[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 Benzino dished out his fave five, Jim Jonsin production duo Finatik N Zac’s Finatik reveals his top picks.]
Big L. I am a massive Big L fan. I feel like he definitely didn’t reach his peak. That dude, if he was still alive today, he’d be f*cking killing it. He’d be at the top of the game.
Guru. Without a doubt I’d have to pick Guru. Gang Starr is one of my favorite groups of all time.
Royce Da 5’9. I’m going to put Royce in my Top 5.
Pete Rock. I would have to put Pete Rock in there. I have him in there not so much for the lyricism but more because of his production. I think his production legacy is enough to put him in there.
Jurassic 5. I think those dudes were just a part of a big movement in hip-hop. I have to put them in there.