Mr. Lif's Tape Battles

Welcome to MR. LIF'S TAPE BATTLES...

In the immortal words of my boy Paten Locke, "I grew up on tapes"!!!!

Lately, I've enjoyed a renaissance in which I've been listening to music exclusively on cassettes. This has reconnected me to those special moments that occured when I first was falling in love with hip hop. 

As long as I've been a fan of the genre, people have always battled: debating about which MC is the best in the game, which album is better than the other, etc. In continuing that tradition, I've created a tournament in which classic albums are pitted against each other, and YOU - the lovers of this music and culture - decide which will proceed to the next round. 

Join this quest to crown hip hop's best! Cast your votes below...

- Mr. Lif

Season 2 | Round 3

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Tape Battles Season 2 Round 3: I hope you all had a great holiday season! While many of us were enjoying some down time, EPMD Strictly Business was busy absolutely slaughtering The Great Adventures of Slick Rick & Long Live the Kane. It was a landslide victory, to say the least.

Now, in Round 3, we travel back to 1994 when two colossal MC's entered the game and changed things forever. The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die vs NAS Illmatic.

In your opinion, which album is the best out of these two?

Winner: NAS Illmatic