Rap Round Table: Who is the Best Shit-Talker in Rap Currently?
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Bun B, Slim Thug, medicine Girl, O.N.E., Preemo, Chane, Delo, Chingo Bling, Doughbeezy, Chuckway, Fat Tony, Kyle Hubbard, C-Stone, Roderickvonn, more.
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Not Invited: Kanye West, because he's waaaay to sensitive.
This Week's Prompt: An easy one: Who is the best shit-talker in rap right now?
Slim Thug: Birdman. But he needs to talk more like he used to.
Bun B: I'd say 2 Chainz.
A.D.D.: Aside from myself? You know I gotta fuck with Lil B the Based God.
Kyle Hubbard: When you say shit talker, I assume you mean as they are in the act of rapping and not just general shit talk, i.e. interviews. I'd give it to Royce Da 5'9" with Ludacris as a very close second. Royce's "Second Place" is the "Hey, I'm Better At Rapping Than You Are" rap song of the year.
YS: Birdman. That's what he do; talk shit. You heard him on Drake's album? [laughs] He's been talking shit since the Big Tymers.
Doughbeezy: Killa Kyleon.
Chane: Nothing personal, but I'd have to say directly, [it's] 50 Cent. Indirectly, [it's] Jay-Z.
Delo: Baby [Birdman] of Cash Money.
Chuckway: It's Tre 100 and Killa Kyleon.
Fat Tony: Tyler, the Creator. Heems of Das Racist is pretty ill at it too.
Tha Centop: Um, probably Baby from Cash Money. He just likes to talk and brag.
Roderickvonn: Maybe Tyler, the Creator.
C-Stone: I'd say Game.
Mr. Wired Up (Oh Boy): Lil Wayne.
O.N.E.: The best shit talker in raps is Wayne.
Medicine Girl: Without a shadow of a doubt, Z-Ro. Rap in itself is a shit-talking genre, but he actually addresses the glamourization of it.
DJ Young Samm: Killa Kyleon.
Chingo Bling: 2 Chainz.
Preemo: Cannibus at the moment, for going in on J. Cole.