As the rapping half of Gang Starr (DJ Premier helmed the duo's production department), Guru played a major role in pumping substance and positivity into the game. Extra credit goes to Baldhead Slick for being one of the premier jazz-rappers.
Best Album: Daily Operation
43. Beanie Sigel
With a distinctive delivery and a well-tested battle acumen, Beans managed to create a unique sound that has critics wondering if there's a special formula in the waters of Philadelphia.
Best Album: The Truth
41. Snoop Dogg
Not too many MCs have been able to create mainstream hits while still keeping it "G". Apart from possessing a smooth, flavor-filled flow, Snoop has also supplied some of the most captivating hooks hip-hop has ever witnessed.
Best Album: Doggystyle