Who do you think the best rapper of all time is?
Whether it's the beat, the raps, the voice or the looks, tell me!
I think you gotta go with Rakim, right? He's got old school roots but his style really set the stage for the next generation of hip-hop. I honestly haven't listened to much of his more recent stuff--I'm talking about the era between Paid in Full and The Master. To someone who doesn't quite know history Rakim may not sound like a big deal. But you have to consider he was a pioneer in his day and nobody sounded like him.
Then again, taking into account beats, raps, voice, looks, I could also make a strong argument for MF Doom.
I like the older rappers as well. Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J... but the best rapper? Who knows. Everyone has their own opinion. Eminem is my current favorite rapper, but then again, he hasn't done much recently that I have listened to.