🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 2Pac

Seeing as, like it or not, they’re eternally linked, though it would be interesting to do 2Pac and Biggie alongside each other…

Leaderboard is in the Biggie thread…

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Tupac then?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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Albums

  • 2Pacalypse Now
  • Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…
  • Me Against The World
  • All Eyez On Me
  • The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
  • R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
  • Still I Rise
  • Until The End Of Time
  • Better Dayz
  • Loyal To The Game
  • Pac’s Life

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And from the Greatest Hits

  • Keep Ya Head Up
  • 2 Of Amerikaz Most Wanted
  • Temptations
  • God Bless The Dead
  • Hail Mary
  • Me Against The World
  • How Do U Want It
  • So Many Tears
  • Unconditional Love
  • Trapped
  • Life Goes On
  • Hit 'Em Up
  • Troublesome '96
  • Brenda’s Got A Baby
  • I Ain’t Mad At Cha
  • I Get Around
  • Changes
  • California Love
  • Picture Me Rollin’
  • How Long Will They Mourn Me?
  • Toss It Up
  • Dear Mama
  • All About U
  • To Live & Die In L.A.
  • Heartz Of Men

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V nice idea

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Don’t love either of these canonical big hitters as much as I possibly should do tbh but of the two I prefer Pac (which is odd as I generally favour the East Side sound when it comes to this era)

Can’t C Me is my fave Pac track though, that opening salvo is an extremely satisfying bit of rhyming to listen to IMO.

Looking forward to these threads though, maybe they’ll work a charm and the penny will properly click for one or both of them.

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Enjoy a fair amount of his tracks but never really loved an album. E everything around all eyes on me was full of filler. An important and inspirational voice in the world of hip hop that I respect more than actually enjoy 3

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4 thought Shorty Wanna Be A Thug was a single and it isn’t. Agree about respecting more than I enjoy.

2pac is a complete blindspot in my hip hop knowledge. One of those artists that loads of people I’ve known have loved but they are mostly people who’s taste in hip hop I don’t trust so I’ve never checked him out.

Find it interesting listening to Hip Hop Saved My Life and listening to their thoughts on him too.

misc thoughts: great voice; kept his rhymes simpler than big but that was a stylistic choice rather than lack of ability; proper thrilling when he just lets loose and really goes for it e.g. hit em up; the way he pronounces “mobile phone” on changes is very funny to me; production on his stuff prior to all eyez is v hit or miss which means those albums are merely “quite good”; think old school might be my favourite song of his

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Yeah as others have said it’s the quality over quantity which makes me go for a 4 for biggie and a 3 for pac. Lots of good stuff but can’t remember the last time I listened to an album end to end. Might listen to all eyez today at some point

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Prefer Biggie - 3

Rapist. 1/5.

A big part of the wrong turn hiphop took (for me) in the early 90s. Be interesting to see the thread, my take would be that he was a big deal at the time but that his star has definitely faded since.

Also, sex criminal.

1/5.

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Not sure splitting this across two threads is a good idea

Good point - let’s just capture all the artists not already covered under How Good Are They Really - Other.

I guess he means on the same day (apologies if not jonny)

No I mean having two 90s hip hop threads running concurrently. But it’s funkys shout

I spent an evening at a hostel when backpacking around Europe. Having had a fairly extreme night in Amsterdam, I was exhausted arriving in Berlin, but went to the bar to find people to hang with the next day.

Got chatting to a Canadian guy about music and on hearing my (admittedly fairly uninformed) dismissal of 2pac, he described him as a ‘poet’ and urged me to investigate, which I thought sounded like a good plan.

As I was finishing up my beer and heading to bed, the Canadian fellow expressed some dissapointment, "Maaan, I thought we could go fuck some bitches together.’ It appeared we had somewhat misread each other.

I politely explained how tired I was, to which he memorably responded, ‘No man, you’re doing it wrong, there’s always time for pussy’.

Maybe it was the sleep deprivation, or the hefty dose of hallucinogens I had ingested the previous day, but from that moment 2pac and that parting line have become inextricably linked in my psyche.

Abstain/5

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Gave him a point for being in Digital Underground.