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Thanes1975
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"Who is your "Poster Child MC"...."


  

          

Who is your "Poster Child MC"....what I mean is when you think of Hip Hop and the definition of an MC, who is the example?

LIKE............If you were in a college course called Hip Hop 101: The Essence...they get to the chapter on Mcing...who would it be?

I go with KRS b/c he LOVES the culture, can rap, has flow, has lyrics, stage God, move the crowd, has dope singles and albums. If i got the the chapter on Mcing...I believe his face would be the one I'd expect..


Who is your Poster Child of an MC?

Peace

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J-Live
Apr 09th 2012
1
^^^^^^^^^Cant' Front on this^^^^^^^^^
Apr 10th 2012
26
Black Thought.
Apr 09th 2012
2
RE: Black Thought.
Apr 09th 2012
3
Yea Mos would get a mention from me...
Apr 09th 2012
6
yea, i think Thought is THE prototype *MC*
Apr 09th 2012
10
      Couldn't agree more with everything you just said.
Apr 09th 2012
12
Slick Rick
Apr 09th 2012
4
I like this answer.
Apr 09th 2012
7
Probably Rakim
Apr 09th 2012
5
!!!!!!
Apr 09th 2012
8
RE: Who is your "Poster Child MC"....
Apr 09th 2012
9
Common....
Apr 09th 2012
11
Yea I almost said this same thing...
Apr 09th 2012
13
^^^^^^
Apr 09th 2012
20
      I'm actually still a big fan, too...
Apr 10th 2012
22
      He definitely is...
Apr 10th 2012
23
2 Chainz
Apr 09th 2012
14
is that you 360 flippin' in your avy?
Apr 09th 2012
16
      maybe in 1997
Apr 09th 2012
19
Grand Puba
Apr 09th 2012
15
Nasty
Apr 09th 2012
17
LL COOL J
Apr 09th 2012
18
Andre 3000
Apr 09th 2012
21
KRS One
Apr 10th 2012
24
KRS-1, Black Thought. and Mos Def...
Apr 10th 2012
25
RE: Who is your "Poster Child MC"....
Apr 11th 2012
27

ABROCK33
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1. "J-Live"
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thus begins the phrase mine is better than yours? (huh?)
forced to serve-too broke to by freedom
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HIM
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26. "^^^^^^^^^Cant' Front on this^^^^^^^^^"
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very underrated as far as his overall all around ability.

-dude can rhyme
-dude can produce
-dude can dj
...dude can rhyme and dj for himself at the same time.

and i'm still trying to figure out how his brain decided to develop that masterpiece that is "Them Thats Not".


that being said, i'd still have to go with KRS-1 because of the history.

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Brew
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2. "Black Thought."
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Thanes1975
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3. "RE: Black Thought."
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I dont know much about J Live to be honest. Black Thought is one of the best overall MC's I've ever seen. Mos Def as well.

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Brew
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6. "Yea Mos would get a mention from me..."
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if he had more output.

Thought is just an MC's MC. Takes the art of MCing very seriously and it shows.

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DonWonJusuton
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10. "yea, i think Thought is THE prototype *MC*"
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when i'm thinking of who embodies hip hop... just oozes that shit, i think Mos Def...

i think part of that is cuz it's one thing to have created hip hop as we know it today, like all of those pioneers... and i wouldn't be mad at ppl naming those folks... but to grow up in it and explore different avenues, while still showing respect to the truest forms, i dunno, i think Mos has that down pat...

in terms of straight spitting.. 1 mic, that's all... BT takes it... hearing him rhyme is the most natural sounding shit ever.. it sounds completely effortless and well-constructed at the same time.. i think being the prototype MC can aslo have disadvantages (i.e. can be bland to the untrained ear or to people who don't really look at MCing in *that* way)... but for the enthusiasts, dude is a pleasure to listen to.. i mean, talk about being born to do something.. sheesh..

  

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Brew
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12. "Couldn't agree more with everything you just said."
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Thought just makes emceeing sound so easy. Like he didn't even have to try and he still spit some of the most incredible shit ever. It's uncanny.

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4. "Slick Rick"
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He's the total package IMO. The rhymes, the live performance, the catalog and the look. People can laugh but image is important in this industry. Uncle Ricky is the only nigga from that era that can make a mainstream LP that matters today.

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7. "I like this answer."
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Bumaye
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5. "Probably Rakim"
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I think he's a very accessible persona to a casual listener, there's gonna be a song that the uninitiated can groove to, you can give a sense of history while presenting a modern delivery, and it's easy to show a novice why he's great, on paper or on record.

That said, when I discuss emceeing with my students, I usually use Mos Def's "Speed Law."

  

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8. "!!!!!!"
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>That said, when I discuss emceeing with my students, I usually
>use Mos Def's "Speed Law."

Right?

And have you seen this fan video for that track? It's one of the best youtube videos I ever saw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El1mZpv-V4o

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9. "RE: Who is your "Poster Child MC"...."
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Rakim, KRS One, Nas (illmatic period), Chuck D & Ice Cube, from an old school traditional MC perspective.

  

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11. "Common...."
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from '94-2000


but it's pretty easy to make an argument for hella MC's...

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13. "Yea I almost said this same thing..."
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Common was a beast and the best ever during that time period IMO.

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20. "^^^^^^"
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except I STILL think he's a beast.

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22. "I'm actually still a big fan, too..."
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but I feel those were his best years...

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23. "He definitely is..."
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but still not QUITE as potent as he was in those years. The second verse on Gold tho? Just one of many examples that he can still be top notch when he goes in.

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14. "2 Chainz"
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16. "is that you 360 flippin' in your avy?"
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that foot placement is on some Jeremy Wray type ish...ill.




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19. "maybe in 1997"
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15. "Grand Puba"
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17. "Nasty"
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18. "LL COOL J"
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he could do it all the King of Rap.

mistermaxxx R.Kelly, Michael Jackson,Stevie wonder,Rick James,Marvin Gaye,El Debarge, Barry WHite Lionel RIchie,Isleys EWF,Lady T.,Kid creole and coconuts,the crusaders,kc sunshine band,bee gees,jW,sd,NE,JB

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21. "Andre 3000"
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He's got da art of storytellin' down pat. a must to a true MC

  

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24. "KRS One"
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25. "KRS-1, Black Thought. and Mos Def..."
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KRS 1-
He would be my number 1 pick because he has pretty much spent his entire career carrying the "MC" torch.
Aside from that, he is nice with the pen, nice off the dome and nice on the stage.

Black Thought-
I pick Thought and Mos for all of the same reasons as KRS 1.
KRS only wins because as I alluded to already, he has set himself up to be "THEE" MC.
And I pretty much believe him.





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27. "RE: Who is your "Poster Child MC"...."
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When i think of hip-hop, Rakim and Talib Kweli instantly pops in my head. If I was to teach a hip-hop course, I would heavily quote them.

As well as Black Thought. Somebody said he makes rhyming look so effortless- shit is so true.

Mos Def, Common (1994-2007), Jay Electronica, Lauryn Hill, DJ Premiere (w/ the inclusion of producers)

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