The Truth: What Makes A Classic Rap Album?

Written By: @Elliottwilson October 26, 2012 @ 7:18 PM EDT The Truth
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Classic: sic |ˈklasik| (adjective): Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.


“Classic” may be the most overused word in hip-hop. And following the release of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, the term’s been ran into the ground. So for the fourth installment of Elliott’s Truth series, he breaks down the anatomy of a timeless album.

Sidebar: Rosenberg’s Take On Kendrick Album

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  • Mat

    They’re not classics now, but in 5 years they will be