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Initial post: Dec 14, 2012 4:30:09 PM PST
Nozferatu says:
Who ya got?

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 5:48:16 AM PST
I'm a bigger fan of King Tee than I was of WC. "At Your Own Risk" and "The Triflin' Album"? Classics.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 11:03:06 AM PST
A customer says:
What about Act A Fool? Always thought that was his best. WC is certainly more technically accomplished and has the better voice, but King Tee has the charisma. On the grounds of having more coherent albums, King Tee wins. Kind of a random match-up, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 1:42:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012 1:43:06 PM PST
Ian, I wouldn't consider it random if you take into account that both are considered West Coast legends and both started around the same time. Also, both are completely underrated or overlooked when there's a discussion on California rappers.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 4:51:40 PM PST
A customer says:
WC's debut came out 10 years after King Tee's. They may have "started" around the same time, but not quite the same way. Also, WC is from Texas, so I'd put him in the same discussion as The D.O.C. insofar they're both from Texas yet made it big in Cali. Well, as big as they got.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 6:27:39 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2012 6:45:23 PM PST
Nozferatu says:
They seemed like a good "versus" to me. Both big players in the early L.A scene (King Tee dropping 'Act A Fool' in '88, and WC first rearing his ugly head in '89 on Low Profile's 'We're In This Together'). Both maybe a little underrated in terms of "best" lists. Both with some genuine west coast classics under their belt (King Tee with the solo's, and Dub-C with The Maad Circle, and Low Pro obviously), yet these classics are again perhaps a little underrated in terms of appreciation and impact.

Re: WC has the better voice

I swing the other way on this one. I've always thought King Tee had one of the most distinguishable voices out there, and I've always preferred his husky tones.

I find it hard to pick "who I got". I'm a huge fan of Tee's early work (and give the man props for ushering in Tha Alkaholiks), but the Maad Circle albums are some of my absolute faves from that earlier era. Never got into Westside Connection, but haven't dug Tee's latter half of career either.

I'm gonna give Tee the edge (all those DJ Pooh beats he rocked over don't hurt his cause).

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 6:44:23 PM PST
Nozferatu says:
I'm listening to Low Profile as I type....and I'm thinking about changing my mind! That album BANGS!

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 7:36:20 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 15, 2012 8:09:31 PM PST
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Posted on Dec 15, 2012 10:13:13 PM PST
WC wins for me but I think King Tee could have really crossed over to other regions with the right team behind him. WC is rapper who started one way and reinvented himself later in his career. I think he's underrated and has made quite a few classic trks. Ain't A Damn Thing Changed is still one of my fav albums of all time.

King Tee had one of the smoothest and fluid flows of the time. I hear a lot him in Biggie's delivery.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 16, 2012 5:50:21 AM PST
If I'm not mistaken kevin, Biggie has said on numerous occasions that he was influenced by King Tee.

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 10:22:56 AM PST
Unspoken says:
yea, that wc and he maad cirlce aint a damn thing changed was dope!!! kind tee's flow was crazy!!! its a close call.... ima go with WC!!! dude could flip it with the tongue!!! but i could go either way...

Posted on Dec 17, 2012 10:36:31 PM PST
Real217 says:
Seeing as i dont much care for neither of the two emcees, but I've heard a few Westside Connection albums, I'd probably choose WC, which is biased since i havent listened to King Tee. Wait, i'll educate myself on youtube and get back on this.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 2:31:55 AM PST
Anyone heard new King T mixtape "Still Triflin" ? think it only came out in the last week or so.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 10:11:30 AM PST
D-Train says:
Well said and you stole my thunder I like Low Profile WC but not the wesside connection WC......
King Tee is that dude I actually met him 3 months ago at the Rass Kass Iriscience show in Vegas..... He was real cool and so was Coolio who got arrested later that
King Tee helped birth the Alocholiks and Lootpack, dude gets mad props from me.....
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