SXN80 Sample Battles: Round 3 (BIG v PAC)

Started by RetiredAccount, Aug 1, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

Which song is better?

Poll closed Aug 8, 2020.
  1. 2Pac - Me Against the World

    53.8%
  2. The Notorious BIG - Warning

    46.2%
  1. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

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    LAST WEEK: Kanye West's Drive Slow defeated three other tracks (13-5-2-0)

    Welcome back, SectionEighty. Hip hop is notorious for sampling and many songs share the same samples. Sample Battles is a poll-based competition where we vote on which song featuring the same sample is better. Simply vote for your favorite song, the song with the most votes after one week will win. Every Thursday the previous weeks winner will be announced and the current battle will be posted!
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  2. The Moon Man
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    The Moon Man Out of my mind

    Aug 1, 2020
    This is close. But 2Pac takes it because that's a god tier instrumental.
     
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  3. pHiLLip fARkLe
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    pHiLLip fARkLe @farkdoodle

    Aug 1, 2020
    I like big more than PAC but me against the world is the better song of the two
     
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  4. Fire Squad
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    Fire Squad Boss Don Biggavel

    Aug 1, 2020
    This is a headache, by far the most hair-splitting decision I've had to click on today...

    But I'm going with Makaveli, it's impossible to ignore that impassioned performance on that 1st and last verse, with that glorious sample blaring in the background.
     
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  5. Winter
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    Winter Super Comfy

    Aug 1, 2020
    Think I misunderstood the rules, I thought we were voting for the best use of the sample so I went with MATW, but if it’s just which of the songs we like best I wish I’d voted Warning
     
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  6. Ordinary Joel
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    Ordinary Joel Found a new way to flow

    Aug 1, 2020
    Also the reason I gotta go with MATW in this instance. Warning is a great exhibition of Big's brilliant storytelling, but Pac's song is just undeniable imo.

    Gonna have to spin that album again coz it's been a minute :wow5:
     
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    Fire Squad Boss Don Biggavel

    Aug 1, 2020
    I don't want to hijack this thread into a 2Pac appreciation circle, but man I love that d--- album. It's like a love letter to rap, plus it had some of his most meditative material.

    It was the last of him before his chaotic adventure in Death Row, where his own beliefs in those bombastic personalties he conjured became self-fulfilling prophecies. That era was still great tho, but MATW my favorite of his work.
     
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  8. RetiredAccount
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    RetiredAccount Big Time Stuntin Like My Daddy

    Aug 1, 2020
    its about the best song as a whole including the rapping. I can count your vote as the warning if you'd like.
     
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    Winter Super Comfy

    Aug 1, 2020
    Yeah put me down for Warning
     
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  10. pHiLLip fARkLe
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    pHiLLip fARkLe @farkdoodle

    Aug 1, 2020
    samesies
     
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  11. Ordinary Joel
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    Ordinary Joel Found a new way to flow

    Aug 1, 2020
    It was him at his most vulnerable and introspective as you said. He never really tapped into that side post-MATW unfortunately as he substituted in the paranoia and excess instead.
     
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  12. Michael Myers
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    Michael Myers The Boogeyman Is Coming

    Aug 2, 2020
    literally 49 - 51 for me. Pac one is f---ing great but I really prefer Biggie's rapping. His storytelling >
     
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  13. TimmyT
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    TimmyT I bet you say that to all the wabbits

    Aug 2, 2020
    to me both of these are standout tracks on each album. but i think warning is put together a LITTLE bit better. very tough decision though
     
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  14. icecube
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    icecube West Coast is the Best Coast

    Aug 2, 2020
    Voted Pac
     
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  15. BIGFOOT
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    BIGFOOT More than a myth

    Aug 2, 2020
    Both classic tracks no doubt but I gotta go with The Warning.
     
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