Melle Mel continues his discussion about the top rappers list released by Billboard and Vibe Magazine according to Drake‘s rank.
In an interview with Art Of Dialogue, the pioneering hip hop artist admitted that he tried to dislike some of Drake’s music, but ended up admitting he is a talented writer.
He spoke about the overuse of the phrase, “greatest of all-time,” gets overlooked with comparing generations and used the constant LeBron James and Michael Jordan debate.
He believes neither of those NBA greats should be considered the GOAT when Wilt Chamberlain dominated the league. The iconic rapper then stated the difference with sports and hip hop is that he can still go against the current greats, while retired legendary basketball players can’t do the same.
MORE ABOUT THE LEGEND MELLE MEL
Melle Mel has been recognized as one of the pioneers of hip-hop, and he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five in 2007. He continues to perform and record music, and is considered a respected elder statesman of hip-hop.
Melle Mel is best known for being a founding member of the pioneering hip-hop group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. The group’s 1982 hit song “The Message,” which was co-written by Melle Mel, is considered one of the most influential and socially conscious hip-hop songs of all time. Melle Mel’s lyrics on the song addressed issues such as poverty, violence, and social inequality, and helped to establish hip-hop as a vehicle for political and social commentary.
In addition to “The Message,” Melle Mel contributed to several other songs by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, including “White Lines (Don’t Do It),” “Freedom,” and “Beat Street Breakdown.” He also released several solo albums, including “Melle Mel & the Furious Five: Grandmaster Flash Presents” and “M3 – The New Message.”