Best Rappers Of All Time Bracket, Nas – “Wave Gods”, Top 1024 Rappers & Best Rap Songs Of Each Year
Everyone has an opinion on who is the G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time) and everyone has a list of their favorite MC’s. Who’s the greatest MC of all time? What does that title really mean? What does it take to become the greatest rapper ever? Times change. Skills fade. New greats emerge; old ones decline. How do you crown one MC the best when there are so many great emcees still working? Instead of compiling a Top 50, Top 100 or Top 200 list as usual, I decided to let you guys vote for your favorites in the biggest Tournament in rap history: A giant bracket with 1024 Rappers.
This is part 3 of the 5 episode series, it covers the Brackets 17 – 24. Part 4 will cover Bracket 25 – 32 & Part 5 will be about the finals.
Part 1: https://youtu.be/4YblBeMuP6w
Part 2: https://youtu.be/9v0Zb70arg8
Part 3: https://youtu.be/tjjXyo9S0-c
What makes a rapper great? There are a number of differing definitions and philosophies. Rapper J. Cole (who finds himself on the Ultimate List below) cites consistency as the most important attribute, and says it’s important to look both for the big humorous “punch” lines and the underlying message of the rapper’s songs. Nas (another MC featured on the list) focuses as well on the meaning of the songs, as well as the scale and ambition of the rapper’s narratives and storytelling. (He has also gone on the record as saying that there is no such thing as the “best rapper” or “Greatest of All Time” – often abbreviated as G.O.A.T.)
Numerous skills and attributes all must come together to make a truly legendary MC. Obviously, a rapper must display a sense of rhythm and an ability to compliment the beat in unpredictable and exciting ways. A gift for lyricism and vocabulary is similarly essential – you can have the flow of the century, but if the words don’t come together to tell a compelling story or present a unique point of view, it’s still not going to translate into a great hip-hop song. But of course there’s also an intangible element that elevates some rappers into the ranks of the greatest of all time. Who are these rappers who stand heads above the competition? You tell us, by voting for your favorites below or making your own list of Top Rappers.
You can check out my personal Top 50 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Dx5I6oSY-U
So these rappers come into mind when the question “who is the best rapper of all time” comes into mind.
0:00 – Intro: Tournament with 1024 Rappers in 32 Brackets & 5 videos
1:29 – Bracket 17: Joe Budden, NLE Choppa, Scarface, Pooh Shiesty, Cochise, Benny, Mach Hommy
9:21 – Bracket 18: Busta Rhymes, Warren G, Havoc, Lil Uzi Vert, Inspectah Deck, The Notorious B.I.G, DaBaby
17:06 – Bracket 19: Missy Elliott, Tom MacDonald, Mase, Chance The Rapper, Joyner Lucas, Pusha T, Lauryn Hill
25:29 – Bracket 20: Lil TJAY, Childish Gambino, KRS-One, Twista, Stormzy, Afu-Ra, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
31:27 – Bracket 21: Prodigy, G-Eazy, Polo G, Danny Brown, Kodak Black, RZA, Jay Electronica
35:46 – Bracket 22: Kool G Rap, Common, Nicki Minaj, Kevin Gates, Redman, Desiigner, Waka Flocka Flame
44:58 – Bracket 23: Too Short, Rick Ross, Lil Mosey, Quavo, Q-Tip, Isaiah Rashad, JPEGMafia
51:25 – Bracket 24: Jeru The Damaja, Denzel Curry, Aesop Rock, SpaceGhostPurpp, Nas, Maxo Kream, D Smoke
Hip-Hop Tournaments Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNxrdTjgEbxz0NegCwvWRaQHifssjZxnX
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Outro (prod. by Phat Crispy): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7wQYIs30Kw
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