Swizz Beatz recently sat down with The Source Magazine to speak about his top five favorite hip hop ad-libbers, ranging from Sean "Diddy" Combs to The LOX'S own Jadakiss. Despite not officially including him in the top five itself, Swizz Beatz says that rapper DMX's ad-libs deserve a lot of attention.
"Diddy, that's where I got my inspiration for ad-libs, from Diddy," Swizzy revealed in an interview. "He was a big inspiration in that. I would say Fatman Scoop, for sure. He's good on his call out game. He's been doing his thing. I would say Lil Jon. You know, he stamped the ad-lib to it. He crossed over to the rock world and stuff, I respect that. Busta [Rhymes]. His ad-lib game is crazy. He been doing all types of other stuff with his ad-libs, making it sound futuristic and all that…And I would say Jadakiss. Jadakiss got the laugh and [DMX], he got the nerve to start barking at people, growling on people. It worked." (The Source)
In related news, Swizz Beatz also recently nammed his top five favorite rappers which included Kanye West and Roc Nation's upcoming star J Cole. Despite being close to Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz did not include him in his list.
Swizz Beatz may be holed up in the studio recording his album Haute
Living, but he's still got his ears open to what's going on in hip-hop.
The hitmaker, who just dropped his Eve-assisted single "Everyday
(Coolin')," recently revealed to DJ Absolut his five favorite rappers
and rookies in the game right now, giving props to some familiar faces
and letting some newbies shine, including one MC who popped up twice.
Find out who made Swizzy's Haute lists. Top 5 Rappers Rick Ross Kanye
West Drake Wiz Khalifa Jadakiss Top 5 Rookies Sean Cross J. Cole Wiz
Khalifa Nipsey Hussle Fred Da Godson (Rap-Up)
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