False Symmetry: Illmatic vs good kid, m.A.A.d city

I wrote a piece for RESPECT. that I’m kind of proud of. In it, I address the burgeoning (and annoying) discussion about whether or not Kendrick Lamar’s debut album will be as “classic” as Nas’ debut album, Illmatic. I argue that the discussion is silly in terms of the albums’ actual contents and in terms of “classic” as a useful or possible designation.

You can read it here.

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