New PDF release: 2pac vs. Biggie: An Illustrated History of Rap's Greatest

By Jeff Weiss, Evan McGarvey

ISBN-10: 1610587936

ISBN-13: 9781610587938

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 continues to be 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 track heritage. In 2pac vs. Biggie, hip hop specialists Jeff Weiss and Evan McGarvey take a wholly new method of research of that competition. instead of specialize in the numerous conspiracy theories, they research the artist as artists, dissecting the lyrics in their hits ("California Love," "All Eyez on Me," "Changes" for 2pac, "Mo cash Mo Problems," "Hypnotize," "Big Poppa" for Biggie) and lesser-known works, functionality and rhythmic types, aesthetic appearances and what these intended, rises to strength, and naturally, their lives after dying. The feud among 2pac and Biggie is damaged down and checked out from all new angles, bringing to mild little-known and astounding 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 subject matters comparable to each one artist's presence in videos, severe reception, and literary affects, this booklet is a must have for all rap and hip hop lovers.

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