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Video: Nas Plays “Tom Sawyer” on Rock Band

Check out this behind the scenes clip of Nas playing Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” on Rock Band backstage at The Colbert Report.

Props to Nick for the heads up.

Previously: Nas on The Colbert Report


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147 Responses to “Video: Nas Plays “Tom Sawyer” on Rock Band”

  1. SNORT_snortcrazy88SiNCE88 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7DFsBcVMDA

    ^^^
    SHOUT OUT Star. http://www.starandbucwild.com

  2. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Boosie Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 10:46 am
    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 10:43 am

    We already had this discussion on here…Life after death is a decent album…definitely not a classic….

    ***It’s a classic, because it has so many classic songs on it- it shoulda been a single album, though…
    ____________________________________________________________

    yeah but it also had a lot of wack/skippable songs too and they count…..I mean we can cut out mad songs off any rappers album and say its a classic….but we have to judge it as a whole, and unfortunately thats life.

    ***the classic cuts vastly outweigh the skippers, though…plus, biggie never said “life is a big mac, niggas look at me and say “you did that”??

  3. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    sleep Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    I hate when niggas act like biggie never spit a mediocre verse.

    ***I’m a Big stan, and his verse in “I Love the Dough” was terrawfulble, but 99.999% of his verses are superior to most niggas in the game…if “Hennessy” didn’t rhyme with “enemies”, Pac prolly only woulda put out one album…

  4. Da PartyStarter Says:

    He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper> LAD
    To The Extreme> LAD
    The Funky HeadHunter>LAD
    Girl You Know It’s True>LAD

    *Puts on Kevlar drawers*

    Mornin’ Nahgros!!!!

  5. Joe 88 Says:

    “Hennessy” didn’t rhyme with “enemies”, Pac prolly only woulda put out one album…

    ^nigga, you know you see enimies in your empty glass of hennessy, seriously, one day I was listening to pac & he rhymed those 2 words & I bust out laughing, not because it was wack, but we talked about it so much on nah right

  6. b-ease Says:

    I hate when niggas act like biggie never spit a mediocre verse.

    ^^
    BIG’s ill verse to wack verse ratio is arguably better than any rapper’s ever.

  7. Joe 88 Says:

    He’s The DJ, I’m The Rapper> LAD
    To The Extreme> LAD
    The Funky HeadHunter>LAD
    Girl You Know It’s True>LAD

    *falls to the ground*

    *grabs collar on T-shirt*

    *pulls sell back up like tyrone biggums*

    *starts break dancing*

  8. b-ease Says:

    not because it was wack

    ^^
    lol, be honest, you laughed a little cuz it was wack too…

  9. D_Block_4_life Says:

    Biggie made better records. G-Rap is a better mc.

  10. Brodie Says:

    ***I’m a Big stan, and his verse in “I Love the Dough” was terrawfulble, but 99.999% of his verses are superior to most niggas in the game…if “Hennessy” didn’t rhyme with “enemies”, Pac prolly only woulda put out one album…

    ^ i remember when my pops pointed that out to me back in 6th grade. he stopped listening to pac after me against the world

  11. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Trill Goldberg Says:

    no homo, nas’ fingering game is bananas.

  12. BabyDoll Says:

    b-ease Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 10:55 am
    I hate when niggas act like biggie never spit a mediocre verse.

    ^^
    BIG’s ill verse to wack verse ratio is arguably better than any rapper’s ever.

    ^co-seezy

    What up Nah *daps and hugs for all*

  13. G7 Says:

    G Rap’s “Roots of Evil” is one of the most underrated albums ever!

  14. Prince Says:

    b-ease Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 10:55 am
    I hate when niggas act like biggie never spit a mediocre verse.

    ^^
    BIG’s ill verse to wack verse ratio is arguably better than any rapper’s ever.

    ^^
    i agree 100% all these wack verse yall talkin bout yall comparing them 2 his super nice verses but compare them to anyother MC and its heat rock (not the heat rock Rick Ross claim to have sold lol)

  15. pockets Says:

    lmfao @ the video

  16. b-ease Says:

    *hugs babydoll*

  17. G7 Says:

    whuditduz BabyDolla?

  18. Joe 88 Says:

    >BIG’s ill verse to wack verse ratio is arguably better than any rapper’s ever

    if you only take 10 shots & make 7 of course it’s gonna look better than someone that takes 100 shots & make 70. it’s gonna look better because he has less material, but how I look at it, pac has prolly the biggest catalog in rap history, & everything can’t be hot with all those songs, but i’ll rather take 70 hot songs then 7.

    >>>lol, be honest, you laughed a little cuz it was wack too…

    ^No

    Pac dead albums > LAD

  19. pockets Says:

    lupe’s ratio of ill verses to wack verses is higher than biggie’s

  20. BabyDoll Says:

    Hey b-ease, G Sev…what up

  21. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Trill Goldberg Says:

    lupe’s ratio of ill verses to wack verses is higher than biggie’s

    ^^ that’s like comparing lebron to mike. . . lebron ain’t got that many games under his belt to be compared to the king.

  22. pockets Says:

    if the vibe contest was accurate they would have the finals of the best rapper alive contest be jay-z vs lupe.

  23. pockets Says:

    lebron ain’t got that many games under his belt to be compared to the king.

    ^big dont have that many games under his belt either

  24. Joe 88 Says:

    No one wanna hear about that nerd lupe right now pockets, lol j/k

  25. Prophecy_Projectz Says:

    That video is the greatest Rap-Rock collabo since walk this way

  26. Joe 88 Says:

    big dont have that many games under his belt either

    ^exactly, so he loses by default

  27. G7 Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio aka Trill Goldberg Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:01 am
    lupe’s ratio of ill verses to wack verses is higher than biggie’s

    ^^ that’s like comparing lebron to mike. . . lebron ain’t got that many games under his belt to be compared to the king.

    ====
    B.I.G. doesn’t have that many games under his belt either. Lupe has recorded way more material than B.I.G. by now.

  28. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    # D_Block_4_life Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Biggie made better records. G-Rap is a better mc.

    ^^^

    nice. agreed.

  29. pockets Says:

    joe u aint ever listened to l-u-p emperor

  30. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    pockets Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:03 am
    lebron ain’t got that many games under his belt to be compared to the king.

    ^big dont have that many games under his belt either

    **Biggie has two classic albums, and influenced a generation of emcees…Lupe is the bright spot (nah) in a declining artform, but he hasn’t put the game on his back like (no piggyback rides) Big did…To take the basketball analogy even farther, you know how commentators always say that great players make their teammates better? That’s what Big did in the rap game…

  31. Mr. Papagiorgio aka Trill Goldberg Says:

    big dont have that many games under his belt either

    ^^ not true. his guest appearances count, and some of his guest appearance verses are classic (112 – only you, that total joint. . . . certain classics)

  32. Boosie Says:

    It’s only when you are dead when people will praise you…..If Big had not died none of ya’ll would be saying the same thing…

    If jay was to get shot and killed, kingdom come would be a classic.

  33. G7 Says:

    fast life > brooklyn’s finest

  34. temp agency aka young splashy splash Says:

    im tired of nas real rap….he lost..so many times over n over….cam’ron ethered em…its over….hit the road wit ya pops and do jazz…

    oh by the way…the world is coming to an end!!!

    tinyurl.com/5cmxxj

  35. pockets Says:

    Lupe has recorded way more material than B.I.G. by now.

    ^exactly

  36. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    quality>quantity

  37. Prince Says:

    i cant argue lupe is the man even tho i gotta be gettin a dictionary 2 understand him sumtimes but he’s is the man

  38. D_Block_4_life Says:

    It’s only when you are dead when people will praise you…..If Big had not died none of ya’ll would be saying the same thing…
    ^^^^
    Church!!! Dead rappers get better promotion….(c) You know who

  39. Dr Flav Says:

    Wanted Dead Or Alive is one of G Rap’s greatest albums, thats what I cal a classic.

  40. G7 Says:

    Boosie Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:05 am
    It’s only when you are dead when people will praise you…..If Big had not died none of ya’ll would be saying the same thing…

    If jay was to get shot and killed, kingdom come would be a classic.

    ^tis true. imagine Jay died after Vol1 or Nas after IWW. They’d be looked at as certified GOATS.

  41. Joe 88 Says:

    pockets Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:04 am
    joe u aint ever listened to l-u-p emperor

    darealjoe88@yahoo.com

    not any of his praised mixtapes, but willing to give em a try (n/h)

    LF: Ron artest playes for the rockets now

  42. pockets Says:

    Lupe is the bright spot (nah) in a declining artform, but he hasn’t put the game on his back like (no piggyback rides) Big did

    ^thats becaues people dont even understand what lupe is saying and are too lazy to listen, big’s shit was easier to get, but that makes him better because more people listened? to make the basketball analogy even gayer, big is jordon but lupe is the dude who cleans up the floor after the game but drains full court shots like they are free throws.

  43. pockets Says:

    but for the record, its gonna be hard for anyone to match the sheer volume of music jay has made…if u include all these guest verse remixes…its ridiculous

  44. Prince Says:

    im tired of nas real rap….he lost..so many times over n over….cam’ron ethered em…its over….hit the road wit ya pops and do jazz…

    ^
    i dont get it i think untitled was fire it wasnt illmatic that buz nas went in a different direction but i like the album.. and im a cam fan but lets not bring cam and nas into argument smh

  45. G7 Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW8jRjvlLgE

    G Rap’s “Thug Love Story”, one of the greatest story telling rhymes ever!! 9 minutes of ill imagery.

  46. Joe 88 Says:

    Who’s the best? pac nas & big, aint no best

    I agree with that, but if you notice even nas think pac is the greatest on his list

  47. BabyDoll Says:

    Boosie Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:05 am
    It’s only when you are dead when people will praise you…..If Big had not died none of ya’ll would be saying the same thing…

    ^So Biggie was nobody’s favorite when he was alive?

  48. Boosie Says:

    A few years ago……LL was in niggas top 5….Now not even in top 10….IF he had of died, niggas would be saying he is actually the goat…

    A few years ago….It was blasphemy not to put krs and Rakim as the god mcs…..Now niggas don’t even recognize their style like they do….it’s either jay or nas…

    A few years ago….Niggas and whitefolks, was saying em was top 5 dead or alive…what if he died….niggas would have been saying he was the goat….

    A few years ago…..People said lil wayne was trash….now they have to recognize him and “respect his flow’ even if they don’t want to.

    It’s funny how a few years ago……niggas switch up they tune….It was all good just a week ago.

  49. pockets Says:

    yo werd boosie a few years ago ur comments were worth reading

  50. b-ease Says:

    ^tis true. imagine Jay died after Vol1 or Nas after IWW. They’d be looked at as certified GOATS.

    ^^
    could be true. But they didnt. Let’s stop dealing in hypotheticals (IF that nigga had never died…) and look at the facts. BIG died having made two of the most influential hiphop albums…ever. He also wrote for and launched the career of a top 5 greatest female rapper of all time. He co-sig is why Jay is Hov. Some artists are elevated after they die to a place they shouldnt be i.e. Pac being in anyones top 10 MC list. Death put Big exactly where he is supposed to be.

  51. G7 Says:

    >>but for the record, its gonna be hard for anyone to match the sheer volume of music jay has made

    ^Nas’ unreleased catalogue, rare joints >>

  52. Boosie Says:

    # BabyDoll Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Boosie Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:05 am
    It’s only when you are dead when people will praise you…..If Big had not died none of ya’ll would be saying the same thing…

    ^So Biggie was nobody’s favorite when he was alive?
    _________________________________________________________

    I’m pretty sure he was someone’s favorite, but the goat status didnt start till he died.

  53. Culture Shock! Says:

    Nas should have smashed the guitar on the floor and set it on fire.

  54. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ^thats becaues people dont even understand what lupe is saying and are too lazy to listen, big’s shit was easier to get, but that makes him better because more people listened?

    ***Biggie also stood out in an era where Pun, G Rap, Jay, Wu, Nas, etc. were in their prime…all of those emcees are dead or old (by industry standards) now, and all Lupe really has to contend with is hipsters and ringtone rappers…..Biggie is still heavily quoted—Lupe, not so much..to be real about it, Kanye is more influential than Lupe…this is just an observation, because I’m actually a Lupe fan, and I appreciate the fact that you have to decipher his lyrics sometimes….

  55. sleep Says:

    If nas died afte IWW niggas wouldve acted worst then biggie stans. If jay had died after bluprint. I think niggas would try to have parades in his memory every year.

  56. pockets Says:

    >>but for the record, its gonna be hard for anyone to match the sheer volume of music jay has made

    ^Nas’ unreleased catalogue, rare joints >>

    ^i mean for the future generations…but u sure nas made more tracks?

  57. Joe 88 Says:

    Some artists are elevated after they die to a place they shouldnt be i.e. Pac being in anyones top 10 MC list.

    ^Now your just speaking gibberish. Pac was always my favorite before he died, as many others. to uplift that fat fuck & be little the pac fans is bull, just because you never knew negros that fucked with pac don’t mean he aint loved. Pac has a cult following unseen in rap music & will never be duplicated, something biggie will never have, never

  58. Dem Says:

    you schmucks arent really comparing BIG and lupe. please tell me i woke up this morning and left my reading comprehension skills at home.

  59. Boosie Says:

    # pockets Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:13 am

    yo werd boosie a few years ago ur comments were worth reading
    ___________________________________________________________

    Lol, and you’re still reading…..

    Hell, I’m bout to go get in a gang fight and get killed…..Then I’ll be goat commenter….

    If eskay died right now…..I know for a fact niggas will be saying Oh he’s the goat blogger….and the truth is no one really knows who he is….

  60. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Boosie Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:12 am
    A few years ago……LL was in niggas top 5….Now not even in top 10….IF he had of died, niggas would be saying he is actually the goat…

    ***Hell to the nah (c) Whitney…the only person who has ever called LL the GOAT, is LL; he’s a pioneer, and niggas respect that, and he’s made some classic songs, but that’s about it…

  61. b-ease Says:

    Biggie also stood out in an era where Pun, G Rap, Jay, Wu, Nas, etc. were in their prime

    ^^
    Co-sign. But he did more than stand out. He completely dominated.

  62. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    to uplift that fat fuck & be little the pac fans is bull

    ***And if you don’t like it kid, take it personal (c) Gangstarr, lol

  63. b-ease Says:

    A few years ago……LL was in niggas top 5

    ^^
    No he wasnt.

  64. Prince Says:

    kanye is more influential but lupe’s nicer it always goes like that u have the more lyrical MC and the MC that jus has summin bout em that every1 loves but Knaye my homie 2 and im going to that Glow in The Dark on agust 6th im rockin my ato matsumoto’s for the first time 2 that concert

  65. D_Block_4_life Says:

    It’s funny how a few years ago……niggas switch up they tune….It was all good just a week ago.
    ^^^^
    Fans are Fickle

  66. D_Block_4_life Says:

    A few years ago……LL was in niggas top 5

    ^^
    No he wasnt.
    ^^^^
    Never ever was

  67. green eyes Says:

    ***Hell to the nah (c) Whitney…the only person who has ever called LL the GOAT, is LL; he’s a pioneer, and niggas respect that, and he’s made some classic songs, but that’s about it…

    ^ this is true

  68. sleep Says:

    Jay makes me want to smack the shit out of him when he put pac name in the same sentence as his. Is he just trying to be respectable by comparing this average nigga to his skills.

  69. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    I do think that if DMX had died in 98, it woulda been a good career move, lol…he’s the G.O.A.T. of getting arrested every Tuesday, though..

  70. Joe 88 Says:

    The only way to really judge who’s better is to ask the fans, & every year for like the past 10 (except 07′-08) certain magazines & television shows makes polls for the fans to choose who is the greatest, cause there’s no musical stats the fans are the judge, & guess who’s chose as #1? you guest it.

    So to end this debate, just listen to who you wanna listen to, fin!

  71. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    LOL @ Boosie exposing that he used to be part of the 1% (c) Canibus

  72. pockets Says:

    ^thats becaues people dont even understand what lupe is saying and are too lazy to listen, big’s shit was easier to get, but that makes him better because more people listened?

    ***Biggie also stood out in an era where Pun, G Rap, Jay, Wu, Nas, etc. were in their prime…all of those emcees are dead or old (by industry standards) now, and all Lupe really has to contend with is hipsters and ringtone rappers…..Biggie is still heavily quoted—Lupe, not so much..to be real about it, Kanye is more influential than Lupe…this is just an observation, because I’m actually a Lupe fan, and I appreciate the fact that you have to decipher his lyrics sometimes….

    ^i am actually agreeing but i dont think popularity shows which one is better. u bring up his competition, all of those were some of the greats but bigs style was easier to understand than pun’s or wu’s which mite be why more ppl gravitated toward him. of course biggie was mad ill with it, but in terms of depth of songs and subject matter i think lu >. i mean u can argue wether being more complex makes u better but for me, in this case it does.

  73. Boosie Says:

    You biggie stans are so funny…..Let me tell you how you are…..

    You want to diminish pac’s credentials because he is a “rival” or competitor of Big’s….You say pac is an average rapper, because he never flowed like he was from new York….Well pac is a poet and his rhymes bring out way more emotion and truth to his rhymes then big……Big had the better flow but pac had the better voice….

    Stop judging pac by new York’s standard’s….Pac’s lyrics are simplistic but MUCH more piercing and thorough then big’s….He related to the common man….his subject matter and content brings out that emotion in people.

    I here more people say pac is their favorite rapper than Big….none of them niggas is my favorite rapper but I give respect where respect is due…

  74. G7 Says:

    >>Biggie is still heavily quoted—Lupe, not so much..to be real about it

    ^it’s true what Pockets said though. Fans today don’t listen to lyrics as closely as in the past. That’s why you have clowns out there now that actually believe that Wayne is the GOAT.

  75. b-ease Says:

    ^Now your just speaking gibberish. Pac was always my favorite before he died, as many others. to uplift that fat fuck & be little the pac fans is bull, just because you never knew negros that fucked with pac don’t mean he aint loved. Pac has a cult following unseen in rap music & will never be duplicated, something biggie will never have, never

    ^^
    Pac’s cult status has just as much to do with his charisma (pause), life story, and mystique sounding his death than his actual music, if not moreso. I know plenty of niggas that think Pac is the Goat. That doesnt mean they’re not wrong. And Big has done something more impressive than having impressionable teens follow blindly. He made his peers follow him, before and after death. Artistically.

  76. BabyDoll Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:22 am
    I do think that if DMX had died in 98, it woulda been a good career move, lol…he’s the G.O.A.T. of getting arrested every Tuesday, though..

    ^Awwwwwww (c) Studio Audience

  77. D_Block_4_life Says:

    think that if DMX had died in 98, it woulda been a good career move, lol…he’s the G.O.A.T. of getting arrested every Tuesday, though..
    ^^^^

    *Heart Surgery*

  78. Culture Shock! Says:

    Lupe >> Biggie easily. It’s not even a question.

  79. SNORT_snortcrazy88SiNCE88 Says:

    12 Most Embarassing Exposures in Hip-Hop

    ^^^
    HOW this nigga babyWHOREassmomma get #1? …niggas give these whores 2 much shine.

  80. pockets Says:

    # Culture Shock! Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Lupe >> Biggie easily. It’s not even a question.

    ^my god…*remembers culture shock’s name for future no homo*

  81. green eyes Says:

    HOW this nigga babyWHOREassmomma get #1? …niggas give these whores 2 much shine.

    ^ cosign. thats why you got all these heffas aspiring to be whores now, becuase theyre getting all this attention. smh

  82. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Pac’s cult status has just as much to do with his charisma (pause), life story, and mystique sounding his death than his actual music, if not moreso. I know plenty of niggas that think Pac is the Goat. That doesnt mean they’re not wrong. And Big has done something more impressive than having impressionable teens follow blindly. He made his peers follow him, before and after death. Artistically.

    ***Well said

  83. D_Block_4_life Says:

    You want to diminish pac’s credentials because he is a “rival” or competitor of Big’s….You say pac is an average rapper, because he never flowed like he was from new York….Well pac is a poet and his rhymes bring out way more emotion and truth to his rhymes then big……Big had the better flow but pac had the better voice….

    Stop judging pac by new York’s standard’s….Pac’s lyrics are simplistic but MUCH more piercing and thorough then big’s….He related to the common man….his subject matter and content brings out that emotion in people.
    ^^^^

    Well Put

  84. Joe 88 Says:

    And Big has done something more impressive than having impressionable teens follow blindly. He made his peers follow him, before and after death. Artistically.

    ^smh. still taking shots at people for liking what they like. alot of bitches like biggie, do there opinion count? I guess all the bitches that like biggie was college grads & the breezies that like pac was crackheads huh?

    Co-sign boosie

  85. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Stop judging pac by new York’s standard’s….Pac’s lyrics are simplistic but MUCH more piercing and thorough then big’s

    ***Listen to “Suicidal Thoughts”…

  86. Prince Says:

    iight Boosie is officially lost it.. we aint say”n pac aint nice jus sayin we like BIG more.. u startin 2 sound like a lil more than a fan or sum1 givin respect.. but yo BIG dead ass is the best and LL was never no GOAT that dude self named himself that he been around for a long time but thaat dont really matter and i hate head sprung

  87. Joe 88 Says:

    whoever thinks pac aint lyrical, please listen to troublesome 96′

  88. Boosie Says:

    Being complex in words has no bearance and a BIG misconception….Just because you are “lyrical” as in using complex words means nothing….Canibus is the most lyrical cat we have heard in our lifetime and the dude is trash…

    Lyrics are only one part of the game….If you just got lyrics, just be a slam poet writer or something cause if you don’t have a hot flow then you need to stop rapping…So many cats think that just because they have lyrics they feel like they can rap….Rap is a performance based art form, not a written art form….

    So many people are influenced by New York’s style of rap and how the source and XXL judges rappers…..

  89. blaze22 Says:

    LL cool J sucks

  90. sleep Says:

    Don’t they teach a class about pac in harvard?

  91. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:29 am
    whoever thinks pac aint lyrical, please listen to troublesome 96′

    **I think that Makavelli was Pac’s best work…and not because he passed, either…I really haven’t listened to a lot of his posthumous material…anyway, with Pac and Big, both, it’s amazing that they continue to entertain and inspire more than a decade after their deaths, at ages 25 and 24, respectively…

  92. Boosie Says:

    # Prince Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:28 am

    iight Boosie is officially lost it.. we aint say”n pac aint nice jus sayin we like BIG more.. u startin 2 sound like a lil more than a fan or sum1 givin respect.. but yo BIG dead ass is the best and LL was never no GOAT that dude self named himself that he been around for a long time but thaat dont really matter and i hate head sprung
    __________________________________________________

    I said niggas was saying LL was in they top five…..not no goat…..I have heard plenty of cats back in the day put LL in their top five and ten….now not so much…..LL is not even in my top 20…Im just saying what other niggas were saying in the past…..

    I’m not even a fan of 2pac and Big….I respect them…But people are caught up into emotional arguments and can’t see the light….I can understand why pac is the best rapper for a lot of people and I can understand why Big is the best rapper for a lot of people.

  93. b-ease Says:

    Lyrics are only one part of the game….If you just got lyrics, just be a slam poet writer or something cause if you don’t have a hot flow then you need to stop rapping…

    ^^
    I ageee with that. Just dont see what it has to do with BIG.

  94. Prince Says:

    Don’t they teach a class about pac in harvard?

    yea the do.. i think it should be in more than harvard alot of those people in harvard dont even listen to rap but wat ever

  95. green eyes Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Joe 88 Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:29 am
    whoever thinks pac aint lyrical, please listen to troublesome 96′

    **I think that Makavelli was Pac’s best work…and not because he passed, either…I really haven’t listened to a lot of his posthumous material…anyway, with Pac and Big, both, it’s amazing that they continue to entertain and inspire more than a decade after their deaths, at ages 25 and 24, respectively…

    ^ i always like me against the world. there was a certain rawness and honesty to it that wasnt quite there in makavelli & all eyez on me

  96. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Canibus is the most lyrical cat we have heard in our lifetime and the dude is trash…

    ***Not so…Canibus just doesn’t know how to channel his talent into a polished product (none)….

  97. b-ease Says:

    **I think that Makavelli was Pac’s best work

    ^^
    Definetly. Classic album.

  98. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio aka Trill Goldberg Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:01 am
    lupe’s ratio of ill verses to wack verses is higher than biggie’s

    ^^ that’s like comparing lebron to mike. . . lebron ain’t got that many games under his belt to be compared to the king.

    ^^^

    they both have 2 albums.

  99. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    ^ i always like me against the world. there was a certain rawness and honesty to it that wasnt quite there in makavelli & all eyez on me

    ***To me, Makavelli, All Eyez on Me, and Me Against the World are all classics….2Pacalypse now was uber weak, except for “I Get Around”, and a couple of other songs, but for the most part, it was an unfocused PE ripoff…

  100. b-ease Says:

    Being complex in words has no bearance and a BIG misconception…

    ^^
    Worst. Pun. Ever. LOL (no shots)

  101. pockets Says:

    Just because you are “lyrical” as in using complex words means nothing….

    ^nah nah nah, when i mean complex i am not talking about complex words. (btw canibus is not complex he makes no sense and is dumb no offense). i mean the deeper meaning behind a song is more complex, and u cant deny that that can make a song better.

    >Lyrics are only one part of the game….If you just got lyrics, just be a slam poet writer or something cause if you don’t have a hot flow then you need to stop rapping…So many cats think that just because they have lyrics they feel like they can rap….Rap is a performance based art form, not a written art form….

    ^i think lyrics should be 80 percent and did u just say rap is not a written art form its just performance. u know what that sounds like? the circus. but nevermind that, lu’s flow is impeccable. big for the most part had the same flow on every track. thats not a bad thing, but lu switches it up i.e. more versatile with it.

  102. Boosie Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Canibus is the most lyrical cat we have heard in our lifetime and the dude is trash…

    ***Not so…Canibus just doesn’t know how to channel his talent into a polished product (none)….
    _____________________________________________________________

    and Neither does donny goines or 40 cal

  103. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    b-ease Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:34 am
    **I think that Makavelli was Pac’s best work

    ^^
    Definetly. Classic album.

    ^^^

    it was good but… S4MN > MAW > 7DT

    I’m a Strictly 4 My N… fan myself.

  104. Prince Says:

    I’m not even a fan of 2pac and Big….I respect them…But people are caught up into emotional arguments and can’t see the light….I can understand why pac is the best rapper for a lot of people and I can understand why Big is the best rapper for a lot of people.

    ^ they changed the game and they were super nice at what they did pac had more of a message and BIG was lyrical and could tell a great story and every rapper wanna be 1 of them and i didnt say u said ll was a goat i jus seen it in sum other convo and i really hate head sprung lol

  105. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    wait, was “I get around” on 2pacalypse, or S4MN?

  106. pockets Says:

    Canibus is the most lyrical cat we have heard in our lifetime and the dude is trash…

    ^canibus isnt lyrical he just uses big words and if u actually listen to what hes saying hes doesnt make sense. its like he failed physics and said fuck school im a physicist and stole the textbook.

  107. blaze22 Says:

    Everyone in the world should be required to watch this

    http://www.poster.net/tupac/tupac-ressurection-4900928.jpg

    ^

    Movie is amazing

  108. SNORT_snortcrazy88SiNCE88 Says:

    YOU NIGGAS GOT COCK UP YA ASS & NUTS ON YA FACE. 2pac was a another fuckin Rick Ross & B.I.G. was THAT Nigga! …B.I.G. & Jay hit @ the same time & B.I.G. was ALWAYS Better then JAY on B.I.G.’s WORST day.

    EAT A DICK.

  109. b-ease Says:

    wait, was “I get around” on 2pacalypse, or S4MN?

    ^^
    S4MN

  110. pockets Says:

    hes doesnt make sense

    ^irony

  111. Nanyanen Says:

    *walks back into nah to see a revived east/west feud, old/new debate, and several counts of blasphemy*

    *puts reddenbacher up in the microwave*

  112. Prince Says:

    pockets Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:39 am
    Canibus is the most lyrical cat we have heard in our lifetime and the dude is trash…

    ^canibus isnt lyrical he just uses big words and if u actually listen to what hes saying hes doesnt make sense. its like he failed physics and said fuck school im a physicist and stole the textbook.

    ^ i use 2 jus think i was dumb buz i never knew wtf cannibus was talkin bout and i failed physicist so i thought he knew more than me lol

  113. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    my thing is yeah peopel put pac and biggie (esp big) up in the G.O.A.T. lists and arguments but what does thta say to the MC’s in the gaME THAT HAVE BEEN PUTTIN IN DOWN FOR YEARS, AND PUT OUT A GOOD AMOUNT OF ALBUMS AND HAVE A DECENT LONG SPANNING CAREER, thats pretty much shittin on those mc’s for a mc that gets slightly more shine, attention, and overratedness cause of thier deaths. You can call it the Heath Ledger complex.

    (sorry for the sentence or so of CAPS LOCK ha)

  114. Prince Says:

    pockets Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:39 am
    Canibus is the most lyrical cat we have heard in our lifetime and the dude is trash…

    ^canibus isnt lyrical he just uses big words and if u actually listen to what hes saying hes doesnt make sense. its like he failed physics and said fuck school im a physicist and stole the textbook.

    ^ i use 2 jus think i was dumb buz i never knew wtf cannibus was talkin bout and i failed physic so i thought he knew more than me lol

  115. pockets Says:

    YOU NIGGAS GOT COCK UP YA ASS & NUTS ON YA FACE. 2pac was a another fuckin Rick Ross & B.I.G. was THAT Nigga! …B.I.G. & Jay hit @ the same time & B.I.G. was ALWAYS Better then JAY on B.I.G.’s WORST day.

    EAT A DICK.

    ^well, i mean u bring up several great points.

  116. Boosie Says:

    # pockets Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Just because you are “lyrical” as in using complex words means nothing….

    ^nah nah nah, when i mean complex i am not talking about complex words. (btw canibus is not complex he makes no sense and is dumb no offense). i mean the deeper meaning behind a song is more complex, and u cant deny that that can make a song better.

    >Lyrics are only one part of the game….If you just got lyrics, just be a slam poet writer or something cause if you don’t have a hot flow then you need to stop rapping…So many cats think that just because they have lyrics they feel like they can rap….Rap is a performance based art form, not a written art form….

    ^i think lyrics should be 80 percent and did u just say rap is not a written art form its just performance. u know what that sounds like? the circus. but nevermind that, lu’s flow is impeccable. big for the most part had the same flow on every track. thats not a bad thing, but lu switches it up i.e. more versatile with it.
    ___________________________________________________________

    Its not what you say, it’s how you say it…..If you look at the best rappers, they have the best flows and something added extra to the rap profile….If every rapper had to flow the exact same words, It would still be biggie, pac, nas, and jay…..

    Lyrics is only one part of the game and should not be 80 percent….If that’s the case talib kweli would be the goat, and dude is an average rapper…..

    Its flow, swag, voice, lyrics, cadence all wrapped into one….

    Lu maybe more versatile bu that doesn’t mean he is better….Big has a better mic presence than lu….One aspect of the game can make somebody hotter than the next man….it’s not just lyrics..

  117. cOLD Says:

    I feel like the old head in the club on nahright.

    or the nigga Nas talked about on “2nd childhood”.

    …shits disgusting.

  118. Joe 88 Says:

    2pac was a another fuckin Rick Ross

    ^2pac shot 2 cops, rick ross was a cop.

    2pac shooting 2 people period should erase any non gangster thought people have of him out of there head

  119. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    thats pretty much shittin on those mc’s for a mc that gets slightly more shine, attention, and overratedness cause of thier deaths. You can call it the Heath Ledger complex.

    ***I was thinking about the same analogy, but it really doesn’t hold water…Heath got noticed in Dark Knight because he did the best performance of his career, and certainly the most interesting flick he did since “Knight’s Tale”..I haven’t, and never will see “Brokeback”, so it’s not part of the analysis but w’e, w/e…

  120. D_Block_4_life Says:

    B.I.G. was ALWAYS Better then JAY on B.I.G.’s WORST day.
    ^^^^^^
    Fuck outta nigga you go eat a dick

  121. blaze22 Says:

    # SNORT_snortcrazy88SiNCE88 Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:40 am

    YOU NIGGAS GOT COCK UP YA ASS & NUTS ON YA FACE. 2pac was a another fuckin Rick Ross & B.I.G. was THAT Nigga! …B.I.G. & Jay hit @ the same time & B.I.G. was ALWAYS Better then JAY on B.I.G.’s WORST day.

    EAT A DICK.

    ^

    AYOO

  122. Prince Says:

    i dont think u can compare pac 2 rick ross buz pac was the man i aint gone hate buz im a biggie fan and rick ross is a fat c.o. aka a B.!.T.C.#. aka a professional soap dropper no string needed

  123. G7 Says:

    RD > RTD

  124. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    Its flow, swag, voice, lyrics, cadence all wrapped into one….

    **”Swag” is the gayest intangible ever, when it comes to how you judge another man…just my opinion…maybe that’s why it rhymes with “fag”..no shots fired, just thinking out loud…

  125. blaze22 Says:

    Anybody comparing 2Pac to Rick Ross needs to go kill themselves.

  126. SNORT_snortcrazy88SiNCE88 Says:

    Joe 88 Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:43 am
    2pac was a another fuckin Rick Ross

    ^2pac shot 2 cops, rick ross was a cop.

    2pac shooting 2 people period should erase any non gangster thought people have of him out of there head

    ^^^
    1. they were undercover cops.
    2. he was in fear of his life ANYWAY for runnin his GATTDAMN mouth.
    3. he was a fuckin puppet.

  127. Latarian Milton Says:

    it’s ill how the game has changed

    to get big in the game you used to have to steadily grow your name and your brand by battling/doing shows/putting out shitloads of tapes/etc. for years

    both asher roth and jay electronica did their first shows EVER after being praised by blogs and semi-independent media like URB as being the next big thing

    how crazy is that? to even be a MC you used to have to get your *start* on stage. like doing a acapella here or a verse there meant nothing if you couldn’t rip a crowd.

    i mean you still have cats like mickey facts and donny goines who did mad shows and songs before ever getting the spotlight. but then you see asher and jay (and others) looking like they’re just happy to be holding a mic that’s plugged in and u realize how shit ain’t the same

    but if you told someone 10 years ago that all you needed was a myspace page and a co-sign by some big rappers and you could be a media darling they’d say fuck outta here you gotta be on your grind for a good two to four years first, minimum

    then again, everybody’s famous these days. the real test is can you really eat off of this shit. for a lot of people the answer is going to be no because like that crab ass jim jones said (even tho i never thought i’d quote dude) it’s a serious drought right now, some cats are eating super-heavily (i.e. they’re riding with a superplate and eating supercake (c) pock) or they’re just putting out music as community service, seeing small cheese here and there but mainly just trying to flood the blogs and possibly get noticed by MTV which still runs this shit top to bottom

    wtv u think about it i think everyone can agree the game has utterly changed

  128. Latarian Milton Says:

    well, i mean u bring up several great points.

    ^

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lololol pock is back at it

  129. Boosie Says:

    Never see the movie beautiful laundrette….This is Brokeback Mountain before Brokeback mountain ever came out…..I had to watch one time in an English class and was appalled out some of the dudes (who were all white) were just acting like it was nothing and kept watching these two dudes kissing….I almost walked out the classroom, but the nigga was gonna test on that shit so I had to cover my eyes….

    Moral of the story:….white people think gay sex is an average thing…

    application to the story:…..If you black stay away from frat parties from fear of drunk white dudes start acting gay and shit.

  130. G7 Says:

    lol @ comparing Rick Ross to Pac

  131. SNORT_snortcrazy88SiNCE88 Says:

    D_Block_4_life Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:45 am
    B.I.G. was ALWAYS Better then JAY on B.I.G.’s WORST day.
    ^^^^^^
    Fuck outta nigga you go eat a dick

    ^^^
    lol… u mad.

  132. pockets Says:

    Lu maybe more versatile bu that doesn’t mean he is better….Big has a better mic presence than lu….One aspect of the game can make somebody hotter than the next man….it’s not just lyrics..

    ^so do u mean having a better mic presence > lyrics and flow versatility

    i think thats where we disagree. when u say the goats added something to the rap profile, i would say what lu added is his stories that no one else rapped about. but i think what u mean is weezy and his current carter 3 style. we got very different opinions then on what makes someone better.

  133. Culture Shock! Says:

    I still haven’t seen anything that defies the fact that Lupe >>> Biggie.

  134. SNORT_snortcrazy88SiNCE88 Says:

    G7 Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:49 am
    lol @ comparing Rick Ross to Pac

    ^^^
    LOL… i know right, im on to somethin. (pause)
    *daps G7*

  135. G7 Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:47 am
    Its flow, swag, voice, lyrics, cadence all wrapped into one….

    **”Swag” is the gayest intangible ever, when it comes to how you judge another man…just my opinion…maybe that’s why it rhymes with “fag”..no shots fired, just thinking out loud…

    ===
    i co-sign this

  136. pockets Says:

    ”Swag” is the gayest intangible ever, when it comes to how you judge another man…just my opinion…maybe that’s why it rhymes with “fag”..no shots fired, just thinking out loud…

    ^LMAOO

  137. BabyDoll Says:

    Culture Shock! Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:51 am
    I still haven’t seen anything that defies the fact that Lupe >>> Biggie.

    ^you need more eyes

  138. b-ease Says:

    **”Swag” is the gayest intangible ever, when it comes to how you judge another man…just my opinion…maybe that’s why it rhymes with “fag”..no shots fired, just thinking out loud…

    ===
    i co-sign this

    ^^
    co-co-sign

  139. Boosie Says:

    # icon (trillbert arenas) Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Its flow, swag, voice, lyrics, cadence all wrapped into one….

    **”Swag” is the gayest intangible ever, when it comes to how you judge another man…just my opinion…maybe that’s why it rhymes with “fag”..no shots fired, just thinking out loud…
    ____________________________________________________________

    Well Big and Jay were the pioneers of swag, it only got gay till niggas in the south constantly kept rapping about it which in turn, turned people off who listen to east coast rap. Jay was always rapping about swag….Him and big had niggas wearing versace shirts and shades…..then he had the throwback game and had people wearing yankee fitteds to cover his eye…

    Swag has always been part of the game, whether niggas want to admit it or not….Now you hear “swag songs” which has made people feel weary about it now.

  140. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:45 am
    thats pretty much shittin on those mc’s for a mc that gets slightly more shine, attention, and overratedness cause of thier deaths. You can call it the Heath Ledger complex.

    ***I was thinking about the same analogy, but it really doesn’t hold water…Heath got noticed in Dark Knight because he did the best performance of his career, and certainly the most interesting flick he did since “Knight’s Tale”..I haven’t, and never will see “Brokeback”, so it’s not part of the analysis but w’e, w/e…

    ^^^

    yeah I dig what you spit. It seemed like a decent analogy ha…

    but you get what I kinda meant right?

  141. Adi Borrowitz Says:

    Y’all seen dinner with Andre’?? I watched that shit in some theatre class i had. I was like if I go to dinner with one of my niggas and I tape it. That shit will be the funniest shit ever……w/e w/e w/e

    *daps all* I put on for my Blog…….. Yo Where My Niggas at????

    Uptown Uptown???????
    *diddybops*
    *dons cuban link chain*
    *stunting is habitual*

  142. pockets Says:

    the only rapper’s swag that i think is cool and should be the only owner of the word is hov ( i also like lu’s klingon swag but lets not go there). there might be one or two other poeple but i cant think of anyone else that has as much swag. andfn motherfuck im not talkign boituatj dypshit byrdfag tigth jean swag smh

  143. SNORT_snortcrazy88SiNCE88 Says:

    BabyDoll Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:53 am
    Culture Shock! Says:

    July 30th, 2008 at 11:51 am
    I still haven’t seen anything that defies the fact that Lupe >>> Biggie.

    ^you need more eyes

    ^^^
    (88 looks @ babydolls nahSPACE page)
    …shit, MY eyes work JUST fine!

    (continues to look @ Tig’O’Bitties)

  144. icon (trillbert arenas) Says:

    yeah I dig what you spit. It seemed like a decent analogy ha…

    but you get what I kinda meant right?

    ***Actually, i agree with the sentiment…the accolades started pouring in before he died, but after he passed, it was ridiculous…kinda like what made people feen to see Pac in “Gang Related” and “Gridlocked” after his passing, except for the fact that Heath’s performance was actually on point…no shots fired @ Pac

  145. Mark Twain Fame Says:

    anybody got a link to that Ne-Yo track?

    yeah I know LF random in the midst of the pac/biggie discussions ha.

  146. Latarian Milton Says:

    the best advice i can give anyone is that if you have any doubts as to lupe’s lyrical supremacy in the game, go back and listen to food and liquor

    that album is like a space capsule from 2015

    somebody should actually do that. buy 1,000 copies of that album bury them in a capsule and then unearth the capsule in 2015 and then hold it up against whatever dance rappers are doing or even whatever so-called lyricists are out and then see if that album doesn’t hold its own and sound like it came from that era. on a straight lyrical basis it’s very hard to make an argument that somebody takes command of beats better than wasalu, he really pwns them shits

  147. blaze22 Says:

    I’m the man from Atlanta, to way out in Cali
    Catch me in New York, I’m on the way to Miami
    I be in Hawaii, then catch me in Paris
    I be at home barely, I’ll sleep when I’m buried
    What I need some sleep for? This dope got me geeked up
    I went to Japan and made a mil’ in a week bruh
    These niggaz can’t keep up cause they see me in London
    Or out in Ibiza, that time I ain’t sleep for
    Bout three days maybe, you see me in Haiti
    With Wyclef Jean and a selection of ladies
    But my folk got that work in like they back in the 80’s
    See the money’s what move me, conversation don’t phase me

    [Chorus: Wyclef Jean (T.I.)]
    (Tell ’em why cause I) Been around the worrrrrld
    Traveled the seven seas (and I be)
    Poppin bottles with celebrities (so you can find me)
    Flyin high, smokin better trees (ay, oh-ay-ay)
    Girls around the worrrrrld (yo, yo)
    They keep callin me (they call me)
    Paparazzi they be follow me (they all be)
    Hopin that they get a shot of me
    It’s my swaaaaag (they wonder what’s so special ’bout him)
    (Why they ain’t sellin records like him, tell ’em)
    It’s my swaaaaag (how he always look so cool)
    (That why e’rybody do what he do, tell ’em)
    Gotta be my swaaaaag (they wonder why he wear his hat like that)
    (When girls see him why they act like that, ay, I don’t know)
    It’s my swaaaaag (for some reason all the real niggaz love him)
    (Even though they girlfriend wanna fuck him, I guess)
    Gotta be my swaaaaag

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