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

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Which is the better album?
Illmatic - NaS 581 59.53%
Me Against The World - 2Pac 395 40.47%
Voters: 976. Sorry, you cannot vote on this poll (Boxden members only)

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 4 years ago '04        #201
silentmurder2 1 heat pts
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Despite these regional differences, Hampton credits Illmatic with providing a common artistic ground for rappers on the West Coast and East Coast rap scenes. In the 2009 essay "Born Alone, Die Alone," she recounts the album's impact on West Coast artist, Tupac Shakur. While working as a journalist for The Source in 1994, Hampton covered three court cases involving Tupac. Around this time, she received an advance-copy of Illmatic and immediately dubbed a cassette version for Tupac, who became "an instant convert" of the album. The next day, she writes, Tupac "arrived in his a.ssigned courtroom blasting Illmatic so loudly that the bailiff yelled at him to turn it off before the judge took his seat on the bench." In her essay, Hampton implies that Nas' lyricism might have influenced Tupac's acclaimed album, Me Against the World, which was recorded that same year.

Pac was a student of the game and I have no doubt that if he was alive he would agree Illmatic is the GOAT album.
 4 years ago '06        #202
yumflip 4 heat pts
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I'm a big Pac fan, but an even bigger Nas fan. Nas influenced the art of rhyming. Pac influenced the culture of hip hop. We live in a time when dudes are more a fan of the person than the art. Most of Pac's fans that are about 25 & younger are just members of the cult of personality. They live vicariously through Pac's image & his music because they can't/won't do it in real life. n*ggas jock Pac the person & automatically make him a better emcee. From a technical standpoint, Pac is an above average emcee. But when you add his personality, it elevates him. Nas is nearly flawless as a technical emcee. He just has too much of an introverted personality to attract people not into the art of emceeing. So since this is about the actual album, Illmatic wins hands down.
 08-16-2013, 12:02 PM         #203
WezLBoy Wonder 
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 silentmurder2 said:
Despite these regional differences, Hampton credits Illmatic with providing a common artistic ground for rappers on the West Coast and East Coast rap scenes. In the 2009 essay "Born Alone, Die Alone," she recounts the album's impact on West Coast artist, Tupac Shakur. While working as a journalist for The Source in 1994, Hampton covered three court cases involving Tupac. Around this time, she received an advance-copy of Illmatic and immediately dubbed a cassette version for Tupac, who became "an instant convert" of the album. The next day, she writes, Tupac "arrived in his a.ssigned courtroom blasting Illmatic so loudly that the bailiff yelled at him to turn it off before the judge took his seat on the bench." In her essay, Hampton implies that Nas' lyricism might have influenced Tupac's acclaimed album, Me Against the World, which was recorded that same year.

Pac was a student of the game and I have no doubt that if he was alive he would agree Illmatic is the GOAT album.
 4 years ago '10        #204
Agentzer0oo0 201 heat pts201
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 silentmurder2 said:
Despite these regional differences, Hampton credits Illmatic with providing a common artistic ground for rappers on the West Coast and East Coast rap scenes. In the 2009 essay "Born Alone, Die Alone," she recounts the album's impact on West Coast artist, Tupac Shakur. While working as a journalist for The Source in 1994, Hampton covered three court cases involving Tupac. Around this time, she received an advance-copy of Illmatic and immediately dubbed a cassette version for Tupac, who became "an instant convert" of the album. The next day, she writes, Tupac "arrived in his a.ssigned courtroom blasting Illmatic so loudly that the bailiff yelled at him to turn it off before the judge took his seat on the bench." In her essay, Hampton implies that Nas' lyricism might have influenced Tupac's acclaimed album, Me Against the World, which was recorded that same year.

Pac was a student of the game and I have no doubt that if he was alive he would agree Illmatic is the GOAT album.

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 4 years ago '08        #205
Eagles All Day 80 heat pts80
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 aclockworkred71 said:
This poll is too close.

Getting shot 9-10 times in 2 years isn't a musical talent, just makes you a dumbass.
 4 years ago '04        #206
lment 2 heat pts
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MATW isn't even Tupac's best album let alone better than the GOAT Illmatic

Aquemini really the best rap album ever though
 4 years ago '13        #207
Blackspider 93 heat pts93
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Holy sh*t MATW beat E 1999 Eternal?

Guess I missed that head to head. E 1999 sh*ts on that album.
 4 years ago '13        #208
Eazy123 603 heat pts603
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 aclockworkred71 said:
this poll is too close.

Getting shot 9-10 times in 2 years isn't a musical talent, just makes you a dumbass.
lmaooo
 08-16-2013, 12:35 PM         #209
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 Supreme7 said:
Illmatic had depth as a album.. but the bangers on MATW
Exactly
 08-16-2013, 12:38 PM         #210
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 lment said:
MATW isn't even Tupac's best album let alone better than the GOAT Illmatic

Aquemini really the best rap album ever though
All Eyez on Me and Aquemini are two of the best albums if all time but c'mon Illmatic? It's hot but not in the running for best album of all time? Wtf?
 4 years ago '07        #211
Root Of Evil 56 heat pts56
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 nc4life said:
All Eyez on Me and Aquemini are two of the best albums if all time but c'mon Illmatic? It's hot but not in the running for best album of all time? Wtf?
if the hammers in your avy are actually yours

do the world a favor and commit that

 4 years ago '04        #212
Screwhead|m 189 heat pts189
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Illmatic.
 08-16-2013, 01:05 PM         #213
nc4life 
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 Root Of Evil said:
if the hammers in your avy are actually yours

do the world a favor and commit that

Don't worry about wats mine Fucc n*gga? Just know I use em. This a discussion about rap. Don't get tough via the Internet. U Boxden hoes funny!!
 4 years ago '12        #214
Mr Fujaveli 35 heat pts35
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Illmatic has become one of the most overrated albums of all time
Iyan gave props
 
 4 years ago '08        #215
Eagles All Day 80 heat pts80
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 Root Of Evil said:
if the hammers in your avy are actually yours

do the world a favor and commit that

Hopefully some blood pushes that f*ggits sh*t in
 4 years ago '10        #216
Mocking Mind 2 heat pts
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 nc4life said:
All Eyez on Me and Aquemini are two of the best albums if all time but c'mon Illmatic? It's hot but not in the running for best album of all time? Wtf?
 4 years ago '09        #217
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 Mr Fujaveli said:
Illmatic has become one of the most overrated albums of all time
Just about everything 2pac has ever released (except MATW) is overrated though so
 4 years ago '09        #218
MakaveliToDon91 8 heat pts
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 aclockworkred71 said:
Tupac isn't even top 30, mediocre fu*k, Nas with Illmatic elevated rap, dude is a genius, Tupac was a fairy, good thing he got shot up, but bad due to the irrational fanboys.

AZ's verse > MATW. Tupac fans only look at the death and have no comment for the weak lyrics.
fu*k this n*gga talkin bout crawl back in ya hole
 4 years ago '13        #219
Impeccable 198 heat pts198
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 Mr Fujaveli said:
Illmatic has become one of the most overrated albums of all time
Just like Pacs 3 best albums
Mr Fujaveli slapped this ish
 
 4 years ago '04        #220
fat_boyy21 320 heat pts320
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Looks like the bridge is over for pac fans
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