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

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Which is the better album?
Illmatic - NaS 588 59.70%
Me Against The World - 2Pac 397 40.30%
Voters: 985. Sorry, you cannot vote on this poll (Boxden members only)

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 4 years ago '12        #161
Mr Fujaveli 35 heat pts35
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 Impeccable said:
PAC LAWST

Where this 31 year old fu*k n*gga Fujaveli

Where this European n*gga disrespectin NY but he can't even claim a region of the U.S
right here ya bi*ch a.ss n*gga, the 31 year old sh*t is hilarious....doesn't everyone who isn't 31 yet wish to get there someday? Is that suppose to be a diss of some sorts? Funny any way.....

You dudes take this tourney too serious mayne....The album I thought was the GOAT b4 this tourney is still the album I think is the GOAT after this tourney and it's not either of the final 2....



White Man'z World & Hold Ya Head>>>>Illmatic

fu*k with me
 4 years ago '13        #162
Impeccable 198 heat pts198
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Genesis>MATW, 7DT, and AEOM
 4 years ago '12        #163
Mr Fujaveli 35 heat pts35
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 Impeccable said:
Genesis>MATW, 7DT, and AEOM
when you wanna argue say stuff that even you believe
 4 years ago '12        #164
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Illmatic is the rap bible but Me Against The World will forever be my favorite album !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2pac for the WIN


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 4 years ago '12        #165
Mr Fujaveli 35 heat pts35
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 Yugi said:
Illmatic is the bibile but Me Against The World will forever be my favorite album !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2pac for the WIN
7 Day Theory is the rap bible
 4 years ago '05        #166
white-chocolate 120 heat pts120
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wow Nas k!lled this, must be a lot of NY folk up in here
 4 years ago '11        #167
Kingpin 313 104 heat pts104
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If u would have asked me when I was younger I would have said illmatic





But now






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 4 years ago '04        #168
fat_boyy21 322 heat pts322
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fu*k Tupac... he wasn't the best rapper in nyc so he ran to the west coast to make a name for himself
 4 years ago '11        #169
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 fat_boyy21 said:
fu*k Tupac... he wasn't the best rapper in nyc so he ran to the west coast to make a name for himself
That's funny, because he had you bi*ches not saying sh*t when Hit Em Up Dropped. He didn't run, but moved to the best side.




Nas was the one crying himself to sleep because Pac dissed him, and Piggie was begging him join up with him to take on Makaveli, but he turned him down because he worshiped Pac.
 08-15-2013, 11:56 PM         #170
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illmatic
 4 years ago '13        #171
Impeccable 198 heat pts198
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A n*gga finally hit powerful

Meanwhile Pac stans LAWST
 08-16-2013, 12:05 AM         #172
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 white-chocolate said:
wow Nas k!lled this, must be a lot of NY folk up in here
they voted for Nas because they mad at Kendrick
 4 years ago '04        #173
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 Chad09 said:
That's funny, because he had you bi*ches not saying sh*t when Hit Em Up Dropped. He didn't run, but moved to the best side.




Nas was the one crying himself to sleep because Pac dissed him, and Piggie was begging him join up with him to take on Makaveli, but he turned him down because he worshiped Pac.

if you know anything about 90's rap then you know disses were always subliminal... pac just proved he couldn't do it as well with a track like hit em up.

pac was just a loudmouth who craved attention. anybody who's old enough with a brain knows nas was a better rapper.

also pac would never have reached the success he did if he stayed in nyc competing with biggie and nas
 08-16-2013, 12:14 AM         #174
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 fat_boyy21 said:
if you know anything about 90's rap then you know disses were always subliminal... pac just proved he couldn't do it as well with a track like hit em up.

pac was just a loudmouth who craved attention. anybody who's old enough with a brain knows nas was a better rapper.

also pac would never have reached the success he did if he stayed in nyc competing with biggie and nas
you really want me to post these unreleased pics of biggie slumped over
 4 years ago '05        #175
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 fat_boyy21 said:
if you know anything about 90's rap then you know disses were always subliminal... pac just proved he couldn't do it as well with a track like hit em up.

pac was just a loudmouth who craved attention. anybody who's old enough with a brain knows nas was a better rapper.

also pac would never have reached the success he did if he stayed in nyc competing with biggie and nas
I get the point your trying to make but people are overstating the importance of 2pacs location because regardless of whether he was in NY or LA he would have been a success and nothing or nobody would have stopped that.
 4 years ago '11        #176
Chad09 160 heat pts160
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 fat_boyy21 said:
if you know anything about 90's rap then you know disses were always subliminal... pac just proved he couldn't do it as well with a track like hit em up.

pac was just a loudmouth who craved attention. anybody who's old enough with a brain knows nas was a better rapper.

also pac would never have reached the success he did if he stayed in nyc competing with biggie and nas
loudmouth who craved attention...That's all it takes to become the Goat, and a Movie superstar.

Nas was the one that was planning to join up with Makaveli.

Pac now is Black Jesus in a sense; Pac is Lennon; Pac is Marvin. So, h*ll yeah, I love the fact that he starts Makaveli off and says that about me," Nas told the mag, when asked how he felt about calling Nas the ringleader on the Makaveli album. "Hell yeah. I loved him before he died. I loved him before he said anything

Nas worships Pac. The Best from NY loves the best from the West.

Pac never loses.
 4 years ago '09        #177
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Lord listen to me
God don't like ugly, It Was Written
(ey yo Nas) Nas, your whole damn style is bitten
You heard my melody, read about my life in the papers
All my run-ins with authorities, felonious capers
Now you wanna live my life, so what's the answer Nas?
n*ggas that don't rhyme right, you've seen too many movies
Load em up against the wall, close his eyes
Since you lie you die, GOODBYE
Let the real live n*ggas hear the truth from me
What would you do if you was me n*gga

Pac > Nas
 4 years ago '04        #178
NAKHI ALLAH 1 heat pts
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 Boutmyfeti said:
where were all these nas stans when illmatic dropped? album took 10 years to go platinum
no goat album will take that long to sell 1 mill copies , me against the world is just on another level its a way better hip hop album overall then illmatic , only east coast stans will say illmatic is better knowing damn well they weren't fu*king with that album when it dropped .
sorry Sun....I remember distinctly....I copped the BOOTLEG TAPE of Wu Tang 36 chambers and Nas illmatic....i was on some st8 grimey sh*t livin on the streets but Hip Hop always was there.

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i remember reading that when it first published

 Analytical One said:
Illmatic. My most played album of all time. Not quite sure how 'Pac made it to the final though.


 Thizzy Womack said:
lol how did that sh*tty pac album get past round one?


amerikkka's most wanted sh*ts on all 3 of them lame pac releases


 Switchc2390 said:
I prefer a bunch of albums vs. Me Against the World, but that's the thing about classics(Especially from the 90s). A LOT of them are really interchangeable. In fact, there's albums that didn't even make the tourney(The Main Ingredient, Enta Da Stage, etc.) that I wouldn't be mad if they won the whole thing..that's how deep the 90s are. IMO, this was a good tourney and a good final. It wasn't exactly who I wanted all of the time, but that's the point.
good point

 Lex Lossis said:
@ a Pac album being in the finals.

Illmatic easily.


 white-chocolate said:
wow Nas k!lled this, must be a lot of NY folk up in here
Hip Hop fans


 fat_boyy21 said:
if you know anything about 90's rap then you know disses were always subliminal... pac just proved he couldn't do it as well with a track like hit em up.

pac was just a loudmouth who craved attention. anybody who's old enough with a brain knows nas was a better rapper.

also pac would never have reached the success he did if he stayed in nyc competing with biggie and nas
 4 years ago '04        #179
NAKHI ALLAH 1 heat pts
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 JC Hudson said:
Me against the world 100%

With all this extra stressin
The question I wonder is after death, after my last breath
When will I finally get to rest? Through this supression
They punish the people that's askin questions
And those that possess, steal from the ones without possessions
The message I stress: to make it stop study your lessons
Don't settle for less - even a genius asks-es questions
Be grateful for blessings
Don't ever change, keep your essence
The power is in the people and politics we address
Always do your best, don't let the pressure make you panic
And when you get stranded
And things don't go the way you planned it
Dreamin of riches, in a position of makin a difference
Politicians and hypocrites, they don't wanna listen
If I'm insane, it's the fame made a brother change
It wasn't nuttin like the game
It's just me against the world









It ain't hard to tell, I excel then prevail
The mic is contacted, I attract clientele
My mic check is life or death, breathing a sniper's breath
I exhale the yellow smoke of buddha through righteous steps
Deep like the Shining, sparkle like a diamond
Sneak a Uzi on the island in my army jacket lining
Hit the Earth like a comet – invasion!
Nas is like the Afrocentric Asian, half-man, half-amazing
Cause in my physical, I can express through song
Delete stress like Motrin, then extend strong
I drink Moet with Medusa, give her shotguns in hell
From the spliff that I lift and inhale, it ain't hard to tell

The buddha monk's in your trunk, turn the bass up
Not stories by Aesop, place your loot up, parties I shoot up
Nas, I analyze, drop a jewel, inhale from the L
School a fool well, you feel it like Braille, it ain't hard to tell
I kick a skill like Shaquille holds a pill
Vocabulary spills I'm Ill plus Matic
I freak beats, slam it like Iron Sheik
Jam like a Tec with correct techniques
So analyze me, surprise me, but can't magnetize me
Scannin' while you're plannin' ways to sabotage me
I leave 'em froze like her-on in your nose
Nas'll rock well, it ain't hard to tell


This rhythmatic explosion, is what your frame of mind has chosen
I'll leave your brain stimulated, n*ggas is frozen
Speak with criminal slang, begin like a violin
End like Leviathan, it's deep, well let me try again
Wisdom be leaking out my grapefruit, troop
I dominate break loops, giving mics men-e-strual cycles
Street's disciple, I rock beats that's mega trifle
And groovy but smoother than moves by Villanova
You're still a soldier, I'm like Sly Stone in Cobra
Packing like a Rasta in the weed spot, vocals'll squeeze Glocks
MC's eavesdrop though they need not to sneak
My poetry's deep I never fail
Nas' raps should be locked in a cell, it ain't hard to tell


sh*ts on Pacs whole discography

and Halftime I wont even go there.............
 4 years ago '04        #180
NAKHI ALLAH 1 heat pts
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 abstractq said:
lol@ this comparison

Pac stans is strong on here for MATW to even make the finals


I can think of at least 30 albums off top that are better than MATW



 Eagles All Day said:
Illmatic is the bible if it loses to this trash


 Kreemy said:
funny how all the albums near Illmatic's level got eliminated before MATW



 Impeccable said:
Illmatic bout to win

Pac stans bout to take a SWIFT L


 Chad09 said:
Makaveli on the Rise.
just stop............

 Eagles All Day said:
Shoulda made the votes public....for it to even be this close right now is travesty.
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