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Big ups to DJ Drama. We just had the homie in NYC the last few days. Look for something major from Drama and not one, but two of your favorite New York City rhyme murderers.

Last week, one of the Big Apple's most legendary MCs, Rakim, performed a gaggle of material from his new LP, The Seventh Seal, as well as his classics. Backstage, Ra sat down and reflected on our upcoming Hottest MCs in the Game list. (The 2009 Hottest MCs in the Game list has been rescheduled for October so you, the fans, can have a seat at the table! The readers' poll now closes September 21. Head here for more info and voting information.) Rakim was voted on our Greatest MCs of All-Time list a few years back, and when looking at who's hot right now, the first name he says is another G.O.A.T.: Jay-Z.

"You gotta give it up to Jay. He's holding New York right now," Rakim said. "You have brothers like Fabolous that's holding New York right now. Rap is spread out right now. It's like the NFL last year. A lot of the teams we thought was going to the Super Bowl last year didn't make it. You have young teams that people sleeping on in the playoffs. It's the same thing in rap. New brothers is sprouting out. It's crazy. From Drake to you name it. I'm a fan of hip-hop as well. I like everybody who keeps the game on their toes and keep it pushing."

Rakim said he's a huge fan of 50 Cent's song "OK, Alright," and he co-signed another New York thumper: Jadakiss.

"Jada, he's the definition of the streets," the legendary MC said. "Jada, Styles P, the LOX, period. You throw on one of their joints ... I'm in the whip, I try to keep my cool in the whip. I don't like bouncing around, getting my crazy on, but it's certain joints you gotta wild out. Roll the window down, blast the joints, let it be heard. That's one of them groups that bang it out."
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 11:22:35 AM »
Whether or not you agree with his taste in music, if everyone in rap was like Rakim instead of all the haters then the shit would be in a much better place.
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 11:27:04 AM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life
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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 11:33:26 AM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

sums it up.
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2009, 11:44:39 AM »
Yeah, two dope MC's who can't create an dope album. I haven't heard that new Jada though, how was it?
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 11:51:54 AM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2009, 11:57:00 AM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

But at the same time, its true.

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2009, 11:57:18 AM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

What does TI have to do with his response?
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 11:58:57 AM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

But at the same time, its true.

y'all should check your (hh) history books  ::)
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2009, 11:59:43 AM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

What does TI have to do with his response?

I mean...when your fav.rapper is T.I. you can't say shit about somebody like RAKIM....
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2009, 12:01:45 PM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

What does TI have to do with his response?

nothing, TI has some dope albums.

his last one was just alright, but probably better than any Jada or Fab album lol.
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2009, 12:02:28 PM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

What does TI have to do with his response?

I mean...when your fav.rapper is T.I. you can't say shit about somebody like RAKIM....

He did not say shit about Rakim, he was talking about Fab and Jada.
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2009, 12:04:26 PM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

What does TI have to do with his response?

nothing, TI has some dope albums.

his last one was just alright, but probably better than any Jada or Fab album lol.

Oh I know. I just get a feeling that people do not want Luna to speak his peace because he likes TI? As much music and interviews he does with other people, like his opinion would be biased about everything else.
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2009, 12:05:06 PM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

What does TI have to do with his response?

I mean...when your fav.rapper is T.I. you can't say shit about somebody like RAKIM....

He did not say shit about Rakim, he was talking about Fab and Jada.
good to see a smart person here

and get cha facts right, Scarface is my favorite rapper, not T.I.

Oh and Trap Muzik ranked 97th greatest Hip-Hop album of all time :-*

T.I. Albums >>>>>>> Jada & Fab Albums

Trap Muzik >>>>>>>> Jada & Fab solo careers
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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2009, 12:13:28 PM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life

says the biggest T.I.'s fan  ::)

What does TI have to do with his response?

I mean...when your fav.rapper is T.I. you can't say shit about somebody like RAKIM....

He did not say shit about Rakim, he was talking about Fab and Jada.
good to see a smart person here

and get cha facts right, Scarface is my favorite rapper, not T.I.

Oh and Trap Muzik ranked 97th greatest Hip-Hop album of all time :-*

T.I. Albums >>>>>>> Jada & Fab Albums

Trap Muzik >>>>>>>> Jada & Fab solo careers

no doubt, but on the contraray, if i was making an album & wanted a sick sixteen, i'd hit up Jada or Fab.

but i'll take the discography over a "feature rapper" anyday. 8)

Luna, don't you hate it when people call you out on people who aren't your favorite rapper? lol.
 

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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2009, 12:18:09 PM »
i would want a 16 from fab and jada over TI as well on a guest appearance but as u said, i rather have a better discography and there ain't no argument who has the better disco b/w those 3

lol makes them look dumb cuz i keep saying face is my favorite and the goat imo
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Re: Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2009, 12:25:06 PM »
two great guest appearance rappers who can't make an album to save they life
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009, 01:59:43 PM »
He should mention Jay, Nas, and 50 for their commercial success and, more or less, repping the essence of New York commercial hip-hop.  Jada and Fab's recent efforts have been shit.  Additionally, while Fab is from New York he's always made southern-esque music.  Matter of fact, Cam'Ron's named should've been dropped for Crime Pays; dope, underrated album - even if it is one of his weaker efforts.

Joell Ortiz, Styles P, Lloyd Banks also deserve to get their names dropped from his mouth.
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009, 02:09:11 PM »
He should mention Jay, Nas, and 50 for their commercial success and, more or less, repping the essence of New York commercial hip-hop.  Jada and Fab's recent efforts have been shit.  Additionally, while Fab is from New York he's always made southern-esque music.  Matter of fact, Cam'Ron's named should've been dropped for Crime Pays; dope, underrated album - even if it is one of his weaker efforts.

Joell Ortiz, Styles P, Lloyd Banks also deserve to get their names dropped from his mouth.

Whether they should or not, that is his opinion on what he is feeling right now.
 

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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2009, 02:13:58 PM »
Rakim >>> Jadakiss >>>>>>>>> TI >>> Fab
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2009, 02:17:36 PM »
He should mention Jay, Nas, and 50 for their commercial success and, more or less, repping the essence of New York commercial hip-hop.  Jada and Fab's recent efforts have been shit.  Additionally, while Fab is from New York he's always made southern-esque music.  Matter of fact, Cam'Ron's named should've been dropped for Crime Pays; dope, underrated album - even if it is one of his weaker efforts.

Joell Ortiz, Styles P, Lloyd Banks also deserve to get their names dropped from his mouth.

Whether they should or not, that is his opinion on what he is feeling right now.

Hey, thanks for pointing out the obvious!  Do you have anything else to contribute to this thread than revealing the obvious?
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2009, 02:19:36 PM »
Rakim >>> Jadakiss >>>>>>>>> TI >>> Fab
If we're talking quality of actual albums (which should be most important), Jada is behind T.I.
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2009, 02:24:56 PM »
He should mention Jay, Nas, and 50 for their commercial success and, more or less, repping the essence of New York commercial hip-hop.  Jada and Fab's recent efforts have been shit.  Additionally, while Fab is from New York he's always made southern-esque music.  Matter of fact, Cam'Ron's named should've been dropped for Crime Pays; dope, underrated album - even if it is one of his weaker efforts.

Joell Ortiz, Styles P, Lloyd Banks also deserve to get their names dropped from his mouth.

Whether they should or not, that is his opinion on what he is feeling right now.

Hey, thanks for pointing out the obvious!  Do you have anything else to contribute to this thread than revealing the obvious?

Same could be said for what you wrote!
 

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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2009, 02:33:20 PM »
Okay, now we're both participating in a stupid e-argument.

I'm proving my opinion by reflecting on what he said.  You're providing your opinion on my comment by telling me it's his opinion.  Duh!  Either provide your own opinion on his comment, disagree with me, or don't post.
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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2009, 02:38:48 PM »
Okay, now we're both participating in a stupid e-argument.

I'm proving my opinion by reflecting on what he said.  You're providing your opinion on my comment by telling me it's his opinion.  Duh!  Either provide your own opinion on his comment, disagree with me, or don't post.

Ok I am going to give this a shot.  ;)

Yeah you are right, he should have named alot more MCs like Nas and 50 for their music. Jada and Fab do they thing as well.

But for whatever reason Ra did not name them. Does not mean he forgot about them, he just did not name them. IMO I did not take offense as to who he mentioned.