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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 song heritage. In 2pac vs. Biggie, hip hop specialists Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey take a completely new method of research of that competition. instead of concentrate on the numerous conspiracy theories, they examine 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 types, aesthetic appearances and what these intended, rises to energy, and naturally, their lives after demise. The feud among 2pac and Biggie is damaged down and checked out from all new angles, bringing to mild little-known and unbelievable aspects to every rapper's personality and internal world.

Illustrated all through with images, memorabilia, and paintings encouraged by way of Tupac and Biggie, and with insert "versus" pages dissecting issues corresponding to each one artist's presence in video clips, severe reception, and literary impacts, this e-book is a must have for all rap and hip hop enthusiasts.

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