February 27, 2020

DJ Smooth Denali "Follow The Leader" (Mixtape)

Smooth Denali asks who's the greatest MC on this mixtape featuring Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, KRS-One, LL Cool J, Slick Rick and Kool G Rap. Smooth Denali runs through selected tracks from each of their catalogs, presenting some of his favorites from each MC and then leaves the decision up to the listener. Who do you got? As an MC, I'd take Rakim from this list ... but as an overall artist, I gotta take Big Daddy Kane, because his live show tips the scale. He's a tremendous performer! IMO. I'm not sure when DJ Smooth Denali released this particular mix, but luckily the music is timeless.