Top 5 Dead Or Alive: "You Can Argue That He's One Of The Most Lyrical Artists"
Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 12:15AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After Pastor Jomo K. Johnson unveiled his top picks last week, director Vlad Yudin gives his fave five.]
Big Pun. I feel like he's one of the most amazing lyricists of all time. He has achieved so much in so little and I feel like Pun has a true following. Even to this day he has built a loyal following.
Lil Wayne. I think Lil Wayne is an amazing lyricist. I think he's just able to come up with so many albums, have a huge following in such a short amount of time. Lyrically, he's amazing and he's comercially amazing. He's just a great exciting artist.
Kanye West. He's one of my favorites as well. I feel like he's very exciting and his albums are just great to listen to. He's just an artist that's going to live on for a very long time and become legendary.
Twista. You can argue that he's one of the most lyrical artists and yet he is still able to have commercial success as well. I don't think anybody can do what he does. His lyrics are amazing, and if you look at his track record over the years, you can definitely argue he should be in that category as one of the most lyrical ones.
Wu-Tang Clan. I feel like Wu-Tang is a group with a huge following to this day. Everyone is so lyrical in the group. You have Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, obviously and then you have RZA doing production along with everyone else. Collectively, they're a group that's been together and still touring right now over such a long time. They're a group of talented lyricists.