Top 5 Dead Or Alive: "He's The Muhammad Ali Of Hip-Hop"
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 12:10AM
[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 Co$$ brought out his five last week, renowned comedian Eddie Griffin laughs out his top picks.]
Ice Cube. I definitely have to name Ice Cube. I don't even know why his name wasn't on the Hall of Fame list. When the West Coast hit the scene and N.W.A. came out, the meanest rapper in that crew was really Cube. They brought that whole gangsta element to the game.
LL Cool J. Come on, you have to name LL Cool J. Somebody's sleeping if they don't put him in there. He's the Muhammad Ali of hip-hop. That n*gga put out platinum albums, did movies, that motherf*cker's supposed to be there.
Run-DMC. I could quote them all day. They're in my Top 5.
Ice-T. I know T, man. That's my dude. T's a real dude. He's really T. He could have been the biggest pimp in the game. But rather, he's pimping the entertainment game.
Big Pun. Pun was my boy. I did a set with him out in Los Angeles at the House of Blues. I told him he had to lose some weight because it was putting too much pressure on his heart. At that show, after doing one song, he did the rest sitting down.