Kool G. Rap
Before the Kool Genius of Rap came along, rappers had flows that were somewhat elementary.
Of course there was Rakim and Kane adding a twist to the styles that came before them, but G. Rap was the unspoken spitter that put rhyming words back to back with content that wasn’t the typical “I’m better than you” bravado.
Kool G. Rap was from Corona, Queens and his music repped his surroundings. The lisp, the speedy delivery, the wit and the gangster stories made G one of a kind and an influence on Big Pun, Nas, Jay-Z and plenty of emcees to follow.