I always check up on one of my favourite hiphop website http://allhiphop.com. They always do interviews with hiphop artists. Asking them there top 5 dead or alive hiphop artists. Well here is my mine.
"Run DMC to me are the best ever rap group of all time. I listen to there tracks all the time. They are dope.!
"He has been at the top for how many years now. I think blueprint 3 was a great album and one of his best. Jay Z such a great rapper to me and he has to be in my top 5."
LL Cool J
"This man is a hiphop legend. He made so many albums with def jam and all of them are great. I listen to nearly everyone of ll cool j tracks. I love every single one."
"He is a genuis , he got to be the smartest rapper of all time. He can do anything. I read his book it is great. When Krs One starts rapping there is not many better than him. So he had to be in the list."
"Big L is all I been listen to at the momment, I got his album and his mixtapes. He was so good but it is such a shame that he died. RIP Big L."
Thats my list not in order but their are many over rapper who are close to the list.
The list is just people I been listen to at momment really. As people like Rakim, Nas, Common,Eminem,Dre,Tupac,Biggie Smalls, Dre, Eazy E, Andre 3000 were close. There are still more who I have not said. Its just my five at the momment really. What you think? Do your list if you want to?