By Jeff Weiss, Evan McGarvey
Hip hop icons and rap innovators, the infamous B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur proceed to steer, outline, and alter the style years after their deaths. regardless of the controversies surrounding the murders of Tupac and Biggie, eventually it's their artwork that is still their largest legacy. The tune of Biggie Smalls and 2Pac has encouraged the likes of Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and extra. The legacies of Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace—a.k.a. The infamous B.I.G. —live on.
So does their contention, one of many maximum in song historical past. In 2pac vs. Biggie, hip hop specialists Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey take a completely new method of research of that competition. instead of concentrate on the numerous conspiracy theories, they learn the artist as artists, dissecting the lyrics in their hits ("California Love," "All Eyez on Me," "Changes" for 2pac, "Mo funds Mo Problems," "Hypnotize," "Big Poppa" for Biggie) and lesser-known works, functionality and rhythmic kinds, aesthetic appearances and what these intended, rises to energy, and naturally, their lives after demise. The feud among 2pac and Biggie is damaged down and checked out from all new angles, bringing to gentle little-known and magnificent aspects to every rapper's personality and internal world.
Illustrated all through with images, memorabilia, and art encouraged by way of Tupac and Biggie, and with insert "versus" pages dissecting issues resembling each one artist's presence in video clips, severe reception, and literary impacts, this ebook is a must have for all rap and hip hop enthusiasts.
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2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap's Greatest Battle by Jeff Weiss, Evan McGarvey