Who was the better rapper-producer: Pete Rock, DJ Quik, Eric Sermon, RZA, Jermaine Dupri, or Timberland?
1) Pete Rock (formerly of Pete Rock & CL Smooth),
2) DJ Quik (one of the first major rappers to come out on Compton, California, along w/ Eazy-E and M.C. Eiht),
3) Eric Sermon( formed EPMD w/ Parish Smith/PMD)
4) RZA (of Wu Tang Clan),
5) Jermaine Dupri (CEO of SoSo Def Records),
6) Timberland (one of the first rappers to come out of the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth,and Richmond, Virgina area along w/ Skillz, Magoo, Missy Elliot, The Clipse:Malice & Pusha T and Pharrell Williams),
When comparing these six, I talking about longevity, innovation and wide range of lyrical content.
I mean if you had one of these artist(s) to produce your album, if you were a Pop, R&B, of Hip-Hop Artist, which one of these six would it be and why???