So? Eminem is still a great artist...Eminem would rip 2pac to shreds when it would come to rapping..and yeah, this is coming from a massive 2pac fan. So what if he said all those things about his Mum...it's what an artist does, they express their feelings through songwriting or what not.
I see you are a fan of Ice Cube's Death Certificate album. Black Korea ring any bells?
Oh, and 2pac didn't flaunt out some dirty laundy as well? Come on now...he was cool and all but in the later days of his life, he went off the rails but still managed to make great music. They are both great artists.
Eminem along with Biggie, Nas and Rakim are the greatest free flowers.
2pac is the best storyteller in Hip Hop hands down.
Umm, the point was that Pac and Eminem were NOTHING alike. SO I don't know why you gave me the "So? Eminem was still great". Like, what? That wasn't even what we were talking about. But I'll be glad to participate.
First, the Black Korea thing.....yeah, Cube rapped about social ills. So did Pac. Eminem didn't. Point?
Pac flaunted dirty laundry about people.....not profiting off his own mom's(and wife and daughter's) problems/issues.
Greatest free flowers? WTF does that mean? Freestylers? Flowing/riding a beat. You're making up terms that don't make any sense, so I have no idea what you're talking about there.
2Pac was NOT the best storyteller, he didn't even tell that many stories.
And finally the biggest fallacy that needs to be addressed....."Eminem would rip Pac to shreds when it comes to rapping".....NOPE!
Problem is, you and some others get caught up in that punchline/wordplay shit that Pac didn't even participate in, and act like that's the only aspect of rapping that matters. Like "OMG he said hotter than a set of twin babies in a mercedes with the windows up, OMGGGGG!!!" That shit is ONE aspect of rapping.
Pac wrote Brenda's Got a Baby. Pac wrote Keep Ya Head Up. Pac wrote Krazy. Pac wrote Dear Mama. Pac wrote Life Goes On. Poetic, coherent SONGS that Eminem wouldn't/couldn't/didn't make. So before you get all caught up in the wordplay shit, realize there's many other aspects to rapping where Pac shined and Eminem didn't.
And for my money, Eminem was not a great artist. He didn't make great songs or great albums. He rapped over mostly bad beats, his content was trashy Jerry Springer show shit, his voice sucks. Was he talented? Sure. His wordplay was fanatastic, at one time. So if that's really important to you, I can see him being a favorite. He sucked at many of the things that I value, though.