Originally Posted by Epidemik The Great
i'm talking about his albums, chief...Tupac is more so celebrated for his personality and views...his music wasn't groundbreaking and didn't change any shifts in hip hop...he was a gangster rapper in a era of gangster rappers...people respected him, but not to many people were trying to replicate his sound...more people were trying to replicate the Bad Boy sound...
Here's the thing with this.
It's kind of become cool to say this about Pac lately. And while people may see a glorified gangster rapper, I see otherwise. I see an artist who was extremely versatile, and was the voice of Young America during the mid 90's because of that versatility. He made Brenda's Got A Baby, Keep Ya Head Up, Then I get around, and Me against the world, and Do For Love, and How do you want it, Unconditional love, countless others. All huge records that covered a myriad of topics.
So yes, his music was groundbreaking at the time because no one was really showcasing this kind of variety in their music. He wasn't a gangster rapper. The media labeled him as that, but the records mentioned above aren't gangster. He had some gangster records, but they pale to the number of other records that he had. He has a stellar discography IMO, including his posthumous albums most of which were really good.