Biggie and Tupac both changed the trajectory of music in their short yet groundbreaking careers in hip-hop. The two emcees were both ahead of their time in their prime before each of their lives would come to a tragic halt. Pac and Big’s legacy continues to live on, still being compared to each other to this day.
Earlier this week, RZA appeared as a guest on The Art of Dialogue. The Wu-Tang Clan shared his opinion on the Biggie Vs. Tupac debate, claiming that Pac was more “dangerous” than The Notorious B.I.G.
"Then you go to Pac, once again, immaculate voice, but what Pac had, I think, was a way of touching us in all of our emotions," said RZA.
"Like, Pac had the power to infuse your emotional thought, like 'Brenda Has a Baby,' 'Dear Mama,' but then he had the power to arouse the rebel in you. You know? And those two things—actually, he was probably more dangerous than Big, Notorious B.I.G."
"Notorious B.I.G., we could party with him, to this day we're still...but Pac, we're probably, going to point, he was more going into the Malcolm X of things and society fears that." The host added that Pac was communicating love while starting revolutions, and RZA said that the same could be said for Biggie, aside from the revolution aspect.
Do you agree with RZA’s take on Pac being dangerous than Biggie? Who do you have as your most dangerous rapper of all time?