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Stephen A. Smith & Snoop Talk Biggie, 2Pac, Nas, Jay-Z

LEGENDS & ICONS OF HIP HOP - Post By Kevin Douglas

Still landing on top 5 greatest of all time lists, Snoop was asked where would the iconic Tupac Shakur and Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace would be today if they were still alive.

Both rap legends dying within months of each other, the popular sports host Stephen A. Smith chopped it up about where the groundbreaking artists would be in today’s entertainment and music landscape.

Know Mercy with Stephen A. Smith had Snoop Dogg as a guest and the current Death Row records owner stated to look at the peers of Tupac and Biggie today.

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“You gotta understand the—look at the peers. Biggie and Tupac are peers with Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Nas, and I think that’s about it,” said Snoop. “‘Cause everybody else was before us or after us.”

Smith praised Snoop for including Nas because he believes the New York rapper deserves more credit.

“So, Nas and Jay-Z, they still here. Snoop Dogg is still here, but Tupac and Biggie not here. So, what is Nas doing? He’s dropping bomb ass albums, done great business deals, a great venture capitalist, he went o the tech side of the game in the Bay Area and made great moves.”

He also mentioned his fellow rap billionaires that include Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kanye West. Of course, Snoop had to interject his career accomplishments as well, leading him to say that Pac and Big would be in the same successful boat as the artists that were established in their generation.

Listen to the clip of Snoop Dogg on Know Mercy below.