The Hip Hop ABCs: Winner of the Letter T; vote on Letter U

The latest round of alphabetical rap battles feature a winner that is sure to spark controversy

Tupac Shakur is regular staple on many people’s top 5 emcee lists. He even made it to the Championship round in another public quest to find the greatest emcee of all time. His battle with the Notorious B.I.G. split a nation almost as badly as a presidential election season and is still the hip hop standard bearer for rap beefs.
 Tupac gave us raw syncopated emotion whether that was rage, thoughtful reflection, or love.

But as great as he was, he’s just one guy and his brilliance was no match for an entire tribe.

A Tribe Called Quest is your winner for the Letter T of the Hip Hop ABCs. Unlike other lists, we don’t restrict your voting to specific criteria and sometimes that means the fight isn’t fair. Sometimes it means the fight doesn’t even make sense. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi make up the group that has already won the Letter Q just a few weeks ago. At best giving this award to them is double dipping and pits a solo artist against a group that features two dope emcees. At worst it is grossly disrespectful to one of Hip Hop’s elite legends.

But votes are votes. Tribe wins again. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section but before you do, let us know who you have for the Letter U.

Infinite Skillz is a Hip Hop fan and emcee. Click here to find out more about his music.

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