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Tupac Shakur The Best rapper Of All Time would be 43 years old
Tupac Shakur the greatest rapper of all time
Tupac rapping young
Tupac Shakur Still deserves his title
I have seen many rapper come and go and I've seen many stick around. Many of the most talented rappers are now lost in the noise and fakery that is most of what makes up the industry today. Not enough names made issues with the rap of today, not enough of the greats made any noise. They let it happen, so now when a good rapper speaks about the situation he is already to far out of the limelight to argue the situation. Rappers use to speak something of essence and power. Whether it be about the street, crime, or doing whatever it takes to survive, there so much in the music. Tupac reminded us of all of that. The music gave us strength and confidence in ourselves. Rap has helped those gain security within themselves and comparing the likeness of the ones talking to themselves. Rap took away a lot of the self pity put into to place by the grunge and emo side of the spectrum. It brought us to a place where relationships ending didn't mean the end of everything and it gave us a willingness to never forget who number one is. Rap in the 80's gave us politics in a song, the 90's gave us an inside look to how life really is for some and the early 2000's reminded us that we could be number one. Since the mid 2000's and till now we find ourselves, unable to really hear anything of substance. Tupac Shakur didn't just tell us about hardships in the ghetto or the difficulties of making things happen on your own. He painted us a vivid picture through poetry. Yes he drew with his words the way that it was. He wasn't always blunt about it and that's what made the words so powerful. The man had a voice and flow that still can not be touched. No one sounds like Tupac, no one can imitate him and no one can make his flow. Fast slow medium paced the man brought rap its flavor. He would say a phenomenal amount of poetry in just a single song. Sometimes it was difficult to stop playing one song because sometimes one song was worth an entire album. His albums never contained a dull song. There isn't one poorly written song by the legend. His unreleased music is better then anything out today. Many claim best rapper, but we know that the best rapper has been long gone. Tupac will always hold this title, not because he was a good rapper but because he was the best.
Tupac tells Lil Wayne a joke
What Tupac would say if around today
What the new "Best Rappers" have done
What have we heard for almost ten years now has been nonsense. We've had some decent dance songs and a few great rappers come out of nowhere like Freddie Gibbs, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Big Kritt etc. and we have some great rappers still putting music out like Busta Rhymes, 50 cent, Jadakiss, Nas etc. But when is the last time you heard one of their tracks or singles on the radio. 50 Cent is barely getting the air time he should for someone who has two of the most sold albums of all time. When G-Unit was still the ring leader of the rap world, we were guarantee ok to great songs. It wasn't the 90's but it was still really good. There rap was real rap, they may have made things a little newer but it never felt like we were listening to a bunch of nonsensical B.S. It all fell apart when Lil Wayne began getting much to much popularity. His lyrics music and content always mindless and really full of catchy beats and nothing more. As only the second best artist in the Hot Boys leaving Juvenile to be the best how did Lil Wayne even get the popularity get received. Juvenile was a beast in the late 90's early 2000's and he really had a flow worth listening too. Not the greatest poet of all time but the man could flow and make a hit every time he got on the radio. People still get excited when songs like "Back that Azz up" come on in a night club. The world of hip hop has been invaded with mostly garbage especially in the night club. All we can get is technofied rap. Lil Wayne some how got to the top of the hip hop world with his ever squeaker voice getting even higher as he passed puberty and soon with a machine on his voice he sounded like someone having a stroke. People couldn't get enough of it for some reason. Honestly, his sounding like he may have had gone through a severe accident caused people to fall in love with the rappers music. His carter albums were okay at best and honestly got more air time then they should have. I don't want to sound like a hater but can't people remember Tupac's music. Remember how raw a rapper like Tupac was. Remember how powerful it was when you heard his voice and flow on a great beat. Whether it was slow or fast Tupac could make a song perfect. His words were exquisite and the man showed perfection on the microphone
Tupac Lyrics compared to Justin Bieber
If Tupac were here today
I think rap would be taking a different course of action if Tupac Shakur was still alive today. I could be wrong, maybe he'd be like LL Cool J or Ice T stuck acting in movies, barely relevant by the mainstream and attacking Soldier Boy with no back up from anyone. Remember when being an OG was cool and it wasn't about being a kid who talk on tracks and makes cool beats. Remember when you had to bring something to the table to be recognized as a real rapper. If Tupac Shakur was here I do not think that there would be the same pattern in music that we see today. Today it's all about an electro beat mixed with slow rappers who rhyme when it feels appropriate. The necessity to rhyme is dead for some reason. Rick Ross has single handedly ruined rhyming in rap. Maybe Soldier boy would be his boy wonder in the event but I put 80% of that blame on Rick Ross. When you had to rhyme he didn't rhyme and now that its kind of like an optional piece in rap he doesn't at all. Remember how great it use to be to hear a Nas and Kool G Rap song, or a Dj Quik song where the lyrics were just too good to be true. A time when rhyme scheme was important and singing in strange voices wasn't key. There was a reason why 2Pac sold as many albums as he had. He brought everything together in an album. Everything you wanted to hear was presented to you and things you didn't even know that you wanted to hear you had the ability to hear. He brought you too the movies through his music. No video needed to feel like you were immersed in his songs. His harder songs felt like reading an in depth novel. Every time he put out a song you were ready to hear something of substance and something that wasn't just going to reiterate the same exact thing over and over again. Who would have thought the person who people look up to in the rap industry would be a guy who acts and sounds like a junkie and an ex cop. If Tupac were around I think he could have kept things in order and kept rap the way it was suppose be. Rap would still sound like rap, not some kind of joke music. If only he were here to keep the music real and relevant. These new rappers and old ones who conform with them like Jay Z and Kanye have pretty much ruined the industry.
Tupac compared to Skrillex lyrics
Tupac on Broadway
What Tupac can still bring to us
Tupac's music is still relevant and as important as ever before. Everything he has said is still wonderful from the lyrics to the music. He is a man who could make a crowd anywhere get into the music. I don't think Tupac could go anywhere and be hated. Even during all the controversy, I think that Tupac could go anywhere and be loved. He was just to good not be welcomed anywhere. Tupac Shakur to this day is an amazing rapper and proves to be the greatest rapper of all time. If you truly love rap, soul, funk, jazz, or have a love for poetry, you need to listen to Tupac Shakur. Yes he is an excellent poet which, may seem laughable to some who dislike rap or feel its a joke. He is a lyrical genius in every sense of the term. He has been listed as one of the 50 greatest poets of all time and had written a great work of poetry. Their are very few people who could argue that there are better rappers then Tupac and if you could you'd really be reaching with some of the greatest rappers of all time. Tupac Shakur in my opinion can not be touched when it comes to the rap industry. He is a hip-hop legend not because of his unfortunate and untimely death, but because he is rap, he is the embodiment of real rap. My god they are even making a Broadway musical out of this unbelievable talents lyrics and music. This is a rapper mind you and he is getting his music put on to the highest scope in the musical world, this being the highest level in music and acting. This is an honor and well deserved by Tupac Shakur. Hopefully, those of future generation will not forget the greatest rapper of all time Tupac Shakur.