I realize the point is that who is the better wordsmith, but it seems if we're talking about rappers as a whole and as an overall performance artist, the beats and music should be mentioned somewhere. Tupac and Biggie don't recieve all of this respect as a result of them both not being alive. . I think Nas is up there too. If you think they are still exhibiting poor behaviour, please.
Neither of them get the play or interest from me a lot of other artists and their respective discographies do. I mean they shyt on this man on a consistent basis. Don't get it twisted or anything, this is my favourite Tupac song so I'm not disrespecting, just stating a fact on his performance. Biggie made 1 great album and 1 Decent album. Which I'd have no problem with if you truly enjoyed ones music like that, but it has nothing to do with their music.
Tupac Shakur, 2Pac, was born into a family of Black Panther Party members and lived in New York City and Baltimore before settling in California in his late teens. These two examples show you something, Tupac gets lost on a low tempo and Biggie rides a higih tempo like it's nothing, keeping his doubles on point unlike Mr Shakur. I believe he had 11 total studio albums and 4 or 5 released before his death. The same way Birdman does. It's because of the sample in the chorus, take out that sample and what will you have, lyrics with no meaning or effect behind them. Kendrick said Pac was one of the biggest inspirations behind his music.
That also goes for Eminem and Rakim and others. This fool needs to be skooled on so many levels. Mostly just a gangster rapper. While 2pac might be the more innovative rapper because of his social commentary, Biggie was definitely the better rapper. Pac tried to jump ship and be the king of West Coast hip hop coz he knew he couldn't fukk with Biggie in the long run. Biggie made the most of his talent and kept it real his entire career.
I however, am not a big fan of the guy. If he known better no way could he disrespect legendary 2pac shakur like that. Pac had more content than Biggie,and plenty of flows 8. There was too many types of music he laid down, and he was diverse to the max. One thing I'd like to mention -- if I can be tolerated as to put this debate into current time, is to draw a parallel between Kanye West and Jay-Z, and Tupac and Biggie.
They are in the same boat as Lil Wayne. When it comes to production on albums, they were both really advanced and had the best out of anyone at that time. No one really flows like Pac if you ask me. Wale said he wanted to be the 2pac of this generation musically. Biggie was the beat himself in the music he made. Biggie's music is mostly party songs.
Want to know why that wasn't in his character, let me show you. The legacy of the two rappers is extremely important. Easily one of the greatest rap albums of all time, something like 27 songs on it and not a single bad one. He had a more unique style of rapping than Biggie too. Delta abuse includes sarcastic deltas, joke deltas, super-upvote deltas, etc.
Albeit less vital, I'd say a good rhythm and nice effects can make or break the power of a rapper's vocals. Pac preaches in your face with urgency. Now let's pick a song of Biggie's with a tempo that I don't believe Tupac ever ventured into, probably because his flow would get lost in the intro. Mase said he ghostwrote for Biggie 4. I actually think about this a lot when I listen to more modern rappers - nobody has the power and voice Pac had. I think the first two in each pair are much different than the second two in each pair, and it's obvious that each pair influences each other Jay-Z and Ye are huge influences over each other, and Pac and Biggie had that connection as well.
It seems like pac and big have set a standard that no one else can reach. Well lets see, Lesane rapped about shit he saw or heard about or shit he fantasized about doing, Biggie talked about things he did, in a round about way that if something real happened between him and Tupac, the feds could not ever use his lyrics as evidence against him. It's because lyrically, they're two of the best rappers of all-time. I can listen to a Tupac song when I'm sad, happy, mad, etc. Submission Rules Explain the reasoning behind your view, not just what that view is 500+ characters required. Biggie simply doesn't have songs like or.
But just because Tupac put out more stuff doesn't mean his best stuff doesn't stand up to Ready to Die or Life After Death. He had a mass appeal because of his broad topics for his songs. Even though he seldom rapped about being a murderer or drug dealer, he put on the act when he was in the media tabloids. Now we move onto the fat motherfucker known as Biggie. Even though I like Better Dayz and a lot of songs on there, I know that most of those beats would have been way different if he was still alive when the album was released. Will anybody make Mainstream hip hop, Hip hop again is the second question.