With ‘Top 5’ in theaters, Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson decided to bring back a popular debate about the Top 5 rappers of all time. Rock and Dawson brought out the best in hip hop media to rank the greatest rappers alive. The panel consisted of Editor-at-Large of Life + Times Shaheem Reid, Miss Info, Jayson Rodriguez of REVOLT, Editor In Chief of RESPECT Magazine Datwon Thomas, and Ed Lover, and was moderated by Power 105.1’s Angie Martinez.
The group discussed their thoughts on their top five MC’s. Some of the artists that were discussed include Nas, Rakim, Biggie Smalls, and more. Chris Rock listed LL Cool J fifth, Ice Cube fourth, Scarface third, Kanye West second and Jay Z first.
“Jay Z is the best rapper to ever live,” said Rock. ” He’s the Pete Rose of rap. He has the most hits.”
Catch Top 5 in theaters everywhere now and watch the roundtable discussion here.