His flow patterns are insane. To me its crazy that he doesnt get more credit when someone like Nas I think is more akin to Kool G than Rakim. Everyone compares Nas to Rakim and for good reason but Kool G had the street mentality when Ra was more of a scientist. You can see that more in Nas and just the rap game in general. He was one of the first to take it there on that level and hardly gets mentioned for it. No exageration......he can still muder 85% of everyone rhyming right now.