What if I was another corny rapper?
What if I went instead of Notorious?
Who would tell my story after?
All things that I’m happy has never happened to Nas. But what if Nas did get murdered instead of Biggie — who would be the greatest then?
Think of it — if Nas died on March 4th, 1997 (the day Big passed) he would’ve only came out with Illmatic and It was Written, two albums lauded as classics in hip-hop. He wouldn’t have come out with some of his more forgettable LP’s, like I Am… and Nastradamus, albums that are known as blips in his otherwise legendary career. At the same time it would have robbed us of future classics like Stillmatic, God´s son and in a couple years Life is Good. Conversely, Biggie would still be alive, and would be remembered for more than Ready to Die and Life After Death. Who knows what the future would’ve held for the lardy lyricist — maybe he would’ve soiled his legacy by becoming corny and follow his more commercial step that was life after Death. Nas would be the considered a talent who died too early, definietly top 5, but maybe even number one. This is all simple speculation — nothing more…
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