Originally Posted by Rocky Mark
man I gotta say, I wanted to discuss this for a while now, and this is an argument i'm willing to throw : Ice Cube from 87 to 94 is the greatest rapper ever.. my opinion of course and here's why :
everything he wrote became an instant classic, Straight Outta Compton (although Ren and Doc contributed but Cube wrote the bigger part), Eazy-Duz-It, AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, Death Certificate, The Predator, and to some extent Lethal Injection
5 of the greatest albums in hip hop history and considered classics, hell AmeriKKKa's Most was the album that foreshadowed (and considered an inspiration) the L.A riots in 92
he also is credited for the greatest diss song in rap history (by many fans and critics) which is No Vaseline
it's a shame that people consider the GOATs Biggie and Pac, who both were legendary artists and deep with the lyrics but lets face it, a huge portion of the people calling them the GOATs weren't born or were babies during their primes and assumed they were the greatest just because they got shot
had Ice Cube died in 95 he would've been considered God in many people's eyes
I am very undecided when it comes to the greatest rapper ever but Ice Cube along with Scarface and Rakim are the contenders for me. I would have also had Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap but their number of memorable albums are rather small and don't have the heavy influence of Rakim to make up for it.