Kool G. Rap spoke with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds for their Juan Epstein podcast alongside Necro. At one point during their lengthy conversation, the topic turned to whom G. Rap respected as top-tier lyricists. This led to the duo asking the Queens rapper to list off his top ten favorite lyricists. G. Rap naturally picked some obvious candidates, but there were a couple of interesting omissions, such as Tupac and Biggie. According to G. Rap, both were great rappers, but he didn't feel they were amongst the elite lyricists.

Outside of the list Kool G. Rap spoke about working with Nas on getting a demo tape together, and how MC Serch found Nas at his house. He also talked about the time Big Pun met him, bowed down, and kissed his ring in admiration.

G. Rap's list is below, as is the full hour-long episode of Juan Epstein.

Kool G. Rap
Big Daddy Kane
Rakim
KRS-One
Eminem
Ice Cube
Scarface
Jay Z
Nas
Big Pun

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