Joe Budden Vs. Diggy Simmons

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Top 5 Dead Or Alive: Joe Budden Vs. Diggy Simmons

Monday, May 16, 2011 10:00PM

Published by SOHH.com

With our first quarter Top 5 Dead or Alive match-ups in the books, we are pitting the first 10 weekly winners against one another to see whose list truly reigns supreme. In Round 1, there will be five total match-ups based one winning percentages. The match-up with the highest Round 1 winning percentage will be automatically placed in the Finals. Let's get ready to rumble!

In today's first Round 1 match-up, Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden faces off with the son of hip-hop pioneer Reverend Run, Diggy Simmons. Can Budden's picks pump, pump, pump up his votes or will the young Simmon dig a grave for his competitor his? Who makes it to next week's Round 2 match-up? You decide!

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Poll Results

Ice Cube is a pioneer. I grew up [on] Ice Cube as well as N.W.A. They were the trend for gangster rap along with Ice-T. He made incredible records and he was just great. He made great music over such a long period of time.

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 think Andre 3000's creative mind is unparalleled. He's one of the most lyrical guys to ever pick up a microphone. What else can I say? He's one of hip-hop's pioneers.

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.

Black Thought's just a monster. He's also a hip-hop pioneer. Black Thought is an artist who's been able to just rock with a live band for seventeen years or however long he's been doing it. It's amazing to me.

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.

Common's "I Used To Love H.E.R." When I first heard that record, it was just mind-blowing, ground-breaking to me. It was a record that always stayed with me. Definitely one of my Top 5 favorite hip-hop records of all-time. He's a lyrical monster.

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.

[Jada]Kiss is just a beast. He's just a beast and that's point, blank, period. He gets in my Top 5 list without a doubt.

And for the final one, I'm going to name Canibus. I named 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.

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