Over a year ago, Infinite Skillz ran a series of Facebook polls asking friends, peers and overall passionate hip hop fans which emcee or group they felt was the best in the game as driven by the letters of the alphabet. No specific rubric or criteria was given; just a simple request for answers to the question, "Who is the best emcee or hip hop group beginning with the letter 'A'?; 'B'?; 'C'?; 'D'?..." and so on. The responses were immediate and spurred some pretty spirited discussions, so per my request, he brought the results of his polls to Ear Buds, revealing the letter and its "winning" artist here over the course of the past many months.
We made our way, A through Z, and after revealing the winner (Zulu Nation), we kicked off a new poll for the Letter A.
Now, I don't want to assume that the winner of Letter Z, Zulu Nation, affected the outcome of the win for Letter A, but certainly being reminded of Afrika Bambaataa's greatness in the last post for Z
didn't hurt his odds of claiming Best Hip Hop Artist beginning with the Letter A.
Here's a few bulletpoints for your reading convenience; vote for Letter B at the bottom of this post...
—As Skillz mentioned in the previous Hip Hop ABCs post, Afrika Bambaataa founded The Universal Zulu Nation, which expanded hip hop culture while spreading a message of peace, unity and fun and giving former and prospective gang members an alternative to violence; the now-international organization continues its harmonious agenda to this day.