Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Supa's In Love...

(Caption: Yo, Supa! Get at us, girl...)

BOTH of Supa's fantasy hip-hop husbands doing a collabo???!! Oooohhhhh SHIT. Excuse me, I think I just had an orgasm... meanwhile, READ.

Meeting of the Kings: Go here to read entire interview. (ooooooohhhh!)

MTV: This is really monumental to have both of you guys here at the same time. Nas, do you remember when you first heard Rakim?

Nas: I never heard a flow like his. You had a lot of dudes screaming in the mic [at the time]. So when he came, total opposite of that, it made everybody freeze. The way he flowed, it was like an added instrument inside the music. Then, what he's saying on top of that, it had never been done before ... I wanted to know, when I started [rapping], "What would Rakim think of my joint?"

Rakim: On my way here, I was thinking me and Nas got a lot in common. His pops was a jazz player, my moms was a jazz singer. That jazz influence, coming up, gave us a deeper responsibility or a deeper route that we were trying to take to try to get that poetry across.

MTV: Another parallel is the first albums: Both of your first albums totally changed rap. We did "The Greatest Hip-Hop Albums of All Time" last year and Paid in Full and Illmatic were ranked #1 and #2. Those two albums really changed the game lyrically, musically and spiritually. Rakim, did it feel that way at the time?

Rakim: Nah. Not at all, bruh. The first album that we did, we just wanted to make a good hip-hop album. I never sat down and tried to write a single or reach for anything. At the end of the day, we sat down and picked a single.

More: Nas/Rakim collabo in the works

Bonus: MTV's Top Ten Greatest Emcee's of All Time list:

10. LL Cool J
9. Eminem
8. Ice Cube
7. Big Daddy Kane
6. KRS-One
5. Nas
4. Rakim
3. Notorious B.I.G.
2. Tupac
1. Jay-Z

Rakim is listed as #4?? The fuck outta here!!! Happy Hip-Hop Wednesday.....


Cocoa Girl said...

I agree with #1 and #2, but I do not know about the order.

Pac was on some serious another world sh!t. Jay was always, hot, tho. His metaphors and similies are among the wittiest ever...

"...she said 'I love ya necklace,' started relaxing. Now, that's what the f#ck I call a chain reaction."

Supa said...

awww check you out, Cocoa!

Ya'll already know, I'd NEVA put Jay at #1. Dope rhymes, witty, whatever - I CANNOT STAND THE SOUND OF HIS VOICE.

It's got a bitch-like quality that overrides anything genius he might have to say....

So sue me.

I like those silky-ass voices with some BASS & texture, a la Rakim, Nas, Pac, etc.

Knockout Zed said...

If one more group of muthafuckas ranks Biggie and Pac (especially Pac) as some of the best every, they gettin' hemmed up.

How is KRS-One below Pac? How is Rakim below anybody? How is Cube above Eminem? What the fuck?


P said...


Could y'all stop feenin over my man Rakim, please?

Cocoa Girl said...

Dat's Supa, P. She is all up on it. He was hot, tho. Just a little before my time...

Sorry, Zeddie, but Eminem shouldn't even be on that list. Betta be proud for diversity efforts...

Supa said...

I'll stomp a b*tch over Rakim!

Supa said...

Look: I'll stomp a b*tch over Rakim!

dpm said...

As much as like Jay-Z he musta paid somebody to put him at #1.
No fucking doubt Pac is #1:

"I ain't a killa but don't push me
Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin pu$$y
Picture paragraphs unloaded,
wise words being quoted,
Peep the weakness in the rap game is shorted.
Bow down..."

As for the rest, I could give a damn. It's all a scramble for crumbs. They're all "nice" and I got an opinion about each and every one of them... But who deosn't.

However, the Pac thing is factual!

P said...

@ Sup:

Don't trip. I'll take ya!

(Meet me behind the tetherball court after school)

"N" Search of Ecstasy said...

Wassup Supa!

I personally think that KRS-One should have been a wee bit closer to the top. I don't agree with Jay-Z being #1 either.

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Miss Ahmad said...

I would slide Biggie Closer to the top, but then again his game was cut short. Hailing from the Eastern region of Oakland, I gotta give it to my boy Pac, but Jigger, or
J-Hovah or whatever he calls himself parlayed his career into an undisputed empire. He gets props for that.

About Rakim! The Illest, I can tell you which sweat suit I wore to see him in concert.

About Nas he killed it with Ether! If my cousin hadn't already named her son Nasir, that would be my unborn son's name cuz it's the masculine of Nisa!

I over posted, sorry, getting hyped thinking about having ya'll over this weekend!

Knockout Zed said...

I'll say this shit over and over until somebody hears me: Ice Cube employed his "cousin" Del The Funkee Homosapien as his ghostwriter for his first 3 solo albums. He shouldn't be on the list.

Fuck diversity. I don't like white people (sorry, white people!), but I know lyricism and flow. Eminem not only belongs, he'd hurt a lot of emcees' feelings above him on that list.


Free said...

Tupac isn't #1???? The fuck outta here!!!! You know I'm mad.

Supa said...

I don't know about ya'll, but best "lyricist" and best "MC" aren't synonomous in my book.

Eminem is a phat lyricist. But MC? NAH.

RAKIM will always hold that title in my eyes, hands down!! PAC, NAS, BIGGIE, KANE, KRS-ONE, top five.

I love me some Cube, but I'm surprised he even made the list. Folks be sleepin' on RAS KASS, too...


Knockout Zed said...

The new math:
IMHO, Lyricism + Flow = Emcee.

Flow - Lyricism = Treach

Lyricism - Flow = Tupac

Supa said...

What u got against PAC, Zeddie??

obifromsouthlondon said...

no doubt! the best emcees always get recognised, f**k studio gangstas.

you know what i put very little value on the list cos each emcee on it has got their own unique rhyme style and flow.

my #1?

Nas any day. just for dropping that tune "one love" on illmatic.

don't think tupac should have made the list. but then again i hate lists ...

Knockout Zed said...

Being a 'Pac fan ain't eaaaaaaazzzzaaaaaayyyyy,
The way he stretched out words wuz cheeeeeeezzzzzzaaaaaayyyyy!

That ain't flow, that filling up bar with nonsense. I'm not saying he wasn't talented, I just don't think he was much of an MC.

Very good actor, very believable. Even made people believe he wasn't acting when he was. Helped to create a murderous environment in hip-hop. Biggie, too. When two cats beef in hip-hop, it's expected that one of 'em gotta go these days.


nikki said...

the list is immediately invalidated with jay-z at number one.

Miz JJ said...

I love Nas. He should be higher on the list.

Cocoa Girl said...

Obie -

You betta be glad that I don't know where you live.

Supa said...

To Cocoa & All: I too am shocked & disappointed at the number of PAC haterz in our midst!!

Tupac Amaru Shakur was a prophet!!! His style was his own..he was a visionary. A poet. A rebel. An activist. A revolutionary mind. If he delivered a "chee-say" verse or two (ZED!), so what. I've always felt he was the reincarnation on some Nat Turner/El-Hajj Malik/Marcus Garvey/Robert Nesta type shit. His spirit is missed. And now we got Fiddy.

Hate to get all extra about it, but Pac represents a lot to me, both personally, creatively, socially...


I'm done.

The Phoenix aka ThatGirlTam said...

Ok...so what about this male roommate?? Forget all that other shit!

Miss P AKA Her Royal Cliqueness said...

mmm, mmm, mmm Rakim is coming back?! That nig could flow about how to cook boxed macaroni and cheese and I'd cop that ish.

As far as that list goes - I'm sick of Marshall Mathers being cited as the greatest anything related to Hip Hop. Some of his stuff I bop my head to - but greatest?! Please!

Now back to the real rappers - come on Rakim, we're waiting!

dpm said...

Survey says......

Pac (blessed be him name) is ace number one! And he continues to be the most influential/respected/revered rapper of all time.

Any argument contrary to the above is merely a futile opinion.

"...I am losin' my religion
and I'm vicious on these stool pigeons
you might be deep in this game
but you got some rules missin..."

Supa said...

@ Phoenix: I'll see your ass on Sat.!!!