The current state of Hiphop has left a bad taste in a lot of Hiphop listeners mouths. So for the passed few years a lot of Hiphop heads often been saying “If 2pac and Biggie was still alive it wouldn’t even be none of this mumble rap”. While I am still affected by their influence along with other fans I beg to differ, I wanna start by saying it’s been Twenty years since they were took from us and the hiphop community and their presence is still felt after two decades since their departure. One of the many reasons fans feel as strong as they do is because they left at the top of their game. But see throughout the mid nineties Pac & Biggie was part of a whole roster full of emcees they was one of the boys, but their lyrical skills and passion for the art set them apart from the rest. But once the infamous East/Westcoast feud kicked off it was a gift and a curse, it was a gift because that beef inadvertently catapulted their careers into the statusphere making them white hot, which is the hottest of the hot. And a curse because they died as a result of it, it was the Apex for them which sadly became their epilogue which we wasn’t ready for. But 2pac said in an interview on the set of “Gang Related” he didn’t wanna rap anymore because it wasn’t as fun as it was in the beginning. They were both simoltanisly building their empires because they knew them rapping wasn’t gonna last forever.
So with that being said I don’t think Pac & Biggie would even be rapping this day in age.I believe they would’ve been voicing their opinions about the current state of hiphop like so many of the other veteran Emcees whose still here with us. And even with some of the veteran emcees whose still putting out good music…..Mumble rap is still here. These two icons had their time in the spotlight, but like all shining stars they eventually would’ve eventually came down. Their time in the spotlight would’ve slowly faded away and they would’ve had a major role behind the scenes. One things for sure throughout the Silver era, Bling Bling era, Crunk era, now the Trap era, their messages are still as relevant today as it was back in the 90s. Their presence and music is still felt like Marvin Gaye & John Lennon from their era. Hiphop is not gonna go back to the way it was it’s gonna keep revolving.
As far as what they would’ve been doing today I believe 2pac would’ve been doing movies full time like LL Cool J and Ice Cube and probably been doing some writing and directing, maybe even produced a few TV shows. Biggie would’ve been in the industry in some type of capacity maybe running a label, producing artists and embellished his Brooklyn Mint clothing line. Witnessing these guys create the magic they did was once in a lifetime Im glad I was there to see it as it was happening when I think about it I still get that warm feeling of satisfaction know I was in the presence of two god emcees who once walked this earth. Trap and Mumble rap is here it’s not going anywhere and eventually it’ll fade away to make room for a new style of rap. I feel sorry for the kids who were born post 2pac/Biggie era. R.I.P Pac & Biggie and let’s be thankful for the OG’s we still have here with us. BROOKLYN’S IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!……WESTSIDE!!!!!!!!