Gotta Respect The History of Hip-Hop

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It's amazing how music can influence us right? Most influential, Pac had a tough life but had everyone behind him yellin "Thug Life!".. Shyt 50 arrived had even had the white boys tryna be gangsta; And now Drizzy showin us a new way to play this rap game up; He proving u don't have to rap about guns, drugs, and violence to get ur damn cake up.. and of course gotta give it to Weezy, nikka stood on top of the game even when he was caged up! Ate rappers up like it was lunch time and don't front, he's the reason when u wrote rhymes u added more punchlines; And i swear out of every rapper, he got the most hatas; Neva complains tho, sure he knows its a part of being famous; And let me tell u sumtin about this next rapper son: He dont gotta be ur number one, but in ur top five dead or alive better be Big Pun. He's a boricua Bronx legend and without a question never be second;I aint lying, being able to spend my adolescence in the essence of his prime was a blessin; Cus he crushed a lot of competitors..No PUN intended.. get it? Yo but without a question the current living king of hip hop is Jay-z; Consistency and one unarguable aspect he holds over all other Mc's? ..Longevity.. shyt he made blueprints to his own destiny; Giving him the crown was almost expected; Like he said, and i agree, "You dont have to like it, but u gotta respect it." But when u think of who's the sickest lyracist, maybe u forgot, but one person comes the closest: Nasty NASDAQ Nas, the Queens-Bridge poet; Who ever went against him he taught them a lesson; Shyt he made the term "He got eithered" a house hold expression; If u think anyone could touch him lyrically I'd call ur ass crazy!.... Well anyone with the exception of one man; They call him Slim Shady; Who else could spit a verse and make u laugh, hit a nerve get u sad, than make almost all of America feel offended or mad; Key word diversity; No threats to him but himself, Eminem, he's his own worst enemy.. literally; He's probably the reason other rappers quit; I mean whether its clowning around, being personal, or battling off the top of the head lets admit he's the shyt! The best at it; And if u still doubting, which i doubt it, or asking "How the hell??" I got two words for you, "Album sales"; But ya know i cant end this without mentioning one more: Big Pa Pa, Brooklyn's finest! The Notorious Biggie Smalls; No one did or does a better job at reppin N.Y. And for that, we New Yorkers will never let his voice dye; No one could match his hustle whether on the mike or on the corner sellin; Cus on the mike, not even Nas could match his ability at story tellin; From one through ten we all know his lyrics and flow is a TEN! Even self proclaimed "Kings" of rap gotta bow down to him; And before i even factor in his wealth, in my opinion one of the most important thing B.I.G did, in some unexplainable way, was... well... he made it beautiful to be yourself. These artists spat there highest, flyest rhymes shyt! next producers signed it, u kno flex bombed it, fans bonded, unfortunately some rappers payed there lives! Im jus paying homage.


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yea i know its type long ; This is based on my opinions so don't get offended lol ..

&&+ Honorable mentions : kanye ; Easy E ; Rakim

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