Am I only the one who thinks this album is nothing special?
Hes got some decent rhymes but its nothing I havent heard before. He sounds like a whinier version of Kanye West, and I dont like Kanye either.
And the beats/production?
Just another bunch of club and remix friendly "havent I heard a variation of that recently"? tracks.
Im not ripping this kid-but ive read and heard the hype for nearly a year and now that I've purchased the album-im just not impressed.
To be honest, im rarely impressed with hip-hop releases as of the last couple of years. I still enjoy and am more entertained by the hip-hop of old, than of new. Where are the Mobb Deeps, Tribes, De Las, Pharcydes, Beatnuts, Biggies, Beastie Boys, Wu Tangs, Cypress Hills, Gangstarrs and EPMD's of today? (and of course, countless others)
Dont get me wrong, there are ALOT of talented artists out there (mainly underground) but I sometimes wonder, is hip-hop music really progressing and getting "better"?
Or, has it remained stagnant over the years and the future looks somwehat bleak?