Hip-hop heads can rarely agree on who is King or who should be crowned Queen of the scene. The truth is, the genre is too diverse to really call one artist the illest of them all but there are definitely some artists who SLAY the game.

The cats over at COMPLEX put their heads together to come up with a pretty thorough lists with some seriously credible tips on who over the years,held the title as most influential or dopest emcee. From 1979, (waybach, in the words of Gucci) today, feast your eyes on the cream of the crop when it comes to hip-hop!

1979, GRANDMASTER CAZ

1

1980, KURTIS BLOW

2

1981, KOOL MOE DEE

3

1982, MELLE MEL

4

1983, RUN

5

1985, LL COOL J

6

1986,KRS-ONE

7

1987, RAKIM

8

1988, SLICK RICK

9

1989, BIG DADDY KANE

10

1990, ICE CUBE

11

1991, Q-TIP

12

1992, REDMAN

13

Can Ya Guess Who Took 1993? Sneak A Peek Up NEXT!