Re: 9 years
- From: "Wasteland Drifter" <wasteland.drifter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 18:22:13 -0000
On 11 Mar 2006 10:51:07 -0800, "NATnatical" <gmuba@xxxxxxx> wrote:
For his children's sake, it's a shame he was murdered. It just
goes to show how bad Hip Hop was beginning to be. I liked a few
songs from him, but it's funny to me how people put him and Shakur
up as so influential to Hip Hop when it's clear that they were
influenced/inspired by the MCs ahead of them. And it could be
argued that that period marked a turn for the worst in the
culture. As far as "taking the game to the next level", that's a
stretch, to say the least. Still, it's a shame to see such a young
man cut down that way.
While it's odd for me (anyone for that matter) to agree with Quest,
I'll always be with him on this one. I have tried (really hard) to
understand the Biggie phenomenon. More now that I'm back in the
East... but I still don't get it. He was good. That's about it...
I am sorry he died... but he was never anything special. I think
someone in here explained that he came around when there was a void
in hip-hop - but I don't necessarily believe that. There' great
1993-1997 hip-hop artists. Biggie just isn't one of them.
I admit that I liked some songs....but I always secretly thought
Biggie was a little overrated too. Not Pac, though.
imo, Biggie was an excellent emcee, but I think he lacked the charisma
that gave 2Pac the edge. Lyrically, Biggie was far and away the best
of the two, but I think 2Pac was the better artist, and I also think
2Pac is uncecessarily hated on. It goes from one extreme to the other
- people saying he's the GOAT and being completely blind to all other
artists, or people completely downplaying his skill and impact upon
the game (when alive).
Pac made some good records but he was far from great, most of his impact imo
was down to his off record antics and his arrogance. He played the media
well, sort of like a Hip-Hop Robbie Williams.
Biggie had it all but I reckon he'd probably have ended up like Nas, one
classic debut, a good 2nd and then approx one decent track per album after
that with people still living in the belief that he could match 'Ready to
In terms of legacy and stature the best thing to happen to both of them was
to be murdered.
Wasteland Drifter - http://www.wasteland-drifter.co.uk
"The most confused person in here, a pointless individual." - Kwaj
Peace, Prosperity & Paper - http://peaceandpaper.blogspot.com/
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