#1 → DR. DRE
Peak VIBE Era Run: 1993-2003
Certified Banger: "Still D.R.E."-Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg
Power: Never mind Dr. Dre's pioneering impact during rap's breakout years in the late '80s as the chief studio architect of N.W.A. Forget the fact that before it became a regular occurrence in urban music circles, Compton's
Andre Young showed impeccable vision as both a hip-hop and R&B producer (from his game-changing work with Texas rhyme icon D.O.C. to platinum songstress Michel'le).
But along with the more than 100 million sold Dre-orchestrated classics headlined by The Chronic and 2001, the Good Doctor has fostered the careers of a Murderer's Row of music icons and chart-toppers that have included Snoop, Eminem, 50 Cent and the Game. Not even an artistic dry spell and pedestrian buzz from his long-in-the-making Detox can keep Dre from atop his rightful place. G.O.A.T.