As a result, I’ve finally reached a conclusion on my top 20 emcees of all time to date, as of today, June, 23, 2016, with regards to originality (flow, style, content, etc), cultural influence (legacy longevity), and lyricism (complexity, vocabulary, storytelling, literary devices, and overall impressiveness), as opposed to record sales, categorized into 3 different sections; top 5, top 6-9, and top 10-20, each group in no particular order.
Check it out below, and let me know what you think.
Top 5: 2pac, The Notorious B.I.G., NAS, Eminem, JAY Z
Top 6-9: DMX, Canibus Music, Big Punisher, Big L (rapper)
Top 10-20: Tech N9ne, Immortal Technique, Jus Allah, Sadistik, Aesop Rock, Lil Wayne, Twista, André 3000, Del the Funky Homosapien, Busta Rhymes, NECRO OFFICIAL PAGE