Big Daddy Kane
In an interview with Vlad TV, the veteran rapper names himself, KRS-1, and Rakim as some of the most influential rappers to touch a microphone, and even shows love to JAY Z, Nas, and Big Pun.
New York has a point, you know.
Although he passed away in 1997, Biggie actually did give an interview where he listed some of his favorite rappers on a scale of 1-10. While he rated the likes of some big names now in the lower end, he did say that Nas, Jeru the Damaja, Guru, and Too $hort all got perfect 10’s.