I've been lurking for a minute now and I see cats giving all these praise to Ghostface Killah and Kool G Rap and all that and they deserve every bit of that praise and more but......I think Qwel has surpassed these two in terms of writing songs.....13 albums of dopeness....Most complete rhyme scheme in history.....
got the battle raps
the concious raps
the philosophical raps
can legit off the top freestyle
the thing that makes Qwel the illest is the fact that he can get deep while maintaining a good technical rhyme scheme. Deep and cryptic but not like that faggot Aesop Rock, he actually got meaning if you look deep. Has written more dope verses that anyone in hip hop, true to the game. Most skilled writer ever. Put him on a track with anyone..prime Rakim...prime Nas....prime G-Rap....prime GZA....and guarantee he will outshine them all.
G Rap's a legend
Rakim's a legend
Nas' a legend
GZA's a legend
GFK's a legend
but lyrically Qwel is on a whole new echelon.