[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 “Funny or Die’s” Director Brothers dished out their fave five, E-40’s son Droop-E unloads his top picks.]
E-40. He has to go in there. Longevity. Consistency. He’s always connected with the people. That’s why I have to put him in there.
Ice Cube. He’s set a lot of trends and standards coming into the game. I also have him in there because of his style. I’ve always loved his aggression. He’s classic.
Ol’ Dirty Bastard. I have ODB on there because of his creativty and lyricism. Ain’t nobody out there like him.
DMX. He came in telling his own story. He had his own thing. His first two albums are what really did it for me. Those are the ones I connect to the most. You get drawn into his stories.
Kendrick Lamar. He’s speaking for a generation. He has all of the fundamentals and he also has all of the patterns and poetry at the same time. He breaks down what he’s saying when he raps. He’s a rapper’s rapper. Period. He’s making history with his own story to what he’s doing right now. He’s still humble.