Top 5 Dead Or Alive: "Beans Doesn't Compromise His Lyrics For Nobody"
Friday, Aug 31, 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 Mann whipped out his fave five earlier this week, State Property's Freeway speeds through his top choices.]
Jadakiss. Jada is in there because he's pure bars. I remember hearing him when he came out and he just killed everything.
Beanie Sigel. He's definitely one of the best. He always comes with it and brings what he does to the table. He doesn't compromise his lyrics for nobody. He do what he do.
Peedi Crakk. Peedi's been one of my favorite emcees since high school. A lot of people don't know how good Peedi is. Peedi always brings something to the table, different flows, we motivate each other. He's been one of my favorites forever.
Young Chris. Chris is a hard worker. He works hard, he stays consistent and he's just another one of those guys that we would just stay in the lab sparring. We always worked together good and he makes good music with hooks, concepts, everything. He's a great artist.
Freeway. I'm that dude. You know what it is. The flow, the charisma, the energy, the content, the timeless music that I make. Just off of "What We Do" to "Roc The Mic," those joints are timeless. You play them in the club, it's like they just dropped yesterday.