September 14, 2014 Leave a comment
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On Jay Z’s 1997 cut, “Where I’m From,” he asked, but never answered, “Who’s the best MC – Biggie, Jay Z, or Nas?” Now, years later, with the benefit of hindsight, perhaps a fairer question would be, “Which is the best debut between their three – Ready to Die, Reasonable Doubt, or Illmatic?” They are all classic albums which helped revitalize New York Hip-Hop after years of Left Coast dominance, and they have all earned their spots in Hip-Hop history. However, in the competitive sport of rap, one must reign supreme. And with that being said, on its twentieth anniversary, I proclaim Ready to Die the quintessential East Coast Hip-Hop album.
The power of The Notorious B.I.G.’s impeccable flow coupled with his baritone vocals has him smoking…
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