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. This week, we head to Queensbridge, New York to let Mobb Deep‘s Prodigy spit the “Dunn language” on his most respected lyricists.
Drake is on there. Drake is like Kanye. [He’s] just something new and different. He really don’t sound like anybody that’s out. He’s got his own little style; you could say he’s really unique with his sh*t too.
I’m going to say The LOX because Jadakiss is nice and I like Styles P’s sh*t. The LOX, especially Jada and Styles, they just got that real hard street sh*t. They say sh*t that I can relate to, too. They do it in a good way. Their voices sound ill and I like how their deliver is. That sh*t is ill.
Definitely have to put Eazy-E on that list. He gave birth to some sh*t. Eazy-E, he really started the whole trend of that hardcore sh*t. He really had fun with it. He used to say a lot of really hard sh*t, but it was fun at the same time.
I would have to say 50 Cent. Son is real nice with his sh*t. When it comes to 50, he just says some sh*t that I can really relate to. I can really relate to his sh*t. He almost reminds me of myself, how we rhyme. Crazy sh*t. You listen to him and say, “D*mn, he just said some sh*t.” I can relate to that. Sh*t from the hood and what goes on. That’s my type of sh*t. It’s real sh*t and he’s not playing. He means that sh*t.
I would give it to Kanye West. Kanye is really unique. He creates ill f*cking styles with the way he says his sh*t. He’s just really unique with his sh*t and I like that.