Q-Tip Names Top 3 Rappers Of All Time

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Gumbo

Published on November 13, 2008 with 20 Comments

In case you needed further proof that Q-Tip knows his hip-hop. Anyone who puts Rakim in the Top 3 is alright with me. “Just because you say you’re the greatest doesn’t mean you are.” Weezyiana, he’s looking at you.

On a side note, The Renaissance is a contender for Rap Album of the Year.

TRU

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  1. didnt even mention pac are l

  2. didnt even mention pac are l

  3. Obv he’s from the East Coast, there’s no point in mentioning Pac as the third when Biggie was still available…

    Although, considering Biggie’s body of work, I’m not sure if he should’ve put Biggie’s name in there with Slick Rick and Rakim…maybe KRS-One would’ve been a better pick

  4. Obv he’s from the East Coast, there’s no point in mentioning Pac as the third when Biggie was still available…

    Although, considering Biggie’s body of work, I’m not sure if he should’ve put Biggie’s name in there with Slick Rick and Rakim…maybe KRS-One would’ve been a better pick

  5. slick rick is a VERY interesting choice, not that I disagree with it. I just think uncle ricky is usually left out of this group. I think it’s ultimately stupid to try to rank a top 3 since theres so many equals. How can you say Rakim is better than KRS, or slick rick is better than someone like Nas?

  6. slick rick is a VERY interesting choice, not that I disagree with it. I just think uncle ricky is usually left out of this group. I think it’s ultimately stupid to try to rank a top 3 since theres so many equals. How can you say Rakim is better than KRS, or slick rick is better than someone like Nas?

  7. I agree that “best rapper” lists are usually unhelpful, especially when they only have 3 spots.

    That said, I do appreciate the shout out for Slick Rick who I think is one of the best (if not the best) rap storyteller of all-time

  8. I agree that “best rapper” lists are usually unhelpful, especially when they only have 3 spots.

    That said, I do appreciate the shout out for Slick Rick who I think is one of the best (if not the best) rap storyteller of all-time

  9. Rick the Ruler doesn’t nearly get mentioned enough in lists like this, Tip is on point. I wholeheartedly agree on The Renaissance, I’ve got it on repeat since I first checked it last sunday.

  10. Rick the Ruler doesn’t nearly get mentioned enough in lists like this, Tip is on point. I wholeheartedly agree on The Renaissance, I’ve got it on repeat since I first checked it last sunday.

  11. This list is actually quite true,
    Rakim- best lyricist
    Biggie- best wordplay
    Slick Rick- best storyteller

    Although I think you’ll find all three qualities in Nas, but thats my opinion.

  12. This list is actually quite true,
    Rakim- best lyricist
    Biggie- best wordplay
    Slick Rick- best storyteller

    Although I think you’ll find all three qualities in Nas, but thats my opinion.

  13. rakim, slick rick and biggie
    big daddy kane, kool g rap and pac
    two versions but the greatest,
    the best honorable mention or simple who iz the most hiphop in career : krs one !
    goat mention for LL cool J.
    Nasir Jones aka best lyricist in da BEST HipHop era (just after rakim and before the mainstream ass world) EVER!

    and also plus,
    Jay-Z best rapper alive NOW!!
    indeniable ish !!! Jiggaman #1 !
    OWWWW!

  14. rakim, slick rick and biggie
    big daddy kane, kool g rap and pac
    two versions but the greatest,
    the best honorable mention or simple who iz the most hiphop in career : krs one !
    goat mention for LL cool J.
    Nasir Jones aka best lyricist in da BEST HipHop era (just after rakim and before the mainstream ass world) EVER!

    and also plus,
    Jay-Z best rapper alive NOW!!
    indeniable ish !!! Jiggaman #1 !
    OWWWW!

  15. Nas, jay, ll cool j, krs one,
    biggie, rakim, big l, pun, max b, scarface, bun b and pac

  16. Nas, jay, ll cool j, krs one,
    biggie, rakim, big l, pun, max b, scarface, bun b and pac

  17. rakim, big, nas top three rappers. the other seven
    4-big daddy kane
    5-krs-one
    6-jay-z
    7-eminem
    8-ice cube
    9-2pac
    10-scarface/ ll cool j

  18. rakim, big, nas top three rappers. the other seven
    4-big daddy kane
    5-krs-one
    6-jay-z
    7-eminem
    8-ice cube
    9-2pac
    10-scarface/ ll cool j

  19. Rappers who should not be on top-10 lists-

    1. nas- too many sloppy, not-profound verses and bad songs

    2. jay-z- poor charisma, no interesting ideas behind his songs, generally unappealing personality

    who should be but are not-

    AG, Dres, Grand Daddy I.U., Sean Price, grand puba. tash from alkaholiks

    and #1- eminem. no contest. listen to renegade on the blue print. anyone who puts jay-z in the same sentence with eminem after that song- out to lunch.

  20. Rappers who should not be on top-10 lists-

    1. nas- too many sloppy, not-profound verses and bad songs

    2. jay-z- poor charisma, no interesting ideas behind his songs, generally unappealing personality

    who should be but are not-

    AG, Dres, Grand Daddy I.U., Sean Price, grand puba. tash from alkaholiks

    and #1- eminem. no contest. listen to renegade on the blue print. anyone who puts jay-z in the same sentence with eminem after that song- out to lunch.

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