* indicates required
Okayplayer News

To continue reading

Create a free account or sign in to unlock more free articles.

By continuing, you agree to the Terms of Service and acknowledge our Privacy Policy

Watch Eric B. And Rakim Name Their Top 5 Hip-Hop Songs Ever
Eric B. & Rakim: Top 5 Hip Hop Songs Ever | Hip Hop 45
Source: Mass Appeal/YouTube

Watch Eric B. And Rakim Name Their Top 5 Hip-Hop Songs Ever

The duo put their love and knowledge of hip-hop together to create a collaborative top five.

Eric B. and Rakim have offered their top five favorite hip-hop songs ever.

While in attendance at Mikey Likes It ice cream shop in honor of hip-hop's 45th birthday, the pair spoke with Mass Appeal about their five hip-hop songs of all time.

WATCH: Nas Name His Top Five Favorite Hip-Hop Songs Of All Time

Eric. B kicks the list off and names Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," with Rakim taking care of the next three: Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5's "The Message," T La Rock's "It's Yours" and JAY-Z's "Hard Knock Life."

However, making the fifth pick almost leaves the pair stumped.

"There's so many," he says. "Nas, Jay like you said, LL, Run-DMC."

Then, Rakim comes in with the final choice: M.O.P.'s "Ante Up."

"The illest record ever," the rapper says. "The Illest s**t ever."

Prior to this, Mass Appeal spoke with Nas about his five favorite hip-hop songs ever.

At first, the Queens-born MC is asked to name 45 of his favorite hip-hop songs, to which he insists he could even name 50 but will instead just name the first five that come to him.

"'Rebel Without a Cause' by Public Enemy. No-brainer. Eric B. and Rakim, 'Eric B. for President.' 'It Takes Two' by Rob Base and E-Z Rock. Rest in Peace E-Z Rock," Nas begins before ending out his top five with a track from Slick Rick and Run-DMC.