Originally Posted by Makaveli
True. I'll check it out.
Really, REALLY good read. I make this comparison a lot and it pisses me off that people write off GKMC or Kendrick when you make the comparison simply because Illmatic dropped first.
It's all over the comment section. Illmatic isn't light years above every other rap album to ever exist. A lot of albums can contest it easily. 36 Chambers, Ready To Die, Death Certificate, OB4CL, Liquid Swords, etc. It makes me not even want to praise the album because people overrate the fuck out of it. It's not untouchable.
Or maybe they just don't think GKMC is very good, or Kendrick Lamar for that matter. I don't think Illmatic is the undisputed G.O.A.T. album, but I do think comparing GKMC to it from a quality standpoint is blasphemy. Influentally, it remains to be seen, but GKMC isn't exactly revitalizing the west coast the way Illmatic did for the east.