Asking rappers (or anyone) if they prefer 2Pac or Biggie has been a thing for years.
Will.i.am just gave an interesting answer: He doesn't like either.
The Black Eyed Peas frontman explained why.
"I'm such a Tribe Called Quest De La Soul head, that I don't like 2Pac and Biggie. That kind of music doesn't speak to my spirit. So when there's a conversation like that I like Boogie Down Productions, KRS-1. If it's like "2Pac or Biggie" I like KRS-1. Why those two? If it's 2Pac and Biggie, I don't hold them up like that. I like Eric B and Rakim up like that. 2Pac's dope. It's not like I don't think he's dope. It's just the music it spoke to the projects. My escape is De La Tribe, not the projects. It took me out the projects, while I was still in the projects ... that was my path out. It took my out of the projects while I was in the projects for the world it painted for me. It kept me safe, while I was in the projects. Had I loved 2Pac and Biggie while I was in the projects, I probably would have been stuck in the projects still," Will expalined.
Are you feeling that explanation?