Hmm some interesting posts after I posted.
Blankman, I agree MOSH was a political song and the song about michael jackson was for the MTV folk, but how good were his songs that he said practically nothing in? No one can flow like he can, although Busta Rhymes was actually pretty decent at an eminem like flow. Crazy In Love, Like Toy Soldiers, Evil Deeds, Forgot my Name, My first single, those were all great songs. Hate to disagree but that was a very good album, not the Marshall Mathers LP, but still very good.
Now, onto another list:
Pedantic wrote: LBJackal wrote:
domination wrote:from the uk, the streets.
They're pretty good. I like Eminem, Dre, Snoop (before this new crap with the "soulful" garbage singers like Pharrell and whoever else he sings with), Ludacris, Jay-Z, Styles of Beyond (Small band from Cali, doubt anyones heard of them), Royce 5'9, Busta Rhymes. Probably more, but that's all I can think of. 50 Cent, Nelly, and Chingy make me sick....
Ugh, I hate The Streets. Just thinking about them makes me want to hurl. They're like soccer-ized Eminem. I agree that 50 Cent is crap though. Anything G-Unit should be put out their misery. Eminem makes me feel like pulling my hair out. I hate Kanye West, too. Any artist from St. Louis should die. If I see Pharrell in another video, I will stab the TV with a butterknife.
Some of my favorites:
A-Town: Ludacris (IMO, one of the more creative artists today -- he's at least good for a couple laughs every song), Outkast, Lil Jon and Trillville (for those times you need to get some crunk in your system)
Houston: Slim Thug (not all Houston rappers suck)
Cashville: Young Buck
NO: Lil' Wayne and the rest of the Cash Money clique, and, yes, even some Master P
MIA: Trick Daddy
Chi-Town: Twista (the evil rap imp)
QB: Mobb Deep and Nas
Staten Island: Wu Tang Clan
BX: Terror Squad
BK: Fabolous, Jay-Z (some)
Yonkers: Jadakiss, DMX's early, angst-filled stuff (before he ran out of stuff to rap about)
Oakland: Tupac (some anyway)
South-Central: Kurupt, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Westside Connection
Obviously I love Eminem so I'd have to say if you dont like him there's no way to change that. I like 50's debut album but don't care for G-Unit so we pretty much agree
A-Town- Ludacris- I'll take it he's acceptable. Outkast has maybe the most original sound. Lil John doesnot rap as I'm sure you know, he's the hype man and he does a good job.
Slim Thug- nothing special, wouldn't buy his album.
Mobb Deep for some reason isn't really me, but NAS
Wu Tang- good stuff
NO and the cash money.
They are eye candy rappers, I hear the samething about how much money and cars they have although I do like Manny Fresh as a producer, good beats for party music but cash money is just no good.
Terror Squad- Not even near the level with out Pun, they fought with eminem and as expected, lost.
Cam'ron- kind of an acquired taste, I dont like his new song shake but he's ok in my book.
Yonkers- Being from New Rochelle I'm literally three towns over. I loved DMX growing up and Jadakiss' new album was very good.
Not a fan of south central though, sorry.
Those are just my opinions not facts of course, feel free to debate. Kanye is a better producer as is Pharell, I agree there. I liked Joe Budden but haven't heard anything from him recently. I can't stand much of Ja rule anymore I didn't even love I'm from New York like everyone else did.