MF Doom, MF Grimm, Insight, Mr Lif, Black Thought, Guru, Big Daddy Kane, Chuck D, GZA, KRS... are all names that spring to mind when I think of rappers who've never really dropped anything bad. Overall I'd say as far as being consistant for a long time and quality actually getting even better rather than fading, I give it to Masta Ace.
Nas is consistantly good on the mic but also seems to pick consistantly average beats.
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Last edited by LuckyTheWonderDog; 08-06-2008 at 04:52 AM.