When Hip-Hop fans are asked to name their Top 10 MCs, there are certain names cited consistently–Nas, Tupac, Eminem, Biggie, Jay Z…but, inevitably, there will be artists mentioned that seem like wildcards, too. However, when close attention is paid, it becomes apparent these artists’ names also recur. These are MCs like Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Posdnuos, Rah Digga and MF DOOM. These are the favorite MCs of favorite MCs. Yet, in GOAT discussions, they are often lost.
Part 4 of our Finding The GOAT documentary honors those MCs who have earned the respect of critics, peers and fans, alike, but for whom widespread commercial success has been elusive. The spotlight may not have shone as brightly on them, but, when it comes to MC’ing, there are no brighter stars.