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Old 01-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone listen to his 2 albums? I really like some songs by him, particularly Juicy and Everyday Struggle. They are quite catchy.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ready to Die was good, he's got a very distinctive voice and is great at rhyming. I think his first album is pretty much as good as Hip-Hop gets. Didn't care for the second one.

I think Biggie is slightly overrated though.
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Ready to Die was good, he's got a very distinctive voice and is great at rhyming. I think his first album is pretty much as good as Hip-Hop gets. Didn't care for the second one.

I think Biggie is slightly overrated though.
I agree Ready to Die was great, but the second one was great as well just like the first one. You should check it out sometime, its definitely an album you should listen to if you enjoyed the first one. Its a double disc album called Life after death.

Another album he has is one called Born again with unreleased songs, but that was released long after he died, and had no input from Biggie himself.
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Yeah Biggie is great, love Ready to Die. What would you guys fav tracks from Ready to Die be?

Also, don't we already have a Biggie thread somewhere?
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Yeah Biggie is great, love Ready to Die. What would you guys fav tracks from Ready to Die be?

Also, don't we already have a Biggie thread somewhere?
Gimme the Loot and the title track definitely. What about yours mate?

I also find that interlude where he's having sex rather annoying. Have to skip that one.
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I find the whole album quite annoying. Full of interludes, personal jokes and uninteresting filler. Yet just because of the media ****storm the Biggie/Pac feud built up this is considered a classic album. Nah, it's not. It's poor.
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I find the whole album quite annoying. Full of interludes, personal jokes and uninteresting filler. Yet just because of the media ****storm the Biggie/Pac feud built up this is considered a classic album. Nah, it's not. It's poor.
What? Are you being serious?
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yes. The guy wasn't the best when he was around and has been surpassed many many times since. I can't listen to either one of his albums the whole way through because of all the irrelevance in them. Why would I want to listen to 20 seconds of someone coughing up?
As for the production, it sounds low-budget and gravelly. Nothing about the records has aged at all well.

What is so appealing to you lot about gun shots and various people shouting 'niqqa'
Omg, that's so revolutionary. 5* classic!

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Dude I'll agree that some of the crap inbetween songs can get a lil annoying. Thats not what made Biggie and Pac great though. I think overall it was their ability to tell different storys in ways that wasn't so cliche and mundane like a lot, if not all of todays rap. Biggie was very stylistic in his delivery and overall sound. Most of the dialogue in his raps weren't overly predictable like todays are. To me Pac was the best of ALL time and you can say what you will but Biggie was def top 5 as well. The dispute between the two artists definately contributed to some of the notoriety they recieved, but overall it was their music that payed the most dividends to their fame. To me rap during that era was the best and has never been the same since. Dre, Cube, Pac, Snoop, Biggie my all time top 5.
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You don't listen to much hip-hop do you?

Biggie and 2Pac were about as clichéd as you could get. Outside of drugs, bitches, beef and guns, what did they really talk about.
Oh yeah each had their embarrassingly bad attempts at creating sentimental emotional songs.
You're under the impression that Ready to Die = Good but 'all of todays rap' = bad. You sound like a generic Youtube comment.
Ready to Die doesn't use samples appropriately, the rapping is boring and uninspired. I've touched on the production. Add that to the tired clichés and failed sense of machoism, there's nothing at all 'great' about that album sans Suicidal Thoughts maybe.

As for your top 5 of all time, that's your opinion but before making sweeping inaccurate generalizations about hip-hop (i.e. all todays hip-hop is bad, which couldn't be further from the truth) why don't you try listening to it first?
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