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  • doug

    if biggie made 2 shit albums after would he still be “Da best rapper everrr!!!!!”, died in his prime so he’s the best ever? Jay Z greatest ever.. you’re mad

  • doug

    anyway, RIP Biggie.. ONE of the best rappers ever

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  • http://www.reverbnation.com/blasstmusicconcepts teamBMC

    I miss this dude…

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    “The whole BK, light a blunt up for Biggie”

  • get bucks

    Biggie Smalls the dopest ever. Hands down. Can’t compare him and Tupac, because they did different things. Jay-Z is close, but Big was nicer. Nas is close, but Biggie got him too. Em is great, but he ain’t have nothin’ for Biggie.

    Frank White= GREATEST LYRICIST OF ALL TIME

  • Devil

    BIGGIE AND PAC WERE GOOD RAPPER BUT SHIT…THEY TOO OVERRATED JUST BECAUSE THEY DIED IN THEIR PRIME. I BET TODAY THEY WOULD BE DOING DUMB SHIT JUST LIKE SNOOP DOGG, DRE, ICE T, BUSTA RHYMES AND ALL THEM OLD ASS NIGGAS.

  • Devil

    RAPPERS*

  • ghost

    You young dudes are crazy. Jayz wouldn’t be shit without BIG. Wayne bites him every chance he gets. Biggie Smalls is the illest!

  • cisco

    devil youre a dumb ass, they would check and have the game under palms

  • Biggmar

    …Biggie Is Turning Over In His Grave At All These Cum Buckets Talkin’ Down Bout The KING OF NY!!

  • http://Wearecommingtogetyoumrrobertwilliam. Smoke screen

    Rip to big…one of the purest hip hop talents ever.dude puts a smile on the face of every true hip hop fan when he rhymes…and he is better than pac…hands down

  • Sarcastic A$$hole

    @Devil SMH, listen to ready to die and life after death. Back to back classic albums. Only certain rappers pull that off, HOV not being one of them. And FYI, HOV steals a lot rhymes from biggie, beg to differ? Listen to N*ggas in Paris and puffy and biggie victory…

  • chris

    na bruh, devil is right….they are 2 of the best that did, but their death is what turned them into legends. if they were still alive things wouldnt be too different than now. pac would prolly have done more movies and big would be in jays position. yall acting like their deaths changed the game for ever…naaa niggas is still rapping, and big wouldve done a song with jay and ross. and the young cats would still be calling em old heads…the best of all time shit was only handed down cuz they died

  • Peeko

    biggie one of the BEST who ever done it

    If Blue Ivy LOOK anything like Jay-z …she’ll be singing “Single Ladies” for the rest of her life – http://bit.ly/xUUSPG <funniest thing

  • http://sincity212.tumblr.com Sincere

    Dont Compare Him, Jus Pay Ya Respects & Realize How Great He Was & How He Changed The Game.
    We’ll Always Love Big Poppa.

  • ….

    xxl is falling off doing covers like thise…we live in a time where we dont appreciate the artist we have now…like seriiously how many covers is this nigga and pac gonna get? weve saluted them already move on…if they were alive they wouldve eventually started sizzling down…i mean look at snoop look at 50 if these guys past away earlier in there careers we wouldve been saying there the greatest…

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  • http://rapradar.com/2012/01/23/notorious-b-i-g-covers-xxl/ AMAZINACE

    The Rappers These Days Wish They Had A Prime To Die In ….B.I.G.s The Best To Spit Hands Down

  • Sense

    “The Rappers These Days Wish They Had A Prime to Die in”

    ^^^Bars!! That was sick comment. Those up top must be dizzy talking about Jay-Z being the best. Jay is at his best when he’s jacking biggie’s lines. None of his albums compare to Biggie’s first two and bear in mind that Jay-z has always been older that big and pac yet on Reasonable Doubt Jay sounded like a child next to the Notorious B.I.G.

    As for this cover, its clear that XXL are trying to become to hip hop what Rolling Stone is to rock ‘n’ roll. I just don’t think hip hop fans are going to be on the nostalgia tip as much as rock and roll fans.

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  • midwestg

    Biggie still the shit, he like the robert johnson of hip hop

  • N0T0RI0USRAMB0

    I STOP BUYING MAGAZINES A DECADE AGO BUT WHEN IT COMES TO SPECIAL ISSUES LIKE THESE I ALWAYS COPP IT….R.I.P. TO THE TRUE KING OF NEW YORK AND THE GOAT BIGGIE LOVE YOU MAN

  • get bucks

    …says

    Today’s artist can’t touch Biggie or Pac. 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg are two of my favorite artists of all time, but neither one of them are/were superior lyricists in their respective primes. Biggie and Tupac are so legendary that they have to be celebrated annually, so that the kids will know who these guys were and what they meant/mean to hip hop as a culture.

    How can you say they would’ve sizzled down? Ready To Die is a classic and Life After Death was even better than it’s predecessor. Imagine Biggie’s 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th albums.

    Tupac got progressively better with each release and since he’s been gone his throwaways are better than most current artists singles. “Changes” “Until The End Of Time” “Sucker For Love” and many other songs are better than some peoples catalogs.

  • bry from boston

    G.O.A.T.

  • Sek

    Ready to die is a classic. Life after death is great but over rated. All eyez on me was a better double album IMO. Still BIG was one of the best to grace the mic. I wonder if he would have continue to consistent like jay or fizzle out like other rappers from his time.

  • BRu973

    The whole GOAT debate has only come up within the last few years…I’ve always wondered how niggas think as an MC (Skill Wise) that Jay-Z is better than BIG or Nas! It’s not just their 1st 2 albums…but listening to the technical aspect of them on those 1st 2 albums is better than anything Jay-Z ever did. It Was Written Nas mops the floor with any Jay-Z I’ve ever heard….I guess niggas say GOAT based strictly off catalog & tenure of run rather than skill level

  • AK

    Anyone every notice while Biggie was still alive and still being the best rapper alive… why hasn’t jay-z stepped up at that time.. why now? cus he knew biggie was the better competition that oculd not be beaten!

  • AWalker

    RIP BIG…

    Totally agree with you @AMAZINACE. Rappers now are who they are because of BIG

  • dmfslimm

    devil is right. i mean who wouldve thought busta rhymes or snoop would be doing the shit they doing right now.

  • See what I’m Saying Nigga???

    Big was more than a rapper he was mad smart, his 1st album presented the Good,Bad, and the Struggle of the hood. 2nd album was a game changer but too bad he died during the time the album was released. Plus he had that Black tie event swag way before most rappers.