Dawn vs. Telli

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Top 5 Dead Or Alive: Dawn vs. Telli

Friday, Mar 11, 2011 2:00PM

Written by Dawn & Telli

FINAL ROUND: Dirty Money's Dawn (Twitter/Bio) and Ninjasonik's Telli (Twitter) survived their matches but today it boils down to the final battle. Whose list gets the official props? You decide!

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Busta Rhymes is one of my favorites. I love his flow. His swag was always different. Whenever he came out with his videos, you could always feel his flow. He made me excited to hear him every time. You knew his signature, you knew his sound. His flow was crazy. I felt like I needed to go run some where. His energy was really massive.

You have to put Lupe Fiasco in the list because he's a straight up animal. Come on, we all need to give him his props. Lupe is one of the best rappers that's out and deserves to get more respect than he gets. We need to give him his props as one of the best. He's one of the greatest rappers of this generation. I really don't feel like he's gotten the respect he deserves.

Next I would go with Mos Def. He's a poet. Rap was not really my biggest thing growing up. I loved it but it wasn't [my] passion. But when it came to certain people, like with Mos Def, I wanted to hear his lyrical content. He was exciting to me. His flow was beautiful because he could do it wherever. I felt like he [stood] at a podium when he rapped. I loved his words.

And what about Slick Rick? Come on, you're talking about one of the greatest storytellers in rap music. Just take the time to listen to "Children's Story" and hear what he's talking about. Slick Rick is a legend. The first rhyme I ever learned was "Children's Story."

I can say Common would be next. I like Common for the same reasons I like Mos Def, but Common was a little more commercial. I always loved the way he made rap beautiful. It was always a conversation instead of trying to force something. That's what I loved about him.

Just listen to Ice Cube. He's another hip-hop legend. Come on. He had the N.W.A. sh*t and his own solo movement back in the day. There's too many n*ggas that you can name in this list but Ice Cube's gotta be in there.

Now I'm going to go with the chicks. I love MC Lyte. The reason why I love MC Lyte is because her voice was so on point. I loved how she sounded on beats and she was someone that I didn't care what anybody said, I loved her. I loved hearing a strong voice on records. I had to represent for the women.

I remember LL Cool J was always bad. He's one of my favorites from growing up. I always loved LL Cool J. LL is one of the best battle rappers ever.

People are going to rival with me on this one but I grew up on him. I love B.G. And the reason why I love B.G. is because when we were growing up, in New Orleans, he had a swag that was so disrespectful. I love Lil Wayne, he's always going to be one of my favorites, but B.G. had this swag. When we were home out where we were, we loved him. Growing up, nobody was really talking about Lil Wayne at the time, they were talking about Cash Money. They were talking about the 504 Boys. His swag and tone, it was all disrespectful. He's one of the ones I still love.

And the last rapper in the list would have to be a group. I gotta name The Beastie Boys. They're in my list as well.

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