Is Big Sean A Top Five Rapper? Joe Budden & DJ Akademiks Think So

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  • Shane Martin

    100% top 5 without a question

  • I shit on your comment

    Sean definitely in the top 5 of this generation

  • Zero

    Drake, Cole, Sean and Kendrick is spot on. That 5th spot a hard one. I’d go with Wale or B.o.B. purely based off lyrics/flow but top 5 also accounts for hits and staying relevant.

    Who y’all think should be up there?

    • HotlineQueef

      my muddy butt hole

      • Zero

        Rappers do talk a lot of shit so yeah i think you deserve it.

    • Astronaut


      • Zero

        Normally I’d say no but Future has really grown on me and he uses a lot less autotune than before.

        But his lyrics are still subpar for that 5th spot imo. But I can see why he’d be a contender.

        • Astronaut

          Agreed. Shiit. Aint a 5th person yet

    • burk

      smh people having this conversation like KANYE died or something …

      • Zero

        I understand how you feel lol but we’re strictly talking “this” generation. Ye, Wayne, Em etc would be last generation.

        • burk

          Ye still relevant as fuck ! Plus don’t sleep on them down south spitters either sorry to say this but chainz and futur belong in the conversation

          • Zero

            You right You right! But Ye ain’t got that juice he had like in the early/late 2000s.

            2 Chainz would definitely be my next pick. Tity Boi pen has improved so much over the years and he has a heavy presence in the game right now.

          • just another white nigga

            tity been out forever tho

          • burk

            Thank you

    • just another white nigga

      idono maybe asap rocky instead of wiz. does pusha t count? whats the cut off for “current” or “new gen”? cuz drake cole kendrick have been out forever, n they countin them.

      • Zero

        I see what you saying. I’m mainly going off the actual vid (not sure how many of y’all watched it at 43:00 mark). In which their criteria was hits, mainstream, lyricism, consistency (being active throughout the yr… J. Cole seems to be an exception to this lol).

        Asap and Pusha haven’t really haven’t really been consistent/had hits. Wiz lyricism isn’t up there (he got some dope lines tho). Top 5 candidates need that whole package (which most agree Sean deserves at this point).

        I guess this gen would be 2009-10 till now (about every 10 yrs sounds right)?

  • Jesse Mccree

    Little Sean is buns people just been dick riding him hard ever since a few radio guys hopped on the stick. Dude can’t even sell out a concert. He’s not bad but top 5 is wayyy too generous.

    • Herbz 4 Breakfast

      Umm, I’ve been to a sold out Big Sean concert. You don’t know what you’re talking about. Whose the 5 rappers you have in front of Big Sean?

      • Jesse Mccree

        Bruh Big Sean came to my state and weeeks before the show they started doing 2 for 1 tickets and cutting prices. Them shits wasn’t selling

        And Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and Dylan

  • Johnathan Dough

    Sean has fucking BARS! Detroit vs everybody, Deep, Holy Key just to name a few.

  • black_mamba_fam

    Blu + Elzhi + Tsu Surf + Conway….oh wait…they meant mainstream/pop rappers.
    Then yeah…Big Sean is top 5.

  • Astronaut

    Perhaps the best hip hop story posted

  • A Jay

    Never thought about it really but yeah Drake, Cole, Kendrick, Sean and Wiz
    The only 2 that needs explaining; Sean has bars and solid albums and Wiz has the movement good Mixtapes and hit songs.

    • OG C-NOTE

      wiz shouldn’t even be in anyones top 20.. no hate neither.. im just keeping it real

      • Ben Blazon

        I disagree about Wiz not in anyone’s top 20. Why not OG?
        He’s been one of the most consistent dropping new stuff. (Some tracks not as good as others but consistent nonetheless) he’s got a bunch of bangers in my playlist.

        • Food4Thought

          I’m with you..That Cabin Fever mixtape still get some hella play when I’m in in the gym..WIz has a shit ton of good music that would probably shock a lot of people if you actually looked through his catalogue

        • just another white nigga

          if you turn in 50% A work and 50% F work. you only a C- student.

          • Ben Blazon

            Touché. He would still be on my top 20 tho.

      • just another white nigga

        wiz is great at makin music. hes smart n witty n has a good ear for shit. plus ppl like weed. but as far as RAPPING, like actually rapping, hes “pretty good” at best.

        • BrodieThaGod

          Best way to put it by far

  • smith jones

    Current MC? Meek better then sean just Sean more famous..

    Ace hood ? Again sean got mainstream

    I mmean I can name a bunch but this mAinstream love fest

    • Zero

      “Meek better then sean just Sean more famous”

      You’ve lost any and all credibility with that statement lol.

      Come back when Meek drops some hard bars like Deep, Paradise, Holy Key (the entire Detroit tape lol) on a consistent basis like Sean.

      • smith jones

        I mean meek has a deep track list.. From party songs to meaningful songs..

        But again Sean is more mainstream so he gonna get the nod over meek..

        This is my humble opnion

        • Zero

          Respect that opinion. Being mainstream doesn’t put Sean over Meek though (they’re both mainstream really).

          They both lack on several solo tracks but Sean has that edge on guest verses. They’re are all fire with more wordplay than Meek’s.

      • realtalk

        Meek has barz n punchlines on everything he drops , even if you compare his old mixtapes from flamers to dreamchasers , nobody choosing big Sean over meek. Meek is lyrically better than Sean , he’s ard but not touching meek

        • Zero

          “nobody choosing big Sean over meek”

          Seems like AK and Joe Budden did. Also those who upvoted in the two top comments in this thread.

          And rightfully so. Sean has only been improving bar wise over the years (though Detroit, imo, is still his best work).

          • realtalk

            Detroit was not his best work it was his most popular but not best , finally famous was and idc about any of those ppl who u named chose him over meek lol cause fact is Joe dissed meek recently so he will hate and AK doesn’t know real music or anything. Btw where tf has big Sean been lmao he ain’t popping no more

        • BrodieThaGod

          Sean bodied meek on their back and forth on Burn of dc2

          • realtalk

            Naw meek took that track

  • youknow

    big sean then meek

  • RaDizzle

    Of fukin kourse

  • realtalk

    Top 5 of today ?? Uh meek , wale and idk the rest lmao cause personally Cole, Kendrick and drake in it by default cause there are no more decent artist nowadays, this generation is trash. Big Sean naw I wouldn’t put him in the top 5. But overall fabolous is the best rapper regardless

  • ben

    I mean with today’s garbage ass rappers with no bars, no real flow, and no substance, yeah Sean one of the better dudes out now. He still too damn corny to really vibe too tho

  • Ratchet God Rep That Cap Life

    Nope. I don’t know why people sleep on ASAP rocky, but i would say ASAP rocky and Rick Ross gave me better albums than Big Sean. Shit i will even throw in 2chainz cuz even his mixtapes better than big sean albums. If i can’t sit through ya album i dont give a fuck how lyrical u are

  • Mr_too_Kleen

    Keep it g. Sean been top 5 for a min. I would sub him in and out for fab. Drake cole meek & Kendrick

  • just another white nigga

    aayyy! detroit ↑↑↑↑↑
    sean dope. he can literally do it all, vibe w anyone, rap on anything. pop, street, inspirational.

    ill give him top 5 CURRENT, but he aint in the top 10 EVER yet.

  • Us Kzar

    Is he better than Cyhi?

  • Leekluv216

    I think Sean is the coldest out right now, not excluding anyone!

  • Kenya

    Lloyd Banks better than all of em

  • Vuitton, The Ruler

    Top 5 “Alive & Active” (No Order)

    •Tech N9ne
    •Kendrick Lamar
    •Action Bronson

  • Drake Jr.

    For a FACT the Detroit mixtape so slept on

  • Bigg steve