the Best Rapper Ever: Eminem vs. 2Pac

the Best Rapper Ever: Eminem vs. 2Pac

There are 244 comments on the Vibe story from Jun 30, 2009, titled the Best Rapper Ever: Eminem vs. 2Pac. In it, Vibe reports that:

It all comes down to this... We can't say we're surprised. With four MCs left standing as we entered the semi-finals of VIBE Presents THE BEST RAPPER EVER last week, including a rematch of the finals for last year's THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE, our money was on an Eminem vs.

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2pac forever

United States

#194 Sep 23, 2011
Hi
2pac on yo hoes

United States

#195 Sep 23, 2011
2pac... What else is there to say?? An activist, a community brother, representing the youth of America, lyrical depth, faithful to his words, lived his THUG LIFE! Telling all the youngsters to open their EYEZ, he wasn't glorifying the gangster image.. It was more like teaching us young Americans what we don't have to go through to make money and lyrically steering us through the right mother fucking path.
Biggie Smalls is 2nd to the list, everyone knows it but everyone is entitled to their own opinion. He was more of the street thief hustler trying to keep his family afloat. Long story short, 2pac got his ass where he was, the KING of all time for the EAST SIDE, while 2pac the KING of WEST SIDE in terms of the music industry.
Rappers from September 14, 1996 = September 23, 2011 have been falling apart. The only real reason rappers of today are hot are because they just appeal to them through their rich famous lives and how to "GET HOES" so you tell me? I respect some rappers now like Nas, Eminem, The Game, Lil Weezy (not Lil Wayne) and thats about it.
OOOOOOH dont forget Drake, nah forget Drake.. He's a Degrassi Fake, so he can appeal with his fans because he already had money! Theres no hustle in his flow, fuck him. Maybe if he went straight into the R&B category, I'd had some respect in that category. If 2pac was alive, he probably check this foo through clownin, and that be it for his career.
Im High as fuck right now, yo.
Listen to these man

United States

#196 Sep 23, 2011
2pac...

All Eyez on Me
Me against the world
I ain't mad at cha
Can you get away
2 of Amerikaz most wanted
Pain
Wonder if heaven got a ghetto
Letter to my unborn
Thugz Mansion
Ambitionz Az A Ridah
All about U
How do you want it
Life goes on
Can't see me
When we ride
Picture me rollin'
Hit em' up
Dear Mama
Until the end of time
R U Still down
So many tears
Hail Mary
Bomb First
They don't give a fuck about us
To Live and Die in L.A.( IM FROM L.A.! PEACE)
Lil' Homiez
Breathin

So what it is you young bustahz!?!?
2pac fan foreva

Pontypridd, UK

#197 Oct 28, 2011
tupac all the way ,how can you even compare the two ,no offence to eminem fans but if tupac was alive no one even know eminem exists ,after 15 years of being dead the newest of the newest generation knows who tupac is now thats something ,i dont think that would happen if eminem was dead for 15 years
Diddy_007

UK

#198 Oct 31, 2011
Well,I have seen some good comments,biased ones etc.... But in truth,wot defines greatness? I think its the influence and respect. Eminem might be classed among the best but not great. He doesn't have that weight,classic albums...yeah. But think about it,who is Eminem most craved and respected rapper?... It happens 2be 2PAC. There was so much respect 2d weight that man carried alive and dead. Look @ there careers... BIG,2PAC,JAYZ,EMINEM,RAKIM,NAS ,KRS1..... One person's era was so incredibly commanding that other acts kooled off to feel the weight of one man who made so much great rap songs that influenced the industry,U listen 2 Biggy's interview with sway and u learn that Pac was a big influence to his ready2die album,Badboy wanted Pacs weight and wanted 2sign him but he refused. The strength in his voice,he never struggled to justle words. Let's look @ these other rappers that sit and struggle 2bring out an album,u can imagine if Pac sat 2yrs 2bring out an album.that legend did great... That's why he is the mostsuccessful and respected Rap act. But unless u started following music in d millenium then I can understand ur eminem claim. But then,if almost every association calls 2pac the Greatest,there has 2b a reason.... His weight was Incredible,and guess wot. He is Rated among greatest Music acts of all time,not just Rap. I don't see any Rapper on that top List.
WEEZYANA

La Habra, CA

#199 Nov 10, 2011
ARE YOU GUYS KIDDING ME?!?!?!?! DUDE WHAT THE FREAK MAN?! ITS ALL ABOUT LIL' WAYNE!!! His flows are sick man, if he was born back in 71 with pac, and went bar for bar LIL WAYNE WOULD KILL. All you old Generation rap rejects need to check your ears and Listen to LiL Wayne and Young Money! Drake is also badass!!! His flows are smooth and Aggressive, and his the Modern day NATE DOGGGG!!! So you old folks need to turn up the volume now a days. YMCMB!
Lance

Boone, NC

#200 Nov 21, 2011
I like eminem the best, but i think nas is more talented than any of them maybe besides eminem and big L
Tupac4ever

Birmingham, AL

#201 Nov 29, 2011
salena2009 wrote:
Is this serious? First of all I wouldn't even put eminem in the top 100 of best rappers and tupac is not the greatest either. I personally found the notorious big much more entertaining than tupac. Even Jay Z is better than tupac in my opinion.
Jay Z isin't even in the same level with Tupac Jay Z is good, but he can only dream to be better than Jay Z
Bashy

Chicago, IL

#202 Dec 2, 2011
2pac rules! No rapper can match his talent.
fahad

United States

#203 Dec 14, 2011
tupaac forever...A LEGEND NEVER DIES!!
Smackyoutoo

Oslo, Norway

#204 Dec 17, 2011
Eminem vs Tupac ?

HAHAH!, Eminem is a BIIIIG 2pac fan, so why discuss ?

This is dumb shit, 2pac is way more better, and everyone knows that.
998890_dRe

Mission Hills, CA

#205 Dec 25, 2011
2PAC IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME THERES NO ? HE WAS THE FACE OF HIP HOP SINCE LIKE 4 EVER EMINEM IS GOOD BUT HE IS JUST NOT 2PAC 2PAC ALWAYS CHANGED HIS STYLE LYRICALLY ALWAYS KEPT IT FRESH ND SPOKE REAL SHIT 2PACS LAST VERSE ON ME AGAINTS THE WORLD WAS THE GREATEST LYRICAL PERFORMANCE IVE EVER HEARD EMINEM IS GREAT BUT NOT THE GREATEST THAT BELONGS 2 PAC HANDS DOWN NO DISSCUSSION
ZeeKing

Newport News, VA

#206 Jan 5, 2012
salena2009 wrote:
Is this serious? First of all I wouldn't even put eminem in the top 100 of best rappers and tupac is not the greatest either. I personally found the notorious big much more entertaining than tupac. Even Jay Z is better than tupac in my opinion.
You dumb as hell. You should actually listen to rap. Maybe that would help with you opinion. Eminen has the best lyrical context and consistency alive. Tupac has more vibe, seriousness, and at the same time his shit can make you laugh. B.I.G lyrical context is boss. And Jay-Z is eh okay. Listen to rap you fool.
Beardy96

Beckenham, Australia

#207 Jan 25, 2012
Nick wrote:
Eminem is the best rapper of all time...way better than Tupac...Eminem4life
definitely all other guys who say anything else r delusional eminem is the best rapper ever nd ever will b no one else compares
kill

Columbia, SC

#208 Jan 25, 2012
2pac is overrated

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#209 Jan 26, 2012
eminem!!:)
byon

United States

#210 Jan 28, 2012
tupac is the best nobody can rap like him and everybody that rap now is ass
Thug 4 Life

Zedelgem, Belgium

#212 Feb 15, 2012
Makaveli The Don the Greatest the Legend
j reed

San Diego, CA

#213 Feb 19, 2012
salena2009 wrote:
Is this serious? First of all I wouldn't even put eminem in the top 100 of best rappers and tupac is not the greatest either. I personally found the notorious big much more entertaining than tupac. Even Jay Z is better than tupac in my opinion.
Then your opinion is as meaningful as a lil wayne song. Big was good but not as good as pac. Jay z is pure shit. East coast never had much, but the ones everyone hearsabout are NOT even good ones! Think closer to jadakiss and such.
j reed

San Diego, CA

#214 Feb 19, 2012
The title of this is horseshit. Eminems damn good, but tupac he ain't. Forget competition. Tupac, dj quik, brotha muthafuckin lynch, eazy e, bone (mostly krayzie), x raided just to name a few.

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