Dr DRE (Detox year) -Drake (he's so real) -Lil Wayne (the best rapper ever) -Gucci Mane (so lyrical) -Rick Ross (he's pure fiction but dope) -Wacka Flocka ("Pow Pow Pow bitch i'm bussin at them" one of the greatest line i heard from a rapper) -V'Nasty (that white bitch dropping nig-a is too much SWAG) By the way fuck all dem rappers acting clever (Lupe, COle,Kendrick, Nas, suck dicks and die)

  • YADIG

    I'M A YOUNG MONEY SOLDIER NIGGA STEP TO ME IF YOU WANT PROBLEMS BITCH!! STILL GOT THE .45 TUCKED IN THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT NEXT TO THE IPHONE CHARGER TRICK!! ASK ABOUT ME!!! 5 LETTERS: YMCMB LIL WAYNE IS THE G.O.A.T. LIL WAYNE SHOULD BE IN EVERYONE'S TOP OR YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT ABOUT HIP-HOP BITCH ASS NIGGAS

  • YADIG

    1. LIL WAYNE 2. DRAKE. 3. LIL TUNCHI 4. WEEZY F. BABY 5. GUDDA GUDDA!! FUCK WIT THE REAL!!!! 5 LETTERS YMCMB!!

  • YADIG

    FUCK YOU NIGGA HOW U AINT GONNA PUT WAYNE IS YO LIST BITCH!!! U A IRRELEVANT ASS NIGGA NOW ANYWAY!! TM103 AINT SELLIN SHIT!!! 5 LETTERS FAGGOTS!!: YMCMB FUCK DUMB CHEESY

  • Anonymous

    The Top 10 1) 2pac 2) Nas 3) Kendrick Lamar 4) TechN9ne 5) Twista 6) DMX 7) The LOX 8) Eminem 9) Game 10)Ice Cube

  • Anonymous

    1) 2pac 2) Nas 3) Kendrick Lamar 4) TechN9ne 5) Twista 6) DMX 7) The LOX 8) Eminem 9) Game 10)Ice Cube 10) 9)

  • Anonymous

    LMAO i was 2 for 5. damn that was pretty good, taking into consideration i was purely guessing

  • Anonymous

    without reading this article yet im going to guess who he picked and then ima read it and see how close i was. if jeezy is as close minded or predictable as i think he is then he is gonna say _ big, pac, eazy e, andre 3000(cuz hes from atlanta), and scarface

  • SuperGucciRap

    Before I make my top 10 list, I would like to say HipHopDX died when faggots like YADIG or YESSIR came around. They have no intelligence and are obvious trolls lol. YADIG is probably a faggot Eminem/Nas/Tech N9ne/Immortal Technique/2pac fanboy who potrays himself as a Lil Wayne fan when in reality he is some pussy 18 year outcast who can't get pussy and still lives in his mom's basement. Anyways back to the usual: 1. GUCCI MANE! BURR! 2. Justin Bieber AKA Shawty Mane 3. OJ Da Juiceman 4. Waka Flocka Flame 5. Soulja Boy 6. Lil B 7. V-Nasty 8. Christian Beadles 9. MattyBRaps 10. Hopsin- the nigga got skills man! It's Gucci Time!

  • Anonymous

    http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=11284353 Diss record aimed at Havoc's new artist. Jordan Meyer is a racist so we gotta get Havoc to drop him.

  • khordkutta

    180% of zero is still zero.

  • KillaCam

    1.Game 2.Meek mill 3.Biggie 4.Cassidy 5.DMX ( the LOX) 6.J.Cole 7. Nas 8.Max B 9.Eminem (1999-2004) 10.Big L

  • jesterxxl

    Everybody body gotta give motherfuckers a hard time over there top 5 whether it be an artist or somebody postin a reply to this from now on I hope peoples give reasons for there top 5 o it shuts cunts up DMX Xzibit Eminem Ice Cube Nas I like artists who push boundaries/limits who are honest also willing to sacrifice there'ye ego, imagine & public perspective to get the point across!!!

  • dmize-one

    my personal tops (no order) dmx em jay nas syles and jada krs-one big pac wayne tip (first few albums) immortal technique twista big l

  • Swordz

    When he first came out he said it Jay Nas Pac Rakim Big..... so wtf?? None of those rappers are top 5. Maybe Scarface. As for Jeezy.... dude is trach

  • Don't Hate . Appreciate

    Too Close For Top 5 So Top 10 inc Collective 1) Nwa (Collective) 2) Pac 3) Biggie 4) Jay Z (The Reasonable Doubt Year) 5) Nas (Illmatic year) 6) Eminem 7) Run - Dmc (Collective) 8) Outkast (Collective) 9) Mobb Deep 10)Busta Ryhmes

  • WTF

    Pretty gay list, I must say

  • nignog

    tupac dick riders are the absolute worst. he stole his style from a different rapper everyone of his albums, lyrically he isn't the best, socially uhm no. consciously uh yeah not even close. gangsta? nope. he's overrated

  • Anonymous

    Good list from almost everybody. No need to argue everybody is entitled to their opinion with the exception of yadig. That nigga just Dickrides any young money artist. And one more thing the pac And big arguement is stupid. They both were great but pac was the poet. And biggie was the lyrical. Big couldnt do what pac did and vice versa. Pac did get repetitive after a while though. He rode on his enemies and had weed and hennessy every other song. No pac haters im just saying.

  • King Oududwa

    tupac wasnt in there either because, tupac was an icon, much bigger than rapping. He is in a whole different kind of category, from his parents being black panther, tupac being an actor, but also a musician/rapper. Too many skills there to just call him, "one of the best rappers". Tupac wasnt just a rapper but an African American icon who died too young.

  • King Oduduwa

    NASIR JONES KRIS PARKER ICE CUBE SCARFACE EM and as a bonus....GURU I didn't put Jay Z up there, because of Jay changed his style AFTER Nas came out. Rakim is in another subject, that he deserves himself. I didnt forget about Biggie, Big Pun, and other deceased rappers but I feel these dudes I put up there, have been consistent and never really was forced to change their style, due to sales or lack of sales. REST IN PEACE to GURU. Never forgotten. I could care less about the new school from MMG, to YMCMB and anyone else in between even though Weezy is a MONSTER. Haven't been in the game long enough even though you put out commercial hits that teach nothing but sell because of popularity...."Who stole the soul" - public enemy. PEEAACCEE !!!

    • King Oduduwa

      To Anonymous. I'm a tool?? First of all. State your name, coward. You really sound like a hater, hater on a true Hip Hopper. I grew up in it while you learned it on computers and imitating people. I AM HIP HOP. I know you are not based on your comment. Hip Hoppers don't make comments like that. You must like 24 years old, just learning the genre and wearing skinny jeans crushing your nuts. Man up. Sucka

    • Anonymous

      youre a tool

  • Fossie

    Cold 187 aka Big Hutch ,Spice 1, Mc eiht,N.W.A.,A.T.L Snoop,Crooked I,Ice Cube ,MC REN,Pac,Eminem,I love the golden age!

  • block

    I cant beleive elzhi hasnt been mentioned in any of those comments, bunch of fags!

  • Anonymous

    RARRRRRRRR, you don't know anything about hip hop RARRRRRRRR I know everything and you know nothing RARRRRRRRRRRRR

  • Pegasus Flow

    Who are the best five rappers of all time? Think about it.....Dylan...Dylan, Dylan Dylan and Dylan

  • JR

    Shad K-os Andre 3000 Lupe Pac Biggie Big L Guru Ice Cube Mos Def No Order Really

  • Azhar

    Top 5 dead or alive 1. Jay-Z 2. Rakim 3. Pac 4. Nas 5. Big Pun

  • Anonymous

    top 5 in no order : eminem, nas, jay-z, biggie, big l. others: big pun, andre3k, pac, kanye, cube

  • Anonymous

    Who the fuck ask y'all to list MC's???

    • Anonymous

      yo stupid ass nigga you was not suppose to answer that question, it's call rethoriocal question? well the point is the article is abou jeezy listin' his Mc's, what he did. But you don't have to act like predictable sheeps makin' the same ol' boring lists with the samo names. SMH

    • King Oduduwa

      The same person who told you to ask that stupid question. You are the odd ball out, who didn't list anything, which has to do with everything about the article. Grouch.....lmao

  • Dre All Day

    1. The Notorious B.I.G. 2. Jay-Z 3. Andre 3000 4. Q-Tip 5. Nas

  • GanjaZ

    1- NaS 2-Lupe Fiasco 3-Immortal Technique 4-J.Cole 5-Brother Ali 6-Classified 7-Knaan 8-Kendrick Lamar 9-Kanye West 10-Rakin

  • GUNZ

    My Top Dead or Alive (no particular order) Tupac The Notorious B.I.G. Eminem Jay-Z Kanye West Lil Wayne 50 Cent Ice Cube Andre 3000 LL Cool J Nas Rakim Scarface Busta Rhymes Snoop Dogg LOX UGK

  • RedBeard

    Bro... Pac was East Coast.

  • Anonymous

    GTFOH this East coast cats saying Pac was overated. Lol, how exactly? Was Pac not shitting on the whole East Caost and embarrassing them in diss and also record sales? The East Coast with their, we lyrical, we can battle rap blah, blah, blah... were they not running scared of Pac? To the dude below saying Pac only talked about things like - " smoking weed and drinking henessy, thug in jail, thug in heaven,my homies, all women are bitches, all women are sisters" Wow so that 8 topics Pac speaks about. What does your favourite rapper speak about? Let taker Jay-Z, i'm a pimp, i sold drugs, i'm rich. Biggie, i sold drugs, death, bitches, what else they talk about? And to the other dude talking shit about his albums, lol don't waste time listening to them. Strictly for My Niggas which by the way went platinum as well had lemme see..mmm Keep Ya Head up. Shits on your favourtie East Coast rapper all day. Should i talk about MATW? No.1 while Pac was in jailed. Outsold the whole East Coast. AEOM, the larger than life album? Where the fuck was the East Coast when Pac was doing 5x platinum in 2 months? You need to educate yourselves on hiphop history. Oh yeah and the 7 day theory? Hail Mary? Didn't Jay-Z run to do "Me and my girlfriend" about Beyonce? Know what Pac was talking about on me and my girlfriend? Funny how 15 years later and he is still relevant. Some of you need to understand what lyrics means. Lyrics and the content of as verse. Different from rhyming and flow. Something you people fail to understand. Saying complex things in a rap means nothing.

    • jibarid

      Gets your facts straight Pac was from the east coast he lived in Harlem until he was 15 moved to Baltimore and then moved to Cali we he was 17. It wasn't until jimmy henchman, Haitian jack,and king tut tried to have him kill in quad studios that pac started beefin with the eastcoast and eventually biggie because he was a mutual friend between Haitian jack and him. But before any of that went down pac had MAJOR LOVE for the east coast and all the music that came from it just check it out he says it himself Old School http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amvjP7TDhNk

    • Anonymous

      who cares for recordsales

    • Anonymous

      Lol @ This Guy, why mad? I just said what i said and i don't mean to disrespect other great East Coast MC's. I got love for lot of East Coast rappers, Nas, Biggie, Mos Def, DMX etc but facts are facts when it comes to Pac. I did not get into Pac for any wrong reason. I hated the verbal diarrhea of ' Hit Em Up" and till this day think Pac should have never gone that hard on a diss record.

    • Jabroni Jones

      God damn how you know the dude is from the east coast and not bum fuck Antarctica? we are on the WORLD WIDE WEB ya know! Maybe blaming east coast just makes you feel like your sticking up for 2pac? man what a dick head -_-

    • This guy

      pac was that nigga no question but get the fuck outta here with all that east coast bullshit u kickin! if u REALLY was into pac youd know what it is u punk ass! You the type of "fan" that got into 2pac for all the wrong reasons. why dont u just spew a meaningless top 5 list like all the other muppets on here and shut the fuck up...fuckin hater...

    • Anonymous

      true dat...no hate

  • pac

    pac is overrated as FUCK

  • RealHipHop

    1. Lupe Fiasco 2. Rakim 3. Nas 4. Mos Def 5. Andre 3000

  • Jamna

    1. 2pac 2. Biggie 3. Dr Dre 4. DMX 5. 50 Cent 6. Eminem 7. LL Cool J 8. Nas 9. Diddy 10. Fat Joe 11. L.O.X 12. Nelly 13. Fabolous 14. Game 15. Lloyd Banks 16. Red Cafe 17. Maino 18. Ludacris 19. Busta Rhymes 20. T.I. 21. Vado

  • question

    can someone explain to me why tupac is considered the best of all time? no hate here, i was jw why everyone always has him at the top. i like his main songs everyone has heard, but could never really get into him like some of the other greats.. please explain! and again, no hate, i just wanna have a real hip-hop discussion

    • Jay

      This is a relevant question. I feel like Pac's raw lyricism does not compare to that of a Nas, EM, or Lupe. People try to murder you for being honest about that. Where Pac distances himself from other rappers is what he meant to Hip Hop. He was a polarizing figure with a captivating personality. For me, he's more remembered for how his music made me feel as opposed the raw skill of his lyrics... It was never about what he said. It was the passion in which he said it. That's what sticks with me. He's not in my top ten as far as lyrics go, but you'd be hard pressed to find another rapper that meant as much to the game as he. That's real. I'm a Jay-Z fan first and foremost. This is my objective opinion of Mr. Shakur.

    • TaZzZ

      Fuck hip hop, hip hop sucks, You got niggas on top swinging from 2pac's nuts...

    • Anonymous

      @Anonymous Pac could never hang to Biggie, Big L, Kool G rap, Krs etc? Really? How exactly. Because they could use punch lines. You have to be kidding i guess. Lyrically none of those could even be compared to Pac let alone hang with him. Sure they could have better flow but that's as far as it gets. You say Biggie is lyrical yet compare Hit Em Up to Who shot Ya and see who got murdered. Didn't Biggie say he was hurt by Hit Em Up? Lets be honest. Pac made those rappers you mentioned above average at times.

    • kuku

      I appreciate your sensible way of asking the question. its very simple why he widely regarded as the best ever. Pac was perhaps more passionate (socio-economically)than anyone else I can think. he translated that passion into his rhymes betther than anyone outside of Bob Marley. I am African, so my view on this is a bit different than yours i'm sure. Furthermore I'd venture to say that as a result of his ability to capture the imagination of the black youth which he did splendidly, could have caused a revolt. Musically, his work is rivaled by none. with all due respect Biggie's delivery, Jay-z's poignancy, Eminem's brilliance, Pac embodied all of that and without question did it while maintaing an incredible amount of 'Realness'. Just listen to the man, and you' gon' feel me

    • N/A

      I know what you mean. I have every single one of Pac's albums and I think he was good, but def waaay overated. If he were still alive he probably would have faded away from public eye and let's face it...He would say the same shit on almost every record and the rhymes were basic. I always wished Biggie, Big Pun and Big L left more music behind because they were lyrically insane. I would put Scarface or Z-RO above Pac because they also have shit to say but they are more creative at saying it.

    • Anonymous

      Exactly why is Pac that great? His first 2 albums were decent nothing special, The Thuglife album was decent. His first and best album came in 1995 MATW and thats it. AEOM had to much filler and the killaminati album was okay. 10.000 songs by pac sound the same: smoking weed and drinking henessy, thug in jail, thug in heaven,my homies, all women are bitches, all women are sisters Pac could never hang with Biggie, Big L, Kool G rap, Krs etc. Oh im not a hater

  • bigfoot89

    another D.O.C in the making....

  • Anonymous

    1.zach morris 2.john cena 3.randy savage 4.doug funnie 5.theo huxtable/cockroach

  • Anonymous

    Eminem. BIG. Cube. Snoop (90's) Pac.

  • King (Game Fan)

    1. Pac 2. BIG 3. Ice Cube 4. Eminem 5. Game

  • WeezyXOXOX

    Weezy and drake are the best!!! fuck the haterz

  • Dick

    Top 5 1. Your mom 2. Your sister 3. Your niece 4. Your grandma 5. and yo GIRL! LOL

  • Anonymous

    Big L Tupac B.I.G. Big Pun DMX Eminem Del Chuck D Mos Def Awesome Dre

  • Anonymous

    Lil Scrappy 69 Boys Chamilionaire Bubba Sparxxx Birdman Vanilla Ice Kidz in the Hall Dreddy Kruger Cunninlynguists Noreaga Devin The Dude Gnarls Barkley The LOX Del tha Funkee Homosapien Kenn Starr Swollen Members Irv Gotti Rhymefest Da Bush Babees Messy Marv Chali Tuna Paperboy Shawty Shitstain Earl Sweatshirt

  • Anonymous

    GOATS in the Hip Hop Genre: Justin Bieber Drake MC Barack Obama Vanilla Ice Benzino Ja Rule Lil Wayne Shane Dawson Kevin Federline Lil B

  • Jerry Sandusky

    Here are the best rappers of all time: JERRY SANDUSKY RICK ROSS CANIBUS VINNIE PAZ IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE CELPH TITLED APATHY LOWKEY NAS BIG KRIT EAZY-E Every rapper sucks especially faggots like 50 Cent, Eminem, Drake, Kanye West or J. Cole.

  • Anonymous

    Tupac Biggie Eminem Snoop Dogg Andre 3000 Easy E Big Pun Kanye West Lil Wayne Flava Flav

  • RealHEAD

    Pac Em Nas Big Jay Andre Blk Thought Mos Def Big L Big Pun

  • YADIG

    LORD WEEZY THE GREAT!!! DRAKE TYGA LIL TWIST NICKI MINAJ AKON T PAIN JUSTIN BIEBER ASHER ROTH MAC MILLER CANIBUS

  • dafuck

    Fuck outta here this list is the truth, it goes Redman Jay-Z Tupac Biggie Andre 3K Jada Kurupt Nas Eminem

  • Harm

    My list in no order. -Rza -Eminem -Anre Nickitina -Ghostface -Sick Jacken -Kool G Rap -Inspeckta Deck

  • TiiDo

    Here's my Top 10 list in no particular order: Nas AZ Black Thought Common Rakim KRS One Eminem 2Pac Biggie Smalls Mos Def & Talib can slang it out for the last spot Top 5 right about now in no particular order: eLZhi Skyzoo Kendrick Lamar Royce Da 5'9" Torae

    • TiiDo

      You could say they share similarities but Royce is his own man. Royce's technique is a tad lower than Shady's. On Hell: The Sequel, they went toe-to-toe but Royce outshined Em, even though the way Shady was putting his lines together was straight insane. Royce's bars were just more venomous. Slim kinda rambled at times. Peep the BET Shady 2.0 Cypher. Em got the technique & the substance on point. He buried it (Well, Joe Budden has a strong case as well ey).

    • Anonymous

      is it just me or is Royce da 5'9 a black version of eminem?? they rapped exactly the same on Hell: the sequence

    • TiiDo

      Special mention to Big L, Big Pun, Andre 3000, Pharoahe Monch, & Raekwon. Too many dope emcees, the deabt is eternal.

  • trooth

    Top 5 1 Bizzy Bone 2 Krayzie Bone 3 Layzie Bone 4 Wish Bone 5 Flesh n Bone

  • SacTownSlugger

    This nigga said B-Legit...

  • 1love

    1.Black thought 2. Common 3.Mos def 4.Nas 5.Lauryin Hill/prodigy of mobb deep

  • Top5

    1) Jay-Z 2) Notorious B.I.G. 3) Lloyd Banks 4) Nas 5) Pusha T

  • Shame

    Goes a little something like this. 1.Nas 2.Ghostface 3.R.A the Rugged Man 4. Biggie 5.Pharoahe monch

  • Money

    Top 5 1. Jay-Z 2. Eminem 3. Tupac 4. Notorious BIG 5. Kanye West

    • Anonymous

      yeah so kanye is a little on the fashion side of things and he did wear a skirt to one of his concerts but that doesnt take away from his abilities to bless the mic. And jay z is always in the top 10 list somewhere but i do agree he shouldnt be #1 that spot is reserved for pac.

    • @money

      get those two stupid 1 & 5 pigs out of there. fuck those pigs.

  • BBoy 4 Life

    A True B-Boy List: 1. Rakim 2. KRS 3. G Rap 4. Gza 5. Nas 6. Kane 7. Masta Ace 8. Lord Finesse 9. Biggie 10. Eminem 11. Big L 12. Ghostface 13. AG (Andre the Giant) 14. Chuck D 15. Jeru 16. Grandmaster Caz 17. Guru 18. Method Man 19. Deck 20. Jay-Z It's my list...order changes from time to time...but, top 10 usually stays the same.

    • FUCK U

      YOU KNOW WHAT FUCK U EAST COAST BITCH YOU CANT HAVE ANY TOP 20 LIST WITHOUT 2 PAC OR ANY WEST COAST RAPPER THATS LIKE SPITING ON ARE WHOLE MUSIC GENERATION AND MOST OF THOSE RAPPER ARE IN YOUR LIST NEVER AMOUNTED TO ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Best List

    1.) Jay-z (Longevity and consistency) 2.) 2Pac (Bravado) 3.) Big (Versatility) 4.) KRS (Teacher of Hiphop) 5.) Rahkim ("True" Master of Ceremony) 6.) LL (Swagg) 7.) Chuck D (Malcolm X of Hiphop) 8.) Kool G Rap (The Blueprint) 9.) Scarface (King of the South) 10.) Ice Cube (Heart of the West)

    • IDK

      Although I don't agree with the order of your list (mainly on where Jay-Z was placed), this is actually the most perfect list in here

  • Andy

    My Top 5 (no order): Nas Kendrick Lamar Joe Budden Elzhi Mos Def

  • ROC Rep

    1.Tech N9ne 2.Eminem 3.Kinetics & One Love 4.Logic 5.Chris Webby Just cuz the bottom 3 are new to the game doesnt mean they dont kill it every time they spit

  • TEXAS

    TOP 20 OF ALL TIME 20)LIL FLIP 19)BIG MELLO 18)ESG 17)BIG POKEY 16)BUSHWIC BILL 15)TRAE 14)BIG HAWK 13)WILLIE D 12)SPM 11)LIL KEKE 10)LIL O 9)BIG MOE 8)PIMP C 7)Z-RO 6)CHAMILLIONAIRE 5)SCARFACE 4)FAT PAT 3)DEVIN THE DUDE 2)K-RINO 1)BUN B

  • Anonymous

    Top 5 1) 2pac 2) Eminem 3) Twista 4) Tech N9ne 5) Nas

  • Anonymous

    I know u are all gonna hate on numba 5 but he's better than all those other pop rap artists Top 5 1)2pac 2)Eminem 3)Nas 4)Tech N9ne 5)Yelawolf

  • TEXAS

    TOP 20 OF ALL TIME 20)LIL FLIP 19)BIG MELLO 18)ESG 17)BIG POKEY 16)BUSHWIC BILL 15)TRAE 14)BIG HAWK 13)WILLIE D 12)SPM 11)LIL KEKE 10)LIL O 9)BIG MOE 8)PIMP C 7)Z-RO 6)CHAMILLIONAIRE 5)SCARFACE 4)FAT PAT 3)DEVIN THE DUDE 2)K-RINO 1)BUN B

  • Nas

    1. Tupac 2. Biggie 3. Ice Cube 4. Eminem 5. Xzibit

  • zeus

    Starters: Nas, AZ, Pun, B.I.G., G-Rap 6th Man: Pac Bench: Big L, Em, Rakim, Doom, Ghostface, GZA

  • TEXAS

    TOP 20 OF ALL TIME BITCHES 20)LIL FLIP 19)BIG MELLO 18)ESG 17)BIG POKEY 16)BUSHWIC BILL 15)TRAE 14)BIG HAWK 13)WILLIE D 12)SPM 11)LIL KEKE 10)LIL O 9)BIG MOE 8)PIMP C 7)Z-RO 6)CHAMILLIONAIRE 5)SCARFACE 4)FAT PAT 3)DEVIN THE DUDE 2)K-RINO 1)BUN B

  • RHH Real Hip Hop

    SMH @ Kids who don't write Kool G Rap in their list.

  • Anonymous

    Lmao @ his list! Kool G Rap Big Daddy Kane Eminem Wu-Tang Clan Big L Notorious B.I.G. Typical Cats Common UGK Outkast y'all lists are weak I still got more to put up there.

    • Anonymous

      nice on Typical Cats

    • Anonymous

      Add tech ninna. My b gotta rep the mighty midwest. Little Brother from NC Binary Star from Michigan/Cali. MF Doom Breakin down the Wu in order of best to worst GZA Raekwon GFK RZA Inspectah Deck Masta Killa Meth U-God

  • Alarik

    My top 5: 1. Eminem 2. Tech N9ne 3. Tupac 4. Kanye West 5. OutKast

  • Anonymous

    Jay z Nas 50 Cent DMX Eminem

  • madda

    plies soulja boy gucci waka flocka shawtylo (no order)

  • Hmm

    Here comes 1,000 assholes with their dumbass lists...

    • TEXAS

      HERE YOU GO ;) 20)LIL FLIP 19)BIG MELLO 18)ESG 17)BIG POKEY 16)BUSHWIC BILL 15)TRAE 14)BIG HAWK 13)WILLIE D 12)SPM 11)LIL KEKE 10)LIL O 9)BIG MOE 8)PIMP C 7)Z-RO 6)CHAMILLIONAIRE 5)SCARFACE 4)FAT PAT 3)DEVIN THE DUDE 2)K-RINO 1)BUN B

  • casper21

    DMX Joe Budden Em Lauryn Hill Method Man

  • Anonymous

    Too many to mention/try not to leave out, but this is off my head (no order): Big L Raekwon Ghostface Killah Jay-Z Nas Kanye West KRS-One Rakim Jadakiss Ice Cube

    • Anonymous

      no order tupac notorious b.i.g. eminem tech n9ne big l big pun slick rick nas andre 3000 big boi god its so hard to just pick 10, so many great artists!

  • Anonymous

    http://hulkshare.com/6mbzuxntavy5 ALBUM LEAKED HAVE FUN!!!!!!! Trapped ft Jill Scott is so fucking dope!!!!

  • Ricky Rozay

    For once this nigga makes sense. His top 5 list the same as all them other niggas. At least Jeezy know his shit even though his rhymin wack as fuck. Top 5 in no particular order: Scarface, Biggie (Rawse the new biggie BTW), UGK, Nas, Rakim. Pac good but overrated as fuck. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • IDK

      How the hell would you call 2Pac overrated if Rick Ross made a song called "Tupac Back"??? I think the reason why people think 2Pac is overrated is because too many people are hyping him up, just like Rick Ross! smh!

    • Anonymous

      u bump rick ross but say pacs overrated r u 14?

    • Anonymous

      I disagree with pac being overrated. Dude died 14, 15 years ago? His music is still relevant and still inspires people to this date. Pac was truly a once in a generation type person.

  • Anonymous

    immortal technique, diabolic, tech 9ne, eminem, 2 pac, biggy, jay z, nas, dmx, t.i,Andre 3000. this is my list but not ranked in order of who i prefer, this is jst my list of favorite rappers

  • gully

    eyedea battles are tight

  • real shit

    No Order 1. Eminem 2. Lupe Fiasco 3.Jay-z 4.Slug 5.Eyedea

  • Stakes Is High

    too bad the damage wasnt bad enough to make him retire.

  • ummmmm

    u just lost like 200,000 in sales with this dumb list.

  • Anonymous

    lolololol jeezy shut the fuck up

  • Ea

    1.Em 2.Tech N9ne 3.NaS 4.Hopsin 5.Pun

    • Anonymous

      Hopsin has only 2 albums, took eminems craziness and masta aces flow, and didn't change the game. I like his music (Despite what the above may show) but come on..

  • Seth

    Lol mine is a top 15 as too may ill rappers 1.Pac 2.Em 3.Nas 4.Scarface 5. Biggie/Jay-Z 6. Rakim 7. DMX 8. Mos Def - a true poet 10.Big- L 11.Big Pun 12.Andre 3000 13.KRS-One 14.Lupe Fiasco 15 Red Man - very underated rapper Big up to Jeezy, i'm getting that TM103. For me lyrist isn't exactly about punchlines or metaphors. If it were that then you can easily put in the likes of Big L, Cannibus, Immortal technique, Pun, Rakim, Lupe .. the list goes on. Hip hop as a whole was started with young blacks voicing their opinions and frustrations back in the day and each one had a story to tell. Pac will almost always top the top rappers list becaue he was just a true poet. I don't think Pac's emphasis was ever on putting complex word play and metaphors in his rap. He used a few here and there. Even Biggie and Em don't use much metaphors in their raps. Biggie. Nas, Em, Scarface are all great story tellers but Pac just told his better. Jay-z, to me for all his talents just doesn't say much relevant things. Too much wealth themed lyrics and personal glorification but he makes great music. There's a reason why no one could stand against Pac in the East coast- west coast rivalry. The east had lyrical monsters but Pac shit on all of them, ask yourself why? Rapppers could use their complex word play and metaphors but when Pac rapped, people listened and thought about the many things he said in the verse. Any top 5 list with Pac, Nas, Em and Scarface inside is o.

    • anon

      Hey look here son, pac was not real fact check and i mean do your own research, pac could tell stories and make it sound like he lived it he chose to be poor, B.i.g. and pac are only talked about because they are dead but you have to give that inch to big he kicked that ish he talked, those are also fact. All NAS was was the second coming of pac again a great story teller or if you insist a great poet but thats all. Jay-z might bite big but there isnt one rapper out that hasnt done it too. Also jay-z kicked the ish he spoke, alot of people seem to think there was only one diss from jigga to nas but thats not the case the real diss never gets talked about look it up he ishes on dude. I agree with dude though pac and big shouldnt be in a list they are dead and lets face it your only a legend when your dead. I personally dont like eminem but you are one ignorant fool to think he isnt top two alive expectational if you consider he talks about real life not money,cash, or hoes. and 3 stacks my god 12???? come on son

  • LV

    1. Jay-Z 2. Black Thought 3. One Be Lo 4. Joe Budden 5. Andre 3000 Just my favorites. People hatin on peoples list for no reason...

  • Rcw

    Eminem Tech n9ne Pac Pharoh Monch Biggie

    • Anonymous

      Ah nice to see people putting Pharoahe Monch in list, although I disagree with it, since he only has 3 solo albums in like 500 years. The dude deserves props so its all good. Good list, although I disagree.

  • ItsTheTruth

    Legends cannot be numbered, they are just there: 2pac Biggie Nas Jay-Z Eminem Big L Big Pun DMX Jadakiss Andre 3k I guess you can call it a "top 10"

  • Anonymous

    good list, can't go wrong w/ pac, face and cube on there

  • Street's Disciple

    My top 5 5. God's Son 4. Nasir Jones 3. Nastradamus 2. Escobar 1. Nas

  • Anonymous

    rakim, pun, jay z, mos def, em

  • jr88

    bow wow...i hope your joking...lol

  • mike

    no1 gives a FUCK about your top 5 favorite rappers........... but ok heres mine... Eminem Jay-Z Pac Nas Bow wow

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      bow wow ..lmfao.. You can't be fucking serious... I'm all for folks having their own opinion, but you need to be shot for that one...smfh.. I can't stop laughing, cuz you must be high as fuck to put him there..lol...

    • Anonymous

      ahahahahahahahaahah bow wow!!!!!

  • GlassCity

    In my opinion, this is Jeezy's best work to date. The production here is amazing. The lows are pounding like a mother fucka. I got the deluxe edition, kinda sounds like Lose My Mind was tweaked for perfect production. Anybody who was a fan of Jeezy before will for sure cop this shit the day it drops.

  • Anonymous

    jay z is greatest alive but he just isnt as good as pac...he can be but he is more focusses on his watch and benz...dont get me wrong i enjoy those records but he needs to be diverse....other than that he is the best rapper alive........ pac jay em

  • b

    LOL!!! Dude is top five rapper that have a 'eeezy at the end of their name maybe. What a joke.

  • GlassCity

    TM103 HAS LEAKED AND THE FUCKIN ALBUM IS FIRE!!!

  • jr88

    name one lyrical song from your favorite artist and ill counter that with a pac song...lets go

    • LV

      Pac was more of a social commentator, rapping about things he saw and lived, and conceptually was ahead of his time, which is why the argument always goes back to him. but to say hes more LYRICAL than Immortal technique, or anybody i just mentioned, is just false. Once again, not saying youre wrong for thinking he's better, thats your opinion and the great thing about hip hop, its all subjective. just saying, he's not more lyrical

    • LV

      Pac wasnt that lyrical though. he was a philosopher, and had alot of passion whether it was anger, sadness, joy, reflective, whatever it may have been from song to song. but he wasnt LYRICAL like a talib kweli, mos def, joe budden, one be lo, black thought, jay-z, andre 3000, etc. thats not to say he wasnt dope, or one of the greatest ever, but yall are talking lyrical without knowing the meaning of the word.

    • kidmex

      Immortal Technique - Industrial Revolution

    • Seth

      I'll help and counter with a Pac song- "96 Big body sittin on chrome" known in the new version as "Still i rise". Lol that opening verse from Pac shits on your favourite rapper's lyrical song all day but i got mad love for DMX though, one of the realist to ever do it.

    • GlassCity

      Blackened The Sun - Tech N9ne

    • casper21

      Slippin - DMX

  • jr88

    pac not a lyricist? what the hell do you listen to...smh you have to be like 13 yrs old because if your not you should just jump off the highest building you lame....pac never said wack shit like "talked to a female dragon had a fire conversation" or " ill turn her out..door nob" or "im on like the television"...smh...pac had a message in his music and was a true poet...smh

    • LV

      having a message doesnt equal being a lyricist though? smh you dont understand the meaning of the word son. and just because hes more lyrical than drake and waka flaka doesnt make him a lyricist. my boss has more money than i do but that doesnt make him rich.

  • Anonymous

    Eminem 2pac NaS Jay-Z Notorious BIG

  • Anonymous

    His top 5 is alright. Juveniles good but nowhere near top 5. Same with b-legit. Legits an og in the game and had some good albums but naa. These two niggas is like in the 70s of a top 100 list.

  • Mak

    How Pac not a lyricist when his lyrics >>> everybody else. Fuck that punchline metaphor shit niggaz. Wanna hear lyrics, listen to this track called Blasphemy. Then get ya mind right ignorant fucks

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      Exactly. That Blasphemy song shits on anything out now period. Folks don't know shit about what real lyrics are. Now I gotta go listen to that song and my Me Against The World cd while I work out...

  • Anonymous

    top 5: 2pac, nas, big l, lord infamous, necro

  • cHROME

    Aslong as your list start with Tupac,biggie or nas, then u know real hip hop

    • LV

      Co-fucking-sign casper!!! I appreciate nas, biggie and pac just as much as the next dude, but they dont HAVE to be on my top 5 for me to know hip hop. I own every album from each artist. I like each artist. But that doesnt mean i have to put them on MY LIST rather than Black Thought, Big L, Binary Star, Saigon, Joe Budden, Brother Ali, Styles P, Rakim, Kurupt, Andre 3000, Jay-Z, Sean Price, Skyzoo, or whoever else. Thats like me saying "Whos your favorite ball player? if you say anybody but Brett Favre, Bo Jackson or Johnny Unitas you dont know football". Maybe you like Tom Brady, Jerome Bettis and Deion Sanders.

    • casper21

      if your list includes biggie, pac, and nas, throw jay on the list for good measure, it shows just how cliche a list it is, music is supposed to be subjective so why does everyone's favourite list have to include the same 3 or 4 names to be legit or indicate you know real hip hop. I respect people that reach beyond the most common names for their favourite, cuz if everyone's list is the same so much for discussion, might as well shut the door on the genre. Although I do consider Nas up there.

  • cHROME

    WOW JEEZY SEEMS LIKE HE KNOWS HOW TO KEEP HIS NAME IN THE NEWS MORE THAN 50 CENT..

  • dockevoc

    No top 5 should ever exclude Scarface. Well done Jeezy, that's the best thing I've ever heard out of you.

  • Almar

    Very Random List By Jeezy But I aint hatin.

  • Anonymous

    worst rapper ever.

  • damn

    damn no wonder this dude sucks look at his top 5, other than 2pac and scarface there str8 garbage not lyricists, and maybe if he didnt smoke newports since he was 5 he would still have a voice but hes always sounded like that he should be the spokesperson for halls cough drops

    • IDK

      I don't really consider 2Pac as a lyricist as well, but more of a storyteller or a poet in hip hop. His wordplay isn't all that fantastic as somebody like GZA, but it doesn't mean that his music is shit. His stories really hit the soul and many of them sound like they should be told in a poetry slam lol.

    • Anonymous

      what? so i guess ice cube SUCKS? FUCK OUTTA HERE!

    • irv

      pac had messages he was a storyteller and had a lil wordplay here and there

    • Manuel

      jeezys fukkn wacc

    • DUMBASS OF THE WEEK

      LOL TUPAC A LYRICIST. CUBE IS UNDERRATED AS MUCH AS PAC OVERRATED, YALL STUPID IF YOU DONT THINK CUBE IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ON SOMEONES TOP 5 FAVOURITE RAPPERS

    • Kaz

      Pac had the best messages in his music, it had a very deep meaning, he could connect with his fanbase and every other thug hustlin' behind the corner

    • didnt say

      didnt say pac was the best lyricist, said other than pac and face that list sucks ass

    • Anonymous

      best story teller? nas and biggie were better. He was just energetic and had revolutionary messages through his music.

    • Anonymous

      lol pac the greatest story teller, fuck that. Biggie painted vividly pictures 10 times better then pac

    • GlassCity

      I agree with Anonymous, Pac told stories and was great at painting lyrical pictures. But outside of that, he didn't really have any other tricks. Still one of the best tho

    • Anonymous

      Dont put pacs name and lyricist in the same sentence. Pac was no super lyricist. He was an amazing story teller and put a lot of soul in his music. He had no amazing punchlines, no witty word play, etc etc. He was the best storyteller ever. But dont put him in the category of all time lyricists

  • unclesam

    Who the fuck is "B-Legit"?

    • Anonymous

      straight up, also, if you repeat those same people, ur probably a sheep. Not saying any of those ppl aren't top 5 material, but there a lot more ppl that are worthy. The top 25-30 best emcees...the degree of excellence is small Jeezy mentioned Scarface and Cube. I'm also talkin pharoahe, talib and mos, AZ, a good chunk of wu generals, black thought, Biggie only had 3 albums, two alive, so if you put him up at that level you gotta justify why he's that much better. Hell i'd probably put him up there too, but ppl r sheep in their thinking.

    • Anonymous

      @June why does his list have to include those guys you mentioned? it was HIS top 5 and he gave HIS personal opinion whats the big deal

    • Almar

      YOU LOCO MAN? Check out Hempin Aint Easy and The Hemp Museum by B-Legit. Dope.

    • june

      somebody that should never be in your top 5. I'm so sick of these top 5 list. it gives rappers a chance to show how much they don't listen to other rappers. No big,nas,common,jay,em,3stacks,kane,ll,bigl,pun I can go on and on

    • Anonymous

      FYI,look up E-40 and the Click for starters

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