i know people like me are suppose to love records like this, using all kinds of hyperbolic adjectives to describe it, but really, it’s unnecessary. the record speaks for itself (and you know the usual suspects will hit their keyboards in creative and boring as shit ways to talk about it b4 the 22nd even happens). I myself have it as one-bee after RAP MUSIC, after about 4 complete listens; AND NOTHING ON HERE IS BETTER THAN CARTOON & CEREAL (not on here because they could not clear the cartoon samples), which in a way speaks to how good this album is, and how talented the TDE roster / collective is. Not since Wu have we as rap fans been blessed with such quality from one team.
Good Kid Maad City also further cements how rap has been on an incredible run over the past 3 years. it honestly hasn’t been this fun to be a rap fan since i was a teen. all i know is imma buy the deluxe Tuesday and am preparing myself for all the Illmatic, ATLiens/Aquemini, NWA to Death Row comparisons and historinics that will arise.
right now: Kendrick, Danny Brown, Freddie Gibbs (top3, in order, alive, rapping after 2005)