With their new movie Top Five hitting theaters this Friday (Dec. 12) the co-stars of the film sat down with some of hip-hop‘s most elite in journalism to add to the always heated argument on rap. Asking the dreaded question, who are the top five rappers in hip-hop – dead or alive – Chris Rock and Rosario Dawson share their top five rappers of all time, with the Voice of New York, Angie Martinez who facilitated the roundtable discussion, along with Ed Lover, Miss Info, Jayson Rodriguez, Datwon Thomas, and Shaheem Reid for Revolt TV.
The 30-minute debate on who’s the greatest of all time included a rapper who almost made the cut on everyone’s list, a group of women, and an extensive list of rappers from BK. Find out who was dubbed the most prolific, the most influential, who Miss Info said taught her about sex, who was named the Scientist with Lyrics, and who Ed Lover said won between the classic rap battle between Jay-Z and Nas. From KRS-One to Kanye West, to The Roots and Rakim, of all of these artists named, who would be in your top five rappers of all time?
Check the video below and weigh in.