DJ Pick One of The Elements caught up with Masta Ace for a Q&A session and asked the rapper what he would you say embodies the true defintion of an emcee right now. “I would say KRS-1, regardless of whether cats have liked his recent music offerings or not, the fact remains that lyrically, he has always embodied the term MC,” he responded. “From records to stage show, to battling he has done each at an incredible level in his career. The closest cat to him would be LL Cool J… and Busta Rhymes… although until recently I had never heard Busta drop a battle verse. He killed it.” Read more.