[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 Olivia named her top picks, Dipset’s Jim Jones unleashes his fave five.]
Juelz Santana. I’m going with Juelz Santana. I always told Juelz he could be greater than Jay-Z ever was. That boy is super talented. Listen to everything he’s done and what his music says.
Cam’ron. I gotta name Cam’ron. I think Cam is the best rapper. Period. I’ve known Cam and I’ve grown up with him. I’ve seen, lived and witnessed all the things that his music is about. So you can’t beat that at all. That’s actual and factual.
Fabolous. Put Fabolous in there. Fab’s wordplay is phenomenal. You can’t take nothing away from what Fab can say on a record. He always stays with a hit on the radio. And the b*tches go crazy over him when it comes to that music. You can’t take nothing away from a man that’s got the b*tches on him like that.
Rick Ross. Rick Ross. He’s been blowing up, [and] his words are so crazy. You gotta look at that wordplay. He’s also got his swag together, killing everything that’s moving, shooting anything that’s moving, he’s smashing it all. What’s better than that?
Lil Wayne. Love the boy Lil Wayne, Weezy. Weezy’s been changing the game up for the past few years. He’s been doing it for about the last six years. Straight. Just giving n*ggas straight headaches, selling millions of records at a time.