Top 5 Dead Or Alive: "I Love 2 Chainz Because His Swag Is Insane"
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 12:05AM
[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 Oddisee busted out his fave five, "Love & Hip Hop" star Erica Mena reveals her top picks.]
Cory Gunz. I just think he's a lyrical artist. I think he's insane. He makes good music. He's a really raw artist. In my opinion, I just think he's dope lyrically. He's insane.
Maybach Music Group. I have to put the whole Rick Ross team in there. Wale is good. All of them together is a total package. No one is going to stop them. Right now, I just love their whole movement and then on top of that, their [lyrical] deliverance is incredible.
Big Pun. First of all, nobody could ever say anything about him. He's the best ever. He was the best ever, honestly. Pun could just do stuff that not even a good philosopher could put together. Then on top of that, he's Puerto Rican and one of the best to ever do it.
Jadakiss. I think Jada is the man. I love Jada. I've been a fan of Jada since junior high school. I just think that he holds his own and he's another one that's just great with his lyrics. So you have to really give it to Jadakiss. Plus, he's underrated. He's just so dope and I love him.
2 Chainz. I love 2 Chainz because his swag is insane. He's riding around and he's getting it! He's insane. When you hear him rapping, "I'm riding around and I'm getting it," you can tell it's just easy for him [to rap]. He's smooth and we like that.