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10. Tupac

Tupac’s vocal ability is equal parts vocal quality and mastery of conveying emotion. Pac could make his vocal delivery as smooth or gravely as he wanted, but what truly set him apart was his ability to vocally wear his heart on his sleeve. Check the tempered sadness of “Brenda’s Got a Baby” versus the vitriol on “Hit ‘Em Up,” or the hurt on “Papa’z Song” versus the reassuring hopefulness on “Keep Ya Head Up.” Though Pac is long gone, his memorable voice echoes through the heads of fans young and old everywhere.

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