Re: WF GOAT Rapper Tournament Round 1
Jam Master Jay, DJ Yella and Kool Herc did a lot for hip hop, so they should be on a best rapper list, too? More deserving is fair, a lot of guys on the list aren't my top picks, but you can't throw DJs and producers into it like that. Dre would get a lot more votes in that case.
Underground rappers may be 'better' than some mainstream guys, but if most people don't know them, they won't get voted into something like this. pageninetynine are one of my favourite bands, but they wouldn't get voted into a top rock list, even if they deserved it, because they simply didn't have that mainstream impact. It's the same when you're comparing Celph to Andre 3000, who is excellent but has the advantage of being a massive name who was on many acclaimed albums.
Just how it goes with these things, no need to get mad at it or try and show you're a more knowledgeable head.