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 Morning Buzz” TV host Carrie Keagan scooped out her five picks, Corporate Thugz Entertainment spitter Freddie Gibbs fires off his top 5.
Young Jeezy. Jeezy created his own lane. Even if I wasn’t signed to Jeezy, I’d say the same sh*t. It’s alotta n*ggas that have careers because of him. They’re feedin’ their families off of a lane Jeezy created. I ain’t gotta say no names, you know who them motherf*ckers are.
Ice Cube. Why is Ice Cube not in the Hall of Fame? Y’all f*ckin’ up, man. Cube is one of the fathers of Gangsta Rap. You can’t leave him out of the conversation.
Too Short. That n*gga taught me how to curse. You know what I mean? Gotta give Short the crown. Top 5 Dead or Alive and he still livin’ and doing his thing.
Scarface. The greatest gangsta rapper of all-time man. Storytellin’. Wordplay. Song-structure and flow, who can do any of that sh*t better? He made motherf*ckas listen to the South. (Ed. Note: Though he was told about our “Hall of Fame” section, Freddie refused not to list him.)
Jadakiss. I think Jadakiss is probably the best East Coast pure rapper [throughout] ten years, my n*gga. Maybe more.