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The Masters of the Mic

The Masters of the Mic

The Masters of the Mic. Hip-hop has been around for more than four decades. We have seen some of the greatest emcees ever throughout its history. These rappers have been able to transcend cultural and societal boundaries. All while leaving an indelible mark on music.

Ranking Hip-hop’s Greatest Emcees

The Masters of the Mic.

We have seen some of the greatest emcees ever throughout its history.

First, we must say that ranking the best Emcee is a personal preference.

While I may think Biggie Smalls is the best. Others may disagree by saying Tupac Shakur is the best Emcee.

Nevertheless, we can undoubtedly compile a list of our favorites.

So, let’s do that.

To rank the greatest emcees of all time is a difficult task, but here’s a breakdown of some of the masters of the mic.

Tupac stands out in the crowd; here is why.

  1. Tupac Shakur: Tupac is regarded as one of the greatest emcees ever.
  2. He was known for his emotion-filled lyrics that spoke to the struggles of the black community.
  3. Tupac’s music was not only for entertainment but also as a platform for change.

West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg named Tupac the G.O.A.T.

NME reports Snoop made that declaration during an introduction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Notorious B.I.G: Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G, was a lyrical genius.

Rolling Stone shared what rapper Kendrick Lamar shared about Biggie.

Lamar made a similar claim as Snoop.

But Lamar claims Biggie is the greatest of all time, as stated by Complex.

Some may agree with Lamar.

After all, Biggie was known for his storytelling abilities and ability to paint vivid pictures with his words.

And, as I mentioned, Biggie is high on the list.

Mainly because Biggie was also known for his unique flow and delivery.

Which are still studied by many aspiring emcees today.

That is why we can’t leave Biggie off of this list,

Of course, there is Jay-Z. For one thing, Jay-Z is one of the best-selling musicians of all time.

He has been in the game for over two decades and has continued to produce hit after hit.

Jay-Z’s music is entertaining and socially conscious, with lyrics that address pertinent issues.

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A Look into the Masters of the Mic

There is no way we can forget the veteran rappers in the game.

For example, KRS-One, Rakim, LL Cool J, and Run DMC changed hip-hop culture.

According to Complex, LL Cool J’s song “Radio” was an instant success. It sold over a million copies.

Not to mention, Rakim, KRS-One, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar changed the landscape of hip-hop.

These rappers are known for their lyrical prowess, unique delivery, and ability to tell stories through music.

What makes a great emcee is their ability to connect with their audience.

Their music can evoke emotions, tell stories, and communicate their perspectives.

These masters of the mic have been able to do just that and have left an indelible mark in the music industry.

In conclusion, hip-hop has been blessed with some of the most talented emcees ever.

These rappers have been able to transcend cultural and societal boundaries and have impacted the music industry.

While it is difficult to rank the greatest emcees of all time.

It’s undeniable that their contributions to the genre have been invaluable.

About The Author


Tonya is the Administrator and Senior Writer at Hip Hop News Uncensored. Tonya has nearly 5 years of experience writing 2000 articles. Tonya is a member of a team that is cohesively put together to implement the vision of the CEO and founder, O’God. Tonya brings her knowledge of Hip-Hop Old School. She is a graduate of Richard Stockton University with a BA in Psychology. Tonya graduated from Capella University with a Master of Science in Counseling Studies. Tonya’s broad knowledge of human behavior assists her in approaching many topics within the culture she is writing about. Currently, Tonya is attending Loyola University to achieve Certification in Digital Marketing. Tonya has received SEO beginner’s certification. And, Introduction to Digital Marketing certification.

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