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2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap's Greatest by Jeff Weiss, Evan McGarvey

By Jeff Weiss, Evan McGarvey

Hip hop icons and rap innovators, the infamous B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur proceed to persuade, outline, and alter the style years after their deaths. regardless of the controversies surrounding the murders of Tupac and Biggie, eventually it's their artwork that is still their greatest legacy. The song of Biggie Smalls and 2Pac has encouraged the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and extra. The legacies of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace—a.k.a. The infamous B.I.G. —live on.

So does their contention, one of many maximum in track background. In 2pac vs. Biggie, hip hop specialists Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey take a completely new method of research of that contention. instead of specialise in the numerous conspiracy theories, they learn the artist as artists, dissecting the lyrics in their hits ("California Love," "All Eyez on Me," "Changes" for 2pac, "Mo cash Mo Problems," "Hypnotize," "Big Poppa" for Biggie) and lesser-known works, functionality and rhythmic kinds, aesthetic appearances and what these intended, rises to energy, and naturally, their lives after loss of life. The feud among 2pac and Biggie is damaged down and checked out from all new angles, bringing to gentle little-known and superb facets to every rapper's personality and internal world.

Illustrated all through with pictures, memorabilia, and art encouraged by means of Tupac and Biggie, and with insert "versus" pages dissecting subject matters equivalent to every one artist's presence in video clips, serious reception, and literary affects, this publication is a must have for all rap and hip hop lovers.

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During his prison sentence, Tupac marries Keisha Morris, although the marriage is later annulled. 4 million bail; he’s released from prison. September 7 Shakur attends a Mike Tyson-Bruce Seldon boxing match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After the match, he is in Suge Knight’s BMW when a Cadillac pulls up and starts firing. Tupac is shot four times. September 13 Tupac Shakur dies of internal bleeding at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He is just twentyfive years old. November 5 The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory comes out.

Z. comes out, debuting at 24 on the Billboard charts. After a free performance at the Marin City Festival, a fight breaks out. Someone fires a gun, killing a six-year-old boy. Tupac’s record company settles a lawsuit following the event, although there was no evidence that Shakur or members of his entourage fired the gun. Thug Life: Volume 1 comes out, the only album recorded with the group Thug Life (which Tupac had formed along with Big Syke, his stepbrother Mopreme, and others). September November 1993 July Stars in Poetic Justice opposite Janet Jackson.

Album goes on to receive the RIAA’s “Diamond” certification for over 10 million records sold. 58 morning stress. He ends the verse by complaining about his job and all the places that aren’t the big city. For anyone who is or has been a New Yorker, or even knows one, this verbal tactic should sound awfully familiar. The second verse opens outside New York too. ” I got my honey on the Amtrak with the crack In the crack of her ass, two pounds of hash in the stash. Biggie smashes two simultaneous stories together.

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