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The Notorious B.I.G: 5 Rappers That ‘Came Close’ To Re-Creating The Hip Hop Legend

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“Take a better stand, Put money in my moms hand and get my daughter this college plan, so she don’t need no man”, are the type of things that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Notorious B.I.G.[/lastfm] rapped about where he spoke words of  empowerment about living out his dreams and getting out of poverty. Those words are what made him one of the greatest rappers to ever rock a microphone.

[photogallerylink id=38524 align=left]The problem with being the greatest is that everyone wants to take your spot. Since the passing of Biggie, countless rappers have tried to live up to the hip hop legend’s status and become the greatest rapper of all time. It’s obvious that everyone cannot be Christopher Wallace because it takes a certain amount of style, grace, lyricism, and wit to recreate the rapper. However, check out 5 rap artists who’s style resembles the legend and who just may have come the closest to recreating his artistry.

5.  Nas

Some argue that because  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jay-Z[/lastfm] rocked stages with the legend, he is much like Biggie. However, if we’re talking lyricism, then it cannot go unsaid that Biggie was an incredible storyteller and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Nas [/lastfm] is next up on the list right behind him.

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