I don't know homie, it looks like only ONE person had him in their top 5 prior to the shooting, and the rest of that was written AFTER the shooting. Look, I can't speak for the whole world. I'm sure there were people who loved Pac back in the days. sh*t, I liked Pac back in the days, but lets be real. If you're old enough to remember, you know people weren't d!ckriding Pac back then like they do now. Think about how many people nowadays say Pac is the GOAT. If someone said that back in the early to mid 90's, they would've gotten laughed at and lost all their credibility.
did u ever stop to think that maybe the reason Pac got so big after the beef is because he released two multi-platinum albums in a row on top of me against the world which was also multi-plat.
u would be dumb to have Pac top 5 based on his material before the shooting. the n*gga put out two classics after he got shot, and recorded top notch music without mentioning the "beef". sure the beef got Pac a lil more publicity n sh*t, but he was still putting out classic album after classic album.
why the hell would a n*gga say Pac is the GOAT based on 2Pacalypse Now, Strictly 4, and MATW? thats dumb as f*ck. when you consider his full body of work which includes All Eyez on Me & Makaveli, on top of the platinum albums released after his death, u see why n*ggas say he's the G.O.A.T.
you act like the shooting is what sold the records in 95/96, and ur ignoring the fact that Pac was puttin out classic music with a few diss songs on the side the entire time. yall act like he made a f*ckin album full of diss songs and sold 50+ mill off that, when in reality Biggie's name was BARLEY mentioned on All Eyez on Me or Makaveli, his two highest sellin albums