Your vince carter analogy has no merit. Cus he IS a basketball player, his BASKETBALL skills are not the greatest. pac and biggie's skills are not the greatest.
I feel what you are typing about metallica, but like i typed, i FEEL that being able to be imitated is the best way to judge a person's skill level in ANY field.
Ive been in MANY DJ battles. Going head up, one on one, in front of (sometimes) thousands of people. You go up there and try to do shit that your competitor cant do. And, the ultimate clown, is to take what your competitor is doing, same beat, same routine, and flip it 2,3,4,5 (etc) times harder than they are. Thats hip hop. Thats bball. Thats life. If two people sells cars at a car lot, one could give the customer a wonderful experience, make sure everything was taken care off (The Beatles) and one is a hustler and closes out 4-5 people a day, (Metallica) he is gonna be cashin HUGE commission checks and runnin the place in a few months.
Same thing with hoops. If you could do what MJ, Kobe, bron could do, you'd be the best and could take out anyone. A GREAT rapper should be able to go head up with anyone, on stage, and eat em up. At the drop of a dime. I FEEL that is much more important than the thought process and life experiences that inspired the rapper to rapped what he/she rapped. All rappers go through shit, have feelings in their raps, but a Truly GREAT rapper is just like a great hooper, CAN NOT BE IMITATED.
pac and biggie are one of the best story tellers, and express their feelings the best. Great . Fine. That s what they are. But pure RAPPING, no way, no f-in way. Not even close.
and yes, lars ulrich, runs shit. and just for all kills ANY record on drums period, i actually had a routine with the breakdown in shorest straw.
agree to disagree i guess.
"Your opinion is yours, my opinion is mine, you dont what I'm saying fine." - ICE-T
Is there a valid point anywhere in your asinine ramblings? I can't find one.
John Stockton is an EXCELLENT player, one of the best ever. Gerald Green cant emulate his passing or bball iq, how to lead a team. not even close. Stockton can do WAY more things he cant that are MUCH more important. Stupid analogy.
And Stockton can't emulate Gerald Green's speed, strength, jumping and dunking ability?
Stockton is still a better player even though Gerald Green was more flashy because substance matters more than style.
The same way 2pac and Biggie are better than Twista even though he raps faster.
LOL at you thinking your son could emulate 2pac's rap IQ, his passion and his charisma.
Maybe.....he thinks they are overrated too? I think Pacs pre-death row ish is pretty good as well as All Eyez on Me, is he the greatest no. But his flow is poetic. Skill wise as far as wordplay goes Big is on another planet, but its all on what you prefer. Plus who cares about ratings(yes i know i had a thread about the best mcs which i regret). Good music is good music just enjoy them both.
as for other hip hop artists like Biggie/Jay/Nas who are traditional MCs, people love to check their flow. Biggie had a great flow to go along with his voice which he honed over his short career.. He started out as a battle MC who did alot of yelling... as he got more polished, he changed his tone and it came off alot better without losing his hard edge..
Rakim was one of the first MCs to show brothas you dont need to yell in order to rip the microphone