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"Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop"
Tue Sep-19-17 01:53 PM by Buddy_Gilapagos

  

          

Of all the ways to judge an MC, judging them on their voice seems the most unfair because they really can't control that.

And yet, a dope voice can make a mediocre MC seem great (see Tupac). And their have been some great lyricist whose voices knock them down a notch or two. My vote:

Best Voices in Hip-Hop: Tupac, Biggie, Mos Def

Worst Voices in Hip-Hop: Talib, Chance (at times "Nananana")

Who you got?


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1. Judging voice is waaaaaaaaaaay too subjective. 1. Pac was
Sep 19th 2017
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I forgot DMX and Snoops great voices. Kendricks voice is terrible
Sep 19th 2017
2
Obligatorily cues up *Mostly Tha Voice*
Sep 19th 2017
3
I really like Goldlink's voice
Sep 19th 2017
4
Scarface and using his voice like an instrument helps
Sep 19th 2017
5
The correct answer
Sep 19th 2017
10
slimkidtre & eminem
Sep 19th 2017
6
Guerilla Black
Sep 19th 2017
7
Young Jeezy worst voice ever not debatable
Sep 19th 2017
8
best: big daddy kane, 3k, Meth, Nicki Minaj when she's not
Sep 19th 2017
9
RE: Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop
Sep 19th 2017
11
Shocked to see Kung-Fu Kenny and Raekwon show up on a
Sep 21st 2017
16
Chuck D has to be top 3
Sep 20th 2017
12
I was going to mention him and a Hall of Famer in terms of his voice
Sep 22nd 2017
19
RE: Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop
Sep 20th 2017
13
yup, i'd add Myka9
Sep 21st 2017
15
Eminem and Lil Wayne are the worst
Sep 20th 2017
14
RE: Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop
Sep 22nd 2017
17
Greg Nice!!!! Greg N.I.C.E.!!!!!!! That's a great voice.
Sep 22nd 2017
18
Eazy's distinctive voice was perfect. How does Keith have a bad voice?
Sep 22nd 2017
21
sadat? one of the illest voices to me.
Sep 22nd 2017
23
elucid, chuck d, scarface immedietely came to mind
Sep 22nd 2017
20
Voices to me are like the voice of a great singer
Sep 22nd 2017
22
RE: Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop
Sep 25th 2017
24
my unconventional/unpopular choices...
Sep 26th 2017
25
I forgot NY Female MCs with that throaty ass deep voice like
Jan 04th 2019
26
Chance is the absolute worst voice of all time
Jan 04th 2019
27
There isn't one talented emcee whose voice I don't like
Jan 05th 2019
28

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1. "1. Judging voice is waaaaaaaaaaay too subjective. 1. Pac was"
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great, beyond his voice. It was a combination of everything.

2. It's not just voice, but how they use it, and how they deliver. Perfect example is seeing that certain rappers sound amateur on their old material because they didn't have the confidence yet, and didn't know how to use their voice.

With that....it's hard to really say who has the worst voices. Boosie's voice is squeaky, annoying, and actually funny, but it's perfect with his delivery, and going on top of the beats he uses.

The most distinct ones to me are probably DMX, Snoop, Dre, Kendrick (who used to rap in a low voice), Wayne, and a few others.

For some reason, Fat Joe's voice and overall delivery is one of the few that has just worked for a good 20 years, and never sounds out of place.

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2. "I forgot DMX and Snoops great voices. Kendricks voice is terrible"
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though. I love Kendrick but his voice takes from his greatness. Yes I said it.



>great, beyond his voice. It was a combination of everything.
>
>2. It's not just voice, but how they use it, and how they
>deliver. Perfect example is seeing that certain rappers sound
>amateur on their old material because they didn't have the
>confidence yet, and didn't know how to use their voice.
>
>With that....it's hard to really say who has the worst voices.
>Boosie's voice is squeaky, annoying, and actually funny, but
>it's perfect with his delivery, and going on top of the beats
>he uses.
>
>The most distinct ones to me are probably DMX, Snoop, Dre,
>Kendrick (who used to rap in a low voice), Wayne, and a few
>others.
>
>For some reason, Fat Joe's voice and overall delivery is one
>of the few that has just worked for a good 20 years, and never
>sounds out of place.


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3. "Obligatorily cues up *Mostly Tha Voice* "
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I always thought Kanye had a weak voice. Still do. Arrogance, humor and great beats have carried him though.

Kweli used to annoy me too. That voice + early career squeezing 8 syllables into the space of 5 took a bit away from him, but he's overall a very dope lyricist so not thaaaaat much.
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4. "I really like Goldlink's voice"
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5. "Scarface and using his voice like an instrument helps"
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10. "The correct answer"
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6. "slimkidtre & eminem"
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7. "Guerilla Black"
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8. "Young Jeezy worst voice ever not debatable"
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9. "best: big daddy kane, 3k, Meth, Nicki Minaj when she's not"
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being a baby.

worst: eazy e, tho he used it well. Em, cuz he intentionally doesn't use his regular voice, either whining or screaming too much.

adding black thought for best and jcole when he's not singing.

nah, you trippin

  

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11. "RE: Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop"
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Best: Scarface, The Notorious BIG, Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, pre-Encore Eminem, Pre-Grand Champ DMX, Q Tip, Juicy J, Jadakiss, Ghost

Worst: Talib, Puff, DJ Paul, Kendrick, Ab Soul, Canibus, Young Jeezy, Raekwon

  

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16. "Shocked to see Kung-Fu Kenny and Raekwon show up on a "
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worst voice list


Different strokes I guess

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12. "Chuck D has to be top 3"
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His voice cuts through anything. Considering how loud the Bomb Squad music was it needed to be.

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19. "I was going to mention him and a Hall of Famer in terms of his voice"
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but I wasn't sure if it was appropriate since I wasn't sure if folks from other regions would agree and I was basing my opinion on my East Coast bias.

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13. "RE: Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop"
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Defari and Chali 2na come to mind as very good voices.
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15. "yup, i'd add Myka9"
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14. "Eminem and Lil Wayne are the worst"
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I mean a lot of these new rappers are just as bad or even worse, but I don't even count them or even know half their names. Don't care either.

Best: Chuck D, Nas, Kane, early Snoop, Scarface

  

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17. "RE: Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop"
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Some of the Best:
Rakim, Kane, GURU, Buckshot, Rock, Parrish Smith, Mos Def, Black Thought, Xzibit, Method Man, GZA, Scarface, Ice Cube, DOC, Q-Tip

Some of the Worst:
Sadat X, Keith Murray, Greg Nice, Lil Wayne, Eazy E, 50 Cent, Fabolous

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18. "Greg Nice!!!! Greg N.I.C.E.!!!!!!! That's a great voice. "
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>Some of the Best:
>Rakim, Kane, GURU, Buckshot, Rock, Parrish Smith, Mos Def,
>Black Thought, Xzibit, Method Man, GZA, Scarface, Ice Cube,
>DOC, Q-Tip
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>Some of the Worst:
>Sadat X, Keith Murray, Greg Nice, Lil Wayne, Eazy E, 50 Cent,
>Fabolous


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21. "Eazy's distinctive voice was perfect. How does Keith have a bad voice?"
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Sadat's is dope too

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23. "sadat? one of the illest voices to me."
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20. "elucid, chuck d, scarface immedietely came to mind "
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22. "Voices to me are like the voice of a great singer"
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In that the distinctive trait is more it's uniqueness rather than simply its range or ability to convey an emotion.

Even guys like Lil' Wayne, who may have one of the few voices that I don't like, has an immediately recognizable voice.

But some voices that I do like:

Chuck D, Black Thought, Kendrick (because it's distinctive), GURU (obviously), Grand Puba, Q-Tip, Xzibit, Andre 3K, T-Mo, Dr. Dre, Snoop, RBX, Kurupt, Luda, KRS, Roots Manuva, Pac, Cube, DOC, BIG, Common, Fatlip, Method Man, Ghostface, CL Smooth, LL, Lauryn, Queen Latifah, Ice T, Both MC's from Camp Lo, Mos, Greg Nice, Lupe, Dilla, Pun, Del, Dave from De la, Zach de la Rocha, Royce, Phonte, Freddie Gibbs

  

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24. "RE: Best and Worst Voices in Hip-hop"
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Best: Dr. Dre, GZA, BIG, Nas, KA

Worst: Madlib, El-P, French Montana, Danny Brown, Capadonna

  

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25. "my unconventional/unpopular choices..."
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Fat Joe, Rampage the Last Boyscout, Phil the Agony

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26. "I forgot NY Female MCs with that throaty ass deep voice like"
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Nicky Minaj, Azealia Banks, Lil' Kim and Foxy.

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27. "Chance is the absolute worst voice of all time"
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Best is probably Chuck D

  

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28. "There isn't one talented emcee whose voice I don't like"
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Some have better voices than others, but even guys like Danny Brown, Chance, Eminem, and Kendrick sound great to me when their material is on point.

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