Kool G Rap & DJ Polo, Wanted: Dead or Alive (1990)

Label: Cold Chillin’/Warner Brothers

Nas: “Kool G Rap is a major influence. What he did with rapping was he took the lyric level to the highest level it can go. Rakim was scientific, Big Daddy Kane was acrobatic, but Kool G Rap was bloody chainsaws fighting each other lyric style. He took it to a level where it can’t go no further. He took it to the highest level.”