Ludacris recently sat down with Vanessa Satten and Shaheem Reid for an interview on XXL’s Hip-Hop Moments Of Clarity podcast, which you can check out below.
Around the 24:30 mark, Luda was asked who his top five rappers with the greatest flows of all time are to which he named: Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, JAY-Z, and Lil Wayne.
The rapper and actor did say that “this is probably, might be one of the greatest questions I’ve ever been asked”. You can watch him list five rappers that he feels have the best flows in the rap game below!
“So, top five flows, man. Andre 3000 is going to be in there. I feel like he always challenges, always challenges. I’mma put Kendrick Lamar in there as No. 2. I’mma put J. Cole in there as being, like… right now, I’m thinking of people that are versatile and constantly trying to think of different flows that don’t pretty much have a set flow that they always do.
“Those are three. I’mma go ahead and put JAY-Z in there, man. JAY-Z, you know, he does different things and he does experiment with different flows. And mostly, his different subject matter and how he’s able to weave through and be on a track with anybody. So that’s No. 4. Damn, man, No. 5. Flow, flows, flows…”
“I was honestly gonna put Lil Wayne. Damn, this is hard because it’s like you got Lil Wayne… you got Eminem, but I’mma have to go with Lil Wayne because of the body of work and his consistency, and he’s been in the game almost 30 years, bruh.”
“I need everybody to understand that this has nothing to do with life and death. Because I love Tupac, I love Biggie, may they Rest in Power. I love Big L, you know what I mean? He is one of the ones that I would say as well. When we goin’ back to what we’re talking about, I’m just saying Lil Wayne in terms of the span. How long and how hard it is that people don’t realize to be that versatile and continue reinventing yourself through three decades, almost three decades. That’s a hard feat, so I’mma throw him in there too.”