Remember, This is not based on Buzz...
3. 50 cent
Although 50 may he the most media presence + most known, he just hasn't provided the quality as the other two artists. He has the quantity but not the quality that the other two have put out. His most recent work have been lack luster, with extremely simple lyrics. Although I enjoy some of these remixes, some of the ones he have put out are very lack luster. If he wants to get back on hip hops good side he has to release quality tracks/work. It has me questioning if he can successfully work on movies without the deterioration of his music. His business savvy isn't lacking however, he has pulled off a 200 million dollar deal recently. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed BISD, but the tracks after have been very lackluster (Aside from a select few) and...Simple. His flow has deteriorated horribly and his sound seems to be stuck in 2003.
2. Lloyd Banks
Banks is the top lyricist of the group. He has released countless mixtapes solidifying his lyrical prowess with ease. His flow is also amazing. His singles are buzzin right now, Beamer Benz or Bentley goes hard in the club and start it up is picking up steam quickliy getting heavy play down south and also up north (not familiar with the west). He is quickly gaining new fans by opening himself up to collabos and gaining connects to young up and coming talent such as Wiz J Cole and Currensy opening up for a broader fanbase. This album is a great set up for his next album which will be his coming out. People will be really interested in his next album.
1. Tony Yayo
Sorry but this is a fact as of now. Gun Powder Guru and Hawaiian snow both are classics. 2 different types of mixtapes. One lyrical street album, the other one to get high and chill too. The quality of both mixtapes are amazing. 2 of the best Gunit releases to date. The quality from start to finish is amazing. Don't forget the remixes. Yay is such an amazing artist, don't let his "I don't giva f*ck" and loyal personality fool you, he can rap and is a smart guy. Making connects with up and coming rappers like lil b and travis porter and signing great talent like Loui Castro/Danny Brown. If he keeps it up and comes out with a hot single that has the streets buzzing he maybe labeled the new york version of Gucci Mane. At this point He is number 1. The mixtapes are just powerful enough to push Yayo ahead of Banks, the quality is unheard of, he didn't half a-- anything, you can tell he worked hard on these. Shout out to Doe Pesci, their chemistry is unparalleled too right now. The combination of these two are amazing.
What are your thoughts? This list is not interchangeable btw. This is the final list, I just want to know your thoughts.