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Fabolous

The Best Rappers

of All Time Are...

6/30/2011 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Who are the top five rappers of all time? Fabolous gave us his list -- and it's shockingly close to hip-hop king Harvey Levin's! WARNING: Please ignore the TMZ staffer who put Coolio on her list. 062911_TV_fabulous_v2_still



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16.

TaiMega    

Top 5 is tough, but Eminem is in the conversation :
1) TuPac - his music was socially conscious, touched the hood, politics, and everyday life. Had a genuine directness that no rapper has today. Delivered 2 all time classic albums; Me Against the World, and All Eyez on Me.

2) KRS-ONE - Definitely had the message but also gave direction
3) Rakim - Told the hood to get educated and protect our mind
4) Nas - The illest stories with a touch of wisdom
5) Biggie - The best rhythmic flow of all time
5A) Eminem - Metaphorically gifted with the anger of a black man
5B) Kanye - Probably the most purely talented guy out today
8) Jay Z - The blueprint for getting paid, but lacks depth
9) Mos Def - lyrically talented and one of the top deliveries
10) Lupe Fiasco - a stretch to most, but content is there

1175 days ago
17.

His Prince Michael    

Scarface (Brad Terrence Jordan)
Rakim (William Michael Griffin Jr.)
KRS-One (Lawrence Krisna Parker)
Treach (Anthony Criss)
Kid Frost (Arturo Molina Jr.)

1175 days ago
18.

j    

1.fab
2.biggie
3.jay z
4.pun
5.jadakis

1175 days ago
19.

I am 4 real    

I agree with Trigga E..Dylan Dylan Dylan Dylan!!!!

1175 days ago
20.

Lol    

lol at the white boys. Eminem is no where near better than nas

1175 days ago
21.

pap rat    

TMZ knows nothing about rap or hip...old school startedB4 anyone you have listed and even yourt lame zlispt rappers don`t know old school from old stool and your rappers list looks more like a pappers lispt and dribble and max will never get invited to the playboy partys as he is a buttUgally papperpisson

1175 days ago
22.

namers    

Trigga E is correctamungo.

1) Dylan.
2) Bruce (Blinded by the Light, et al.)
3) Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong (Temptations' "Ball of Confusion".)

The rest are posers; rap music is an oxymoron.

1175 days ago
23.

Kimbim    

@TIAMEGA...you get it...thanks...if you're unders 30 or you're not a real HIPHOP HEAD...you have no fu***** clue...so shut up...Fabolous is an idiot.

1175 days ago
24.

Kimbim    

Real hiphop...101

1.PE(Public Enemy)
2.KRS-ONE
3.RAKIM
4.NAS
5.KOOL G RAP

If you don't know any of these rappers...you shouldn't even be commenting.

1175 days ago
25.

Karoo    

Lol @ the random person sayin' ppl are ranking eminem as top ten because they're white as well as him. i AM white and i love him, my kids are half black so that means my babydaddy/ fiance' is black; he loves eminem and honestly almost everyone of his friends would include him in their top ten rappers of all time. when he first came out dr dre thought he was black and asked him to come and meet with him, so to play the race game is completely irrelevant. JUST SAYIN'. He's amazing, not the best but he's up there.

1174 days ago
26.

His Prince Michael    

I'm not a fan, but, Eminem deserves Honorable Mention in
this list. He can still improve and innovate.

1173 days ago
27.

chris    

Name the 5 best rappas of all time? Lemme think about it........
It's....Dylan. Dylan, Dylan, Dylan and Dylan cuz I spit hot fire!!!!
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Good **** man i laughed pretty hard you made me remember that ****, lol that show was legendary
But seriously my top 5 since everyones doing it
1.Nas
2.Kanye(if you disagree listen to all the good fridays stuff and his album, MBDTF is a classic album)
3.rakim
4.Eminem
5.mos def

1173 days ago
28.

alain    

MRS.Mathers am with u wat u said eminem is a rapper of this siecle but i disagree on that racism.aren't blacks the same as us don't they have red blood as ours u do have milk in ur body instead of blood? and lastly aren't they created by 1 Almighty?am sorry but better stop that racism.God 4give u

1172 days ago
29.

diskchrodez    

Not an idiot like the rest of you.. heres some1 who is a bigger idiot then the rest of us. e-40 is better then biggie smalls come on bro dont ever comment and act like yu no about rap ever again. and eminem mite rap about killing kim but i bet he would rape yur favorite d.j in a battle any day of the week. and uz are all nuts tupac alrite not top 5? wat is going on in this chat room. id say fabolous is being a lil modest cus hes deff top ten alive maybe even of all time. why doesnt everyone who commented go and actually listen to wat these people rap about. yu make me sick

1169 days ago
30.

James Kauli    

2PAC IS THE BEST AND ALWAYS WILL BE! NOBODY CAN TOUCH HIS GUINESS LYRICS! SOME MAY BE GOOD BUT 2PAC IS LEGENDARY! R.I.P *****!

1166 days ago
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