In a recent episode of the Adin Live show, Rick Ross, the head of MMG, shared insights into his top three rappers. Acknowledging the legends of the Hip Hop game, he wasted no time in crediting two iconic New York MCs and a California-made legend, sculpting his personal Hip Hop Mount Rushmore.
During the interview with the popular YouTuber, Ross revealed his top three choices, stating, “Top three? That’s Big, that’s Pac, and that’s Hov.” This declaration, made around the 10-minute mark of the interview published on Thursday (January 4), sheds light on the lasting impact of these influential figures in the rap scene.
Ross emphasized the significance of these choices for the younger generation, explaining that when OGs like himself repeatedly mention these names, it’s because these artists had a profound effect on the genre.
He elaborated, stating, “These are the n***as that we watched get rich.” Jay-Z and Puff Daddy represented the first generation that Ross and others witnessed achieving significant wealth in the industry.
Ross highlighted the contrast by mentioning earlier successful artists like Run-DMC, raising the question of whether they were merely successful or truly wealthy.
By delving into the rich history of these three rap titans, Rick Ross underlines their enduring impact and influence on the genre. This insight provides a valuable perspective for the younger generation, helping them appreciate the pivotal role these artists played in shaping the landscape of Hip Hop.