2014 has been a breakout year for West Coast rapper G-Eazy, so it was only right that we asked which MCs he considered some of the greatest of all time….
HHW: I’m wondering though who would G-Eazy have on his top five as far as rappers go.
G: We talking about like my Mt. Rushmore or rap? Like my top five, man that’s crazy! This is gonna be my fave rappers. Not the greatest of all time, but those who I like the best, who I look up to. Um … Kanye, Jay-Z, Nas, and then man this is gonna be really really really tough!
HHW: It’s always tough when you get to the last spots haha!
G: I know, I mean would you go Em, or maybe Drake or Lil Wayne? Would you go Pac or Biggie? Well I mean you gotta put Pac on there, and then it would have to be Em. Em for sure. Man that was so tough man, thanks for killing me!
HHW: I mean, it can’t be easy cause you know, you got Common, Andre 3000 …
G: Well why’d you stop it then haha! Common is most definitely in my top ten one of my favorite albums of all time was Be. It was cohesive. What I really like about Be and other great albums was that could play them from top to bottom and not have to skip tracks, and that’s what I tried to do with These Things Happen — build something cohesive. Illmatic was a great example of one. 2001, Late Registration …
HHW: Would you put Kendrick’s Good Kid in that list as well?
G: Absolutely, he’s the last one to get it, I think.