Top 5 Dead Or Alive: "I'm Going To Tell You What It Is & Not Sugarcoat Nothing"
Wednesday, Aug 8, 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 Cipha Sounds revealed his top picks last week, Detroit's Obie Trice brings out his fave five.]
Ludacris. Luda is dope. He's a very dope emcee to me. His rhyme schemes, metaphors, his style, his come up, he definitely has a superstar career. I f*ck with Luda.
Raekwon. Raekwon has always been true to his art. He's always been true to what he's doing. His music has always been gutter and dope and his beat selection is always sweet. He's taking his music to another level. Dude's been in the game for a long time. He has a passion to make music.
Redman. He's obvious. I grew up on Reggie Noble. That's my dude. He took me to a whole 'nother level. Redman came out at a time when cats were rolling 60 deep and he was out there by himself. You've got to respect Redman. He's a grown man. His music is off the chain. I could listen to all of his records to this day. It's all timeless music. He's done a lot for me and music.
DJ Quik. Quik still stays relevant. He still makes new tracks and he's out there and still doing his thing. The records he put out back in the day, I've always been a big fan of DJ Quik. He's a real artist.
Obie Trice. I love this thing, I love the music. I'm passionate about the music but the situation just has to be right. I'm going to tell you what it is, I'm not going to sugarcoat nothing.