Sorry to say it, but its the truth. People will probably be mad and offended but that's only because the truth is what hurts the most. This album was mainly carried by it's production and hits, rather than Biggie's rapping talent itself (unlike Capital Punishment by Big Pun which also had good production and some hits but was actually good for the rapping from Big Pun himself.) Biggie doesn't have the best flow either, Big Pun's flow was a lot better and even Big L's at times. Biggie wasn't even the best rapper of his time, Nas, Black Thought, Kool G Rap, Big L and Big Pun all rap circles around him and make him look basic in comparrison.