[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 hip-hop artists 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 Ace Hood named his top picks, R&B newcomer Kayla Brianna dishes out her fave five.]
Kendrick Lamar. I have Kendrick Lamar on there because I feel like he’s creating his own rap style. It’s just like how Drake came in with the singing-rapping. When we first heard that, it was something different.
Drake. I have Drake on here for the same reason I picked Kendrick Lamar. I feel like he brought something new to music when he first came out. Now everyone has heard him and is doing it. But when he first came out, it was something different.
Aaliyah. I have to name Aaliyah because it’s somebody I grew up listening to. She’s still an icon and has a legacy today.
Beyoncé. I have Beyoncé on there because she’s a queen and it’s crazy every time she hits the stage.
Andre 3000. I’m going to put Andre 3000 on there just because of his style.