I have heard this argument before so let’ rekindle it. What Cd Was better ?
Ready 2 Die
Ready to Die is the debut album of American rapper The Notorious B.I.G., released September 13, 1994 on Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ Bad Boy Records. It serves as the first release on the record label. Recording sessions for the album took place from 1993 to 1994 at The Hit Factory and D&D Studios in New York City. The partly autobiographical album tells the story of The Notorious B.I.G.’s experiences as a young criminal, referring to himself as “the black Frank White“. Ready to Die is his only studio album released during his lifetime; B.I.G. was murdered days prior to the release of his second album Life After Death (1997).
Ready to Die gained strong reviews on release and became a commercial success, reaching quadruple platinum sales. It was significant for revitalizing the East Coast hip hop scene, amid West Coast hip hop‘s commercial dominance. The album’s second single, “Big Poppa“, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance at the 1996 Grammy Awards. Ready to Die has been regarded by several music critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 133 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, making it the third highest hip hop album on the list. In 2006, Time included it on its list of the 100 greatest albums of all time.
Reasonable Doubt is the debut album of American rapper Jay-Z, released June 25, 1996 on Roc-A-Fella Records in the United States and on Northwestside Records in the United Kingdom. The album features production by DJ Premier, Ski, Knobody and Clark Kent, and guest appearances from Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige, and The Notorious B.I.G., among others. Similar to Raekwon‘s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… (1995), Reasonable Doubt incorporates a mafioso theme, while it also integrates topics such as betrayal and reminiscence.
The album peaked at number 23 on the Billboard 200, received platinum status in 2002, and sold 1.5 million copies as of 2006. Four singles were released, with the most successful being “Ain’t No Nigga” and “Can’t Knock the Hustle“. Reasonable Doubt has received strong critical reviews and has been heralded as Jay-Z’s “crowning achievement”, “a seminal work” and an “undisputed classic”. Over the years, the album has appeared on a number of famous publishers “best of” lists, including The Source, which selected it on their 100 Best Rap Albums, Blender, which included it on their 500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die, and Rolling Stone, which ranked it number 248 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
OK so to start off. Ready 2 die has sold more got nominated for a Grammy and tops Reasonable Doubt on every single list that they both appear on. Ready 2 Die has classic records that will be remembered in Hip Hop history forever. Juicy,Big Poppa One more chance,warning . Which song from Reasonable Doubt can you say that about? Dead presidents? Maybe Ain’t No Nigga? even if it is those 2 it is not nearly enough to trump Ready 2 Die. Biggie’s best song on the album trumps Jay’s’ yes Reasonable is a very good album Ready 2 die is a Great Album