Gotta be Nasir Jones.
jeru, guru, bahamdia and black thoughtall three deserve top honors in my book
CL smooth(no one seems to mention him these days), Rakim, Nas,Gza,...hmm still thinking
Rae, Ghost and Method Man.
No doubt, Mef was on fire back then. Pac was the shit of course....
E-40 was my dude until the Hyphy sh!t
Biggie (just coming through), Meth & Nas
Redman was killing the game from his contibutions to Business as Usual in 90 through Muddy Waters in 96.
Big L is my pick. He fuckin killed it on the m.i.c.
Big L, Sadat X, KRS, O.C. & the Ticalian Stallion!
Mr. X to the Z, Xzibit...
X in the early/mid-90's!?!?I'd go with MEF, Sadat, Jeru, Rae, Del and Ed O.G.
Gotta say the mighty KRS-One
Its like youve asked us whos your fav. Mc of all time. early -to-mid 90's=Best Hip Hop Era
Krs one and Chuck D
Snoop all day. Not so much after '94.Fav MC, not necessarily the best.
I'd say Nas / Biggie / Pac
Ice cube,Big daddy Kane,Chuck D,KRS-one,Rakim,CL Smooth.Sorry,it's to hard to pick just one
Is there any question?Biggie Smalls = The IllestI also fuxed heavy [II] with Nasir, Rakim, & Wu-Tang. Jay-Z & The Lox a lil' bit later.
Damn! Forgot Big L, dude was on-point with the lyricism. Honorable mention goes to the other members of D.I.T.C. plus Snoop reppin' the West West y'all!
Its a tie amongst KRS-One, B-Real, and Tupac
west side on you niggaz lol
Snoop Dogg, Method Man, KRS-One, Chuck D, 2Pac, Guru..... ummmm and Black Sheep!
Ice Cube of course. Any other answer is uncivilized.
q-tip, q-tip, q-tip, q-tip, q-tip, q-tip, q-tip
NAS, KOOL G RAP, RAKIM
Damn! And the HHIReaders come out of the woodwork to drop some comments? Where you guys been!?!? :DThis list will help in compiling future 'Archives' releases... :DOrganized rarities for both the OCD and lazy hip hop heads out there! :D
Q-tip??? he aaight but BIG L really really held it down back then!!! my new list shud be...Big L,Canibus(I hate LL for what he did to him), Rebel INS, KURUPT,Ras Kass(Illest westcoast lyricist to me)
Scarface and Mr. Cheeks
^ Agreed. MEF FTW!
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'dre from outkast, and scarface
Lord Have Mercy
prodigy was sick in the mid 90's
Oh shit that's true. Everybody forgot Prodigy. Him and Mef were like every rapper's favorite rapper. Rappers' rappers if you will.
Hammer!!!!! Too legit.
Hammer?!?!!!? No. Guru & KRS!
Plug Wonder Why + Trugoy the Dove= THA GREATEST
Guru, Rakim, Nas, BiG, Common,
i forgot gza and the rest of wu tang actually
Co-sign on what everyone else said
Del, during the Mistadobalina and No Need for Alarm days, was totally unique and killed on the mic.
wow. 54 comments. that's awesome ivan. in the early to mid nineties, my favorite emcee was chris cooper aka super c aka sup aka sup the chemist, sfc represent. then it would drop to peace 586 of freedom of soul fame. and then to lpg and rest of the tunnel rat family. those were the days.
but big l has the voice. big is the legend. but i'm a sucker for jigga.
Shame on y'all. After all the comments, no one's gonna show love for Grand Puba??? Some people for some reason put Sadat X, but no Puba?? C'mon now.
KRS, RAKIM, Latee, BDK, Kool G Rap, Kool Fash, Godfather Don, Grand Puba, and..um..Natural Elements, all of 'em.