The People Have Spoken. Here Are The GOAT Competition Final 4 MCs

It’s official. Ambrosia For Heads’ “Finding The GOAT” MC competition has its final four. Approaching nine months in the making, and more than 200 MCs vetted, voters are nearing the finale. After some outed cheaters compromised the first run of the poll, Tupac Shakur’s faithful fans will be pleased to know that the results stood.

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In a second, certified running of Tupac vs. Nas, Shakur won in the closing hours, by the narrowest of margins (less than 1%). With that, nearly 19 years after Tupac’s untimely death, he has true life in possibly being crowned the GOAT.

But Shakur has some stiff competition. The late MC is the only non-active of the Final 4. He will join friend and collaborator Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, and Eminem.

These three MCs (all born in the five-year span between 1968 and 1973) were all active in the 1990s, with Kane and Rakim’s reign starting in the late 1980s, and Eminem’s skyrocketing in the early 2000s. All of these MCs had major label backing at various career points. With the exception of Kane, all artists have been signed to a Dr. Dre owned (or co-owned) label at some point in their careers. With the exception of Em’, all artists were born in New York City. With the exception of Kane, all artists have platinum albums, with Eminem and ‘Pac both having diamond-certified albums.

Would you have predicted this Final 4 at the competition’s start? The next battle starts tomorrow (5/15).

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