Of all the conversations and debates surrounding the best of the best in hip-hop — MC’s, groups, producers, labels — perhaps the most difficult to ascertain is what is the greatest year in hip-hop history.
This is not a new question, of course, but I thought I’d bring a new angle to it by determining the best through a 16-slot bracket tournament.
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