Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

cameronm

Best Rapper Alive?

41 posts in this topic

Rapper Lil Wayne made a statement saying,"the best alive since the best rapper retired". Do you guys agree, because in my opinion no other artists has flow like this young guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


aren't all the "best" rappers shot out of jealousy?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The kid can really rap and has great flow. There's a reason Jay-Z went into a bidding war for him with Cash Money Records last year, has made multiple other attempts to sign him, and has said nothing but positive things about him and his style. I'm a big supporter of all New Orleans rappers, but Lil Wayne is my favorite by far. His slow, tough, and slurred flow is really something.

BTW, just to make the statement clear, he's saying "I'm the best rapper alive since Jay-Z retired." And many agree with that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

he's alright. definatly not the best though. don't forget that nas and rakim are still out there. as are eminem and ll cool j. sure lil wayne can flow, but he just can't piece his lyrics as masterfully together as these guys. i can't forget ludacris and outkast (yes, andre 3000 AND big boi). and while i'm thinking about it, you also have ghostface killa, rakwon and method man from wu tang. as you can see, there are waaaaay too many rappers out right now that can easily in the same league if not above lil wayne. i can go on and on with the many rappers that i hold above lil wayne, but i don't have all night.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^There are definately many other rappers out there that could be put higher or next to him in the "best category" but that's where his age comes in. The rappers you listed are definately all very good, but most of them are much older than(in terms of the rap industry), and have been in the mainstream rap industry much longer than Lil Wayne, who's only 23.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never understood how everyone loved Jay-Z so much anyway. I'm more of an old school rap fan anyway I guess, gimme some NWA and even some Method Man/Redman collaborations and I'm set.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Zach dude, you always represent the hometown. Im not a fan of rap, I like older mid nineties stuff like LLcooJ if I had to pick tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've always been a bit confused why Jay-Z is hyped so much as well. I listen to a lot of Jay-Z, he is one of my favorites, but I think its his beats that make him so popular. Keep in mind that some of his best were produced by Kanye West...who in my opinion isn't that great of a lyricist, haha.

I agree that Lil Wayne is pretty good. I'm not sure yet to rate him the best yet though. It really will depend on who can put out the best back to back albums.

It's very difficult to rate someone at the top in the hip-hop industry. You have to have good flow, good lines, and good beats to pull it all together. Many individual rappers have at least come out with one good album that does this, but then the rest of their albums just fall apart. The best rapper will continue to maintain the strength of all three album to album.

So basically I'm a bit biased. I'm part of the OKAY community as my signature indicates. It's pretty obvious I'm going to stand behind my man Kweli or Blackthought of the Roots and Common.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not huge fan of the mainstream rap anyways, and I can't stand Lil Wayne, mostly because i figure he's so overhyped. My favorite mainstream rappers are Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Three 6 Mafia (especilly older stuff) and DMX.Other than that I stick to underground stuff, mostly out of Flint, MI and some Detroit stuff.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can't pick a favorite. I was always an Eric B. and Rakim fan, and I used to dig Salt N Pepa (stop laughing) and Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth back in the day. These days, I like Paul Wall (obviously), Talib Kweli, Common and The Roots.

As far as runners-up go, I'd say LL Cool J and the Beasties for consistency, Snoop for the "weirdly likable" factor, and Jay-Z and Kanye for the arrogance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In my mind, All Bay Area (my hometown) artists, Keak da Sneak (inventor of the word yadadamean), E-40 (ambassdor of the bay), Mac Dre (The late rapper from the hills of Vallejo who invented the thizzle dance), Yukmouth, The Team, Federation, Frontline, Luniz (I got 5 on it), San Quinn, Tupac, Too Short, Keisha Coles, Turf Talk, JT the bigga figga, Ray Luv, Mac Mall, even the Game (from LA but ran with JT). In Roanoke, the city where I live right now, Poe Mack, Tremendous, Illbotz, DJ Samson, DJ Crunk, Young Dudley (RIP), Case Jones, and many more, I just cant think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think common is the best. Although I do think Lil wayne is pretty good.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ima go with Jadakiss. He has a real vibe to him and I loved his last album. Jay Z sometimes seems to overated but I respect him. Lil Wayne is really making his way out and I see him being an important rapper over the next few years. Him and the rest of the crew down in NO. Most Atlanta rappers have no talent and basically just make crunk songs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what about matisyahu, or is he not considered rap, per se?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what about matisyahu, or is he not considered rap, per se?

Never heard of him

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, one of my favorite tracks by jada is "Why," feat. Anthony Hamilton....another OKAY artist!!

Don't worry GRDad, I listen to Q-Tip, although I only have 3 songs by him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tribe/Q-Tip is good stuff. Classic. Supposedly, Q-Tip is in the process of recording another solo album. We'll see...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ima go with Jadakiss. He has a real vibe to him and I loved his last album. Jay Z sometimes seems to overated but I respect him. Lil Wayne is really making his way out and I see him being an important rapper over the next few years. Him and the rest of the crew down in NO. Most Atlanta rappers have no talent and basically just make crunk songs.

Not all of them are bad. You got Outkast, T.I. I think im the only one who likes field mobb though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not all of them are bad. You got Outkast, T.I. I think im the only one who likes field mobb though.

In general I agree with Noneck, but I do agree that at least Outcast has some real talent, but their really not my style. TI is a little more questionable, at least to me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, Outkast definitely has some good music. I have all of their albums and they just keep coming out with more!

But does anyone here like the Roots? One of my favorites obviously....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.