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Ain’t nothing typical
Very good analogy. Don't sleep on J. Cole's cleverness though. He makes his own music in a way that is easily digested by the casual hiphop listener (from top to bottom most of the time, meaning he makes the beat, the verses, and the hooks) but he'll tear a nigga ass up on a feature. Don't get it fucked up.
I agree with you for the most part. I don't think commercial success should count for anything when it comes to skill set. Maybe if they were in a marketing and advertising competition, but it's niggas out here that'll rap both their asses under the table on an off night. There aren't many incredible songwriters on the hiphop side though, I give it to them. I would add Wale to that list too. At one point I would've added Big KRIT as a sleeper, but I haven't heard too many verses or guest appearances where he goes off like Cole or Kendrick but he makes some really dope songs with substance.
Not always. A lot of people's top 5 don't have classics for real. Maybe personal classics, but niggas with Kane, Rakim, Black Thought, Eminem, Kool G Rap, Andre and not Big Boi, in their top 5 ain't mentioning classics.
Nah it's different bruh. And you know that. Drake can put out a few greatest hits albums and they'll be fire all the way through but his albums are normally put together really fucking bad. Whoever A&Rs/executive produces his shit is horrible at picking a direction for an album, with the exception of Take Care. Drake albums are made up of pure randomness. Singing on this song with no drums, then the next song rapping like the current trap rapper to a hard beat, followed by some Afro beat shit. They're just random and trash.
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