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Lil Wayne is a Better Rapper Than Tupac But He's Not The 'New Pac'


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Tupac was no lyrical assassin. Tupac was no “MC.” I can name twenty (20) rappers that would s#*t on Tupac’s rhyme-scheme—Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z, Big Pun, Rakim, LL Cool J, MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill, Canibus, Eminem, Twista, JadaKiss, Busta Rhymes, Chuck D, KRS One, Andre 3000, Big Daddy Kane, Kanye West, DMX—and yes, Lil Wayne aka Lil Tunechi! (Follow me and don’t get side-tracked by my list of rhyme-spitters!)

Having said that—Tupac Shakur was the greatest rapper ever! Great, in terms of his effect on hip-hop culture/rap. He didn’t have the rapid-fire raps of Twista and Busta Rhymes. He didn’t have the punch-lines of JadaKiss, nor the metaphors of Andre 3000, but what Tupac did have was the spirit of a griot—a raconteur—a story-teller who had the ability to make you see his rap truths. (The saying, “Sometimes less is more” has never been truer.) Tupac’s rhymes were simple and to the point. He didn’t mince words or do subliminals or try to rap over our heads like Canibus or get historically deep like KRS-One.

tupac-shakurWhen it came to diss songs, Tupac’s “Hit ‘Em Up” was probably the best tongue-lashing ever!

Arguably the most influential rap artist the world over—Tupac was an iconoclast who seemingly knew that his lifespan would be cut short—eerily similar to Dr. Martin Luther King, who, so bravely told us that, “I’ve been to the mountaintop! I’ve seen the Promised Land. I might not get there with you, but we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land!”

Enter Lil Wayne aka Tunechi.

Over the 2013 NBA All-Star weekend in Houston, Lil Wayne tried to convince us that he was “Tupac-cian”—“Tupac-esque”—yea, the “second-coming” of Tupac by boldly proclaiming, “I ain’t Tupac! I’m the new ‘Pac!” Listen to his braggadocious proclamation!

“I Ain’t Tupac! I’m the New ‘Pac!” Wayne insists.

The problem with self-proclamations is that they aren’t cosigned by the masses. A true iconoclast doesn’t big-up himself! The people big you up! The people proclaim your greatness! The people put you on a pedestal! The people invoke your name in the pantheon of (in this case) rap gods!

I’ve never read of Jesus proclaiming to be the “next Moses” (or Abraham! In fact, Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I am!”)—or Muhammad proclaiming to be the “next Jesus”—or in our modern era—Jesse Jackson proclaiming to be the “next MLK” or Malcolm proclaiming to be the “next Elijah.”

And certainly Tupac didn’t aspire to be the next Rakim!

With all the money, adulation, fame and poontang that Lil Wayne gets—he still strives for that which is unattainable in the physical realm—greatness. He fails to realize that it is only through death that the masses will consider your greatness. Even with Tupac, no one had put him in the pantheon of great rappers when he was walking the floor of the MGM Grand Casino and stomping niggas out! Tupac was just another rapper doing ig-nant rapper s#*t. Oh, but in death, Hip-Hop began to assess his place as a great rapper—and shortly thereafter—when the mythology, martyrdom and that romantic yearning for a ghetto hero kicked in—like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Hades—Tupac ascended to the top of the rap pantheon.

“I Ain’t Tupac! I’m the New ‘Pac!” Wayne insists.

Tupac was shot five times! Lil Wayne was shot once by a self-inflicted wound at age 12. Tupac had records that spoke the truth about ghetto life—“Dear Mama,” “Brenda’s Got A Baby” “So Many Tears,” “Keep Ya Head Up,” “Holla If Ya Hear Me,” “I Wonder If Heaven Got A Ghetto,” “Hail Mary,” “How Long Will They Mourn Me?”, “I Ain’t Mad At Cha,” “California Love,” “Thugs Mansion,” “To Live and Die in LA,” and ”2 of Amerikkka’s Most Wanted.” Tupac’s discography was solid! Tupac dealt with the ills, which plague the hood—teen pregnancy, black-on-black crime, ghetto life, gang violence, losing love, death, the spirituality of heaven & hell and the religiosity of things to come.

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Tupac was an avid reader and through his reading of such subjects as the “apocalypse” and the reading of “Machiavelli”—Tupac was able to apply that to his own life and record classic albums like “2Pacalypse Now” and “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (Makavelli).”

Juxtapose Tupac with Lil Wayne, who has a slew of hits and bangers, but most are club s#*ts that will be forgettable in the coming years. Lil Wayne probably has more collabos and hits than Tupac, but they are fluff. The only song that I can possibly think of as “Tupac-esque” would be Wayne’s feature on The Game’s “My Life.” That was some introspective and heart-felt sh#*!

Tupac was in classic films like, “Poetic Justice,” “Above The Rim,” “Juice,” and “Gang Related.” He had great acting chops! Lil Wayne has been in what movies? (Crickets)

Tupac had a Movement—Thug Life, which represented the everyday man struggling in an unjust world. Tupac had a philosophy—T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.—”The Hate You Give Little Infants F#*ks Everyone.” Tupac had a mission: End gang violence and curtail drug dealing. Tupac had a street code.

Lil Wayne, thus far hasn’t even begun to stick his big toe in Tupac’s shoe! He’s all about that party life, that f#*kin’ bitches life, that snitchin’ on his dick life (“I f#*ked Chris Bosh’s wife!” Did Wayne say that because Tupac said he boned Biggie’s wife?), that braggin’ about his wealth life and his skateboard life. Tupac has a revolutionary pedigree—being the son of a Black Panther and having lived in Oakland, the most revolutionary city in American history! Lil Wayne is a spoiled brat from New Orleans’s 17th Ward (Hollygrove).

50 Cent is a far more worthy candidate of the Tupac legacy. He is feeding the hungry in Africa. Fiddy has thrown off the shackles of South-Side Jamaica Queens and is becoming a world-wide brand. To become “Tupac-cian”—one must transcend the rap genre and become a world-wide iconic figure—not simply a rap star. As it stands, only in death will Lil Wayne’s place in Hip-Hop history be cemented. But right now, he’s just a whining, childlike, immature, imbecilic little imp with a short man’s Napoleonic Complex the size of the Miami Heat Big Three!

Lil Wayne’s first step on the way to becoming “Tupac-esque” is to clear his head. Put that lean-purp-promethazine-sizzurp down! Erry’body knows you’re on that styrofoam cup! All this “Pop a molly I’m sweatin’ whooo!” ish gotta stop! I don’t need a medical degree to know you’re killing yourself with these drugs. Stop it! Your recent seizures are a combination of that weed, lean and not getting proper rest. As a fan of your music and a man who speaks truth, I wanna see you win in the game of life, but I ain’t gonna give you that watered-down milquetoast convo like these other industry folk. I said, “Stop it or you’re gonna die!”  That’s the problem with fans–nobody wants to challenge your drug addiction until you’re taking a dirt-nap! I’d bet a pretty penny that Baby & dem are covering up ish and blaming Wayne’s seizure on “work”–as if what he does is harder than the man working two jobs to support his family!

If you wanna be great–change your life, find a cause worth getting deep about and spit that ism! That’s what Tupac did!

Yes! Lil Wayne is a better rapper than Tupac was, yet Tupac is the greatest rapper evaaaar! (A case of one plus one equaling three, eh?) It isn’t Tupac’s wordplay that made him great. Nay! It was his delivery and subject-matter that makes him great!

Perhaps Lil Tunechi is right! “I Ain’t Tupac! I’m the New ‘Pac!” By his works, we have to assume that A.) Lil Tunechi is unaware of Tupac’s progressiveness and revolutionary mind or B.) that the “New Pac” is a self-absorbed bastard. What say you?

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newyearskhalilKhalil Amani writes for DJ Kay Slay’s Originators Magazine & Straight Stuntin Magazine. He is the author of six books, including the ground-breaking book, “Hip-Hop Homophobes…” (iuniverse.com 07). Amani is gay hip-hop’s self-proclaimed straight advocate. Visit The Coonerific One at http://www.khalilamani.ning.com Follow on Facebook/Twitter @khalilamani. Youtube @ yahweh 12

  • Eli Pinilla

    Good shit!!!!! I agree with everything you said. I feel stupid for not clicking on The link earlier. And wayne himself has said he wants to be like bob marley and jimmi hendricks. Adam morrison. I do t think he understands what tupac really stood for. He got all the ignorance out of pac but none of the positives In pacs music ……..great effin read!!!!

    • Ronald Booher

      Pac didn’t like all that gay shit…ask Dre

    • Tahir

      I’m starting to think Lil Wayne got the most haters on earth ..like
      really!! almost every article on this site is condemning Wayne …Well i
      guess that’s because when you’re on top haters gon’ try to bring you
      down.. Lil Wayne said he the new pac because he fucked a players wife
      ,nothing else..Lil Wayne always said he is doing him and doesn’t compare
      himself to nobody else ..You don’t like his music ?Fine ,don’t listen
      to it then ..He ain’t singing begging for y’all to listen to his
      music…and btw Eminem made fun of the columbine school shooting,bombing
      the white house,killing the US president ,beating and raping girls and what not but I never seen
      an article criticizing him.When its Wayne its death huh! smh

      • jay

        He get’s hated on because people who grew up on quality don’t understand why people like someone who lacks just that. Quality…..BTW Em was CLEARLY joking and pushing button’s. Wayne really thinks he’s a blood.lol At least you know what em raps about…what does wayne rap about?? lol He’s garbage.

      • Tahir

        oh when its Em he’s pushing buttons right? if Wayne made such lines would you say the same? and btw Wayne is not garbage ,his recent stuffs suck since he came outta jail but he is one of the greatest rappers ever..C4 wasn’t bad though ..Ask your fave rappers they a tell you Wayne already put his name up there with the best thats why he don’t care about what he spit anymore.. Wayne gave us C1,C2,C3 ,No ceilings,D2,Drought 3 …those were classics no lie..if you think he is garbage then you probably just started listening to hiphop …Wayne saved Hiphop 2005 to 2008 ..everyone knows this unless you’re ignorant .Wayne been rapping since 8 till now ,no rest ..i don’t blame him for his declining quality cuz he been in the game too long and every rapper eventually falls..Jayz and Em both done fall that’s why they dont put out anything but Wayne still tries to put out something for his fans ..put MJ back in the court lets see how he does .

      • brotha_man

        and if he would have stayed on that path this would even be a debate. but ci,c2, drought series are far different from what he is putting out now. he had love with the c1 and c2 but he fall from the face of earth when he dropped lollipop imo. auto tune killed the rap game. drugs and autotune killed lil wayne. lil wayne is not even better than DMX. IMO

      • mathew wrigley

        DMX was one of the best IMO, he was releasing material back in the day, Ruff Ryders Anthem!

      • mathew wrigley

        Ems releasing an Album this year, Jay released Watch the Throne not long ago, less than a month ago did a verse on Kendrick s Bitch don’t kill my vibe, sounds like your not listening! Wayne chokes out the same shit over n over, n no rappers call it out anymore cos beef ain’t what it used to be! Back in the 90s the shit Wayne drops wouldn’t fly

      • brotha_man

        true that em was a shock rapper because he didnt get enuff respect for being white so he made us stop, listen, and then came with some real ish

  • Eli Pinilla

    And I think baby needs to star bein held accountable for pimpin these dudes man. All the hot boys was strung out on heroin at an early age. If wayne is your “son” then why u let him pioson himself like that?? He been pimpin lil wayne since he was like 12. They’ve made millions only to tatoo their heads and do drugs. Not teaching the youth nothin. I cant even be mad at wayne, look at who his “daddy” is

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  • Well written. Wayne doesn’t even write (which he brags about) and damn sure doesn’t read. Think Tupac would’ve made the Emmet Till line? No, because he’s educated and had knowledge of self. Pac wrote peoms, screenplays, and read everything from Shakespeare to Sun Szu. FOH wit that New Pac shit. The only thing he has in common wit Pac is weed.

    • Ronald Booher

      Howcome none of you complained about the Kanye line in through the wire?

      • KLewis

        Because Kanye wasn’t comparing vagina to a brutal attack. While not on the level of Emmit Till, “Through the Wire” dealt with a serious issue. Near death experience on the eve on one achieving their dream.

      • Ronald Booher

        that’s one way to look at it. I can say it was an irresponsible guy falling asleep on the road who put himself in his own predicament comparing his experience to someone who was beaten mercilessly innocently. It was a punchline about how messed up he looked…and to top it off he looked nowhere near as bad anyway.

      • So What

        wow…. I really never looked at it that way.

      • brotha_man

        true dat thats real talk.

    • Tahir

      Eminem made fun of the columbine school shooting,bombing the white
      house,killing the US president ,beating and raping girls and what not but I never seen an article
      criticizing him.When its Wayne its death right! smh Wayne doesnt compare himself to nobody ..he always said he is doing him and let everybody else do them .He said he the new pac because he fucked a players wife nothing else .

      • toreal

        Eminem did not make fun of Columbine shooting dumb ass. He said that things like that have been going on in black for years but not until it happens at a white school when people pay attention.

      • Tahir

        yeah that’s from a different song…in “im back” ,he said he’ll take 7 kids from columbine high school,stand em in line and shot em all at one time .. the columbine high school tragedy was a terrible one bruh,Em shouldn’t have made such a line

      • toreal

        I feel what you are saying but I don’t think he was making fun of the tragedy. I could be wrong though.

      • So What

        can’t lie I know the song Tahir is talking about and yeah he did make fun of those things but I think it was to bring light to it in a way where he wasn’t teaching us about it. It was more to start or restart the conversation. Much like we are doing now…. just my 2 cents

      • IMMACULATE_CONCEPT

        I think he throws that in there cuz he was supposedly bullied alot as a kid, think he mentioned somewhere that he had to change schools because of it. So it’s most likely his take on the thoughts of the kids who were being bullied cuz he can relate to it.
        It’s also a tribute/reference to Rakim’s “My Melody”, where he spits:
        “I take 7 MC’s, put ‘em in a line,
        And add 7 more brothers who think they can rhyme
        Well, it’ll take 7 more before I go for mine,
        And that’s 21 MC’s ate up at the same time”

      • Ronald Booher

        Sympathizing with murderers is a bad look.

      • BulldogCG

        your right, context and perception matter.

  • hoeyuno

    No, pac wasnt kane but there is not another rapper ever who has had his style jacked as much as pac. Maino(love maino tho), 40 glocc to name a couple use pacs style.

    • Ronald Booher

      maino is just a regular street guy. If maino was ten years older and had the same kind of dynamic with lil kim I am sure he would have wooped Pac’s ass.
      I can imagine 40 and Pac working together.

      • hoeyuno

        O fo sho.. i aint got nothin bad to say about maino.. you listen to his music tho??? He does alot of songs using pacs flow. Not all but some.

      • JusNathaniel

        Pac was the realest out

      • brotha_man

        pac had his crew e-40, richy rich, spice one, too short real og’s im not sure he would have fucked with 40glocc. maybe 50 and em…..maybe. he liked dudes who were work-a-holics in the studio, from what it seemed. i would’ve liked to see him and DMX on a track.

  • TheBoxcarHobo

    Pow!

  • PliggaNease

    that boy wont be around long if all them yessa boss negroes around him dont slap that cup out his hand…..

  • Mike Swiff

    Who comes up with this bullshit? you guys must be on the same shit that put this idiot LIL Ugly in ICU… LIL Wayne aka LIL Ugly doesn’t come close to Tupac (maybe you meant Jarule) Can LIL Ugly act? NO can LIL Ugly write poetry? NO…Pac was about a lot of shit and black histroy and knowledge of self was one of them, does LIL Wayne do the same? NO! cut that shit out AHH…

  • Mafia Is Forever

    Naw, he ain’t the new Pac because they’re nothing alike. That’s like Jelly bein’ the new Peanut Butter. Every time I hear Wayne, he talkin’ bout stupid stuff, and it’s not childish stuff, it’s detrimental adult situations. Tupac was koo, I ain’t always agree with him though. A lot of times, when people agree on one thing that an artist says, they start to agree with everything else that artist says, not me.

  • 2Pakaveli

    The Author should just die a lonely man in his house drinking that purple drank, while listening to Wayne

  • 2Pakaveli

    I don’t even know why this site would post something like this

  • tony greg

    Pac Was Gay & Fake watch these 2 Videos on youtube that prove it! I have alot more Videos that will amaze you!

    /watch?v=HA_8-8wGMjo

    /watch?v=byIkY9qsTdU

    • stewy

      Piss off pion ur the homo and dont forget it

  • tony greg

    Tupac was a STUDIO GANGSTA! He lied about knowing his real father. He lied about selling drugs, his original rap name was MC New York. He started out as a back up dancer for Digital Underground. He went to acting school all his friends were white kids. He did Ballet . He never got arrested till he after he started rapping. He was from the EAST COAST!!!! he didnt move to cali till he was 17 going on 18 where he lived with a white woman who tutored him.

    • stewy

      Sissy n%%ga plz. U a hater in the worst way. Dont you know you can get offed for making such comments which are false as all hell anyway. Ur missing the point PAC was a real G and you a joke end of story loser.

    • Pac shot 2 cops & won his case. Name one other rapper that shot at some pigs..

      I’ll be waiting..

      And Pac SAID he never had a record until he made a record, so what he frontin about? U think Oakland or Jersey soft or something? He was raised in poverty w/ a drug-addicted mother, u actin like he Tyga or somebody. U on that bull, what’s it feel like to hate a man who died 17 years ago..must be stifling.

  • What a trash article.

  • Black Exodus

    Lil wayne could never be tupac

  • Celz

    Why are there 5 articles on Lil Wayne? Smh..

  • I haven’t read the article yet, but based on the title, “Kill Yo’ Self!”…

    >> Scrolls up to actually read article, which is probably well written, with a deceivingly catchy title….because you can’t be serious!

    • WoW!

      Damn good article!

      I knew it had to be some bait & switch ‘chet & it str8 caught me!

      LOL~N @ Myself

      I thought….smdh….It was a damn good read! I hope AHH keeps bringing the heat like this!

      SMDH @ Doubting

      I’m gonna tweet this ‘chet!

  • Joey Garcia

    Tupac was no lyrical assassin. Tupac was no “MC.” I can name twenty (20)
    rappers that would s#*t on Tupac’s rhyme-scheme—Nas, Biggie, Jay-Z, Big
    Pun, Rakim, LL Cool J, MC Lyte, Lauryn Hill, Canibus, Eminem, Twista,
    JadaKiss, Busta Rhymes, Chuck D, KRS One, Andre 3000, Big Daddy Kane,
    Kanye West, DMX—and yes, Lil Wayne aka Lil Tunechi! omg that bullshit i can agree with rakim and krsone and kane… but ever body else u got me fucked up…he dissed nas he didnt want shit and ll cool j he also didnt ..ohh yeah if 2pac keep his mouth shut and never said jay-z die 2 look out 4 mobb deep niggaz when i find you …. even jay-z got a song with sauce money in a verse telling 2pac… ‘i heard bomb first thank you’
    … so what that tells you he open a bridge 4 biggie and puffy and jay-z..if u think im bullshitin check it up… the greatest of all time….fuck yall new york critics jelous bitches

    • Ronald Booher

      Pac was in no way a lyrical match for Nas but Nas liked what Pac stood for as a positive black leader. Jay could always out rap Pac he just wasn’t able to make hits until he started riding down south dick. Jay had an unrecorded diss to pac that he performed at the Apollo. Nas and Big were going to diss Pac together but scheduling conflicts stopped it from happening. LL never dissed Pac.

      • acapwn

        Jay-Z was already on and poppin way before Big Pimpin. You’re wrong for that.

      • jay

        Young katz just don’t know. Jay was sick when Big L was poppin. That was the early 90’s

      • Ronald Booher

        I’m talking notoriety not skill. Big L was never big….the best opportunity he had for exposure was Jay signing him (I heard Mcgruff was supposed to sign along side him too). Neither Ditc or Cotc were originally that famous as groups they just had people that ended up that way.

      • acapwn

        I’m talking about notoriety too and he definitely had the skill. Big Pimpin was definitely not his first big hit.

      • Ronald Booher

        If you mean any kind of hit then “aint no nigga” qualifies…but Jay wasn’t a superstar into timbaland was giving him bounce instrumentals on hard knock life. When Pac was 6 times platinum Jay couldn’t go gold.

      • brotha_man

        if any thing pac help jay-z by beefing with him

      • brotha_man

        he was sick but he understood the commerical route was where the money was. we all know “reasonable doubt” was a hood classic. but he will only be remembered for :big pimping, that NY song, and hard knock life. ….although I like American Gangsta album 2nd best, i still bump RD.

      • brotha_man

        big pimping took him over the global mountain he said so him self

      • Southcidal

        What did you say? An unrecorded diss? End of story.

      • would God’s Son be across Nas’ belly if Thug Life wasn’t on Pac’s?

      • Ronald Booher

        no…but Nas was already a respected established rapper long before that.

      • I dig it, I still don’t think Nas had the relevance to the Black community before Pac died. Granted, he was established, but not in a Black militant way. I know Pac had the advantage being the son of a Panther. Ijs.. I don’t think Nas got on that level till he did the album w/ Damien Marley. He be dippin in that Esco, oochy wally ish & then back to bein a “God.” I just never felt like he submerged himself into the progression of the Black community through his music till after Pac died

      • Ronald Booher

        You are right if you argue Nas is kicking Pac. Nas started off as a g rap/rakim classical lyricist…then when Biggie became big hr was doing the Mafioso drug dealer raps then changed to an underground like street conscious mc.

      • Pac is a lyrical match for nas and jay z can’t outrap pac

      • Ronald Booher

        Not even remotely close. Not even Pac or the Outlawz would make such a claim.

    • So What

      your writing is an eye sore and missed the mark. that list may not be “right” but your reasons for it…. smh… just try again

  • jango boy

    NEW PAC? NEVER,NOBODY CANT DO IT LET THE NIGGA REST IN PEACE

  • jango boy

    AND LIL WAYNE BETTER RAPPER OR MC THAN PAC? I’LL KILL MYSELF NOW, GOOD BYE, I’LL SEE YALL IN HEAVEN!!! MY GOD !!!

  • Adam Leon

    what a fag………….wanna be 2pac azz

  • jango boy

    WORDPLAY,FLOW,WIT,SUBJECT,STAGE PRESENCE,STORYTELLIN’…I CANT EVEN MENTION WAYNE IN MY DRUNK STATE!!!! LMFAO

  • Vinsanity

    Pac at the time had his own style (Thug) only other was bone thugs, had a unique voice and most importantly his own delivery when it came to rapping . People were saying he was the best in the west when All eyes on me dropped, He was still alive. Rappers always hypnotize the fans by saying they are the greatest a hundred times or calling them selves the king. ( Biggie, Nas,T.i. Jay-z, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Bun B, Big Pun, and most of all Kanye West) All these rappers called themselves the greatest first and tricked the fans into thinking so.Truth is anybody can do it but you got to have the personality or swagger to build a following.

  • jango boy

    AHH PROMOTING NEW WAYNE ALBUM…IS THE MONEY MY BROTHAS!!!!

  • jay

    I’m not a wayne hater…but you guys honestly think he’s a great rapper? His voice alone is enough to turn his ish off. His content is garbage. I don’t think 2pac is the most lyrical of all time, but he s h!ts on wayne. Content alone. What does wayne rap about? Nobody grown thinks wayne is one of the best. Wayne is for 90’s babies and adults high on something.

    • I got siblings that are 90s babies more prolific than Wayne..and not poser skaters or rockers, but have a real appreciation for art/culture/music..other than that, I agree w/ everything u said

      • jay

        Yeah, I don’t doubt it…All i’m saying is your siblings are not the norm for 90’s babies. You know what I’m sayin?

      • dig it. I think if the 90s babies got the chance to speak from the heart, ppl like Tyler The Creator wouldn’t be out or they’d be doing different music. Aint the 90s babies fault we cooned out 4 corporate media before they got here. It “worked” for us, now hey jus tryna outdo us..smh. They don’t understand how these rappers still end up dead or in jail, or broke, stuck in they “second childhood,” tryna resurrect the glory days. On another note, kids walkin home from school always playin Pac, I be hearin it. Glad he still exists to the youth, I just hope they understand what he meant by Thug Life, not just the violent side

      • Johnny Smith

        I think it’s kind of small minded to say it’s a 90s babies thing. I was born in January of 1990 and all the peeps I know that are within my age don’t like Wayne or the majority of these new mainstream rappers.

  • Tahir

    I’m starting to think Lil Wayne got the most haters on earth ..like really!! almost every article on this site is condemning Wayne …Well i guess that’s because when you’re on top haters gon’ try to bring you down.. Lil Wayne said he the new pac because he fucked a players wife ,nothing else..Lil Wayne always said he is doing him and doesn’t compare himself to nobody else ..You don’t like his music ?Fine ,don’t listen to it then ..He ain’t singing begging for y’all to listen to his music…and btw Eminem made fun of the columbine school shooting,bombing the white house,killing the US president and what not but I never seen an article criticizing him.When its Wayne its death huh! smh

    • Jesus of Nazareth

      Not an article criticizing Eminem’s lyrics? Are you serious? .

  • Tahir

    Where is my comment defending Lil Wayne ? allhiphop should be ashamed …Y’all are anti wayne yet using his name to make headlines ..

  • Tahir

    allhiphop keep deleting my comment smh …Wayne Haters

  • tony greg

    Tupac was gay!! Google Tupac and Eskiah. Thats tupacs gay boyfriend

    • stewy

      lol ur the homo get real Pac get more snatch being a dead man than you have gotten in ur whole life piss off loser.

  • Jesus of Nazareth

    I agree Tupac wasn’t a lyrical assassin or a great MC (which you can be one without much lyrical substance). Pac can be categorize as a great song writer and performer. Definitely not as a great lyricist or MC. But to put Wayne between 20 rappers who would sh… on Pac’s rhyme scheme? That’s just utterly ridiculous.

    • So What

      So far the only comment I can totally agree with

    • brotha_man

      true when pac rapped about the black community it was like reading a book with your ears.when I listen to “Me against the world” i felt like he was talking about me. dear mama, death around the corner, so many tears, young niggas, me against the world all those songs… growing up poor and watching the hood in slow motion. temptations… man. so many memories. I cant say this about little wayne. nas i can.if anybody was like pac, it was nas as far as subject matter

  • J-SMOOTH

    You guys are smoking some serious cracc saying Lil Gayne is a better MC than PAC….Blasphemy

    • jay

      Crazy kids mang. I’m telling you.

  • BLACK

    THIS GUY IS BS

  • Southcidal

    Raps better than Tupac? Huh? That’s funny. First of all Lil Wayne is a punch line rapper and Pac is a poet. So their aims are gonna be two totally different target goals with their rhymes. Wayne’s goal is to entertain with clever lines, Pac goal was to inspire and empower his people.

    And 20 rappers with better “rhyme schemes” than Tupac Shakur? I guess I don’t know what “rhyme scheme” means. You’re totally downplaying Pac’s “rhyme schemes”. Put these dudes on a song with Pac and see who’s verses are most resonating.
    P
    unchline rappers have become the top ones seems to be lately though. In this microwave age we prefer the quick quirps instead of poems that paint pictures from beginning to end. Therefore story tellers are becoming more and more of a thing of the past. That’s why now we have feature columns stating that Lil Wayne is a better RAPPER than Tupac Amuru Shakur.

  • LOL @ 2Pac wasn’t lyrical HAAAAAA…….He was a poet

  • Southcidal

    Yall Don’t Understand What MCing Is
    MCing is captivating the audience. Its not about being the most complex, its about being the most relatable.
    Personally, I just can’t vibe with the puchline songs like I can with the deeper more meaningful and better put together concept songs.

  • All I got to say is yall done bumped yall f’n head! Pac better than every rapper yall named. Got to be some New York niggas hatin. Damn AHH yall some true fuckin haters just lost a fan.

  • mistah dubs

    one problem with this is that u said lil wayne can rap better than tupac sure pac wasn’t as nice as nas, big l and them but he could kick different flows in some of his songs and he did have some metaphors here and there by saying that piece of shit wayne can rap better than him is an insult to rap otherwise I completely agree with everything you said because you showed how much of a true bastard lil wayne is

  • Wayne is a better rapper than tupac????? I think you sir are the one on the lean and mollyz… you should surrender all your credentials immediately!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • your right Lil Wayne is a Rapper, Tupac was a Poet and a movement, he was a leader.. Tupac talked about the black panther party, Malcolm X, etc….. talking about woman and drugs may make you “move” in the club, but Tupac caused a “move” in my heart…. I leave you with this Tupac lyric

    TH
    [Verse Two]
    Will I survive all the fights and the darkness?
    Trouble sparks, they tell me home is where the heart is, dear departed
    I shed tattooed tears and couldn’t sleep good
    for multiple years, witness peers catch gunshots
    Nobody cares, seen the politicians ban us
    They’d rather see us locked in chains, please explain
    why they can’t stand us, is there a way for me to change?

  • Slaughtr

    FCK THIS ARTICLE IT’S PURE BULLSHYT AND FCK SMALL WAYNE.PAC FOREVER HE HAD SUBSTANCE.

  • Dave Williams

    io like what i read but in my opinion lil Wayne can spit BUT he aint the best to me and he defenetly aint better than Pac i grew up listening to men not boys that uses the word SWAG and wears woman clothing. and in my opinion he doesnt have that much quality music (just my opinion) i hate this new swag rap anyways

  • Lon

    hell naw he aint. hes lil wayne

  • Taihair Djehuty

    Well written but I disagree with the claim that Pac was not an MC. An MC is more than someone with dope lyrics. There are some lyricist that can’t write a song to save their lives and deliver weak stage performances. They’re not MC’s. It’s that swagger, stage presence, versatility, lyrics, meaning, and content that make an MC.

  • $18916246

    Wayne is an entertainer…..he pays for them bullshit rhymes. He’s a rapper bought and paid for and pushing swag boy HIP (POP). So yeah there are better HIP HOP lyricist then PAC and not many if you were rating songs on introspective poetic content, at this PAC is one of the greatest emcees to do it. Dude who wrote the article or blog is ambulance chasing and knows the shit he is saying will get attention.

  • BulldogCG

    Thank you

  • BulldogCG

    But I wont even say wayne a better rapper. Better at creating a bunch of metaphors that mean the same two or three things, sure, but not as much depth.

  • BulldogCG

    you cant judge a rapper on metaphor and simile alone, without depth those comparisons, not matter how creative, are base. A simple pac metaphor had more meaning than all of wayne shit combined.

    • Leonard Pryor

      KUDOS!

  • TEE TWIN CITY

    Bs all the way PAC was a mic monster listen to hitem up

  • greenhouse records

    Good article. He just started it off the wrong way. The author doesnt know wat a MC is. smh

  • brotha_man

    im done with this cat…..I still bump me against the world like it came out yesterday

  • da kind

    Whoever wrote “lil wayne is better than tupac” is senile