MC's, producers, record label execs...Whatever. List as many as you want. But keep in mind that if you rattle off a whole list of names it'll seem kind of meaningless. Feel free to explain why you named the individuals you did.
I'll kick it off with the 3 hip hoppin' individuals I most respect, all MC's.
Chuck because he's the strongest voice hip hop ever had. Grimm because I could tell he was real as fuck as soon as I heard him rhyme, before I even knew about any of the shit he's been through to get to where he is. K-Rino because he's been dropping intelligent and insightful lyrics for 20 odd years, and he comes across as just some everyday dude who happens to absolutely rip shit on the mic. And all 3 of them for their integrity when it comes to making music, and the general message they convey through this music.