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The Hip Hop “Other Guy” Hall Of Fame

If you’re a fan of hip hop, you know what I’m talking about.  In most rap groups, there’s a stand out emcee who is the face of the franchise, the leader of the team and the straw that stirs the drink.

But we’re not talking about that.

We’re talking about the other guy in the group.  You might call them second bananas or the dude beside the dude, but that really diminishes their role in the group.  A good other guy is at the same time memorable and mutable.  Sometimes he sets it up, sometimes he brings it home, but he’s the thing that brings it all together like Jeff Lebowski’s rug.  They’re a stop above hype men and a step below stars, but they need their own recognition, so I’m opening The Other Guy Hall of Fame today with this inaugural class of inductees.

Willie D

He’s the classic other guy.  He’s got a signature voice and style that makes you want to listen, but not enough personality or individual charisma to keep you hooked.  His verse on “My Mind’s Playin’ Tricks On Me” might have been one of the greatest southern gangsta bars ever had it not been for the fact that he was followed by Bushwick Bill’s. Willie D missed his calling, man.  He should be doing movie trailer voiceovers.

Woulda been the guy, but… Eclipsed by his crew. Bushwick was a crazy midget and Scarface is one of the greatest story telling emcees of all time.  It’s hard  impossible to compete with that.

MC Ren

Here’s a guy with probably one of the hardest deliveries in the history of hip hop.  Ren assaults tracks with raw aggression and a style of rhyming that became the prototype for others like DMX to follow.  And that’s the problem.  That’s all he does.  There’s no finesse.  It’s like they hand him the ball and all he can do is windmill dunks and scowls.

Woulda been the guy, but… The team quit on him. Ice Cube went solo, Dr. Dre teamed up with Snoop and Ren was the odd man out.

Parrish Smith

This is a tough one for me because I’m a huge fan of EPMD, but at the end of the day, it was Erick Sermon’s group.  Parrish Smith suffered from the double barreled flaws of having a monotone delivery combined with a lack of charisma.  On top of that, he got lost on posse cuts and you ain’t the man when you’re getting out-rhymed by Dray and Skoob (liggety look thiggity that up) on your own albums.

Woulda been the guy, but… Hubris and perspective. The Hit Squad got bigger and he got more irrelevant then he made the classic Other Guy mistake of going solo and dissing his old partner.

Crunchy Black

Remember that guy on stage with the 3-6 Mafia during the Oscars back in the day?  His name is Crunchy Black.  That’s all you ever really need to know about him other than the fact that he has the same number of Oscars as Martin Scorsese.

Woulda been the guy but… He’s Crunchy Black and he was lucky to have been along for the ride.

Malik B

He quit The Roots because he liked doing drugs, a lot.  Now he watches The Roots on TV with Jimmy Fallon with the rest of us.  Drugs are bad.

Woulda been the guy but… Drugs.

BG

In 1999, he was Cash Money Records’ secret weapon.  He had the voice, lyrics, and delivery wrapped up in a New Orleans drawl that you might’ve overlooked if you weren’t knee deep in Hot Boys records.  But don’t get it twisted, Juvenile was number one, Lil Wayne was number three and Baby Gangsta B-Geezy was a solid number two.  Don’t believe me?  Pick up “Guerilla Warfare” and listen to Them Boys A War.  BG is one of the best that never was.

Woulda been the guy but… Drugs and a bad record deal.  It’s hard to extricate yourself from a shitty deal and funny money when you can’t stay off that shit long enough to think straight.

DMC

The original second banana.  DMC had all the skills but just wasn’t the guy you tuned in for.  He was the first to learn the MC Ren lesson that you can’t attack every track and he literally lost his voice over it.  But when I was a kid and me and my big brother played rappers up in our room, I didn’t mind being DMC to his Run.

Woulda been the guy but… Nepotism.  When your manager is the brother of a member of the group, his interests are naturally gonna be conflicted.)

Pras

He’s garbage.  He’s only here because of The Score and even then, his best line was introducing Young Zee from The Outsidaz.

Woulda been the guy but… Glaring lack of talent.  Pras is also a charter member of the “Fast Forward Through This Shit” Hall of Fame.

Bun B

Let’s be honest.  Bun B is one of the greatest emcees to touch the mic who, through the curse of bad label deals (thanks, Jive) never made it past dropping hot 16s on everybody else’s shit.  Add to that, his partner was Pimp C (RIP) who was arguably one of the best voices and producers in the game and you can see how his greatness was overshadowed by his partner’s presence.  But don’t get it twisted, Bun can and does stand alone as one of the all time greats, it’s just that his career has moved past that now and he’s a fixure in hip hop culture and not just rap music.

Woulda been the guy but… Lack of exposure.  UGK made some classics, but Pimp C’s incarceration and untimely death stymied any chance they had to blow up.

Big Boi

This is the man who The Other Guy Hall of Fame should be named after.  An emcee who ain’t bad in a group that’s one of the greatest who never disappointed but also never exceeded expectations.  Big Boi will get your attention but in the way that Cheddar Bay Biscuits get your attention at Red Lobster.  Yeah, they good than a muhg, but that’s not what you came for.  3000 is the Walt’s Shrimp of the crew, but you can’t have one without the other, right?

Woulda been the guy but… He got Scottie Pippened.  Individually, he’s great, but without his legendary teammate you just feel like something’s missing.  A Big Boi album is like those Pippen led Bulls teams that were good, but just not memorable.

Corey Richardson

Corey Richardson is originally from Newport News, Virginia currently living in Chicago, Illinois with his wife and two daughters. Ad guy at work, Dad guy in life, and whiskey enthusiast, Corey spends his time crafting words, telling bedtime stories, and working hard at becoming the legend he is in his own mind. You can read his paternal musings at FatherlyNoir.com where he chronicles his life doing battle with all of the women with his last name.

  • wakakaja

    Black Thought is practically the other other guy in the Roots. By choice though, ?uestlove is all over the place and his silhouette is basically the Roots logo at this point.

    • Brooklyn_Bruin

      DWYCK? D nice wasted years carrying Krs?

      Black Thought wasted his career as the front man to the roots. He could have been as big as OC or Jeru…

      Wait a minute, dope mc’s never sell records for rapping…silly me

      • Damon Young

        “Black Thought wasted his career as the front man to the roots. He could have been as big as OC or Jeru…”

        lol, yeah i think black thought is doing pretty well right now

        • Sigma_Since 93

          They probably make more bank doing Jim Fallon than they do making records.

          • miss t-lee

            Well…I think they did pretty good touring all those years, but now to make a salary and not have to deal with road life?
            Can’t blame em.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              Or fight with the record company. I used to hear that they have had drag out fights with the label.

              • miss t-lee

                Oh word? I can believe it.

              • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

                yeah..The Tipping Point almost didn’t happen…..

          • Brooklyn_Bruin

            Mos def, but hip hop is poorer because of it imo. They fought the good fight though.

          • The Roots Picnic:
            First 10 rows of standees are white “bros”

            • Brooklyn_Bruin

              Sadly that’s most of the hip hop from my era

        • Brooklyn_Bruin

          It’s actually hilarious that Jansport version of me would have gotten that Black Thought solo project but now he’d be working at a call center.

      • miss t-lee

        “Big as Jeru”

        Um…I’m assuming this is sarcasm.

        • *rolls on the floor

          • miss t-lee

            I felt like I was in the twilight zone for a second.

      • wakakaja

        He had a solo album in the works. I remember ripping them off Myspace back when Phrenology was out. I was really anticipating it! It got shelved if I recall correctly.

    • What is with the Black Thought slander on VSB? One of the illest ever.

      • Yeah..catch him offstage when he ain’t trynna be safe negro.

      • I know right.

      • panamajackson

        I think Black Thought is boring. However, he’s one of the best technical rappers in the history of music. The man’s skillset is unmatched. And he’s definitely not the “other guy” in the roots. I do think more folks know ?uestlove, but he’s also out there a lot more in every way on social media, etc.

      • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

        For real, there a viable argument for him making a top 5 list and if he’s not in your top 10 list, you smokin’ that good shyt.

    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      Nah fam, you out of bounds there.

  • HouseOfBonnets

    Thursday shenanigans!

    • Ha!

    • Trill Mickelson

      This just made my entire week, no lie.

  • Sigma_Since 93

    My List of “That Dude” in the rap crew

    Sen Dog
    Flava Flav
    Cuban Link
    Anybody in G Unit not named 50 Cent
    Memphis Bleek

    • Cuban Links tried to dirty Mac on Big Pun’s widow right after he passed. And Lloyd Banks had a hot couple years as a solo act.

      • brothaskeeper

        Dang, Cuban Link tried to pull a Big Red?

      • Bobby Womacking is what they call it.

        • miss t-lee

          Bobby really was the OG savage.

          • How you gal, your best friends wife during & after he died.

            • miss t-lee

              The whole family is savages. I’ve read some ish about this brothers too…lol

            • He wore Sam Cook’s suit to Sam Cook’s funeral. Pure d savagery

              • Jennifer

                Damb.

              • oh wow… thats some pure f*ckery right there…

          • Marcus Allen looks up to him.*

            I kind of want to do a bad 80’s style tv movie about OJ and Nicole and do the scene where she picks up the log on the beach and says “This looks like Marcus!” Then do an immediate close up on OJ’s face showing nothing but simmering rage.

            *driftwood

            • miss t-lee

              Good night Wu…lol
              I loved that they touched on that in the OJ doc, however I wanted him to expand the story, because they glossed over that shyt real quick.

    • TeeChantel

      Memphis Bleek was DEFINITELY the other guy. Good choice.

      • Jennifer

        But, he was pretty.

        • TeeChantel

          Don’t get me wrong, Bleek was fine. And I thought he could rap..on some days. Memphis Bleek Is was a good song.

          • Jennifer

            He was definitely the other guy though. No denying that.

          • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

            i had his album. It wasn’t good, but I can’t say why it was bad.

    • Junegirl627

      1. Juelz Santana (you ain’t gotta be good to be the other guy)
      2. spliff star
      3. Magoo (because see #1)

      • Poor Spliff…

        • brothaskeeper

          Right! I can’t name anyone else from Flip Mode except Busta and Spliff.

          • Junegirl627

            Rah Digga!

            • brothaskeeper

              Break fool! You right! *self-punches hole in Black card*

              • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

                It’s ok, Flip Mode is still the sqiddod despite your mistake.

      • TeeChantel

        Loon.
        Mase.
        Basically, everyone that worked with Puff.

      • Magoo had some bops tho, didn’t he?

        • Jennifer

          I liked his voice.

    • Adrienne Johnson

      Beanie Sigel? Freeway?

      • Sigma_Since 93

        If we had to rank the Roc Other Guy status:

        Christion > Rell > Memphis > Freeway > Beans

        • Adrienne Johnson

          Ok, ok I get with that….

        • miss t-lee

          I’m still mad how they dropped the ball on Christion.

          • TeeChantel

            Ooh, Full of Smoke still gets played to this day.

            • miss t-lee

              Yup. The whole album still goes.

          • Christion?
            Howso
            Don’t get me wrong…I rock fulll smoke all morning til my boss shows up

            • miss t-lee

              Um…they had a solid album that went nowhere due to Roc A Fella.

              • Roc roont em.
                Smh

                • miss t-lee

                  I think their second album got shelved, or they got dropped.

                  • They even changed the theme of the video

                    • miss t-lee

                      See…sadness.

              • StillSuga

                Then Allen Anthony (the one dude from the group) did the Alright song that ended up being sampled for Freeway’s Alright song. It was just like a circle of untapped Roc potential.

                • miss t-lee

                  Yup. I remember that.
                  Untapped…for real.

        • Beans can actually spit, though.

      • Brooklyn_Bruin

        Both of them are nice, and shine on their own.

        They’re not Jay though. Heck, Jay ain’t Jay anymore

        • Adrienne Johnson

          You’re right them and about Jay…. That first Freeway album was nice.

    • miss t-lee

      This is a solid list.

    • Flav is an icon in his own right.

      • Val

        Plus he was the hype man. He wasn’t supposed to outshine Chuck.

        • miss t-lee

          Exactly.

        • Bingo!

      • Sigma_Since 93

        For his tomfoolery….not his rappin

        • Go with what you got.

      • Ain’t Flav like…60 now? Lol

    • panamajackson

      Now Sen Dog is the person this list should be named after.

      • miss t-lee

        HAHAHAH! Straight coasting.

    • Tatiana

      Anybody in the St Lunatics not named Nelly

    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      except Flava Flav wasn’t really meant to be a rapper, so no real comparison can be made.

    • grabo2003

      I think only Yayo in G-Unit is the other guy. Rest are good and can hold their ground well. Lost flash drive mixtape is that fire!

  • How did this list miss Phife Dawg? Really dude? He’s the one the Other Guy Hall of Fame should be named for.

    Also, Pras is the only reason Rutgers is attached to a diamond record, so we’ll let his lack of talent slide for that donation paper and ability to get Clef to campus. And Big Boi is an out and proud Libertarian.

    Other than that… You nailed it!

    • Brooklyn_Bruin

      Phife is the first one to come to mind

    • Sigma_Since 93

      Personality wise yes. Rap wise no. Tribe wouldn’t work without Phife.

      • One of my favorite djs…tribute to phife
        http://youtu.be/Zu0NNd-xFXo

      • Brooklyn_Bruin

        Which is why Q Tip has floundered since. Unlike say Cee Lo, who’s sadly done better than the rest of the goodie mob.

        • Jennifer

          Should we add the rest of the Goodie Mob to the list?

    • panamajackson

      I don’t know fam. Folks know Phife. I’d bet money folks can either name everybody in the group or nobody in the group.

    • legitimate_soul

      I can’t even say Phife (blasphemy). Personality-wise, he was (feeling sad, now) cool as fugg. Some had to watch “Beats, Rhymes, and Life” to see it. Plus, “Yo, Phife you got ‘fat’ (PHAT)! Yeah, I know it looks pathetic. Ali Shaheed Muhammad got me doing calisthenics.” Phife could hold his own on his own song on the album: “Butter”.

    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      uhh…on Phife Dawg:

  • Adrienne Johnson

    3-6 has had many, many ‘other guys’ and ‘gals’, mane.

    Crunchy Black is just the lone ranger that out lasted them all, he is to 3-6 as Michelle is to Density’s Child (or is Michelle to Destiny Child as Crunchy Black is to 3-6? Ion know, but hopefully you get it).

    • That him and Martin Scorsese have the same number of Oscars is scary man…

      • Just had a flashback of 3- 6 getting an oscar…

        • brothaskeeper

          It was the Blackest moment in TV history.

        • panamajackson

          That was a high point of that year for me. Cuz it was also the year that Terrence Howard refused to perform the song b/c he felt like it was beneath him at the Oscars. It wasn’t beneath him to do the movie doe.

          • Terrence always acts like he’s on a higher plane. That’s why he got booted off Iron Man.

            • Nik White

              He’s on a higher plane alright but it’s pharmaceutically induced.

              • Jennifer

                He did make a new math. 2+2 = porkchops

          • Jennifer

            I’m glad T. Howard didn’t perform. Still warms my cockles when I think of Academy Award Winning ensemble 3-6 Mafia on stage with Taraji P. (who sang like she thought she may never be on an Oscar stage again), while dancers dressed as pimps and pimp-employees interpretative danced behind them. Best Oscars telecast ever!

        • Val

          Imagine how Bey feels. Lol

          • “Damn…and I can’t get ONE?!”

            • Val

              Exactly. Lol

        • Jennifer

          Yo! They should have won. A few years ago, I watched an interview by this old couple who has won tons of Oscars for songwriting. They talked about how that song was perfect for that moment of the movie. It’s not just about being catchy. That’s what you want a Best Song winner to do – get at the essence of what is happening in the story.

    • miss t-lee

      For real–Koopsta Knicca? La Chat, that white dude. SO, so many.

      • Adrienne Johnson

        But Frayser Boi still around though… And let us not forget about Gansta Boo. She was the real MVP.

        • miss t-lee

          Is he? Wow. Didn’t know that.

          • Adrienne Johnson

            Yeah, he still does shows around town and whatnot.

  • Val

    How does Dr. Dre not make this list? He’s one of the worst rappers ever. It’s painful to listen to him. He has a fake sounding rap voice in the same way Scott Stapp of Creed has a fake singing voice. Dre should only produce, never rap.

    • Dr. Dre also did The Chronic. That keeps him from this list for life.

      • Brooklyn_Bruin

        Yo Dre, stick to producing (c) post Jheri Curl era (?) Ice Cube.

      • Val

        You’re making my point for me, Todd. Snoop totally upstaged Dre on that album. And it was Dre’s album. If Snoop hadn’t been on the album it would have been unbearable to just listen to Dre rap.

        • panamajackson

          You’re smoking good crack right now. The music on that album is some of the best ever in the entire genre. And plus, there were so many rappers on that album. Dre made Snoop sound better. Here’s the proof: once Dre left Death Row, Snoop never souned as good as he did over Dre production. On NAN other album. Shoot, Dre had RBX sounding like an album I should pick up. Dre might not be the best rapper, but’s serviceable and almost everywhere he goes, he’s the most valuable asset to the situation. If Dre got shot in 1987, there’s no Ice Cube, no Snoop, no Eminem, etc.

          • Val

            You are mixing subjects here. You are talking about Dre the producer. And he was and I guess still is one of the best producers of the genre.

            But, I’m talking about rapping Dre. That’s what this post is about, right? I mean no matter how you look at it rap wise Dre was always the other guy.

            When he was in NWA he was the other guy to Eazy’s main guy. And like I said, even on his own album, The Chronic, he was the other guy to Snoop.

            • panamajackson

              See, i dont really agree you can divorce the two. he was never the “rapper” first. he was always a producer first. and his production is too valuable to other guy him in any other category. besides even in THAT, Ren was definitely the other guy.

              • Val

                We have to stick to the rules of the post, PJ.

              • Val

                We have to play by the rules of the post, PJ.

                • panamajackson

                  No.

                  • Michelle

                    Ugh. Behaving like a true Gemini.

    • Dre didn’t write either so that hurt him.

    • A.G.

      I just YouTubed “My Sacrifice.” You’re right; his voice is fake. Time to chill with the Black Keys for the rest of the night.

    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

      Trust but lol @ the fact you had to go to Creed.

    • grabo2003

      Dr. Dre owned the songs even if he did not write them. His rapping ain’t bad either. He mos def cannot be the other guy.

  • Adrienne Johnson

    Where’s C-Murder? Because I swear before baby Jesus, he was a much worse rapper than his big brother and he actually tried to be “about that life”.

    • miss t-lee

      Tried?
      He’s down in Angola for the rest of his life…I don’t think he tried, I think he did…lol

  • Wish Bone from Bone Thugs-n-Harmonyshould be on this list…

    • Junegirl627

      Bone thugs should be renamed them dudes because “i don’t know her” (in my mariah voice). They are the grand daddy of future, panda boy, and drake with all that singing rap. So I’m firing shots all day errrrday!

    • TeeChantel

      Wish Bone held it down for the group though. I would have to go with Flesh N Bone.

    • Nik White

      I don’t know one from another and I watched Unsung.

      • Trill Mickelson

        No bull, I named them all based on whatever hair they had in the “1st of the Month” video. Wish Bone was “Fro.” I don’t remember what I called the others. It wasn’t until years later I actually learned their names.

    • First, because IT’S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH! SO CASH YOUR CHECKS AND GET ON!

  • I don’t see how Bun B is a “second banana” but I’m not an 80’s baby who grew up during the Golden Years of hip-hop so what do I know lol

    • miss t-lee

      He wasn’t.

    • Brooklyn_Bruin

      Pimp C was the draw. Bun didn’t get nice until the third jive lp, riding dirty.

      Bun actually benefits from being next to colorful but not as lyrically dexterous mc’s.

      • miss t-lee

        Yeah…no.

        • Brooklyn_Bruin

          ^ still bumping “fedz” off of Super Tight.

          Bun ain’t had a legit hit since Pimp’s been gone. He’s better off teaching at Rice after three bricks.

          And I love Bernard!

          • miss t-lee

            Not having a hit since Pimp died doesn’t have anything to do with the “other guy” status.
            So…yeah.

            • Brooklyn_Bruin

              Nobody was checking for Bun until that verse on Murder. Nobody

              • What are you talking about????

                • miss t-lee

                  He’s talking about UGK.

                  • No I know what he’s “talking” about but regionally, I knew who Bun B was before that Murder verse. That being said, my cousin is from Houston so maybe my exposure was more than most….

                    • Brooklyn_Bruin

                      People were aware of him, yes, he just wasn’t that dude.

                      Pimp was that dude. Then out of nowhere Bun drops murder. Go back and listen to Tell me something good or front back and side to side.

                      And even on riding dirty, Pimp C outshines him on Diamonds and Wood

                    • I’ll agree to disagree with you on if he was/wasn’t that dude.

                    • miss t-lee

                      I don’t really argue with folks about UGK anymore. Either you know or your don’t.

                    • Yeah, I think the south in general doesn’t really get much love when it comes to “respect”.

                    • miss t-lee

                      We don’t. Which is why we’re a bit touchy when folks come out the side of their necks trying to tell us how things are/were, when they had no idea.
                      This ain’t ish you can google…lol

                    • Anyone from NY will tell you that the sun only rises and sets on NY artists in hip hop (eye roll)

                    • miss t-lee

                      Exactly.
                      Which is bullsh*t…lol

                    • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

                      Uh. huh….look, we know about all the rest of regional rappers, but yes, the sun rises and sets on hip hop in NYC.

                    • MsSula

                      That’s why you have been cursed with Desiii(how many I’s?)gner. ENjoy!

                    • Here’s a secret: no one cares about how y’all feel. (whispers: it’s all subjective anyway)

                    • AGREED, but that may be my bias speaking

                    • miss t-lee

                      I’m sure it is. But that’s okay!

                    • I’m a proud New Yorker, and knew about UGK before Jay Z…. And got the receipts to back it up.

                    • miss t-lee

                      We’ve discussed this Todd. I know you know.

              • miss t-lee

                BWAHAHAHA

                Ok.
                We knew who UGK was way before Ridin Diry, so…sure.
                …and this is was real time, not years after the fact when everyone else “discovered” them ala Jay Z.

          • Nah homie, i’d have to disagree

      • MsSula

        I will respectfully disagree.

        The more I read folks, the more it seems that UGK is truly a Texan (and by ricochet a southern) thing. Bun B is king in dem streets. If you don’t know, you should ask somebody. He was never a second banana to Pimp C. They have different energies but really not in a leader/non-leader way.

        But what do I know… I don’t claim to be a “hip hop head” whatever that means.

        • Brooklyn_Bruin

          Nope. Ain’t but a few of y’all from Texas, so y’all don’t really know. Pimp C was the heart and soul of UGK and why they got popular in the first place. C was the Dre3000 in that equation and Bun was the Big Boi. Bun will tell you that himself.

          And even when Bun leveled up major in 96 (7 years of them being a group I might add) – UGK went from a Big Boi/Dre situation to a Ghostface/Raekwon situation – where both mc’s were threats.

          When you look at the solo output, C managed to put a few records together before his untimely death – it’s clear that they both needed each other. Bun kept C in check, provided that contrast. C inspired Bun to really go for his. Bun pretty much phones it in on his own material, but shines on everyone else’s.

          *rolls through post in candy red 84 Biarritz with 5th wheel on back*

    • Neither him or Big Boi are anybody’s “other guy”.

      • miss t-lee

        Finally a voice of reason.

        • I actually like Big Boi’s solo stuff.

          • Some.

          • miss t-lee

            His albums have been good.
            I even dig his Big Grams stuff.

            However, I still think he was strongest with Dre.

            • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

              Ah, newsflash y’all, Dre is strongest with HIM TOO.

              • miss t-lee

                Nope.

      • Ok because I thought maybe I was just “too young” for today’s post. Thank you!

      • panamajackson

        I’m gonna disagree here. Look, we all love Big Boi. But he was always a step behind Dre after Southern… On ATLiens, Dre turned into a great rhymer. On Aquemini, Dre became a much better producer though Big wasn’t slummin’. Even on Stankonia, there was just something about a Dre verse that seemed mo’ special. I know some people have tried to convine themselves that Speakerboxx is as good as The Love Below, but if there’s no Love Below, there’s no Grammy for Album of the Year, “The Way You Move” notwithstanding. A Dre verse is not just an event b/c of his reclusivity, it’s also because when he does show up, he shines.

        Big is definitely no slouch, but Dre’s star is and will continue to be much brighter than Big Boi.

        In terms of UGK, we have to remove our southern leanings. Sure we all know and vividly remember “Murder” and realize Bun B might be one of the greates rappers of all time. But Pimp C’s swag carried that group outside of the third coast AND his memorable accent made him the guy everywhere. Bun B is as present as ever and he still doesnt get the respect her deserves.

        • miss t-lee

          I’m not removing shyt…lol

        • Nah. Still not the “other guys”. Admitting that is like saying Rachel Dolezal’s greens taste like your granny’s and that my dear, Panama is pure d communism.

        • Wizznilliam

          Yea. I agree with this. Big Boi was compared to Scottie Pippin. He’s a hall of famer in his own right… But he ain’t no Jordan. Same with Big Boi.. I love him. But without 3 stacks, me being from the mid West, I probably would never have heard of him.

    • Can we talk how Bun had the most courteous bars on Webbie – Gimme that
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDvT9S4IoVc

  • TeeChantel

    What about Silk da Shocker? I haven’t decided if he actually made Master P look good because honey always rapped off beat.

    • miss t-lee

      Silkk was straight nepotism.

      • TeeChantel

        Haha! You are right about that.

        • miss t-lee

          I’m glad P gave his brother a job and all, but dayum…that boy couldn’t rap for shyt.

          • That plus the personality of a loaf of bread.

            • miss t-lee

              He had a personality?
              LOL

              • brothaskeeper

                #coldblodded

              • lmfaoo

      • legitimate_soul

        Right! Turrible! Remember his feature on Mya’s “Moving On”?

        • miss t-lee

          Unfortunately…lol

    • Silk may be the most garbage rapper EVER.

      • TeeChantel

        Straight trash.

        • Make the words rhyme and be on beat. He couldn’t do either of those things.

      • He was the boat anchor of the group…

    • Michelle

      Silkk is the epitome of “it’s not what you know, but who you know”. He was my boo though but his rap skills were Terrible Towel. Lol

      • panamajackson

        You’re saying that, but Silkk had years of folks pretending like he was a thing. He also had hits off the strength of Beats By The Pound. But yes, he was one of the most trash rappers of all time.

        • Michelle

          He was terrible! But I ain’t eem gonna act like “Charge It 2 Da Game” wasn’t…still may be in rotation lol

        • CheGueverraWitBlingOn

          Absolutely.

    • charisma_supreme

      I liked “Let Me Hit It”, but you’re right, Mystikal outshined him on his own track

      • TeeChantel

        I only liked his verse on Montell Jordan’s Let’s Ride. I honestly don’t remember too many Silkk the Shocker songs.

      • Brooklyn_Bruin

        Mystikal and Juvie are slept on despite having hits and being popular.

        • charisma_supreme

          Agree completely. Wonder why, though

          • miss t-lee

            Well…there was that whole rapist jail thing for Mystikal, for one…

            • charisma_supreme

              I forgot about that until you reminded me. Makes no sense. Didnt he blackmail her for top, or something?

              • miss t-lee

                Yup.

    • Animate

      Ha! I was just about to mention him. I was a big Silkk fan back in teh day but he definitely fits the bill here.

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