Kendrick Lamar Comments On JAY-Z’s Album

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  • Astronaut

    Definitely not Eminem. Not even hating

  • Food4Thought

    Why does it matter who the goat is? There are way too many variables and angles to make it a clear cut decision..It’s a forever running debate and all I personally care about is great content

    • J David Yaremko

      True, there will never be a definitive goat no matter what. Impossible to narrow it down. Just shut the fuck up and appreciate quality music

    • Manny Bravo

      I feel the same way. Music and art aren’t a competition.

    • frankwhitedc

      Realist shit I read all day

    • Supreme Trunks

      Yeah but think back when Wayne called himself the GOAT ” I don’t think I’m a better person or better father better man etc. but when it comes to rap it’s a competition and I feel like I’m the best”

    • Bagk

      People think music is sports. Art isn’t even about competition; the reason why you have a square painting in the Cleveland Museum of Art.

  • Matt Leon

    I like Kendrick. I like Jay-z, just not as much as the other two. But the G.O.A.T title has to go to Em, in my book. I’ll say this much though, no matter who the G.O.A.T is, these three at least show that real rap and real hip hop still matters.

    • Rome

      Eminem hasn’t made anything great since eminem show. He always been a great MC but to claim his as goat is impossible if you don’t really fuck with the “I hate my mom and wife” shit

      • Matt Leon

        But that’s not really all he raps about though. Plus I judge the label of G.O.A.T more on who is more artistic with lyrics, cadence, flow, delivery. No Jay-z lyric has really stood out to me enough to earn that label, Kendrick is good in all aspects but he needs to drop more music for me to consider him G.O.A.T. I’ll consider him greatest of the millenials though. And Eminem is always making great quality music.

    • Je’sus

      Not em and Jay’s last albums were horrible.

      • Throw dem Paws den

        What album was horrible?

        • Je’sus

          Magna carta n marshal 2

          • Throw dem Paws den

            I disagree

          • Je’sus

            Lol go re listen to Magna Carta. His production saved it from being a bad album.

          • Throw dem Paws den

            It’s funny how u knew thts what I disagreed about between the 2 lol…u knew u was reachin

          • Je’sus

            No I know it was bad album ” uncle said I’ll never sell a million record I sold a millions records bout a millions time” and this dude saying ” uh uh uh” like he got a breathing problem. Producing saved his bad lyrics.

          • Throw dem Paws den

            I disagree

    • Allisinall

      Would Em on the list if he wasn’t European? Not saying he’s whack… Not at all! But there a mass number of MC’s that have been rapping like EM before he was signed and even now, in this day he’s lost his mojo… The truth is he can’t be marketed the same so that means he was never that nice to begin with. Anyone who is on that top 5 list and is alive, can still come out now and have a huge impact on Hip Hop not POP! People don’t want to hear EM like they want to hear Nas, Jay and 3 stacks. Half of Em’s success was pure shock value the other half is lyrics and skill. With out the media Jay, Nas big and pac would still have hiphops attention and respect. Without the media Em would be know as a dope rapper that raps about off the wall shit, he need more to make that list. Not saying he aint nice. Writing raps is not easy he IS talented!

      • Matt Leon

        I think he would be on the list if he wasnt European. Plus yeah his raps have shock value but there’s also lyricism, wordplay, syllables. Yeah he wouldn’t be the first to rap with that cadence, flow, or any of that stuff but people resonate with his music more than other artists cause he shows that he’s a guy that wasn’t looked at as someone that could be a rapper. He grew up with a life that most successful people wouldn’t have. And “people don’t want to hear Em like they want to hear Nas, Jay, and 3 Stacks”? Must not be the right type of people. I know plenty of people, black, white, Asian, Hispanic, that will have Eminem blaring out the speakers of their damn car and playing him loudly on their phone. Em just doesn’t necessarily rap about the same stuff that Jay or Nas would but he is still very much listened to by people much like Jay or Nas would be.

        • Throw dem Paws den

          Em success stems frm being white…. Longevity is not on his side. He’s no goat. He gets honorable mention for the record sales tho

          • Matt Leon

            That is not the reason he has been successful. And if he doesn’t have longevity, why is his name still associated by many as being one of the greatest? If his success was really cause of the color of his skin, he would have only had one album and he would be completely forgotten in about 2, 3 years tops. The shock value and the racial barrier trend can only last for so long. You’re going to have to give me a whole nother reason than that.

          • Allisinall

            If we play All of Em’s songs more than half would be thrown out the window bc it’s pure whackness. How would he still be on that list of he were not European??? He is still circulating bc of money, he still gotta eat and people got wealthy off his albums not skill and relativity. Most people that bought into Em were Europeans living in the burbs not the Culture! No one was bumping Em in the Culture unless i was the song feat Jay, his disses which were seriously dope and a hand full of creative dope songs I still play some of them joints. But like I said take the corporate shit out the picture, that shit aint got nothing to do with Hip Hop anyway and just play his albums compared to other artists on that list and Em would not make it… Come on bro….

          • Matt Leon

            More than half??? Please bro, we both know you’re exaggerating on that one. Em has always put out some dope music bro. Only album that even he admitted was somewhat whack was just his Relapse album and even then, the damn thing actually became one of the best selling rap albums of 2009 and won a damn grammy. So what some people like you may think is whack is apparently not so for a good majority of people. And as I said before, blacks, asians, people of all cultures bump Eminem around. And what do you mean living in the Culture and living in the burbs? I went to an urban school with lots of people having Eminem on their macbooks. His disses are killer and so are the rest of his songs. And how does it not have anything to do with hip hop, huh? Who decided something was hip hop? Eminem rapped about his struggles, he rapped about women (just not exactly in the same way that others would), he rapped about motivation. Only thing he has never done is say nigga a bunch of times in a song and he can’t do that cause he’s white which definitely isn’t his fault. And dude, I have listened to both of them and I’d say Em definitely stands out among the three but definitely in a good way. I’ve never really sat down and listened to a full Jay-z album cause from what I have heard of the guy, he’s good but honestly, overrated, so I’ve never felt like I wanted to hear more from him besides the songs I have heard. Jay is definitely good but by comparison to Em and Kendrick, he’s the one that shouldn’t make it. Em and Kendrick both have uniqueness to their music. Their albums are something that you probably wouldn’t hear from most hip hop artists cause their styles and thought processes are so out there but just like how you feel that Em is only popular cause of his skin color, I think Jay is only as popular as he is simply cause of his wife.

          • Blac

            How can you really judge Jay if you’ve never sat down and listened to a full album of his? That’s what Jay was talking about on renegade btw lol. And my man Jay was going multi platinum before Beyoncé. I’m pretty sure all of his most commercial successful albums were before he and Beyoncé went public.

          • Matt Leon

            Like I said, I’ve heard some of his songs but none of them really made me go “Oooooh that was dope. Let me listen to this guy’s album.” If I hear songs from someone and none of them resonate with me, I won’t have any intention of listening to an album they put out. And yeah I heard Renegade which was dope but I’ve never heard Jay on anything by himself that i liked

          • Blac

            You don’t like Jay like that. I understood that. Nevermind man. You don’t see it.

          • Throw dem Paws den

            No I don’t. Em is and never will hold a fart let alone a candle next to Jay, Ye, Biggie, PAC, Wu tang, PAC, Pun, or any other prominent culture influencer. Em pioneered what? Goofy wacky raps? Shock value raps ? If em never rapped how far off would we really be? Not that far off. Shady records ain’t bad boy or the ROC. He literally is responsible for D12….at least he gave 50 a chance.

          • Matt Leon

            Not sure why you had to mention Pac twice but whatever, anyways, Em has influenced many rappers. “And Em pioneered what?” Have you not listened to a bunch of these white rappers that can’t help but try to sound similar to Eminem. Logic is a big example of that, just he kind of misses the mark on being good at it. And Shady Records doesn’t have to be Bad Boy or Roc cause everyone signed to Shady Records is busy doing their own thing and gaining fame and recognition all on their own. And what’s bad about D12? Nothing, I’d say. So once again, I say, you’re going to have to give me a whole nother reason than that.

          • Throw dem Paws den

            Eminem was not the first to use double time rap flows. He wasn’t the first to rap the way he raps. White rappers are garbino…I would never listen to a bunch of em lol. He hasn’t pioneered anything besides shock value raps and thts a stretch because ppl have done it before him. He white bro. That’s y his albums sold so well but his albums will never be considered revered classics. It’s ok

          • Matt Leon

            Em may not have been the first to use that type of flow but he’s the one that made it popular. You think the rappers you had brought up were the first ones ever to rap the way they did? No, but they were the ones that made it popular. And not all white rappers are garbage. That’s the prejudice that makes your whole argument just seem invalid right there. You just don’t like white rappers at all. And yeah you’re right, his albums will never be considered revered classics, that’s why you never hear most people say stuff like “The Eminem Show was his best album” or “Nothing he makes will ever beat the first MMLP” Oh wait a second, that’s what I hear alot of actually.

          • Throw dem Paws den

            Are u white?

          • Matt Leon

            Of course not. That’s why I say it’s possible to be black or any other race and still be a big fan of Eminem.

          • Throw dem Paws den

            Any real hiphophead will agree with me. Ur arguments and POV prove one or all of the following…ur under 21, ur white, u don’t really listen / love / embody hip hop nd it’s culture. happy 4th white boy

          • Matt Leon

            1. Not white, 2. I’m 21, and 3. I listen to hip hop from multiple artists bro. I’m done talking to you though. Your arguments and POV prove one or all of the following, you’re 13 or younger, you’re a troll, you are so bored in life that you have to do things like argue with people for fun. Happy 4th, troll

          • Throw dem Paws den

            Troll. N u just a fan.

      • youknow

        How is Em European?

        • Allisinall

          People aren’t crayons. He is not white, the walls are white. I am not bIack ink is black. I don’t believe in race that is a made up thing we are all humans. Nationality is absolute. I consider myself an African man living on Indian land. You are a European occupying Indian land. I really don’t acknowledge America. If you are European and born here is bc this land was stolen, If things were in place the way they should be you’d be still in Europe somewhere. Time does not make a lie the truth so I call people by there nationality not be there “color ” aka corporate position. I’m not racist in anyway, shape or form. I love European culture and what they contribute to this world, when there hearts and minds are pure. We all have our talents and skills. But unfortunately the European mind is fucked so when I talk about it people get defensive. Time, money, how many people this company killed does not make a lie the truth. People in power are the ones that really understand that. That’ why they keep so many weapons. They know the scales will tip eventually. They know we are governed by higher laws no one is exempt from. I’ve been to many European countries and in Africa. Euros act the same here and over there same with us Africans, bc we are who we are at the core… We are still connected to our ancestors.

      • Mr.Good Bar

        Do U mean Caucasian bro???

  • Giovanni Kensmil

    Em is half goat

  • kushxchevys

    Wayne

  • Manny Bravo

    Jay-Z has contributed the most but he’s been rapping for a longer time. Hov hits more than he misses, but some of his albums were trash. Anyone remember those joints with R. Kelly? lol

    • Throw dem Paws den

      He had an album with kels?

      • Manny Bravo

        Actually, he had two albums with the Pied Piper of R&B. I wouldn’t recommend either of them though. There’s a reason both artists act like it never happened.

  • NYCityKid

    Fuck is niggas talking bout? HOV is the GOAT

  • burk

    that exactly what he is . lol

  • Errybody KiLLa

    Jay-Z set the bar so high in today’s rap game with this last album, I don’t understand how the yachtys, Kodak’s, verts, future, migos and young thugs even have fans..
    Hov brought that real shit back to hip-hop.

  • MartyMcFly

    Haven’t seen the site blow up an artist like this since drake took a shit last week and clipped his finger nails before going to bed

  • realtalk

    Who ranks highest on the GOAT list?? Seriously lol tf how about Jay-Z and Eminem are legends so they’re GOATS. Kendrick ain’t nowhere near them nor being a GOAT . This generation calls everybody a GOAT lol at least put out 7 albums of work before you make a claim like that. Kendrick hasn’t been in the game long enough to be called a legend , hasn’t produced the body of work that Eminem and jay z has.

  • youknow

    To me, there are a few criteria that could help determine that:
    1. Longevity
    2. Have they transcended hiphop
    3. Sales
    4. Quality of content

    I feel like Kendrick doesn’t have the first two criteria yet to be considered a goat.

    • Allisinall

      I agree he still has work to put in as far a longevity but what do sales have to do with it? Sales aka corporate influence and Hip Hop are not the same, sales really really really do not matter.

  • Michael

    He’s good but he’s diff not the best. He’s really skilled just sometimes his songs lack to hold my intrest for to long. Don’t find what he raps about that important. Like why the Fuck would i care what’s in your Dna. He’s getting to much ego now. Catchy song but other rappers could of killed 10 times better. Like tech n9ne and Eminem.

  • BrodieThaGod

    GOAT is a 6 way tie between Gucci, Wayne, Offset, Travis, Drake and Dolph

  • Allisinall

    So you make a lame joke to distract me bc you can’t debate without hard facts when it comes to this Hip Hop shit.. I innerstand….

    • kushxchevys

      Stop foo all u said was a bunch of none sense bullshit lol