10 Rappers We're Thankful For
It's Thanksgiving, After All
We're thankful for 2Chainz for giving us phrases to shout for all of 2012. Once 2 Chainz became Tity Boi, it was like the whole block was screaming 2Chaiiiiiiinnnnnz!!!!!! and TRUUUUUUUUU. It became an epidemic, and every person was infected. So thankful, Mr. Chainz, for giving us catch phrase tourettes.
If there is one thing about Chief Keef to be thankful for, it's keeping Hip-Hop scary. It was touch and go for a while there. With rappers wearing tight pants and acting all emo, people started to really relate to the genre/culture. Then along comes Keefer Sutherland to set it back 15 years. Yup, still scary.
We are thankful for Jay-Z discovering the Fountain of Youth. Jay-Z looks 16 years old. He looks so young that when he walks with Diggy Simmons, people say "Oh is this your son?" TO DIGGY! Perhaps it's being the most important man in Hip-Hop that keeps Young Hova so young. Whatever it is, bottle it up and sell it, Jay!
Any time we reach a point of self-loathing, we can think about Gucci Mane and all of a sudden everything seems better. So thank you for that, La Flare. Thank you for making us realize that life could be much worse if it were a continuous Gucci Mane song. You are wise beyond your years and should be a life coach or motivational speaker with your reverse psychology.
Waka Flocka Flame
Waka Flocka Flame has been relatively quite all year, and for that we are thankful. It's sometimes hard to listen to Waka. Okay, it's always hard to listen to Waka. So we're glad that Fozzie Bear kept to himself for the greater part of 2012. You know what that means though? It means he's preparing to really go hard in the paint come 2013. Oh no!
Of all the things about Kendrick Lamar to be thankful for, the main reason is giving us hope for the future generations of Hip-Hop. With music being so all over the place, K-Dot brings it all together. His release of Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City was proof of that. So thanks for the hope, Kendrick Lamar.
We are thankful that Meek Mill never uses his inside voice. Ever. He's always yelling. Always. From Twitter caps and exclamation points to literally screaming on tracks, Meek keeps things loud. While Waka does the same thing, we actually understand the language Meek is speaking, so that puts him in the winners' circle.
See this photo of Game? Well there are a million more like it on Instagram. They are usually in this exact same position - sometimes he's smiling, sometimes he's not. Sometimes he has a beard, sometimes he doesn't. The scenes change like the days, but this pose remains. Thank you for your consistency, Game. And also creating one of the strangest Instagram trends.
Instagram almost replaced Twitter this year if Joe Budden hadn't kept Tweeting. The Slaughterhouse leader makes some of the most flagrant tweets in the world. Perhaps we shouldn't be thanking Joe Budden, though. Twitter should be! We're just playing the messenger.
Kanye West kept Km Kardashian relevant this year. Fans of Dash will be thankful for this, while haters will be brooding in the corner over it. Whatever, though. Thanks, Kanye, for proving you could find someone just like you and make us all tuned in to your relationship. We do not thank you, however, for your acting on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
10 Rappers I am thankful for.
Pharoah Monch,Ludacris,(WC)DubC,T.I.,BustaRhymes,Rick Ross(Except for the fact that He aint who he claims he is he has talent),Ice Cube,Eminem(Lyrical Genious).Denzil Porter (check out "Haymaker" on youtube)Kendrick Lamar.
Also the O.G's of hip hip: Ice T (Gansta rap's beginning),LL Coo J (Best aggression),KRS ONE,(Battle Rapper),Chuck D (Pride and politics)Rakim (Smooth common sense)
Game changers: Tupac ,Biggie Smalls,Jay Z
WTF?: Lil Wayne,Drake,Kanye "jackass' West,Birdman,waka flocka,soulja boy,Mike Jones,MC Hammer
Worthy of note: Young Jeezy,Ace Hood,Meek Mill,Slim Thug,Juicy J
This list is wack and weak who ever made this up should be fired the only one
that I agree with is maybe Jay-Z and then that's even suspect.
Glad to see a lot of people share my thoughts on today's rapper/hip-hop performers. I say performers since they are in no way artistic. My completely subjective list of rappers I'm thankful for: NWA /Easy-E. Ice-T, Ice-Cube, Sir-Mix-A lot, LL Cool J, Dr. DRE, Salt N Pepper, and Eminem..
With only a few exceptions anything past the mid 1990's is just over produced retread being butchered by what ever shiny flavor of the month mouth piece the music industry has propped up for the public to buy. There's only so many ways to say "F the police and "F the Bee outch".
JayZee looks 16 huh? WOW...Then I must look 12...Sorry, JayZee looks 50...and he's not...just because he DRESSES like he's 16 doesn't mean his face or body is equitably endowed.
This has to be one of the worst articles EVER...
To list these CLOWNS is the key...I'm not a RAP fan as such, but if this is the best from this writer's perspective, this writer needs some brain exposure to address lack of use.
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