Diggy Simmons Vs. Freekey Zekey

Tags For This Article: Andre 3000, Big L, Big Pun, Cam'ron, Canibus, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco

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Top 5 Dead Or Alive: Diggy Simmons Vs. Freekey Zekey

Friday, Apr 1, 2011 12:00PM

Written by Diggy Simmons Vs. Freekey Zekey

Congrats to Round 2 winner Diggy Simmons, who ousted his famous aunt, Kimora Lee Simmons with an 87% win. However, the face-off between him & Round 1 winner Freekey Zekey could dip deeper. Will Diggy run the house, or will Freekey go 7:30 on the youngin'? Who takes the Top 5 Dead Or Alive: FINAL ROUND crown? You Decide!

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I'm gonna start it off with Lupe Fiasco. I feel like Lupe is one of those guys in hip-hop that gets overlooked. I feel like he's one of the best lyricists and arguably the best to ever do it as well.

I got Juelz Santana on my list. Juelz is up there with the greats because he has really powerful music. His music isn't just something good; you're not just hearing an artist rapping. You can actually get into what he's saying. When he talks, he's straight direct to the point. He's shooting rappers' foreheads off.

I want to put Andre 3000 in there as well. Honestly, I think he's the best to ever do it. For real. Just look at his style, his flow, and just the way he even sings on some [tracks]. He's done so much more for hip-hop than people even know. He's definitely one of those guy's that's overlooked.

You know I have Cam'ron there. I pick Cam off of the fact that whenever he battles somebody, he just be demolishing them. Cam will not stop. Cam will hit you personally. A lot of rappers will say what they think they know, like, "You're not getting money. You ugly." Cam will get into your life. He'll tell you how much you sold in your first week, he'll tell you what you did on a Friday in 1989. He's got an actual and factual flow. He's so underrated.

Then, I'm gonna name Kanye West. I've loved everything Kanye West has done in his music. From 808's & Heartbreaks to College Dropout, it's been like undeniable. When he puts out a body of work, it's a real body of work. Sonically, it's just dope. So I'm a fan of just how much hard work he puts in. From doing 33 mixes, I heard, to doing his single, "All of the Lights", to just the really big things he does. And looking at how much of a big vision he has is really inspiring as well, all the way down to the "Glow in the Dark" tour. I just love the way he portrays his vision.

I got Fabolous on there. I picked Fab because his wordplay is so crazy. On that "You Be Killin' 'Em" record, he uses the word, "shoe-i-cide." He's got some things. With him, it's unexpected. With a lot of people, when they rhyme, you can expect the next word but when Fab rhymes, you don't know where he's going when he's in the booth.

Big L. I'm just a straight up fan of how lyrically dope he was. He's incredible. That's all I can say. He's always put it down, song for song for song.

I got Kanye West on there. Kanye's just got a style that's phenomenal. He gets at you with his music. You gotta study what he's saying. The average rapper can't get on his level, because you have to really study up on what Kanye's saying.

And for the final one, I'm going to name Canibus. I name him because of his flow. His flow is so good and I've been inspired by it. I'm also inspired by how aggressive he is on the mic and obviously he's inspired me lyrically. So shout-out to Canibus. He's one of the best, in my opinion.

I'd have to say Big Pun. Pun was just phenomenal. He always had a surf board when he rapped. His flow was incredible. That "Little Italy" rhyme is still one of the hardest bars even to this day. Back then, they weren't expecting Spanish rappers to be that hot. I never understood why you would segregate him just because he's Spanish. He's nasty. No one in the world could say Pun was wack. I got to meet Pun and his attitude was as happy-go-lucky as his skits were. He was a big part of me doing skits.

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