While appearing as a guest editor for VIBE recently, 2 Chainz listed his top 6 most influential rappers in the game.  He said that each of these artists has something meaningful to say whenever they speak, and he always feels as though he has to listen when they do.

"I got this far from not listening to other n*ggas. But with that said these are the people in the game that I do pay attention to when they're speaking. They always got some game to put me on to," he explained. "E-40 is an innovator. Always fun talking to E-40...I always listen when Birdman is talking. Weezy too for that matter...Too Short is game personified...Kanye West, this guy is a musical genius...Scarface is a wise man. He's seen a lot."