If we're talking hip-hop ikons we have to mention each one of these ikonic and ground-breaking artists.
Miss Ikonic's Top 7: Alive or in Heaven (Rappers) (in no particular order)
- Tupac Shakur
- Biggie Smalls
- Missy Elliot
- Lil Kim
Each one of these artists changed the game as we know it in someway, shape or form, Missy Elliot with her style and experimental sound. Jay-Z with his legendary lyricism, ear for good music and business saavy. DMX with his record-breaking debut albums, personal history and irrefutable unique sound. Eminem for his crazy flows, multi-faceted creative talents and his conspicuously fabled production. Tupac for his riveting-poetic lyricism, culture-shifting content and rambuncios personality. Biggie Smalls, simply because he is the greatest, he fused genres, said what he felt and held nothing back in his short but influential hip-hop career span. Lastly, Lil Kim turned the industry on its' head with Biggie by her side, her raunchy lyricism, provocative style and fearless approach to the entity of hip-hop.
Hip-hop, one of the most foolhardy and controversial music genres, harvests some of the most eminent creatives. Who's your 'Top 7: Alive or in Heaven?'