Battle Of Los Angeles: Blu Vs. YG

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Top 5 Dead Or Alive: Battle Of Los Angeles: Blu Vs. YG

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011 12:16AM

Written by Blu & YG

In Round 2, WC sent E-40 packing with a 66%, win, but the Wild Wild West has yet to be won. Today, So-Cal burgeoning rappers Blu and YG prep to set ablaze a winner take all shootout. Can Blu blow off his challenger or will YG deliver a 2nd Round knock out? Whose list wins? You decide!

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I want to go with OutKast as one entry for my first pick. Look at what they've done across the board. Big Boi is the street and Andre is straight from outer space. And then they meet at a medium on all those records. It's a sound that's out of this world. It's so relevant.

Snoop Dogg is a West Coast legend and he's still grinding. He's also well-known across the world. Everybody knows he's been doing this sh*t for a long time so he's got to go up there.

Redman. Just look at [his album] Muddy Waters. Hands down. There's no album where verse for verse for 23 songs, [the artist] is just beasting. There's no other reason you need to know other than that album.

To me, Lil Wayne is the best rapper alive. For that reason alone, he's definitely got to go up in there. Hands down. He's still grinding and has his Young Money sh*t going on. Just look at what he's done with Drake and Nicki Minaj. So he's up there.

Common gets my pick for dropping all of the knowledge and letting the up-and-coming generations know that it's all good to be a positive role model on the mic. But at the same time, he's showing you can still bring it. Common was Common and even brought it to Ice Cube back in the day. And at the time, Common was like the younger head and definitely put in a lot work.

Rick Ross is still on the come up. That n*gga has been doing this grinding sh*t for a minute now. I think he's currently the most prosperous rapper out there right now. He's got his own record label now, with one of the biggest record deals, and he's still on the grind. He's been putting out hit after hit after hit. He's making so much music and so you know he's got to go up there.

Black Thought. Black Thought drops way too many gems in his music. You can uncover a Black Thought line years later that's so impactful and play it over and over. You'll probably uncover five Black Thought lines in a year that you never thought about. Like, "D*mn, I've been listening to this album for years and I just now am getting that line."

I have to put Nate Dogg in there. He's also a West Coast rap legend and he just passed away. There's no way I could name my Top 5 without paying respect and putting him in there.

Mos Def, for being like hip-hop's first "little brother". He was like Afrika Bambaataa and everybody all the way down. He was like a baby KRS-One. I feel like when Mos Def dropped, he was all of the New York emcees in one. That's Mos Def to me. I don't know any other way to explain it. If you listen to him, you can hear it.

Dr. Dre is another West Coast rap legend. He's been working in the rap game for so many years and he still ain't done yet. He's like f*cking 43 or something and still hungry. He's an old man and still going hard for this sh*t. He's got the number one song on the charts so you know he's got to go up there.

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