In this month Source Magazine, the power to be took a jab at what they think The Top 50 Lyrical Leaders of all time should look like. Now keep in mind that attempting to come up with such a list in this here Hip Hop game is a challenge within itself, now with that being said I was happy to read that this was by no mean their Hottest Mc’s list cause REAL TALK that list would have needed some major reconstructing done (in my opinion). One key criteria needed for each MC’s on this list was at least 2 LP’s in their respectful careers. Now here’s a quick run down of what their Lyrical Leaders looks like.
1-Rakim, 2-Nas, 3-The Notorious B.I.G., 4-Jay-Z, 5-2 Pac, 6-Eminem, 7-KRS-1, 8-Big Daddy Kane 9-Lauryn Hill, 10-Melle Mel, 11-LL Cool J, 12-Chuck D, 13-Andre 3000,Chuck D, 14-Ice Cube, 15-Slick Rick, 16-Scarface, 17-The D.O.C. 18-Kool G Rap, 19-Big Pun, 20-Q-Tip, 21-Redman, 22-Common, 23-Mos Def, 24-Jadakiss, 25-Queen Latifah, 26-Big L, 27-Pharoahe Monch 28-Talib Kweli, 29-Snoop Dogg, 30-Guru, 31-Kanye West, 32-Gza, 33-Method Man, 34-Black Thought, 35,Bun B, 36-Lil Wayne, 37-Busta Rhymes, 38-Posdnous, 39-Protigy, 40-T.I., 41-Fabolous, 42-Ludacris, 43-DMX, 44-Canibus, 45-Lil Kim, 46-Rick Ross, 47-Styles P, 48-Royce Da 5’9”, 49-Lupe Fasco, 50-50 Cent.