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post #403 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 10:19 PM
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Re: Hip Hop Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Combat Analyst View Post
The Lady Gaga feature made Wale known, I swear people overhype rappers so much to the point they think they're invincible, Saying a Lady Gaga feature, the biggest pop star today won't help your fanbase is asinine.

Nope, Mac had a way bigger fanbase than Kendrick, People were wearing Most Dope clothing, singing Donald Trump. Mac was popular with white kids and his fame spread to blacks.

Right now Kendrick's fanbase is small, Before Swimming Pools, came out I doubt you could go up to someone and tell them to name a Kendrick Lamar song.
The Gaga feature did not make Wale known. Gaga fans didn't give a shit, I doubt they'll like Kendrick either but who knows. A decent amount of rap fans already knew who Wale was. The rest found out when he got with Ross. The Gaga feature was a bust for him.

Again, Kendrick's buzz and fanbase have been growing. He'll be fine if the music is good.
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