Re: Hip Hop Discussion Thread
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.
It's not untouchable.....but it's undeniably great. Period.
The GKMC comparisions can't be made at this point. Illmatic has stood the test of time for 18 years......GKMC has been out for like 2 months.
I will say that it gave me that "feeling" that I got when I listened to a lot of the all time great albums back in the day.
I don't know why we need to even try to make these comparisions though. I say just enjoy it for what it is, and years down the road it very well may go down in history with the above named albums and some others. But we gotta let that happen.