Killer Mike Vs. Big Pooh

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Top 5 Dead Or Alive: Killer Mike Vs. Big Pooh

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1:00PM

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 third Round 1 match-up, Dungeon Family member Killer Mike shapes up to take on former Little Brother member Big Pooh. Can Mike's picks make a killer impact or will Pooh's Top 5 be too big for him to handle? Who makes it to next week's Round 2 match-up? You decide!

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Poll Results

OutKast. They represent group evolution. They've shown how to sustain through multiple eras and multiple years, unlike any other group. They are the only group you can [compare] to Run-DMC. No other duo can you put in the circle of Run-DMC and have a debate on. That's an accomplishment within an accomplishment.

I gotta start the list off with Jadakiss. He's got to be in there. I never heard Jada spit a bad verse. Ever. Hands down Jada's gotta go first.

I'm gonna have to put Bun B in there. Bun B is so underrated. I think people miss a lot of the things he says in his music. I've taken the time to go back and analyze Bun B's music and I think a lot of people miss some of the brilliant things he says, especially [with] his flow patterns.

I'm gonna have to put Bun B in there. Bun B is so underrated. I think people miss a lot of the things he says in his music. I've taken the time to go back and analyze Bun B's music and I think a lot of people miss some of the brilliant things he says, especially [with] his flow patterns.

The Clipse. They are the EPMD of our time. They are consistently consistent, making music that's dope. Their music represents the pure, dope consistency in hip-hop. More groups need to look to EPMD and The Clipse.

You definitely gotta put Big Pun in my list. He had the little Kool G. Rap flow, a little bit of that. He was just one of those cats that could spit. When you saw him, you were like, "Nah, come on, look at this guy." But when you started hearing him, he just sent chills through your spine. We knew he evolved from Kool G. Rap but he was still Pun. That Capital Punishment record? Ain't too many f*cking with Pun. A lot of these young cats weren't listening to Pun when he was breathing and doing it better than most.

UGK. This is a group made up of two Texas boys who got together with DJ Screw and gave Texas a blueprint that's still feeding them today. Their music is hip-hop. On a deeper level, it's soul music. It's music that gets in your bones. It's the closest thing to blues in rap music.

Looking back at his early career, I'd have to put Ice Cube in there. Cube was probably the most unstoppable writer at the early part of his career. He was killing it early in his career. And then when he started getting into the movies, directing and all of that, he kind of fell off. But he tried to make a comeback with his last two records and they're decent. But off his early work alone, Cube is definitely in the Top 5. Hands down.

8Ball & MJG. They've had what some people would consider slips where there are arguments over which albums they like and don't. But they are the longest running and most consistent duo acts, They aren't even a group anymore, they're a band. Just like The Rolling Stones, they're still going on and I want to seem them performing at age 60.

Outkast is in there at the end. Andre 3000 is one of those rappers that's so intelligent. He's so intelligent but it doesn't go too much over your head. He knows how to make it and put the slick sh*t in there and make it so subtle-like. He knows how to use his country dialect to really let the words line up. It's brilliant. He's one of those guys who I know doesn't want to admit how brilliant he is but he's just one of those dudes I could listen to all day long. A lot of people get caught up listening to Andre and forget how Big Boi be spitting. He's a pattern guy. Not only does he spit but then he puts those words in ill patterns. If you go back and listen to some of his old sh*t, he really goes in to it.

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