kanye, drake, kendrick, cole, eminem
its been a long long time since any of them REALLY dropped a great album.
Damn was summer 2017. and only half that album was above average.
eminem is a meme rapper at this point.
cole is just cole but i've not seen much reason to call him a top rapper of all time since mid 10s. latest album felt like a mixtape.
and annoying;y kanye is sat on two decent projects, drake sat on a new album that was meant to be out in feb, and kendrick has had a finished new album since feb 2020,
feels like they all just rested on their past success and i imagine theyll all drop new projects late this year and next and they won't be that well received.
the way hip hop moves now, the beats will sound dated and people will be on to new stuff.
this is all fine but there isn't really a new top 5 either... maybe;
as good as those guys are... its not a trade by any stretch, they're all ok but theyre never gonna make an illmatic, a MBDTF, TPAB, MMLP, FHD2014, or even a so far gone... maybe drakes the exception where he just be doing a ye or weeknd impression half the time on his best work but drake is an enigma.
im flooded with good hip hop but starved a decent album... one you can put on and enjoy from start to finish.
i was talking to some younger hip hop fans on discord and they were all saying savage mode 2 and burden of proof were 10/10s and i just thought wow that says it all about hip hop rn... a tonne of mid. miles and miles of mid.