But even if the album is just as good as GKMC, what about Section.80 and all the features Kendrick has killed recently? It's not just about 1 album. Kendrick is putting out great albums, killing features, and putting out hardly any whack work. There's no one in the game right now that can match his consistency, quality, appeal, and volume of work over the past couple of years IMO.
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i am completely fine with you saying that you think Kendrick is the best out there. it just bothers me when other people tack on that it isn't even close. it is ridiculous to me to regard every other rapper out there as an afterthought. i have a strong appreciation for kendrick's music, but there are a lot of people who are idolizing him, and i find that repugnant. (just to be clear, not trying to say you're guilty of that)
I think we just misunderstood what the other was arguing. Obviously there are other great lyricists on Kendrick's level. But I was talking about him as an overall artist. For me, that includes more than just ability. It includes all the things I mentioned - how many songs, how many different audiences he can relate to, consistency, etc. In that regard, I don't think there is a rapper close to Kendrick's level over the past 2 years or so. There are others that can match his ability, but they can't match his overall portfolio as an artist over that span IMO.
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why is getting killed on money trees a bad thing?
Let's mention Kendrick completely obliterating Game on his album just a mere year ago. Oh, and on Jesus Piece, too.
This Harden's Beard guy uses the lamest reasonings when they fit his argument. But when that same argument works against him, he somehow manages to come up with something else completely ridiculous.. Let's look at this.
- He says he gave Summer on Smash a 4/5 despite having terrible verses and vocals.. He says the beat saves it. Yet, he can't listen to four minutes of an instrumental on Kanye's album. Oh, and Summer on Smash is five minutes long.
- He claims Game is the king because of his following. Yet disregards Lil Wayne and doesn't give him any credit.. despite having possibly the biggest following in Hip-Hop today. If Game is the king of the West Coast, Lil Wayne is the king of Hip-Hop in his argument. But it doesn't work in his favor. So he doesn't mention that.
This guy is a complete joke. His pure narcissism is astounding, as he can create threads on Game and T.I., but call Pusha T too mainstream and wonder if hearing good kid, mAAd city is the first time people have heard "good" music.
Oh, and Hopsin is cool.... but he doesn't feel Mos Def. Was good kid, mAAd city YOUR first time hearing good music?
Someone needs to rethink their arguments before posting them and find a different way to critique Hip-Hop that remains consistent.
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Aftermath bodied itself thinking Dre would drop a Dretox.
Kendrick's definitely overrated, at least by the people i talk to(they put him up with pac and nas), but hes good. Very good. Especially considering what hip hop has become. Is the album overrated? Maybe, depends on who's opinions you're listening to, but its a good album. But certainly not illmatic good.
And about the kanye argument hes top 10 all time in my opinion, as a rapper and producer, and if you didnt think MBDTF was a great album well your loss. Kanye before he started collaborating with jay z was easily the best out.
Hopson is to wacky for my taste..wanna be eminem
The West Coast/Cali juggernauts passed the torch to Kendrick. I like Kendrick. I've been listening to him before he made it big, and I've gone to a couple concerts of his but being dubbed the "king" of the west coast isn't saying much. Especially if Game is passing him the torch because Game was never deserving of it, IMHO, even though The Documentary was a solid album. He [Game] had great commercial success but that doesn't mean he was the best Cali artist. I would've taken Crooked and the forementioned Jay Rock over him... Just my opinion.