[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 Kid Named Breezy broke out his top picks, Uncle Murda throws up his fave five.]
Jadakiss. Jadakiss has been doing it for a while. You’ve got to respect what Kiss has been doing. He keeps his bars tight and he’s been doing that for the longest. I got to give it to Jadakiss.
Young Jeezy. I have to put it down for Jeezy. He’s been holding it down for the street and getting a following. Certain people coming into this era, guys like Kiss and Jeezy are who they’re listening to and looking up to.UGK. I think you gotta put them in there. Bun and Pimp C. Just look at what they did for that whole South movement and that culture over there. I think you got to acknowledge them for what they did.
Uncle Murda. I definitely have to say the Uncle Murda kid. U.M., the money kid, however you want to call it. I put myself in there because my story is real. It’s not fabricated. I represent the environment that your favorite rappers come from and that struggle. I represent the Jay-Z’s, the Biggie Smalls’ and the Nas’. I represent that environment they come from and I’m still in the communities touching those environments and going through the bullsh*t. I detail this street sh*t so well and I put so much of my heart into it, how can I not put myself in there? And I scream “F*ck the police!” You haven’t had a person go so hard on the police since N.W.A. and 2Pac. I still represent that era.
Busta Rhymes. I think we’ve got to start giving more props to my guy Busta Rhymes. He’s been doing this for d*mn near 20 years. I think Busta’s got to get his just due because he’s been keeping himself relevant and he’s been satisfying the people for a long time so you got to put him in there. He’s one of the best show performers to ever come out of this hip-hop sh*t. I think he’s got to get his props and just due.