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50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987 - 2007)

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50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987 - 2007)

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20. Black Thought
Widely lauded for his raw and uncut rhymes--which have taken a political bent lately--Black Thought is, to paraphrase his bandmate ?uestlove, in a league by himself. Bonus kudos for his enthralling live performances.
Best Album: Illadelph Halflife (w/ The Roots) Compare Prices

19. Common
An ingenuous street-corner poet, Common keeps hip-hop's flag flying high with his socially-aware lyrics.
Best Album: Resurrection Compare Prices

18. Lauryn Hill
People always say that the hip-hop of today is devoid of talented female MCs. Maybe it's because the standards established by Lyte, Latifah, and Lauryn, are almost unattainable.
Best Album: The Score(w/ Fugees) Compare Prices

17. GZA / Genius
Metaphor-heavy vignettes, Shaolin Sword-sharp lyrics, smooth flow...GZA is undeniably the most cerebral MC in the Wu family.
Best Album: Liquid Swords Compare Prices

16. Andre 3000
Before he caught the singing bug, Dre helped set OutKast's aesthetic bar so high even OutKast couldn't topple it.
Best Album: Aquemini Compare Prices

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