Truth be told, with a gun to my head, I'd have to say Jay Z is my all-time favorite MC. But right now, at this moment in time, Cam is edging Hov out in the battle for my heart and mind. It's not about skill—although Killa is a top tier lyricist and I don't care to debate this. For me it's all about consistency.
I could blindfold myself and dip into any stretch of Cam's catalog and the odds are excellent that I'll be happy with what I pull out. This is increasingly difficult to do with any number of rappers' bodies of work, and that includes presumed G.O.A.T.S. like Jay and Nas. Like an oddball anchor in a sea of mediocrity, Cam has always been there for me with absurd metaphors and blustery bombast. And he always will be.