Jin – Top 5 (Dead or Alive) Lyrics

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[Refrain x2]
Who's the best emcees, ain't no best
Who's the best who's the best, ain't no best
Who's the best emcees, ain't no best
Top 5 dead or alive, ain't no best

[Verse 1]
It started out with the legendary Kool Herc one of the greats
In 1980 Kurtis Blow hit us with The Breaks
From then it was on
Two years later Melle Mel dropped the Message
Round the same time I was born

Grandmaster caz cold crushin it was evident
Rakim campaign Eric B For President
Straight out the Bronx came the one known as Kris
Boogie Down Productions rappers gettin' dissed

Kane held the throne the streets knew it was his
Ever since they heard him just rhymin' with Biz
Slick Rick took us on Adventures with his bling
Kool Moe Dee told us that Knowledge Is King
Meanwhile LL was Rockin the Bells
Chuck D and Ice T told the cops go to hell
G Rap was Kool RUN was the sire
Sucker MC's I never admire

[Refrain]

Tenth grade I became a hip-hop addict, ass backwards
Copped It Was Written and then Illmatic
Some say Ready To Die was Biggie's best
But then again there's always Life After Death
Way before Dame and Jay changed views and split
On the real 22 2's was my shit
Just when you thought Pac only brought drama
He had joints like Keep Ya Head Up and Dear Mama

Pun did it his way just like Carlito
Big L murdered it on Stretch and Bobbito
My man B put me on to Havoc and P
Infamous will forever be a classic to me
ODB's soul has just entered the buildin'
Puffy is good but Wu Tang is for the children
Scarface ya mind playin tricks just illusions
Pharoah Monch out to Organize the confusion
Tryin' to figure out this fly chick I discovered
At the same time Common said He Used to Love Her

Buckshot with his Camp Click laced up in boots
Big up to Black Thought never forgot his Roots
Keep some Dirty Rotten Scoundrel in my stereo
Can't forget Bustas verse on Scenario
Keith Murray was a lyrical assassin'
When Reggie grabbed the mic it was time for some action
Party anthems Treach rocked without rehearsal
The Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
Blackstar better yet Kweli and Mos
The in and out flow belongs to Jada and the Ghost
Before every X verse you hear the dogs bark
OutKast changed the game, just ask Rosa Parks

[Refrain]

Mic skills ain't got nothin' to do with your gender
Clef's ill but L Boogie was my favorite member
Out the Fugees the tightest to drop
Latifahs the Queen, other chicks are Lyte as rock
Before NWA's family feud
Who kicked that gangsta shit like Eazy E and Cube

But still true lyricists smashin' the cuts
Up verbally like Ras Kass and Kurupt
E-40, Mac Dre holdin' down the bay
Still doin the thizz even though he passed away
Rest in peace it ain't about west or east
Coast beef the media can be a beast

Overnight acts just wanna top the charts
No intentions to contribute to the art
I absolutely refuse to let it fall apart

The Emcee is crafty we here to make our mark
They wanna know

[Refrain]

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