Selecting a top five is no easy feat. While many are content to rattle off the excepted names, others aren't afraid to deviate from the game plan. Such was the case for Busta Rhymes, who recently held it down as a guest of honor during a Roc Marciano show at Highline Ballroom. After performing "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See," Busta gave his former Flipmode Squad homie a glowing endorsement. 

"Marci is in my top five emcees ever," says Busta. "I've been professionally recording for twenty-seven years, I don't give a fuck what a human being might think. All due respect, whatever research you choose to do on your phone tonight...there's many features I have done, and I've pioneered the feature. You ain't never heard a n***a whip my ass on no record. When I say Marci is my top 5 emcee ever, there's a whole lotta science behind that."

He continues, stating "the God Roc Marciano is a godsend. The man was sent from God...I am proud to say I have known this man for almost thirty years. The precision, his ability to be an incredible architect with words. The man is a craftsman with the pen.” He proceeds to allude at a couple of shook ones, notable names scared to hop on a track with Marci. "There’s a lot of great n***s that’s afraid to rhyme with him,” says Busta, "and I've been in a lot of studio sessions, with a lot of great n***s. They won't say it on record, but we conversate amongst each other. A lot of n***s is scared of my mans!"