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Old 10-15-2006, 11:46 AM   #31
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I'd still put Nas at the top until he puts out an album I don't love. I would include Jay-Z as well because he is putting out a new album and is one of the best of all time. Rakim hasn't but anything out in forever, so I won't include him, but he is still maybe the best rapper ever. I won't include Lupe because I look at consistancy and longevity even when look at the best rappers out right now. So my list is:

1. Nas
2. Talib Kweli
3. Murs and Aceyalone (tie)
4. Jay-Z
5. Phonte
6. Common and Black Thought (tie)
7. Eminem
8. Xzibit
9. Raekwon and Ghostface (tie)
10. Slug

I couldn't think of less than 10, but I know I am still forgetting someone.

As for the best hottest/new rappers out:

1. Lupe Fiasco
2. The Game
3. Chamillionare
4. Cassidy
5. Jim Jones

And the best underground artists (groups/rappers/producers) out right now:

1. The whole Justus League
2. Mike Shinoda
3. Def Jux and extended network (Blueprint, RJD2, Mr. Lif, Aesop Rock, Murs, Cage, Perceptionists)
4. Okayplayer artists
5. Jean Grae
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