The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die
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robertsona
Staff Reviewer
June 22nd 2009


15035 Comments


"I find rap just plain crappy poetry over a beat. I agree with Fee, actually. The best rappers are the ones that rap about something other than slapping fine ass ho's. Eminem and Kanye West rap about something other than women and livin in the south and getting crunk. They're the best."

did someone actually fucking say this

were they trolling

i don't even care if this was three years ago holy shit

Hollow
June 22nd 2009


263 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Well everyone has their own opinion but that is really foolish to say.Hip hop is actually one of the deepest music forms ever created.Soo damn many rappers actually rap about other subjects than women and all that typical shit, bringing out Eminem and Kanye isn't the best example either.

mattattak23
July 16th 2009


7 Comments


R.I.P Biggie.
your missed.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
July 16th 2009


15035 Comments


"I find rap just plain crappy poetry over a beat. I agree with Fee, actually. The best rappers are the ones that rap about something other than slapping fine ass ho's. Eminem and Kanye West rap about something other than women and livin in the south and getting crunk. They're the best."

i agree

marrslovechild
July 30th 2009


2 Comments


biggie had a better flow and style, but pac was able to transfer real emotion into his lyrics.. so i don't know they're on the same sort of level for me
however we all truly know that Rakim was the greatest of all time

TricksterGRex
July 30th 2009


2087 Comments


damn niggaz tryina stick me for my paper

Ubicuo
August 30th 2009


56 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album brings me back to looking out my window in the beat up projects I lived in as a kid. This album gave me a persevering & redemptive glow inward & outwardly in those days. He was so real on this album, Suicidal Thought was so raw. I respect big & I’m glad he made the music he did, but on the other hand I feel a lot of the current “Hip Hop” scene was misguided by some of his words & have obnoxiously embellished on the whole materialistic flashy style of big. O well…. ! Notorious the movie brought me back to my respect for his art.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2009


15035 Comments


at least biggie showed humanity and admitted his flaws in his songs

modern rappers have taken the bragging part of his (and others) rapping, but not much else. too bad.

also this quote for good measure

"I find rap just plain crappy poetry over a beat. I agree with Fee, actually. The best rappers are the ones that rap about something other than slapping fine ass ho's. Eminem and Kanye West rap about something other than women and livin in the south and getting crunk. They're the best."

rofl

illmitch
August 30th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

bragging has been a part of rapping ever since the inception of hip hop though, take the majority of rakims lyrics for instance

rapping about women, living in the south, and getting crunk sounds like a pretty awesome combo to me tbh

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2009


15035 Comments


yes but what im saying is that usually the bragging was contrasted with songs admitting flaws and showing messages other than brags and disses, etc.

im not saying rappers today do that, but it usually seems like it's a constant effort to top themselves in terms of bragging and all that

illmitch
August 30th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i guess rakim had the random songs where he talked cryptic five percent nation slang

but for the most part he was just about bragging without any emotions involved it seems to me

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2009


15035 Comments


i actually havent listened to rakim though ive heard he's essential (tho it seems like you dont like him; maybe i'm wrong) so i have no idea about him

point is, mainstream radio rap usually consists of bragging and not much else of substance. this isnt one of those 'old music rulez new music is dumb' arguments because those suck and there are, out side of the mainstream (and, occasionally, in it too) a lot of taleneted rappers. it's just that's what it seems to me

edit: nvm you have an album rated as classic haha

illmitch
August 30th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah im a huge rakim fan. i guess i just have different standards about what kind of lyrics i like. i have no problem with lyrics about debauchery, bitches, and violent shit, that stuff is fun.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2009


15035 Comments


i'm fine with that, as long as it has substance and emotion, and isnt just meaninglessly controversial or anything like that

illmitch
August 30th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah exactly.

have you listened to much z-ro?

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 30th 2009


15035 Comments


never heard of

illmitch
August 30th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

hes probably my favorite rapper alive. ill post a track or two by him on your shoutbox so as not to crowd up this review

illmitch
August 30th 2009


5429 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

in other news sputnik signs me off when i visit your page and won't let me sign in again there soooo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfOxb229MFk

bastard
August 30th 2009


3435 Comments


B.I.G. rules.

BRENTthewalrus
November 13th 2009


20 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

This IS the greatest rap album in my book of all time period.



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