I’m suspect about this Kendrick hype. I just don’t get how that verse can get the attention it is getting. Is hip hop really that boring right now?
I don’t think its a wack verse, he does have some interesting things to say namely calling out his rap friends. But most of his verse sounds like Eminem, Canibus and some nerd whose way to into comic books. Just like Em, their is very little musicality to his flow.
I do appreciate the aggressive verses and wouldn’t mind hearing a whole Kendrick album of “Eminem verses” but c’mon man…you’re not the King of Ny. That whole concept isn’t even original – a non-new yorker claiming king? Didn’t Kurupt do that? Didn’t Buddens do that? If radio play is any indicator, Drake, a guy from a whole other country, is King of Ny.
I do appreciate a good trolllin’ and Kendrick certainly deserves some props for trollin’ the rap game. But at this point the hype seems label driven to me. I can see Jimmy Iovine clasping his hands together manically laughing at us.