Every year since the early beginnings of rap music, we’ve watched and danced as the genre has grown and branched away from sitting and having fun rhyming on your street corner or school bus. We’ve seen the incredible rise of rappers over the years (Master P, Eminem, Ja Rule) just as we’ve seen the disappointing falls (Canibus, Ja Rule, 50 Cent) of some of our favorite emcees.
It was during the discussion of these trends in rap music that I decided to take a look back over the years and find the MVP from each year.
As 2011 heads into its final turn, each week I’m going to take a look and list the Most Valuable Rapper from 1985-2011, one year at a time. Continue reading