It’s a debate that has long plagued the most ardent of Hip Hop fans: who has delivered the greatest guest verse of all time. Now, Complex has come through with a list that awards Nas, Snoop Dogg and others with the best guest features of all time.
Complex recently compiled a list with the 50 greatest guest verses in Hip Hop history. Although artists like R.A. the Rugged Man on Jedi Mind Tricks’ “Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story” and Method Man on the Notorious B.I.G.’s “The What” took honors, it was Nas on Main Souce’s “Live at the BBQ” and Snoop Dogg on Dr. Dre‘s “Nuthin’ But a G Thang” that topped the list.
“It’s a testament to the lyrical fortitude of Nasty Nas that he managed to stand-out on this track, considering that all four participants came off something lovely on this incredible posse cut (even non-rapper Joe Fatal kills it with his “written-by-committee” verse),” the article reads. “Opening up the track, Nas’ debut appearance might just be the most hard-hitting debut in the history of rap…it was clear that this young upstart was about to usher in a new standard of excellence.”
Of Snoop Dogg’s verse, it says, “The diggy-diggy-doctor’s G-Funk invasion wouldn’t have been half as effective without the velvety drawl of a young Snoop Dogg. His contributions have all the makings of the now classic Doggfather formula—warnings against hoes, declarations of his prowess on the mic, and the obligatory spelling-out of his nom d’ plume. Telling us that ‘perfection is perfected’ seems a little superfluous, but that was probably just the indo smoke talking.”
Check out the full list over at Complex.