There's been a ton of greats but in the 90's era there are 2 names that stand out most to all the real Hip Hop heads and those names are none other than the great Biggie Smalls & Tupac Shakur. Little did these 2 know how great they were on the break of being before tragically losing their lives as they were both on the break of reaching Hip Hop royalty.
Even bigger names after their deaths, Biggie & Pac are considered to be 2 of the greatest rappers to ever touch mics and debates on who's the best usually result in their names flip flopping at 1 & 2 slots. What these 2 emcees mean to Hip Hop is hard to put into words. Big & Pac changed the face of rap with their witty flows, wordplay, lyricism & mannerisms. Almost 20 years later and today’s emcees are still playing catch-up. That's how great they were!
Pioneers of the game, there's no bigger rivalry in Hip Hop history. Big & Pac were sworn enemies and their music showed. Pac dissed Big, Puff & the entire Bad Boy crew on numerous occasions none being bigger or more controversial than "Hit 'Em Up" which until this day is considered to be one of the greatest diss songs in Hip Hop history. Biggie's disses seemed to be more subliminal with "Who Shot Ya" being the front runner. 2Pac felt as though "Who Shot Ya" was a direct jab at him and didn't take kindly to it.
Some think their deaths are related and considering the bad blood they had, it's not a shock but with both cases remaining unsolved, it's anyone's guest. Well tonight on C.B.R, we'll be celebrating the lives of Big & Pac & while discussing the rivalry & who seemed to be the better all-around rapper. Keep in mind these are only opinions. It's up to each individual fan to decide who they thought was better and why.