The never ending debate on who are the greatest rappers to ever do it continues. This time around, the well respected veteran rapper, Common, gives his viewpoints on who are the top 5 rappers are.
Common’s comments come from a three time Grammy award winning artist and his take has surprised some, but its due to his breaking down on what constitutes being the greatest rapper.
“There’s a difference between my top five greatest and my favorite,” he began. “So, I’ll start with the top five greatest. The greatest I would go with Biggie, Nas, Jay-Z, 2Pac and Kendrick Lamar. Those would be my top five […] greatest,” he said, noting that it was in no particular order.
“Then my favorites,” he continued, “Nas, Biggie, Andre 3000, Kanye [West], and Big Daddy Kane.” He added, that my “fifth [Big Daddy Kane is a] curveball, cause that one varies, sometimes they be like, Big Daddy, then it’s KRS-One, then it’s Rakim, but I’m a Big Daddy today.”