Tupac vs. Eminem

Stephanie Tingas and Naomi Wiley

Stephanie: First off, Tupac is more soulful and inspirational than his opponent. His lyrics have a deep-rooted meaning to them and display his struggle to make it to where he was.

Naomi: Eminem is a lyrical genius; he knows how to rhyme better than any other rapper. Some of his best lines include, “Such a disappointment I had to make this appointment. To come and see ya, but I ain’t here for your empathy. I don’t need your apology or your friendship or sympathy. It’s revenge that I seek.”

Stephanie: Tupac didn’t have to swear to get his meaning across in his songs and is a soulful rap genius. With lyrics such as, “This fast life soon shatters, cause after all the lights and screams, nothing but my dreams matter. Hoping for better days, maybe a peaceful night, baby don’t cry cause everything gonna be alright.”

Naomi: Eminem never used derogatory terms directed at the opposite race, and he never gives up even though he was the minority of the rap game, which shows his determined character. Even when it seemed like he had no one, not even his family, he continued to pursue his passion for rapping.

Stephanie: Tupac basically wrote poems with beats and connected to everyday lives making him more relatable and loved by many during his time. He was the heartbeat of the rap game in the 1990s.

Naomi: Since Eminem is from Detroit, he does a lot of things to help promote his city in a positive way. Not only is he one of the best artists from Detroit, he also never forgot about the city that made him into what he is today.