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Old 08-03-2008, 06:59 PM   #16
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I like Kanye West but he is not my favorite rapper and lets be real.....hands down...Kanye West is the man of the decade 2000 - 2010

Kanye has had back to back banging albums and its a given that his next album will be fire so as we get ready to go into the next decade it would seem as Kanye has been the most dominant force this decade. Not one other person has been able to put out 3 bangers in a row like Kanye. He gave Alicia Keys a classic hit with "You Don't Know My name" and he ressurected Commons career.

It ain't 50 cuz the fans obviously love Kanye more


It aint Nas or Scarface cuz even tho they have had quality releases this decade they haven't had the same popularity as they did in the 90's.


It aint Em or Busta cuz they both fell off


It aint Lil Wayne cuz he was wack for the first part of this decade



Kanye's debut wasn't 2004 it was 2001 when Jay dropped Blueprint......without Kanye (Takeover, Izzo, Ain't No Love, Never change, Blueprint ) Blueprint wouldn't be what it is. Take "Lucifer" and "Encore" out of "The Black Album" and u have a 3 mic album. Plus Jay's presence in todays Hip Hop seems more forced then given. Jay's had some duds this decade while Kanye not only had back to back bangers but he made Commons "Be" album a banger just off of beats alone so thats where Kanye outdoes Jay.

He's made bangers for your favorite rapper: Luda, "Stand up"....Scarface "Guess Who's Back"

Twista "Overnight Celebrity"..The Game "Dreams" ...Nas "We major" and countless others...so in a way even when we wasn't doing him he was blessing others and thats what makes Kanye man of the decade.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:20 PM   #17
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Andre 3000

I guess we have to give a reasoning too. I'll just write some lines / verses from recent songs and let you see:

I said, "what time you get off?"
She said, "when you get me off"
I kinda laughed but it turned into a cough
Because I swallowed down the wrong pipe
Whatever that mean, you know old people say it so it sounds right
So I'm standing there embarassed, if we were both in pairs
I would have grabbed her by the waist and kissed her, but
We in the middle of whole foods, and those foods
Ain't supposed to beef, but you'd think we hated tofu
Check-in line got rowdy, my vision got cloudy
I started seeing some circles like some audi
Emblem, I'm hearing them say, come on man
Do this own your own time, get the hell on, man
I walked out, hm, I got bout
Half-way to my car when I heard shorty shout
"3000, forgot your credit card, smart move
By the way, my little sister loves your cartoon"
Well, here's my name and numb
If I ain't the one, lose it, if I am, use it
If a man chooses, and he can, do's it
And he don't, don't take it personal, he might be might be swamped
With making mozarella - no, making worlds bettter
Cheese will come, believe me I'm, never focussed on the cash
Ask Mel Gibson, Jesus Christ, I'm bout the pass...
-You remix

Ain't a hood ni**a but a ni**a form the hood,
see momma stayed on me so I turned out pretty good,
But If you want to try sucka now we can do this,
haha sleep, it's Tylenol PM if I pull this
sh sh sh sheep, count em for the rest of your life,
ya ya your partner got away but now he vegetable like
-Throw Some D's remix

So I'm watchin' her fine ass
Walk to my bedroom, and thought to myself
That's the shape of things to come
She said, "Why you in the club, and you don't make it precipitate?
You know, make it rain when you can make it thunderstorm"
I'm like, "Why? "
The world needs sun
The hood needs funds
There's a war going on and half the battle is guns
How dare I throw it on the floor
When people are poor
So I write like Edgar Allen to restore, got a cord
Umbilical attached to a place that can't afford
No landscaping, Or window draping
This old lady told me,
"If I ain't got nothin' good, say nathing"
That's why I don't talk much
I swear it don't cost much, to pay attention to me
I tell like it is, and I tell it how it could be
The hood be
Requesting my services, Oh don't get nervous it's
Step yo game up time, These ain't them same old rhymes
Designed to have you dancin' in some club
****** write to me
Woman be up in they tub
Exfoliating with hey pom poms
Yellin' "GO 3000! "
I'm in my whatever bumpin' wale
A 100 miles and
Runnin' Runnin' Runnin' Runnin'
Summon
Woman
Come in
Sit down, heard you need some plumbing
Done and
I'm in
A swell mood
A rather swoll mood
Until she told me that she told dude
That's she'll be back, she's going to the store
I didn't know she had a boyfriend, so the door
I pointed her too
I said, "Call me when ya'll break up
I don't **** nobody *****"
And never only Jacob, know what time it is
***** just tryin' to live
Like a ***** suppose to live
If I still drink that malt liquor
I pour that beer
On the ground for ****** not around
I started out starvin'
Now they got me out here Brett Farve'n
Try'n to see if I still got it... (got it...)
I guess it's like the right thing about it... ('bout it...)
-Da Art of Storytellin pt. 4

So I went hard like Madusa staring at me
I told her lets go, lets blow this lame ***** factory
She said, What type of girl do you think I are
The kind that you meet in a bar
You think you can get whatever you want cuz you some kinda star
No I'm a comet
I just want you woman
Hey, If I were you then It would be me that I go home with
3, the one and only
One thing you ain't considered
I heard you when you told your girl "ooo he can get it"
Admit it
You did it
Lets hop a cab and split it
I'm kiddin
We both going to where you livin
HA, I got you gigglin like I'm piglet
Oh that's the ticket
I hope you are more like anita baker than robin givens
No, I don't know that lady so let me quit it
I'm just style freein, freestylin wit ya'll soundin you
That's just what I'm telling you
Should be in bed with you
Like I've been in jail for two
Years and then they let me loose
- Green Light

True, Andre doesn't have as much material out as guys like Wayne or even Kanye, but I can't remember the last time this guy spit a wack verse. Everything he touches is fire. That can't be said for 99.9% of rappers. Maybe you could say it for Jay, Nas, Budden or Lupe, but none of them are hitting at the % that Andre is. Plus, Andre is on a whole different level musically than any other rapper. Eminem on a good day and Lupe are the only ones touching him lyrically, but I prefer Andre to both (Unless Eminem is on his A game, which hasn't been the case for a few years).

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Old 08-03-2008, 07:35 PM   #18
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So...which one are you voting for?
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:36 PM   #19
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Well, this thread sucks so far.

I'll vote for Joe Budden.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:42 PM   #20
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Andre 3000
this would be my vote, however, he hasn't dropped enough recently for me to proclaim that he's number 1 right now. so with that in mind, i gotta go wit Lupe Fiasco
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:43 PM   #21
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Well, this thread sucks so far.

I'll vote for Joe Budden.


I guess I'm the only explain why.... because you and anybody haven't give an explaintion why rapper is the best rap/hip-hop artist right now. You guys don't know what the **** talking about. This thread is more like "who's your favortive rapper"
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:44 PM   #22
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:48 PM   #23
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I guess I'm the only explain why.... because you and anybody haven't give an explaintion why rapper is the best rap/hip-hop artist right now. You guys don't know what the **** talking about. This thread is more like "who's your favortive rapper"


Since both Mood Muzik 2 & 3 are two of the best mixtapes that I've heard, and Who pt 1, 2, & 3 just shows how talented he really is. But this list really isn't going to work becuase unlike the NBA, there are no meaningful stats(album sales don't count) for music. And right now can be held to different interpretations. Like someone said above that Andre 3k hasn't dropped enough material right now to be considered, but he's been on a few remixes and features that would still put him as one of my top rappers. Joe isn't even my favorite anyways, but I do think he's the most talented doing it right now.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:49 PM   #24
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Just mainstream or anybody?

doesnt matter, because if that person is hot enough then their music has touched enough people to get plenty of votes
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:52 PM   #25
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It's between Budden, 3 Stacks, and Nas.....

I'mma go with Nas since he just dropped a classic.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:53 PM   #26
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:56 PM   #28
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GTFOH

Quote:
[ Tyra ]
Kobe, how many girls have said "I love you?"
Not like 'I love you Kobe!' like a fan
But like, for real, like, baby, marry me
I love you

[ Kobe ]
You're sweet
Once again (Once again)
Flawless (Flawless)
C'mon
Right
Uh, uh huh
Yo, yo, it's like this

Uh, what I live for? Basketball, beats and broads
>From Italy to the US, yes, it's raw
I'ma search for the one that
make my wealth feel poor
Who can ignore the spotlight life of Grandma
My downfall is how I found the
aura, so I searched in
There's plenty of women with sex
appeal when it's filled
Can even complete the package,
all I date is actresses
Can play it safe with them, my money ain't bait
But I must take risks to find a honey that's legit
Whether she push a buck and a six,
bumpin' some mad chips
Out on her own, or live out of moms and pop's home
Watch time, fashion, Adidas attire or Timbo's
I don't know, yo, these women come and go
Like the wind they blow, how do I
know it's you for sure?
When God talk to me, give me a signal
But until then, all my ears hear, just let me flow
C'mon

1- [ Tyra Banks ]
K-O-B-E, I L-O-V-E you
I believe you are very fine
If you give me one chance, I promise to love you
And be with you forever more

K-O-B-E, I L-O-V-E you
I believe you are very fine
If you give me one chance, I promise to love you
And be with you forever more
[ Find more Lyrics at www.mp3lyrics.org/3AoU ]

[ Kobe ]
Check this out though
Real love last, now do you love me or my cash?
My name, fame, drop top, Benz or the wooden dash?
You know my stash, from Georgie cash
Platinum, US express, no paper cash
Spend it all now, or kiss to be rich cash
Hash, stocks and bonds, laugh when they crash
Are you the type that brag the jewels you flash
The type-type with your ex-man and push his Jag
The type that love no scrubs or pigeons and got mad
The type that can't stand a women with her own cash
You know, like lime, claim she ain't rat
The type that get loud in public,
refrain my hand from a slap
No time for y'all, too busy for y'all
Plenty of dimes turn me on and turn
me off tryin' to show off
Get lost, grow up, real women, roll up
Let yourself go, if you feel this, let me know
C'mon

Repeat 1

[ Tyra ] [ Kobe ]
K-O-B-E, I L-O-V-E you Bounce
wit' me, bounce wit' me
K-O-B-E, I L-O-V-E you Right, right, uh, uh, uh

[ Kobe ]
Think ya eyein' me, all along, I'm eyein' you
The hunter becomes the hunted,
girl, I'm preying on you
Beautiful, the feelings we share are mutual
Passion that's telling me so for us is suitable
Un-controllable desire flows through me
When you say my name, such lust in your slang
No time for games, the games I play, all the same
Can't get witcha, when the door
hitcha, when the Lord splitcha
I figure, hour-glass figures could be dangerous
Cuz if your time runs out, they
frame you for your clout
And having a past, well, I stereotype glass
All dimes ain't money, ass, and
feignin' for a brother's cash
Slash fame, slash power, slash repsect
All of the above, makes me a
supreme threat for scrubs
Love but do you want? One more 'gain, let me know
The words flow, from the bottom of your soul
C'mon

Repeat 1 to fade

[ Kobe ]
It's like that
Right
KB
TB
Flawless
Like that, spit it out

GOAT!
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:57 PM   #29
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New York Comeback/Nas fans, do you really believe that Nas' albums after Illmatic we're very good in the sense that they delivered as much as any body else's albums? Do you believe they are better then Jay-Z's albums?
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:00 PM   #30
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New York Comeback/Nas fans, do you really believe that Nas' albums after Illmatic we're very good in the sense that they delivered as much as any body else's albums? Do you believe they are better then Jay-Z's albums?

How many Nas albums have you listened to?
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