DMC’s GREATEST RAPPERS/HIP HOP ARTISTS OF ALL TIME III (SEE BELOW 👇🏾) (SWIPE LEFT)
(The fact that this is the third GOAT list I’m doing really shows how subjective this topic is 😂🤷🏾♂️)
While his lyricism isn’t up to par with the rest of the rappers on the list and while he has had lyrics written for him, Kanye’s discography is AMAZING. He has at least 3 classics. THREE. That matches and, in some cases, exceeds the other discographies on this list. He is also the second most influential hip hop artist to ever live as his use of Autotune and taking a more melodic approach to hip hop inspired an entire generation of new artists (whether you like this style or not, you have to admit that that is an achievement and a half).
It was about time this guy got in the list. He’s been in the honourable mentions before but after looking at his discography closer, he definitely needs to be on this list. His lyricism is NEXT LEVEL INSANE. I have a couple posts explaining his lyrics so go check those out cos they’re brilliant and they all have double meanings somehow. Just remember all caps when you spell the man’s name...
Now, I know he’s taken a severe drop in my list but that’s not because I think he’s crap now or anything. His influence over MCs like Nas, Kendrick, Eminem etc and his influence over hip hop in general by introducing a multi syllabic rhyme style to the genre and increasing the complexity of lyricism still stands. However, his albums (whether with Eric B or by himself) unfortunately do not hold up against the other rappers here so he’s been lowered to number 8. He’s still the God MC though.
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