Hip-Hop Report: Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Azealia Banks, 2 Chainz

The big question in hip-hop this season: which megaartiste made the superior album, Kanye West or Kendrick Lamar? My noncommittal answer is that I prefer Lamar’s album but also feel like I’ve exhausted it for the time being, while I could imagine West’s longer but also messier offering getting better and better indefinitely. It’s already grown on me more in a month than Yeezus has over the past three years, and I think Yeezus is fabulous. But Lamar is clearly at an insane career high right now, and for all we know he’s just getting started. Levitate levitate levitate levitate.

Kendrick Lamar: untitled unmastered (Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope, 2016)

Recently crowned king of rap though Lamar may be, this album in itself isn’t that big a deal — it’s just an outtakes collection, eight songs rejected from last year’s To Pimp a

Article source: http://hyperallergic.com/294736/hip-hop-report-kendrick-lamar-macklemore-ryan-lewis-azealia-banks-2-chainz/

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