Who are the top MCs of all time? Hip-hop music rose from the ashes of disco and merged with funk in the early 70s. New York City was in a financial crisis at the time, and its economy was falling apart due to the decline of the manufacturing industry. Opportunities to enter the music business and sources of entertainment evaporated and many discos closed. Urban youth in the city responded by bringing the parties to the streets with sound systems. During block parties, DJs would spin popular genres of music, especially soul and funk. Blending and mixing breaks was a common method. The rhythmic interpretations became highly anticipated and gave people the urge to get up and move. The movements are called breakdancing or b-boying. Many DJs were accompanied by a Master of Ceremonies to hype the crowd by speaking/rhyming to the audience and providing spoken vocals over music. Now that you learned a little history of rap, I would like to share with you my picks for the top MCs of all time.
Tupac Shakur was born in East Harlem, New York. His main influences were some of the people in his early life who were involved in the Black Liberation Army and his love of theater and Shakespeare. He is considered one of the most talented and creative West Coast-based rappers of all time and one of the top MCs of all time.