Originally Posted by Combat Analyst
Good rapper indeed
Speacking of Pac there's people out there that argue him vs. The Beatles, How do you feel on that?
Ha, I don't even know from what angle to approach that one but I'll try.
I'd rather listen to Pac. I grew up listening to him, but that's not all of it. There's lots of older acts that I'd listen to before Pac. The Beatles just aren't one of them. I respect them, but don't feel them. Their music is more foreign to me, like something I listened to when I was much older just to see what the hype was about rather than something I grew up with and loved.
That said, Pac's music is not even close to being on the status of the Beatles from a worldwide impact standpoint. He might be just as famous now, but his music really didn't reach as wide of a scope. Only Pac songs I EVER heard on Pop radio were California Love and Changes(and that came out a few years after he died). Hip hop's audience was more segmented back then. You were either a rap fan or not, and some rap songs crossed over. Everyone knew who Pac was, but not everyone heard his songs 24/7, just the rap fans did. It's not like now where rap music basically IS pop music, or pop music is often some corny d-bags rapping badly, and every music listener hears the big songs from the big rappers whether they want to or not.
If we're placing a hip hop act's music on the level of the Beatles, Pac's isn't it. Personally, I feel like part of the tragedy of his death was that he HADN'T reached his peak as a rapper or entertainer. He had a lot more to offer if he would've made it through his young and dumb and crazy years. His musical catalogue is beaten out by quite a few rappers based on quality and impact(at the time, not counting posthumous).