you might have a point here. either way BIGGIE was still more popular when they were both alive.
Which doesn't really mean much. Besides who do you think is more marketable: a guy who makes fluff rap about money, women, and drugs with nice beats or the guy who talks about his impending death and being militant?
I'D ARGUE THAT JUICY IS MORE WIDELY KNOWN/HAD A BIGGER IMPACT THAN ANY TUPAC SONG ON MAINSTREAM AMERICA.
And you would be so wrong. Changes, Dear Mama, and Keep Ya Head Up all say otherwise. In fact Changes had a bigger impact on an international scale. It made the top 10 for many other countries. Dear Mama was put into the Recording Registry for the Library of Congress. I doubt that Juicy is going in there anytime soon. lol.
his 2nd album is hugely influenced by mafiaoso so it's hard to argue that it's not gangster all the way through. still the singles weren't one demensional. they were also hugely successful. GOAT double disc either way.
Yes they were. Hypnotize and Mo Money Mo Problems were the same old stuff. Sky's the Limit was an exception.
you're the one that declared him one demensional.
Because he is.
his tracks about money, drugs and women were indeed influential on the last 15 years of hip hop.
For all the wrong reasons.
still the ones buying his albums weren't from the street which just proves his crossover appeal. he attracted everyone.
Because a lot of his music was party music/chill music. Most of his songs had nice beats which would appeal to a wider audience.
not really. i'm just pointing out that Tupac was hardly a big deal when he was alive compared to BIG until he died. he's been overrated with death. that is all.
You are because you're using it as a reason for why you think BIG is better than Tupac. BIG has been way overrated after his death. Tupac has also but the fact that he's had tons of previously unreleased songs that were still high quality by today's standards is remarkable.
eh I don't count either of their posthumous albums besides 7 day theory (which is easily tupac's best album btw) and ready to die. as they were both set to release before their death anyway. anything after 7 day theory and ready to die i don't count. it is mostly one dimensional for biggie, but he clearly proved he wasn't one dimensional. he was capable of touching on the death and other emotional issues. he also did it better than tupac.
I agree that 7 Day Theory was his best album. He didn't do it better than Tupac. Me Against the World (the album and especially the title track) touches on the topic way better than BIG.
most people actually put Biggie in their top 5.
I don't agree with them though. With that being said, everyone puts Tupac in their top 5 as well but you don't agree with them.
most people i've encountered that know what they're talking about (not casuals) put him in their top 3 and definitely rate him above Pac.
I've rarely seen too many people rank BIG over Tupac. The ones who did most likely were biased.
fundamentally BIG is a better hip hop artist.
In terms of flow and storytelling. That's it. There's more to rapping than that.
the only advantage tupac has is on his emotional content.
Along with the depth of his lyrical content using complex metaphors, alliteration, and other poetic devices. There are even college classes dedicated to analyzing his lyrics.
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