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Inspektah Meth-Tical
08-24-2010, 05:37 AM
1.Kool G Rap
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj6fLaXQioc
"Rappers evaporate to vapor, I drop science on paper
And then build a skyscraper
When I die, scientists will preserve my brain
Donate it to science to answer the unexplained"

2.Rakim
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFOeJOtq_xc
"the "R" is in the house-too much tension!
Make sure the system's loud when I mention
Phrases that's fearsome..."

3.GZA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEkcIOlF25Y (1st verse)
"Picture bloodbaths and elevator shafts
Like these murderous rhymes tight from genuine craft
Check the print, it's where veterans spark the letterings
Slow moving MC's is waitin for the editin"

4.Eminem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_MVFJh1I8Y
"Double barrel twelve gauge bigger than Chris Wallace
Pissed off, cause Biggie and 'Pac just missed all this
Watchin all these cheap imitations get rich off 'em
and get dollars that shoulda been there's like they switched wallets"

5.Canibus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inDF_yklMTg
"I existed, in the garden of eden gettin lifted
Stickin dick to eve before she was adams mistress
Before christ created christmas, i been in lyrical fitness
The canibus is spitten till' he's spitless"


6.Nas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5PnuIRnJW8
"Born alone, die alone, no crew to keep my crown or throne
I'm deep by sound alone, caved inside in a thousand miles from home
I need a new nigga, for this black cloud to follow
Cause while it's over me it's too dark to see tomorrow"


7.Big L
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToTRFS-6eUs
"Before I buck lead, and make a lot of blood shed
Turn your tux red, I'm far from broke, got enough bread
And mad hoes, ask beavis I get nuttin butt-head"


8.Big Pun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-okIgFd024 (1st verse)
"Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know
that we riddled some middleman who didn't do diddily"

9.AZ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0PccPy_pTM
"I got styles sick as hell, sicker than sickle cell anemia
slaughter your circulatory like lukemia"

10.Ras Kass
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdJgVf4l1A0
"Jews don't salute the fuckin swastika
but niggaz pledge allegiance to the flag that accosted ya"

11.Andre 3000
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAeFEmp0WFU
"True I got more fans than the average man but not enough loot to last me
to the end of the week, I live by the beat like you live check to check
If you don't move yo' feet then I don't eat, so we like neck to neck"

12.Mos Def
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rx5aVI2zsFE (1st verse)
"Yo, from the first to the last of it, delivery is passionate
The whole and not the half of it, vocab and not the math of it
Projectile that them blasted with, accurate assassin shit
Me and Kweli close like, Bethlehem and Nazareth"

13.Pharoah Monch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB0klVMZDSI

14.Biggie Smalls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YodzjpvrtJQ
"It ain't nuttin', they know Big be handlin'
With the Mac in the A'c door paneling
Bandaging M C's, oxygen they can't breathe"

15.Inspectah Deck
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isumZjs3dKA (1st verse)
"I bomb atomically
Socrates, Philosophies and Hyphothesis
Can't define how i be dropping these mockeries"

This is my personal top 15. Killah Priest and Redman are dope but i think these 15 are the best in rap history. BUT, if you have a different opinion, just post a hot lyric from them and yeah.

issues
08-24-2010, 05:59 AM
what about Redman..

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Mumm Ra
08-24-2010, 06:13 AM
where killah priest at?

UncontrolledSubstans
08-24-2010, 10:30 AM
One Be Lo should most def be here.

"A whack emcee is something I could never be
That's like growing dreadlocks while you taking chemotherapy
Theoretically pen and paper is the recipe
Alphabetically I'm coming after you like the letter V"

And where is Jeru? Probably the best lyricist of all time.

"Aint the Devil Happy" is probably lyrically the best track of all time.

"As devils search for the secrets to immortality
I alter my physical chemistry
Walk through the valley of the shadow of death
I exist even when no things are left
Vibrations transcend space and time
Pure at heart because I deal with the mind
That's why I compose these verses
Audible worlds my thoughts are now universes
Written on these pages is the ageless
wisdom of the sages, ignorance is contagious"

MaskedAvenger
08-24-2010, 10:56 AM
I'd throw Chino in there but thats just personal preference.

spiggity_ace
08-24-2010, 05:21 PM
yea i agree, chino, priest would be in my list, maybe even rza n pac, id throuw in scarface too, nice list tho

Inspektah Meth-Tical
08-24-2010, 05:22 PM
What about this verse? i can't pick one verse so here:
Through the lights cameras and action, glamour glitters and gold
I unfold the scroll, plant seeds to stampede the globe
When I'm deceased, by then the beast arise like yeast
to conquer peace leaving savages to roam in the streets
Live on the run, police paying me to give in my gun
Trick my Wisdom, with the system that imprisoned my son
Smoke a gold leaf I hold heat, nonchalantly
I'm grungy, but things I do is real it never haunts me
while, funny style niggaz roll in the pile
Rooster heads profile on a bus to Riker's Isle
Holdin weed inside they pussy with they minds on the
pretty things in life, props is a true thug's wife
It's like a cycle, niggaz come home, some'll go in
Do a bullet, come back, do the same shit again
From the womb to the tomb, presume the unpredictable
Guns salute life, rapidly, that's the ritual

Nas's verse on Verbal Intercourse.

WooHa
08-24-2010, 07:16 PM
You should listen to R.A. The Rugged Man verse on Uncommon Valor

the silencer
08-24-2010, 07:30 PM
Killah mothafuckin Priest....ought to be in there

Inspektah Meth-Tical
08-25-2010, 07:18 AM
Word son...Killah Priest is ill, but that is my personal opinion and who i think are the GOATS of lyricism. Post some dope Killah Priest lines or bars, Lord Finnese has sick lyrics too.

Sunz of Man
08-25-2010, 12:02 PM
Dirty, because of the skin I'm in, the fact I have melanin automatically makes me a felon.


Good call on Jeru, definitely a mad underrated lyricist.

BGS
08-25-2010, 12:55 PM
good list! doom and ghost need to be in that list too tho, they need to be in everybodies top list, same with big L

hide1998
08-26-2010, 06:45 AM
It's criminal that I'm likely the only one that'll mention K-Rino in this thread. He is head a shoulders above most of the people posted here (who are all elite MCs as it stands). Every single one of his album is chalk full of very very great lyricism whether he's just spittin', telling stories, or going into one of his many conceptual tracks. Very well-rounded MC that is dope no matter what topic he's tackling. And to think...at about 50 years old he's still leaps and bounds above nearly everyone in the game.

DR. NICK RIVIERA
08-26-2010, 07:14 AM
It's criminal that I'm likely the only one that'll mention K-Rino in this thread. He is head a shoulders above most of the people posted here (who are all elite MCs as it stands). Every single one of his album is chalk full of very very great lyricism whether he's just spittin', telling stories, or going into one of his many conceptual tracks. Very well-rounded MC that is dope no matter what topic he's tackling. And to think...at about 50 years old he's still leaps and bounds above nearly everyone in the game.

+he can spit about anything and make it witty and dope.

-OneBeLo
-Akbar [KILLS Canibus....Bus spits a lot of mumbo jumbo from time to time]
-Chino [best punchlines in the game??]
-Edan
-Insight

bah there are a lot of INSANELY great lyricists, in terms of wordplay and all that

hide1998
08-26-2010, 11:50 AM
+he can spit about anything and make it witty and dope.

-OneBeLo
-Akbar [KILLS Canibus....Bus spits a lot of mumbo jumbo from time to time]
-Chino [best punchlines in the game??]
-Edan
-Insight

bah there are a lot of INSANELY great lyricists, in terms of wordplay and all that

And, even when I don't agree with all his philosophy I still enjoy all his tracks because his wordplay is sickening. Really, if you don't appreciate K-Rino's lyricism I'd say your not much of a hip-hop fan. He IS hip-hop.

Southern Solja
08-26-2010, 09:18 PM
This list isn't wrong, it just needs to be extended in order to properly portray everyone's concerns.

Hollow Dartz
08-26-2010, 09:24 PM
dmx, jay z

Southern Solja
08-26-2010, 10:48 PM
Oh Shit, I forgot about Lupe. Yeah Lupe is a must.

He is thirty years ahead of his time man, just straight fire.

MAYOR QUIMBY
08-27-2010, 02:41 AM
REDMAN 1st verse:

"..Murder, a six letter word to convert a, beef.
You better off flippin beef at Fat Burger...
I carry tools like Sears Surplus
So when I spit you catch heart murmurs...
Rock more spots than 101 Dalmations
I'm not a hog I'm a big dog wit big balls
Lock it down like pit jaws to Crenshaw...
Leave your bones in harmony from the slugs..."

TfjFcYhTQT4






Meth-tical:
"Purple haze got me chokin again, open again,
I'm what's crackin, like ya mama smokin again..
Kid'll be the artist formerly known as "artist,"
Jump off a skyscraper to prove who hit the hardest.."

t7oOBpUFnIc

MaskedAvenger
08-27-2010, 03:11 AM
ahahahahahahahahahh you know who you are

Inspektah Meth-Tical
10-29-2010, 06:26 AM
I just listented to Muddy Waters and i would have to say Redman would be in my top 10 and Nas would also be a little higher on this list.

night pupil
10-29-2010, 02:38 PM
Tragedy Khadafi should be on that list..