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Snow Tha Product, No Slouch Herself, Rates The Best Speed-Rappers

The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email [email protected].

This Week's Rapper: Snow Tha Product

Snow is a very talented, very aggressive rapper who only has oblique ties to Houston. Normally, we reserve this spot for Houstonians only (oh, and T-Pain). But, eh, just watch that video up there. It's pretty clear why we granted her an exception.

This Week's Subject: The current quickest-tongue rappers

Ask A Rapper: Okay, Ms. Snow, in almost all of your videos (songs, rather), you go into speedster mode, atomizing everything. So your task: Name the six best bullet-quick rappers running around. FYI, if the terrible Twista makes your list, we're totally going to edit it out of the interview. Ready? Awesome. Go.

Snow: Well, being that Twista is not allowed on my list, it's kind of hard to name six. But let's see, the ones that come to mind would be Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Yelawolf, Eminem, Tech 9 and Machine Gun Kelly.

I would say Busta and Luda are definitely [my] fave, because rapping fast is not all about just speed. Being able to slow down, and highlight certain words, and then speed up; it's awesome to have control over the beat.

Yelawolf, Machine Gun Kelly, and Tech 9 I like because they use the kicks and bass to highlight their patterns, and managed to do a whole lot with the underground and indie scene.

And Eminem has some awesome patterns as well. He does a lot of three- and four-syllable rhyme schemes, which are awesome.

Stream Snow's Unorthodox 0.5, her new mixtape endorsed by DJ Whoo Kid and Rapid Ric. Follow her on Twitter at @SnowThaProduct.

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