Gift of Gab: “Aerobics”
Gift of Gab: released 1999
Papoose: released 2004
Edge: Gift of Gab
Chief Xcel: Not annoying
KaySlay: Goes without saying
Edge: Chief Xcel
Gift of Gab: “Xerox, my X-ray-diation holes extra large
X-height letters, and xylophone tones”
Papoose: “X-rated, ex-African, X-Man
Ex-leaders, X-Clarence, X Malcolm, X-Clan”
Edge: Papoose. Although “xylophone tones” is a good KMD ref (unintentional or not), we have to give it up to X Clan, RIP Professor X.
Gift of Gab: Gift of Gab
Edge: Draw, both of those rapper names are shitty.
Winner: Blackalicious, for doing it first and because A2G is pretty good, but both of these tracks are pretty shitty even by ‘concept rap’ standards. Listen to the new People Under the Stairs instead. Then read Noz’s interview with Boots Riley.