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90's Hip Hop Finals: Illmatic (NaS) vs. Me Against The World (2Pac)



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Which is the better album?
Illmatic - NaS 685 59.26%
Me Against The World - 2Pac 471 40.74%
Voters: 1156.   (BX member poll)

 6 years ago '16        #226
BlaQ 
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 Impeccable said
Just like Pacs 3 best albums

 6 years ago '12        #227
gizzle 
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If it was all eyez on me I'd go Pac just for Picture me rollin GZL anthem
but MATW vs the tightest 40 minutes in hiphop is no contest. NAS

 5 years ago '13        #228
Trey864 
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Its just me against the world!!!

 5 years ago '15        #229
WavyManny  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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MATW has more substance and addresses social issues but Illmatic is way more lyrical and the flow is dope. Every track on Illmatic is just perfect in my opinion, MATW is a classic too but Nas' lyrical ability and flow just outweighs it.
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 5 years ago '10        #230
Walmart 
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Some of the albums on the list shouldn't have been there Rhythmalism wasn't DJ Quik's best album by far.

Mobstability wasn't all that, there were many other midwest albums better than it.
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 5 years ago '10        #231
mixtapelive 
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nas is my fav rapper of all time.. i voted for illmatic.. nas from a technical standpoint is years ahead of pac

that being said.. 2pac's music will be relevant for far longer than Nas' music. That's how powerful 2pac's voice and message were.. the way he delivered his sh*t you could just feel every emotion with him.

 4 years ago '15        #232
TheTrollPole 
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#8 Reasonable Doubt (171 votes) vs. #9 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (137 votes)

Smh ya'll n*ggas buggin
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 4 years ago '12        #233
kej718 
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 4 years ago '10        #234
Black Tuesday  OP
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Damn I really want to do another one of these lol

 4 years ago '07        #235
jhj26  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 3 years ago '18        #236
illMATTic 
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Illmatic no question

 3 years ago '11        #237
Teknishen04 
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My two favorite albums of all time. No problem with either on finishing.

 3 years ago '18        #238
Irate Residual 
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this whole sh*t is fu*ked up.

 3 years ago '16        #239
drphil 
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Tie

 3 years ago '16        #240
mlbnba2016 
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ILLMATIC IN A LANDSLIDE


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 3 years ago '10        #241
KillaJ008 
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Illmatic definitely. Me against the world isn't even Pac's best album.
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 3 years ago '17        #242
Obadiah1Verse18  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x15
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Me Against The World

 3 years ago '19        #243
DaNewOG 
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pac wack always said it
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 3 years ago '18        #244
InfamousJ 
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 Black Tuesday said
For info on the tourney, check:




*Winners are in bold

Round 1:

East
#1 Illmatic (75 votes) vs. #16 Moment of Truth (8 votes)
#2 36 Chambers (85 votes) vs. #15 It's Dark & Hell Is Hot (70 votes)
#3 Fear of a Black Planet (18 votes) vs. #14 Black Star (29 votes)
#4 Ready to Die (95 votes) vs. #13 Capital Punishment (29 votes)
#5 Midnight Marauders (33 votes) vs. #12 Low End Theory (16 votes)
#6 The Infamous (44 votes) vs. #11 Muddy Waters (7 votes)
#7 Liquid Swords (59 votes) vs. #10 Life After death (70 votes)
#8 Reasonable Doubt (171 votes) vs. #9 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (137 votes)

West
#1 The Chronic (66 votes) (48 votes) vs. #16 In a Major Way (10 votes)
#2 AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (41 votes) vs. #15 AmeriKKKa's Nightmare (11 votes)
#3 Me Against The World (65 votes) vs. #14 Soul on Ice (10 votes)
#4 Doggystyle (54 votes) vs. #13 Regulate... G Funk Era (13 votes)
#5 death Certificate (39 votes) vs. #12 O.G. Original Gangster (4 votes)
#6 2001 (24 votes) vs. #11 All Eyez On Me (53 votes)
#7 Dogg Food (43 votes) vs. #10 '93 Til' Mischief (21 votes)
#8 Rhythmalism (19 votes) vs. #9 7 Day Theory (67 votes)

South
#1 The Diary (48 votes) vs. #16 I Declare War (6 votes)
#2 ATLiens (63 votes) vs. #15 Life or death (4 votes)
#3 Ridin' Dirty (37 votes) vs. #14 The Dude (16 votes)
#4 Soul Food (32 votes) vs. #13 World Domination (11 votes)
#5 Aquemini (48 votes) vs. #12 Super Tight (7 votes)
#6 400 Degreez (28 votes) vs. #11 Comin' Out Hard (14 votes)
#7 Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (45 votes) vs. #10 Ghetto D (20 votes)
#8 We Can't Be Stopped (37 votes) vs. #9 Chopper City In the Ghetto (17 votes)

Midwest
#1 Resurrection (40 votes) vs. #16 Funkafied (4 votes)
#2 E. 1999 Eternal (63 votes) vs. #15 Doom (2 votes)
#3 Adrenaline Rush (66 votes) vs. #14 Art of War (50 votes)
#4 Overcast (7 votes) vs. #13 Fantastic, Vol. 1 (25 votes)
#5 F.B.I. (10 votes) vs. #12 Mobstability (14 votes)
#6 Slim Shady LP (27 votes) vs. #11 Rated G (5 votes)
#7 Picture This (21 votes) vs. #10 The Final Tic (5 votes)
#8 Fantastic, Vol. 2 (17 votes) vs. #9 One Day It'll All Make Sense (22 votes)


Round 2:

East
#1 Illmatic (310 votes) vs. #8 Reasonable Doubt (114 votes)
#2 36 Chambers (94 votes) vs. #10 Life After death (71 votes)
#6 The Infamous (52 votes) vs. #14 Black Star (14 votes)
#4 Ready To Die (59 votes) vs. #5 Midnight Marauders (26 votes)

West
#1 The Chronic (134 votes) vs. #9 7 Day Theory (142 votes)
#2 AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (45 votes) vs. #7 Dogg Food (21 votes)
#3 Me Against The World (68 votes) vs. #11 All Eyez On Me (61 votes)
#4 Doggystyle (80 votes) vs. #5 death Certificate (32 votes)

South
#1 The Diary (43 votes) vs. #8 We Can't Be Stopped (4 votes)
#2 ATLiens (62 votes) vs. #7 Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (12 votes)
#3 Ridin' Dirty (37 votes) vs. #6 400 Degreez (40 votes)
#4 Soul Food (14 votes) vs. #5 Aquemini (73 votes)

Midwest
#1 Resurrection (36 votes) vs. #9 One Day It'll All Make Sense (4 votes)
#2 E. 1999 Eternal (84 votes) vs. #7 Picture This (3 votes)
#3 Adrenaline Rush (63 votes) vs. #6 Slim Shady LP (96 votes)
#12 Mobstability (21 votes) vs. #13 Fantastic, Vol. 1 (24 votes)


Round 3:

East
#1 Illmatic (119 votes) vs. #4 Ready To Die (43 votes)
#2 36 Chambers (60 votes) vs. #6 The Infamous (57 votes)

West
#4 Doggystyle (162 votes) vs. #9 7 Day Theory (167 votes)
#2 AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted (36 votes) vs. #3 Me Against The World (90 votes)

South
#1 The Diary (44 votes) vs. #5 Aquemini (60 votes)
#2 ATLiens (67 votes) vs. #6 400 Degreez (24 votes)

Midwest
#1 Resurrection (29 votes) vs. #13 Fantastic, Vol. 1 (2 votes)
#2 E. 1999 Eternal (94 votes) vs. #6 Slim Shady LP (34 votes)

Quarter-Finals:
East
#1 Illmatic (73 votes) vs. #2 36 Chambers (22 votes)

West
#3 Me Against The World (94 votes) vs. #9 7 Day Theory (55 votes)

South
#2 ATLiens (63 votes) vs. #5 Aquemini (52 votes)

Midwest
#1 Resurrection (25 votes) vs. #2 E. 1999 Eternal (56 votes)

Semi-Finals:
Illmatic (193 votes) vs. ATLiens (94 votes)
E. 1999 Eternal (63 votes) vs. Me Against The World (87 votes)

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Which album do you think is better or which one is your favorite between the two?

Illmatic - NaS




Me Against The World - 2Pac


Let me get in on this homie

 2 years ago '12        #245
Boo The Fool 
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Man y’all was some goddamn clowns on bx.

 2 years ago '19        #246
ym7171yea  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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the 2 pac album is boring east coast derivative didnt age well except the singles
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 1 year ago '18        #247
Freakzilla 
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Both are classics, but gotta go with Illmatic!

 1 year ago '20        #248
driftTX 
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MATW is a East Coast album! Should have come down to Illmatic vs Chronic or Doggystyle and I wouldn’t of been upset with who won.....
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 1 year ago '18        #249
Irate Residual 
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fillermatic was the worst album on this whole sh*t

 6 months ago '13        #250
Hayek  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Damn this was a fun time on boxden
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