Nas vs. Biggie

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  1. antilluminati

    antilluminati Well-Known Member

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    In other words, worth mentioning are:

    Wu Tang Forever
    The Firm - The Album
    Missy Elliot - Supa Dupa Fly
    Biggie - Life after Death
    Company Flow - Funcrusher plus
    Wyclef - The Carnival
    Jay Z - In my lifetime 1
    Mase - Harlem World
    Lost Boyz - Peace, Love & Nappiness
    Busta Rhymes - When Disaster Strikes..
    Common - One day it'll all make sense
    Camp Lo - Uptown Saturday Night
    Bahamadia - Kollage
    Soundbombing Vol. 1
    Beatnuts - Stone Crazy
    Twista - Adrenaline Rush
    CNN - The War Report
    OC - Jewelz
    Frankie Cutlass - Politics & Bullshit
    Mood - Doom
    Muggs - Soul Assassins
    Jedi Mind Tricks - Psycho Social LP
    Psycho Realm - Psycho Realm
    Rakim - 18th Letter
    EPMD - Back In Business
    Artifacts - That's Them
    Killarmy - Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars
    Aesop Rock - Music for Earthworms
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  2. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    Great album

    Favourite track was Faulty

    But how did Del make a song about losing $2

    I mean really
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  3. Ignorant

    Ignorant Village Idiot

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    Good looks on that Camp Lo... another classic... so that's 4 from '97 that I really enjoyed.

    That Frankie Cutlass was cool, too... had a few dope songs on there... oh, and CNN... damn, that's 5.

    The rest of those were hot, but I wouldn't call them classics
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  4. thedream233

    thedream233 Thrillmatic

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    97 was a bad year quality wise as far as 90s hip hop goes... if you compare it to other 90s years, it doesn's quite hold up.

    overall there was tons of dope shit though. I'll take 97 over almost any year post 2000.

    but I'd also call 97 one of if not THE most significant year for hip hop (rivaling 1994 of course)
    Gangster rap officially died this year due to the reaction to the biggie murder (2pac's as well even though that was 96)

    People started realizing that shit was real. shooting and killing people wasn't cool or glamorous anymore...

    so "playa type" niggas like Puffy, Mase, Will Smith, and yes, Jay-z started to shine more. Not only that... this is when southern hip hop became relevant with no limit and cash money stepping into the spotlight.

    this is the year hip hop officially started its decline.
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  5. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    :MBcheesin:

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  6. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    No love for Com's joint?

    I think it's undeniable..n was the last of the no id days..

    On a side note, The Source never gave Common 5 Mics

    Resurrection 3.5
    ODIAMS 3.5
    LWFC 4

    :phelp:
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  7. Tha Cunnysmythe

    Tha Cunnysmythe Unsavoury Negroid

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    ^disgusting

    did they never go back to re-rate it
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  8. Ignorant

    Ignorant Village Idiot

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    Yeah, that's my favorite Common album... if any of his albums were worth 5 mics, it was that one... so add that, too.

    I think Resurrection is at least a 4... LWFC is more like a 3.5

    I think The Source's biggest misses were on '93 Til Infinity and Live and Let Die... they were both rated 3.5... and they're both regarded as classics nowadays.
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  9. ThatsNotMyName

    ThatsNotMyName The Conquering Lion

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    Man the Source gave Lil Kim 5 mics and not Soul On Ice lol
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  10. Twamp

    Twamp proper weaponry

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    that's why nobody takes them seriously.
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  11. ThatsNotMyName

    ThatsNotMyName The Conquering Lion

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    Fuck critics though. It's like my nigga Lu said.

    "mics don't feedback, the reviewers say you need to go and see that."
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  12. Ignorant

    Ignorant Village Idiot

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    Wait a minute... didn't "Be" receive 5 mics? I could've sworn it did.

    The Source was christened as "rap's bible" by KRS One back in the day... and I used to look it to religiously up until the late '90s when Benzino started taking control of its founder, David Mays... but they missed on a few reviews to me during their prime period... they used to take a lot of flak for being East Coast-biased, but hey... a lot of regions were droppin' some wack shit at that time... can't front... NY was down for awhile in the '00s, so I can't deny it, either.
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  13. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    ^Naah, I dunno if The Source even rated Be, can't find any info on it..

    Be did receive XXL tho

    N Ig is right, Source had credibility, it is definitely a piece of hip hop history..

    They neva gave Em 5 mics either n people love dude's first two albums, Wu neva originally got 5 mics, neither did The chronic
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  14. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    nope
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  15. Ignorant

    Ignorant Village Idiot

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    I think they went back and re-mic'd those... that Southernplaya..., Reasonable Doubt, Ready To Die, etc. were all re-mic'd as classics.
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  16. Mel Man

    Mel Man Wat ya'll bout to witness

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    ^Ye I know

    they re-mic'd 36 Chambers n Chronic

    both were originally 4.5

    Em was never given 5 mics though, like Common, same with Redman I think, number of rappers been snubbed
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  17. King-Vis

    King-Vis Buy Any Beats Necessary

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    I don't think so. Nas really is on the same level as Big and Pac. If we had to rate each rappers performance by a single album, Nas would easily win. I love "Me Against The World", "Ready To Die", and "All Eyez On Me", but "Illmatic" was simply unique!
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