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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?