Big L vs Guru

Started by Crook, Aug 19, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

Big L vs Guru?

  1. Big L

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  2. Guru

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  1. Crook
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    Aug 19, 2018
    both in my top 10 but I’d say Guru by a hair


     
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  2. Big Dangerous
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    Big Dangerous World Heavyweight Champion

    Aug 19, 2018
    Big L was better at rapping but Guru had better content and along with Premier made better music
     
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  3. Sav Stanfield
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    Aug 19, 2018
    lemonade was a popular drink and it still is

    vs.

    beat chumps til they head splits, then break em like bread sticks, I sex chicks, I'll even f--- a dead b----
     
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  4. Big Dangerous
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    Big Dangerous World Heavyweight Champion

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    All I got for hoes is hard d-ck and bubble gum

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    Those same sheisty cats that you hang with, and do your thang with
    Can set you up and wet you up n-----, peep the language
    It's universal-- you play with fire it may hurt you
    Or burn you, lessons are blessings you should learn through
     
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  5. TimmyT
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    TimmyT Whole Lotta Purple

    Aug 19, 2018
    i'd go with Big L. but moment of truth is soooooo great

    man, i miss these kinda rappers :emoji_slight_frown:
     
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  6. Sav Stanfield
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    Aug 19, 2018
    :sweatt:
     
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  7. Judas Black
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    Aug 19, 2018
    I'm going to have to go with Big L, by a slight margin
     
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    Aug 19, 2018
    guru was part of more great music by volume, obviously, and i'd say at their peak g--- starr was better than any big l record –– and that peak lasted two, two and a half albums. l is the more acrobatic rapper, but guru has become underrated as the years go on. i might go guru.
     
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    g--- Starr have 4 classics
     
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    Aug 19, 2018
    big l easily he more talented as lyricist imo.
     
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  12. Big Dangerous
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    Big Dangerous World Heavyweight Champion

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    It really depends on what aspect OP means when he says 'vs'

    As g--- Starr w/ Premier Guru made a lot of music superior to Big L imo. Timeless songs

    Big L on the other hand was easily more skilled as a rapper than Guru was.


    I love Big L and rank him as one of the top talents ever but g--- Starr at their best musically way higher than L ever was
     
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  13. mow
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    mow long live flippa

    Aug 19, 2018
    guru
     
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    This exactly. Rapping wise it’s really no comparison, Big L is in the upper echelon of elite emcees.

    But g--- Starr was fortunate to be around much longer than Big L and were able to drop some solid albums. Plus their greatest hits album Full Clip is f---ing ridiculously good. That record has so many timeless songs that really capture the classic 90s era New York sound.
     
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  15. Tom Brady
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    Aug 20, 2018
    Big L but I f--- heavy with some g--- Starr
     
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    Aug 20, 2018
    It's an unfair comparison. Guru's catalog is way more extensive than L's. Guru was also a better overall songwriter. L's greatest strength was punchlines but those don't hold up nearly as well when going up against superior content.
     
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    Aug 20, 2018
    l was more then that though l had rhyme schemes metaphors wordplay punchlines flow etc.
     
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  18. Crook
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    Aug 20, 2018
    yeah but we can compare their rapping skill using the amount of material they have. L has a album he released when he was alive which displayed his skill. Also freestyles and tracks he recorded before he died

    In my opinion L was a better Lyricist but I think Guru had a better flow and deeper lyrics
     
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  19. beastmode552
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    Aug 20, 2018
    exactly he has his first album the stuff he did with ditc coc etc.
     
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  20. DontKnow
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    Aug 20, 2018
    Guru over Big L? Not even in another parallel world
     
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