Being from SD, I grew up listening to all the West Coast classics. But i always was knockin artists from the East Coast. BIG, Wu, Mobb Deep, or Nas for the most part. Everyone would argue for days about BIG or Pac and that whole East vs West beef, I put them as my 1 and 2 all time. Sad to see the outcome for them both. What BIG did with his 2 albums though was incredible. I can actually say I got to see him perform live, Versace glasses and all. The influence is crazy, his music is missed. RIP to one of the best to ever do it.