>>359687>Who is the greatest rapper of all time?
Fuck, that's a hard one. Are we talking in terms of technical ability, lyricism, consistencies of quality in discography, influence etc.?
If it's technical ability, I feel like Rakim and Biggie are up there. Their flows are nuts on a lot of their tracks. Would also have to give props to DMX for his unique style, and if we're going into trap or abstract rapping, Lil B has gone through so many styles it's absurd.
For lyricism, I feel like Kendrick Lamar, Black Thought, Tupac, Kool Keith, MF DOOM, and early Nas are up there.
For discography, OutKast, A Tribe Called Quest, Eric B. & Rakim (and Rakim's solo albums) and of course Kanye are contenders.
For sheer influence, you'd have to go decade by decade I think.