QUOTE (King Eugene @ Oct 28 2010, 04:06 AM)
Pac wasn't the most lyrical but he was definitely ahead of his time. I remember being in the gym yesterday morning and my coach played Holla If You Hear Me. I hollered out "what you know about that Above The Rim music(movie soundtrack the song was on)" and he had no clue the song had been out that long.
Ahead of his time is the damn truth. You can hate him if you want, but a lot of the stuff he talked about is still relevant today. I personally think it's because he understood the trends of human societies in history, not just trends of today.
Canibus,when at his best probably has the best lyrics and is able to make it flow..I put him in the top 5 best ever..Big L is number 1 for me..Canibus is close behind..
Canibus most definitely had some of the illest lyrics I've ever heard, but his beat production SUCKED. That's really what killed his career IMO.
Listen to 7 minute freestyle with Big L and you'll see why he just can't be ranked as the best..Yeah,it was one freestyle but Big L made Jay Z look REALLY BAD even though they were friends and it wasn't a battle or anything like that..
Yup. Jay couldn't fuck with Big L on the freestyle. Jay Z had dope overall production. He knew how to appeal to the public ear with the overall sound
of a track, not just the lyrics.