A couple of weeks ago, BET held a roundtable discussion (the only really note-worthy person in attendance was Jermaine Dupri....take from that what you will) discussing the Top 10 MC's of the 21st Century. The rules, as far as we understood them (can you tell that we didn't actually watch the show?) was to include rappers that started in the last decade, they had to drop an album post-1999, and no groups. This was their list:
2. Lil' Wayne
3. Kanye West
4. 50 Cent
8. Young Jeezy
10. Rick Ross
The UR staff got into a pretty interesting conversation about our own top 10 lists. After a little bit of back + forth, we decided that our list would be:
1. Mos def
Honorable Mention: Little Brother (sadness about the no groups rule)
Cleary, we all felt a bit confined by the rules set forth by BET. In the end, I think we were all comfortable giving Mos the top honors. It is interesting to note that we were a house divided on our stance about Weezy (IMTHATDUDE would rather we included Wayne Brady).
Thoughts? Do you agree or disagree with us? Anyone you would add/take off?