Listen, this isn't going to be some long drawn out dissertation. The question of who's the greatest Hip Hop rapper has been asked over and over again. Is it Tupac? Is it Notorious BIG? Is it Jay Z? Is it Nas? NOPE... None of the above! It's that brother from the Windy City, Kanye West!
You read right... Kanye West is the greatest Hip Hop rapper of all time! Kanye understands music. He studied music. Hell he produced beats and lyrics for icons such as Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, John Legend, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, etc!
Kanye West is a musical genius which is probably why the Art Institute of Chicago awarded Mr. West an honorary Doctorate degree!
Of course Tupac and BIG were amazing, but they died in their prime not fully reaching their lyrical potential. Nas is a demigod among rappers, but as Tupac said about Nas, "niggas that don't rhyme right!"
Jay Z is also a demigod among rappers, but lest we forget, Jigga Man once retired from rap and although his comeback was on another level - it was Kanye West who brought the Indian rain that brought Hova back to the game.
Tupac is arguably the greatest "Gangster Rapper", however, Kanye West is the greatest "Hip Hop Rapper". This isn't to take away from Notorious BIG, Nas, Jay Z, etc., but it is to say Mr. West is the best! Click below link:
written by: jim allen