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Old 11-30-2012, 04:44 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Well, yeah, Nas is a little behind on the whole getting-Beyonce-pregnant thing.
lol yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking of.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:12 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Well, Jay-Z IS better than Nas in several aspects pretty much indisputably.
Unfortunately for Jay-Z none of them have to do with making music.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #103 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:59 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I dunno, trash Jay Z all you want, sure he sounds like Biggie, but that's like dismissing Action Bronson, a guy I haven't even listened to yet (though i am intrigued because of the following i'm about to say as well as his looking like white Rick Ross), for sounding like Ghostface: It's not easy to sound like such an idiosyncratic musician. Both of those rappers were incredibly complex, and while Biggie was a pioneer many people take influence from, you don't see a lot of people able to completely take on his entire aesthetic. To be able to tackle such a breadth of greatness, and still maintain individuality at the end of the day (who else sounds like Jay really?), takes dedication and talent. Not to say Nas doesn't beat him in the lyrical content department. Jay is all about pizazz, skill, being slick, fly, utilizing sharp wordplay in sometimes odd, pretty much always technically sound rhyme schemes/flow (a classic styled one, of course); whereas Nas was the boom-bap rapper, utilizing minimal, sometimes drollish beats (to me- I'm not fan of Premier's work on Illmatic, regretfully) to get the actual substance of his message across, which is alway dazzling. He's a great storyteller, and one of the few purist's rappers I can really call an interesting rapper, though I do need to listen to him more/listen to more of him.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:51 AM   #105 (permalink)
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Wait. How does Jay-Z sound like Biggie?

I think they're both overrated but I'll go with Nas because he's made a couple of good albums. Jay-Z sounds distinctive though in comparison.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:09 AM   #106 (permalink)
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In terms of flow and beats, Jay Z wins every time.

I don't think Jay Z sounds like Biggie either, although he might jack Biggie's lines sometimes.
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Their voice and delivery don't match up, of course, because their both pretty different personae (besides being major bosses and what have you). But what about the disjointed/oddly syncopated rhyme scheme/flow? The slick super-quotable lines (practically one-liners)? Both were famous for not writing their lyrics down, for crafting and reworking their songs in their head, which is what gave their flows such distinction.
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:26 AM   #108 (permalink)
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Wait, are you saying Biggie had the quotables or Jay Z does?
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:01 AM   #109 (permalink)
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Both not that great to be honest. I like one of Biggie's albums a lot though, not sure which.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:57 PM   #110 (permalink)
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Their voice and delivery don't match up, of course, because their both pretty different personae (besides being major bosses and what have you). But what about the disjointed/oddly syncopated rhyme scheme/flow? The slick super-quotable lines (practically one-liners)? Both were famous for not writing their lyrics down, for crafting and reworking their songs in their head, which is what gave their flows such distinction.
I don't know about flow. Biggie was a lot smoother than Jay-Z, but I can see what you mean by the syncopated rhymes. They did work firm on a light tone. As for slick... hmmm, well there are way too many rap artists who had a slick tongue, so narrowing it down to those two doesn't really say much. Otherwise, in terms of sound opposed to style, they really don't seem similar.

Biggie is probably the most overrated rap artist I'd say, by the way.
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