cmon, his latest album was absolute trash, his only good songs were featuring with other pop names.
Em is doing it for 10 or so years and still is at a higher level than him.
Kendrick would kill him, some of the new cats would straight up ether him
MCHG was trash? Really? I thought it was one of the best rap albums of the year. He dropped it after Yeezus, Mac millers album, and Born sinner. Song for song MCHG matches with those big rap albums of the year and if not passes them. You obviously arent a hov fan and that is cool, dont discredit the dude though.
Em's album was super overhyped and wasn't anything special at all. The big Eminem fans are what keeps him around. I used to like him way back, but recent years he isnt much more then a flow without substance. My opinion of course.
Yea I am sure K dot and all these new guys will torch Hov... Hov writes some new rhymes because he doesnt know what to do with his time. If someone really was seen as a threat to Hov he would get to writing some bars. He is pre-occupied with trying to do other things his whole life isnt rap like these other guys.
The thing with the Rap Industry now though is if you don't give guys like Jay props and respect you won't make it anywhere strictly by a business sense. A lot of MC's say he's their favorite when the camera is on but I wouldn't be surprised if off camera it's a different story.
The truth about the rap industry is rappers come and go, but Hov has been here the whole time. Remember when 50 was hot ish? How about when Wayne had people saying he passed Jay? Where are they now? I could go on and on about rappers that were hot and then fell off the face of the planet. Three have staied, Jay, Nas, and Em.
The thing is Nas has fell way off he refused to go commercial and after a while he ran out of real stuff to rap about. EM has a super loyal fan base since he started rapping. Loved the old EM over the years IMO he has gotten worst. Not the same and doesn't really say much anymore. Hov has been dropping albums since 1997 and wheather you like him or not the consensus of the rap world INCLUDING other artist is he at the top. Like I said rappers get hot for a year or two and then fade. Hov has been at the top since 97'. In 2000 you could ask who is the hottest out people would say Jay z. You could of asked that in 2010 and get the same answer. You can say that for no other rap artist. Staying power is what makes an artist great, screw one hot album and a few nice features 16 years of quality music tops all of that.
A lot of people on this board when it comes to music are quick to knock an artist as not good because they dont like him. Music is an opinion and everyone is gonna have a different one on who they like and who they think are better, there is a reason these debates go on forever. However, you can't knock a dude that has been on top of the rap game for 16 years and counting.
Edited by PhillyLaker24, December 16, 2013 - 12:10 PM.