GOAT – Greatest Of All Time

Lets talk props and due credit. Todays word is GOATs. Goats is an old school terminology meaning greatest of all time (for those scrappy buster types that just don’t get it). and everyone has their idea of who the goats are. Some goats rules are more strict than others. The grading curb is always different for different people, but one thing us hip hop cats love is to find out who someone else thinks is the goats and to tell others who we think the goats are so we can talk and argue about it over and over again.

Theres a lot of underground cats out there now and we’ve heard some sick ones, but in general, not excluding the underground cats or the popular cats, Who are you feeling as being above the others? Who are your top 10 greatest alive, and it doesn’t have to be just underground, We’re talking all around emceeing. Who’s got all the elements? Who’s got the flow and skills and keeps your neck movin? I don’t care how old they are, All they have to be is still alive or else me and Audio1’s list would look like, the RIP best list.

I posed the question to Audio1 a couple days ago, “Who is your current goats list?” and we couldn’t come up with enough or we came up with waaay too many. So i’m going to drop it on the readers.

Give us the top 10 of your goats. Imma take those 10 and then level it out and tally it up as to who showed up where and how many and we’re going to come up with the BROKE BBOYS  TOP 10 GOATS and then Imma bug Audio1 to make a “Broke BBoys Top 10 GOATs Mix”…



  2. Most definitely! new west & c.o.b.
    he’s in my top 10 no matter how i try and configure it.

    • NTLEKT
    • July 17th, 2008

    Black Thought
    Rakim Allah
    Mos Def
    Talib Kweli
    Pharoahe Monch
    Killah Priest
    Joell Ortiz

    • DaGAwd
    • July 24th, 2008

    kool g rap
    big l
    masta ace
    ras kass
    lord finesse
    mc ren in his prime
    buckshot in his prime
    an a few more
    marley marl
    ez elpeez.don’t think they make beatz no more
    tone capone
    an a few others

  3. No Big L??

    How come Eminem makes it high in everyone’s lists?

    If we’re going by sales, the please ADD Vanilla Ice to all these greatest of all … nonsense

  4. Em is skilled. don’t hate just because he makes money, though he is extremely annoying due to his popularity and often lacks true content. me and Audio were listening to wake up show when he first showed up and people were like, “who is this guy? he’s a fool! hahahah!” his skills got him where he is today.

    one of the biggest problems with hip hop music and its fanbase today is that we’re a huge group of haters. there judging based on skills and there’s hate based on haterism. good artists get downed because they get some radio play or because more than a few people know about them. check yourself.

    furthermore. no one has mentioned eminem yet and youre here making a big fuss about it. the guy right above you said Big L as his number 2 goat. youre looking kinda off at the mouth here, thats not a good look. i mean, im just saying.

    • keen
    • August 26th, 2008

    cube(minus last 10yrs)

  5. Common Sense
    Black Thought
    Pharoahe Monch
    Jakki The Motamouth (MHz)

  6. Jakki the Motamouth!
    haha i havent heard that name in a while, and then eminem at the bottom, that’s a good look.

    DJ Premier doesn’t count as a rapper, i’m sorry. i love hearing him talk and lecture and get all angry on the mic. but he is not an emcee. he’s a producer and a DJ.

    • Jack
    • September 19th, 2008

    are you people seriously not wanting to admit to yourself eminem is the greatest
    i mean its fine if you dont think the same way i do
    but seriously
    he is in no ones top 10?
    i mean come on

  7. the last guy put him at 10, an understandable spot when you consider that Royce can eat him.

    • Mr. Finley
    • March 9th, 2009

    Lord Finesse
    Craig G
    M.C. Shan
    Kool G Rap
    Masta Ace
    Diamond D
    Big L
    Big Daddy Kane
    Roxanne Shante
    Diamond Shell
    Kool Keith
    Sadat X
    Grand Puba
    Sir. Menelik
    Krs One
    Special Ed
    Milk D
    Chuck D
    Beastie Boys
    Biz Markie
    The Guru
    Group Home
    Big Shug
    Fred Foxxx
    DJ Cash Money & Marvelous
    Jazzy Jeff and the fresh prince
    Steady B
    Cool C
    Three Times Dope
    mc lyte
    Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth
    Chubb Rock
    Doug Fresh
    Sean Price
    Chief Groovy Loo
    Black Sheep
    Silent Majority
    Keith Murray
    Money Boss

    • Mr. Finley
    • March 10th, 2009

    I forgot Rakim, The Beatnuts, organized Konfusion and a couple others I will think of later, but until then there is my list of REAL HIP HOP. Thanks for reading and God B bless

  8. we asked for 10 goats, not 50 plus of all the best. if you ask me and Alex about it we would’ve had your list w/ MF Doom (scandal or not) somewhere up in the top right above NORE, Ya tu sabes!

    how you going to put Shan all above KRS like that? and Freddy Foxxx below Roxanne Shante? and like no native west coast artists (not even Aceyalone or Supernat)… 3x Dope… but no Kwame… it’s a good list though… damn, black sheep… but no de la soul… not one hieroglyphic… and 50 artists… wow…

    • Mr. Finley
    • March 12th, 2009

    I said a couple others I will think of later, but until then there is my list of REAL HIP HOP. I didn’t put them in any order, that was just all the ones I could think of at the time. I agree with Doom and de la soul sorry about that.lol Kwame was ok as well. I never liked Nore and his what! what! stuff, although I have to admit he is better than any commercial rappers. As far as the west coast I wasn’t into that style. Peace and Blessings…..

    • Mr. Finley
    • March 12th, 2009

    One more thing. People think these artist I mentioned are older than their favorite NEW emcee. Please do the knowledge, those artist are the same age as them the only difference is the artist I mentioned had CD’s out when they were in high school and are still making dope music to this day! Their favorite NEW artist was hitting up their Mom for money to go to the movies at that time.lol If you don’t know then now you know, and knowing is half the battle………lol

    • Mr. Finley
    • March 12th, 2009

    K-Solo, Channel Live, Chill Rob G, Large Pro, and The Skinny Boys.

  9. i remember when people who liked west coast hip hop said they didn’t like Hiero because they were too east coast style.. and then i’m hearing you say, i didn’t like west coast rap, when i mentioned not even hiero and they got no nod.

    i think that’s kind of peculiar. i mean, a lot of west coast classic material is based on the original east coast style. NWA, as opposed to other gangster crap, is hailed as classic hip hop, not just because they were rapping, but because they adhered to the rules of hip hop. They ciphered, they were lyrical, they had beats and a DJ and everything else the east coast had. but they didn’t talk about the same thing as the east and they used different sampling. they talked about gangster stuff. it was a whole different life experience. now when you say, “That style” you mean the imitation style that rappers like MC Eight and Mac10 made a name off of (even though both of them quickly branched off into their own styles). i know very few that didn’t love cypress hill, but you’re acting like they didn’t exist, or that freestyle fellowship or living legends didn’t make moves .

    rappers like Crooked I, Ras Kass, Chino XL (West by way of east East), Saafir, Too Short, E40, Mac Dre, Ice Cube, DOC, Hieroglyphics, and Rodney O and Joe Cooley throw nods to Rakim, BDK, Kool Kieth, and especially Kool G Rap. they (west coast artists) deserve some respect, really. I think you’re missing out on a large and vital part of hip hop music.

    just cause an artist is old doesn’t make them valid. Rakim wasn’t even old enough to drink when he started and it was the same for special ed. Planet Asia was the same age as them when he started out and i would say he’s arguably as talented they were if not more skilled at what he does with lyrics, but he only has a fraction of the popularity and attention that they have. its not about how long you’ve been there, its about what you do with your time.

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