Guest Star: "Is B.I.G. The Greatest Of All Time?: Kool G Rap
Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 12:15AM
[Recognizing the death anniversary of The Notorious B.I.G. today, SOHH chose three rap veterans to speak on the "Greatest Rapper of All-Time" debate. Is B.I.G. truly the G.O.A.T.? After Twista answered the infamous question yesterday, Kool G Rap wraps up the debate.]
I definitely agree with Nas that there can never be a greatest of all time. Think back and you'll see that Melle Mel was the greatest of "his" time. LL Cool J has done a lot for music. Rakim has done a lot and could be deserving of that title. KRS-One has done a lot and could be deserving of that title.
There's just so many dudes [who deserve] to wear that crown. Some people will always say it's going to be the Notorious B.I.G. and then you have those that will say it's Tupac Shakur. You'll have those that think Jay-Z and Nas are deserving of that title as the greatest of all time. I think you also have those who consider myself, Kool G Rap, as one of the G.O.A.T.'s. I can't count myself out for someone that could be up for that crown.
If there is going to be anybody that could actually wear that crown, I believe there's got to be a 100 percent certainty that I should be included in that category. Like I said, I'm very modest. I never even pushed rhymes like, I'm the best. I always let my creativity speak for itself. So any title G Rap did create throughout his career wasn't because I felt like I was trying to tell people I was the best.
It's not because people heard it out of my mouth 50,000 times that they called me one of the best. The people decided to start saying that on their own. And [I've received] so much acknowledgement from so many other artists that I'm considered either the greatest or one of the great ones.
Kool G Rap is a renowned hip-hop veteran who made a name for himself in the 1980's as a member of the legendary Juice Crew. Kool G Rap is hugely regarded as an influential golden era emcee who inspired artists like Nas, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G. and more.