As hip hop continues to grow so do the new ways for artists to deliver and separate themselves from the others. It seems that today's hip hop bunch have found love in the use of ad-libs. But it's not necessarily the new, rising stars that are the only one's making waves in the ad-lib game, with veterans having classic ad-libs such as; Birdman's "bird call" and Jay-Z's "Hov!".
Seeing as ad-libs are an essential part of hip hop, I thought it would be fitting to put together my favorite ad-libs from today's artists. The criteria being hilarity and/or dopeness (judged by me) and the recognition the artists have received for the ad-lib.
Now a lot of people may not recognize my number 5 pick as an ad-lib, but listen to the ad-lib compilation we put together for you and you'll understand. And a little message to Mr. Khalifa, if you want us to really buy into the fact that you are sorry for Rolling Papers and bringing back the old Taylor Gang sound, then get back to using this classic ad-lib. "Okayyyyyy"?
Honorable Mentions: (Wiz laughing his stoner laugh), "Taylor Gang" "TGOD"
One of the most annoying ad-libbers in the game today has to make our list. Love it or hate it, people know when you use it exactly who you are talking about. It's the (in)famous "boiii". Sure we could have gone with others used by the youngest member of the G.O.O.D. Music family, but "boiii" is definitely his signature ad-lib.
Honorable Mentions: "Woah Derr", "Bloop! Bloop!", "I do itttt", "OH GAWD"
Artist: Kanye West
You all know the ad-lib I'm talking about... Can someone please just get Yeezy a hearing aid already?
Honorable Mentions: (repeated rhythmics uh-ah-ums), "Kanye-to-the--"
Artist: Rick Ross
Call it what you want; a grunt, a clearing of the throat, or an assertion of dominance, but Rozay's been putting out his boss-life music with these classic ad-libs since the start.
Honorable Mentions: "Bawse", "Rawse", "Rozaay"
While some crown Pusha as the king of the coke flow, I would like to add another crown to his braided hair line... King of the best ad-lib in hip hop. The ad-lib suggesting a deep sense of distaste is an attitude that fits perfectly into the G.O.O.D. Music group. With it kind of being a sneer, the ad-lib implies that Pusha's last line or the line he is about to say is one that it's sure to shit on most. "I think it's good that Ye got a blow dealer."
Honorable Mentions: "Pushhhh", "WOO! Rick Flair, n*gga"
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