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Originally posted by snipes:
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Originally posted by GlennK:
I think Jay-Z is one of the greatest artists of all time and his The Black Album is the best of the best.


WOW. Everyone is certainly entitled to their opinions, but I've never been impressed with Jay-Z as an artist. I guess while I'm asking, do you mean in his genre or across all modern music?
I'm curious where would you rank Biggie, Pac, Dre and Cube in relation to Jay-Z from an artistic perspective? Personally I think JayZ is a better producer/entrepreneur type person than he is/was an artist.
To me, JayZ picked up the flag when the best of them were killed off in the 90s.
I mean across all music and I would rank him comfortably over Biggie, pac, dre and cube. Was never much of a fan of cube and while I liked dre (he lived 2 streets over from me when I grew up) I was just more of an east coast guy. I like biggie and pac, but don't think they have the same depth of Jay.
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