[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 Ricky Ruckus fired off his top picks last week, Hollywood veteran Pauly Shore dishes out his fave five.]
Dr. Dre. Dre has a signature style that everyone knows so when the Dre beats come on, you know he produced it. He’s got his own kind of persona.
Snoop Dogg. I have to say he’s just cool. Snoop is cool, he flows, everyone loves him, country people, Black people, White people, Asians love him. He’s cool. He’s bi-partisan.
Ice Cube. Ice Cube is just hard. He’s from Compton, straight outta Compton. N.W.A. You know what I mean? He’s just real and it’s those images of that time. He’s still relevant and he’s cool. He’s a good guy.
Kanye West. Kanye is just a genius. He’s almost like the prince of rap. He’s got different styles, he flows, he’s unique, you know? He’s creative, he’s creative, he steps outside the box. I don’t know, he’s just cool. He’s cool.
Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne, again back to Dre, Lil Wayne has his own thing. He’s just got his own rhythm on the mic. It’s kind of like Eminem, they have their own way of getting in-between the beats and still flowing and not screwing up.