Blu Vs. Shamrock

Blu Vs. Shamrock

And Then There Was One…

The quest for first quarter winner has arrived as the lasting two champions will face-off one last time in the Finals. Who had THE SUPREME Top 5 list this season? Let us know and VOTE BELOW!

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Poll Results

I want to go with OutKast as one entry for my first pick. Look at what they’ve done across the board. Big Boi is the street and Andre is straight from outer space. And then they meet at a medium on all those records. It’s a sound that’s out of this world. It’s so relevant.

Jadakiss for sure. Jadakiss is just so f*cking ill. The punchlines, the way he tells stories, I love it. He touches on a lot of real topics.

Redman. Just look at [his album] Muddy Waters. Hands down. There’s no album where verse for verse for 23 songs, [the artist] is just beasting. There’s no other reason you need to know other than that album.

Put Common up there. Common can rap about anything but what I really am passionate about with him is that he made being positive and uplifting cool. He’s just so talented with the wordplay and his rhymes. It’s almost effortless with him. Plus he’s got a positive message in most of his music and it gets lost in there with other artists.

Common gets my pick for dropping all of the knowledge and letting the up-and-coming generations know that it’s all good to be a positive role model on the mic. But at the same time, he’s showing you can still bring it. Common was Common and even brought it to Ice Cube back in the day. And at the time, Common was like the younger head and definitely put in a lot work.

Let me get Andre 3000. Andre 3000 is a creative genius. I don’t know if anybody can approach the story with his perspective. He’s Southern but very introspective. He’s very ahead of his time. He made a lot of classic music that defined our city.

Black Thought. Black Thought drops way too many gems in his music. You can uncover a Black Thought line years later that’s so impactful and play it over and over. You’ll probably uncover five Black Thought lines in a year that you never thought about. Like, “D*mn, I’ve been listening to this album for years and I just now am getting that line.”

This is a killer a** question. I think my boy’s gonna go down so let me put Fabolous up there. Fab has been very commercially successful and kind of came right after the whole “bling-bling” era, that money, h*es and clothes era. But even though he makes popular music, the punchlines and the way he rhymes? They’re so ill. Most rappers will rap the last word but he’ll rhyme like the last eight words of a rhyme and just do it for a whole 16. He just makes really dope songs. He’ll make a radio hit without sacrificing what he’s about.

Mos Def, for being like hip-hop’s first “little brother”. He was like Afrika Bambaataa and everybody all the way down. He was like a baby KRS-One. I feel like when Mos Def dropped, he was all of the New York emcees in one. That’s Mos Def to me. I don’t know any other way to explain it. If you listen to him, you can hear it.

I want to end this with Ludacris. Ludacris’ versatility is almost untouchable. I don’t think there’s anybody that can match his punchlines, metaphors, jokes, roasts, telling stories, making songs about coming up and all that. Ludacris always delivers on his tracks…Many people reach out to him. He’s not a pop rapper, he’s a true rapper.



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