[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 Big Kuntry King brought out his top choices, D12’s Kuniva unloads his picks.]
Black Thought. He has to be first. He’s got to be the illest emcee to touch the mic in my era. He’s one of the illest. He’s so slept-on and underrated and the best part is he doesn’t even give a f*ck. Black Thought is like a hip-hop ninja.
T.I. T.I. is one of my all-time favorites. He’s a lyrical cat. He’s got a message and his delivery is just flawless to me. I gotta run with T.I.
Rick Ross. Rick Ross is definitely good. I’m feeling Ross right now. He’s got to be on that list.
Jean Grae. She’s crazy and doesn’t get the recognition that she deserves. She’s a sick emcee. I definitely have to roll with Jean Grae.
Royce Da 5’9. I’d put myself and Royce Da 5’9 in there. I gotta put my homeboy, my partner Royce in there. I love Royce. Royce is always slick with his. He’s always got an ill presence on the microphone. He’s my brother and he’s sick, so I’ve got to support him. I’ve got to put him on that list. Ah man, wait, I want to squeeze Redman in there too. He has to go in there. He’s Mr. Consistent. You’ll never catch a wack verse from him. He’s just too sick. That’s my man right there.