Royce Da 5’9
Wise Intelligent(Poor Righteous Teachers)
Little Brother(more so Phonte)
Big Boi is the only mainstream person you listed. mf doom and killah priest are also ass…ok i cant really hate on MF Doom i like his songs Rhinestone Cowboy and All Caps
but anyway the point is to discuss mainstream.
Ok…I misread the premise…BUT look again,if you think Big Boi is the only mainstream artist on my list…pathetic.
With that,add Busta Rhymes,Mos Def,and since someone mentioned Sheek…I’ll add Jadakiss as well.
i know who all those people are, but that doesn’t take away from the fact they’re mostly underground emcees. AZ hasn’t been known since he was doing shit with Nas in the 90s although i do like a few songs from him. i guarantee you id have to ask 50 people off the street who Phonte, Black Thought, Jean Grae and Killah Priest were before i got the right answer.
I seriously doubt you’d have to ask 50 people before you found someone who knows of Black Thought…hello,The Roots! And Bun B…come on now.[/quote]
of course theyll know Bun B but the Roots really arent that well known, trust me i know a lot of people who get their hiphop knowledge from MTV and top 40 radio. honestly i think The Roots should be a lot more recognized than they are, even though they arent really my favorite group.