>i have the aforementioned DU ep >+ body hat syndrome (wassup >with the love features a >great pac rhyme) >2pacalypse now >strictly for my niggaz >thug life >me against the world >all eyez on me > >didn't get any of the makaveli >ish
makaveli was better than thug life and all eyez on me, at least. you should listen to it.
>i guess, though, that i will >admit to becoming really blase >about the west coast 'g-funk' >sound around the same time >as 'all eyez' came out, >but i don't see how >it's possible to deny that >Death Row and Suge Knight >were ultimately TERRIBLE for him-- >not just artistically speaking
naw, makaveli is a pretty dope album. it also features pac's first extended metaphor rhyme (me and my girlfriend) and some of the songs have some pretty cool metaphorical imagery and dope lines. eh, the LP was stolen from me and i can't quote from memory, but that was the impression i had. i liked "makaveli" a lot more than "all eyez".
>let me rephrase (and possibly back-pedal >a little)-- i STILL believe >that Pac is overrated-- he's >not the greatest emcee of >all time, nor is he >close. BUT he was (is?) >an extremely passionate rapper
i would say the most passionate.
>and he definitely does have some >classic songs-- i just find >the whole 'thug nigga ready >to die' ish tiresome.. after >so many times, what more >is there to say?
none of his albums was all that and just that, except maybe thug life vol. 1 (another stolen album, so i can't confirm that).
"I don't denounce writtens, but freestyling at its essence is improvising. It's spontaneous, uncut, mind, thought, travel, energy - all at the same time...the thing is to be at a peak where your freestyle sounds like your writtens and vice versa" - Aceyalone on freestyling (Rappages, Sept. 95)