Competition is known to bring out the best in people. A worthy rival pushes his opponent to go above and beyond, to achieve greatness continuously. We see myriad examples of these antagonistic relationships in our everyday lives. Tom Brady has Peyton Manning. Alexander Hamilton dueled with Aaron Burr. Nikola Tesla engaged Thomas Edison in a strenuous battle of wits.
One of the most famous rivalries in recent memory was between rappers Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G. The battle for dominance between these hip-hop titans defined an apical moment in American music history, transcending their genre and drawing individuals from a range of creeds and, at times, unexpected diverse backgrounds into choosing sides in the momentous feud.
The two hip-hop icons evoked a coastal feud that captivated fans and news seekers alike. The details of how the rivalry originated are somewhat murky, with each side professing a radically different angle to the story that oftentimes directly contradicts the other side. However, the professional and personal success of both musicians is easily comparable.
Let’s start with their relationships. Accompanying fame comes certain…pleasurable perks. High profile romances are one of them.
B.I.G. successfully courted two vivacious...(Continue Reading)