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Top 5 DOA: Jadakiss Names His Top New York MCs

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(AllHipHop News) Recently, Jadakiss shared his list of New York MCs whom he considers to be the best. Before delivering the concise list, the “Y.O.” native contemplated why “Hip Hop is the only genre of music that gets semi-categorized.” To strengthen his point he then added, “Hip Hop is the only genre of music that they break it down by the coast or demographically — West Coast rap; East Coast rap; Down South rap.”

“If I was Kelly Clarkson right here you wouldn’t ask what’s your top five New York country artists,”  he told HipHopDX. Kiss then offered, “They don’t say West Coast country or down south R&B, every other genre just is what it is.” Later he gave this matter-of-fact reply,  “But if you must have [my] top five New York artists it would have to be Biggie, Nas, my brother Styles P, Jay Z and the dog DMX.”

What elements must an MC possess to be considered a Top 5 contender?

  • Isa Ibn Maryam

    Big Pun
    Big L

    • Richie_Ochoa

      Big pun and no Jay Z This seems to be a trendy list ya got here

      • Isa Ibn Maryam

        Actually putting Jay on any list makes it trendy lol.

  • Hakeem


  • SoulFul Epic


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  • hoeyuno

    Way too many for just 5

    Immortal Technique
    Sean P(RIP)
    R.A The Ruggedman
    Slick Rick
    Guru(Not originally from NY though)
    Uncle Murda(Ya’ll will hate but he’s one of the best story tellers in the game)

    • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      you lost me at immortal and uncle muda.

      just stop.


      • hoeyuno

        I Refuse!! What do you listen to?

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Your momma moaning from these back shots.

      • hoeyuno

        Is that a lil wayne record? my mom wouldnt fucc with you internet nerds..

      • hoeyuno

        Uncle Murda-Back on my bullshit

        One of the best mixtapes ive ever downloaded

  • THE_NikiG

    All these lists and Raekwon has yet to be mentioned; interesting…

    • Butch Magnus Milosevic

      or ghostface…

  • Nyga07

    kiss era 5
    big, jay, nas, big L,the wu as one person lol

    the era before his
    rakim, krs, kane, kool g rap, slick rick

    • SBRon

      Not bad…

  • Markus

    All due respect to Jadakiss who’s entitled to his opinion, but you can’t have a Top 5 MC list without Rakim somewhere in there.

    • W.E.B. Du Bois

      wrong , “top” means financial success , which is the reason for getting in the game , along with worldwide fandom – which means Jay , Biggie , and DMX are the only on his list that belong

      • Markus

        You’re an illiterate turd,Gary.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        all you whites the same – without luring babys , can only show you stupid

      • Markus

        Stupid? OK let me help you out with my comment. You’re means I’m directing my towards you and I’m telling you what you are as a person. An is a suffix that usually comes before words that begin with vowels. Illiterate means you go out of your way to create your language and spelling but in the effort to amuse yourself you come off as dumb and incapable of appearing even remotely smart. Turd should be easy to understand since you’re a piece of shit. And finally Gary because you’re an illiterate turd. Hope this helped.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        don’t read long commnents from you white pedofiles – I just stay on the hunt to Catch you near a baby

      • tony battie

        you cant even spell pedophile you ignorant monkey, get your GED and find your father, B

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        you see your mom – she the stanky pedofile assistants that got no complaints about you weezils child porn genre

      • JerZeBoy

        its a questionable answer cause if u are takilng about record sales u are right with those choices but alsp puffy back in the day and master along with Cash money had millions of sales, but definitely aint “lyrical gods”

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        true bout Puffy , forgot about him , Queen LaTeefa too – but Cash money is not NY

      • JerZeBoy

        ohh yeah i 4got just NY my bad


    No complaints here except…. you could replace Style P, with Rakim for sure…..Not that “The Ghost doesn’t do his muthafuckin thing……But he couldn’t argue with being replaced by “The God M.C”….Styles is definitely top 10 without hesitation….


    Rakim, BIG, DMX, Nas, DMX, Jadakiss, Styles, Raekwon, Big Pun, Big L……Top 10 N.Y. spitters

    • Dointer

      G rap?

      • STEPH

        Who would you take off?

      • Dointer

        Thats hard man…..Maybe he is at number 11 because I cant take anyone off that list.

  • Real Talk

    you will never find Fiddy cent on any list

    • The Truth✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      I would put Fiddy over Jada though.

      • Soulrebel1

        Says nobody…

      • The Truth✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Jada ain’t got no dope solo albums says everybody.

      • Soulrebel1

        Kiss of death and kiss the game goodbye…

      • The Truth✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        They were luke warm…

      • Soulrebel1

        50 had one nice album grodt great album.but top NY lyricist na he ain’t even doper then banks…

      • The Truth✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Everyone so quick to knock 50 but he was always bringing his A game when he did songs with Eminem.

      • Soulrebel1

        I like 50 I still got lots of his music now, but when we talkin NY I think about music and lyrics in that case I wouldn’t put 50 top 5 in my opinion AZ better 50 def top 7

      • The Truth✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        50 wouldn’t be in my Top 5 either but I would put him higher than Jadakiss. AZ had the best verse in Illmatic but his catalogue lacks.

  • Obi Won

    They should’ve ask him his top new NY rappers

  • Dointer

    I swear people keep forgetting G rap… Dude was an absolute beast.

    • water_ur_seeds

      And Masta Ace

  • ZUBU

    Rakim Allah, Nas, KRS-1, Jay-Z, DMX…….
    Second Team: BIG, G-Rap, Kiss, Rae/Ghost, Big L…………

  • Ray from Harlem

    Biggie, Nas, AZ, Raekwon, Cormega.

    • Soulrebel1

      Minus cormega

  • El_Gringo

    GFK, Pun, Jigga, Nas, BIG in no particular order

  • Q.

    NY cats are just going to keep naming NY cats…like there were no nasty spitters outside of the East. These Top 5s get broring.

    Q: Who are the illest non-NYC emcees?

    NY rapper: ………

  • JerZeBoy

    Pun,X,Eminem,Andre 3000(but he needs more material, )GZA. no order. was going to add Nas but everyone already did so I wanted to be different lil

    • New York ?

    • Aiden_Abetting

      Eminem lol. That’s Detroit

      • JerZeBoy

        oh shit thats right i forgot just NY lol

  • MadVillain

    no order
    Big L

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  • water_ur_seeds

    Masta Ace
    G Rap
    Big L

  • water_ur_seeds

    Glad DMX is getting props…

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