I have to start by saying I hate to answer the question "who's your favorite emcee?". Its always hard to find a straight answer. I end up running off 5 or 6 names, then I think for bit...then rattle off 7 more. Over a lifetime of listening to Hip Hop I've had so many different fav emcees its hard to pick one. When I was 8 it was Slick Rick, then 12 it was Rakim, 14 Q-Tip & CL Smooth, 16 Red Hot Lover Tone and the list goes on.
Now, the grown ass man adult version of Wil has to say it's Phonte Coleman.
Since day one back in '03 when my cousin sat me down and played "The Listening" to just last week riding the F Train bumping "Charity Starts At Home", Phonte makes me laugh, think and nod my head all at the same time. So on this day 11-1-11 and this Episode 38 Hour 2 Phonte holds the #1 spot....but we also gotta throw an index finger up for Ghostface starting us off right. One.
One - Ghostface Killah
Skills 101 - Reks
Hand That Rocks The Cradle - Akrobatik
Rock The Beat - EDO.G
Dope Skill (Feat. Carl Kavorkian) - Viktor Vaughn
The Crowd - Elzhi
Hungry feat. Rapper Big Pooh & Black Milk - Apollo Brown
Megaphone (Qwel & Maker Rarity) - Qwel & Maker
We Go Off (feat. Pharoahe Monch) - Phonte
Blackout (Hitfarmers Remix feat. Jean Grae) - Brooklyn Academy
Pep Rally - Von Pea
Random Call - Random Axe
Travelin' - Versis
Piranhas (feat. Sene & Sundown) - 9th Wonder
Sendin My Love - Phonte
How HIgh - J. Cole
Zonin' (Blaow) - Actual Proof
Made To Love (feat. Von Pea) - Vicious Cycle