Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Hollywood Floss, Delo, Preemo, Tha Centop, Niq, O.N.E., Fat Tony, hasHBrown, Mac and more.
Not Invited: MC Serch, because the weasel goes pop.
This Week's Prompt: With Dirk Nowitzki serving it to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs, everyone has been going all yo-yo with the "Is He The Best Non-Black Basketball Player Ever?" talk. This is the rap version of that conversation: Who is the best non-black rapper of all time?
Hollywood FLOSS: I listen to Bubba Sparxxx's Deliverance LP, Brother Ali and Yelawolf.
Rap Round Table: So which one gets the nod for Second Best?
HF: Bubba, just 'cause I can listen to him more than the others.
Delo: Big Pun. His style was original and his wordplay was huge... no pun intended.
Fat Tony: I think King Slef, aka Sam Terrell from Supreeme, is the best white rapper of all time. He rap real good.
hasHBrown: Big Pun. He had plenty of flow even though he bit Kool G rap's style in my opinion. Honorable mention: Evidence of Dilated Peoples and Bubba Sparxxx.
Mac: I would have to say Big Pun. That nigga was a lyricist, and he had good word play.
Niq, The G.R.I.T. Boys: Big Pun because of his lyrical skill, delivery and flow... then he was a big guy doin' it!
O.N.E.: I'll have to say Fat Joe 'cause of his versatility. He can hop on any track and is one of the top lyricists.
Hollywood FLOSS: ? Wait, we could've picked Pun?
One Hunnidt: Is there any other non-black option besides Big Pun? Em and Pun are the only two even in the convo?
Tha Centop: Big Pun, if you ask me. I feel technique-wise, he was the best.
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Preemo: I only hear music. And we are all children of God. And I haven't heard all the non-black MCs. But if I had to pick, I'd say me.
A.D.D.: C'mon, man. Everybody knows it's the Beastie Boys. Who else keeps the vodka and the mixer between turntables?