[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 V-Nasty unloaded her fave five, fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons dishes out her top choices.]
Lil Wayne. I like Lil Wayne and I’m going to choose him because he’s not on the [Hall of Fame] list. I like Lil Wayne a lot because I’ve watched him grow up as a rapper. He was really young and I think it’s really incredible how he grew up [in the rap game]. He’s always willing to try new things whether it’s rock n’ roll, or ctric guitar, or whatever he’s doing. I love the way he mixes [different] elements. I love his flow and how he sounds on certain beats.
Ludacris. I’m gonna say Ludacris. [This] list is really hard because I have to name rappers who aren’t on there and all of them are my favorites. I would name Nicki Minaj as my second but I’m going to take her out and put Ludacris there instead. Music to me is about flow and I also really love Ludacris’ flow when he raps. With Ludacris, it’s really about the flow and the beat.
Beanie Sigel. I like Beanie Sigel. I also like how Beanie Sigel flows. It’s always about how a rapper flows and then it’s about the beat and how they sound on it. That’s what’s most important.
Shyne. I like Shyne. I really like Shyne’s voice and what he’s saying. I listen to what he’s saying and how he’s putting words together when he raps.
Fabolous. I like really like Fabolous. It still comes down to the flow and Fabolous has been rapping for a long time too.