Kendrick Lamar DISRESPECTED by MTV2: Hottest MC’s in the Game Top 10 List
MTV2 have a huge list every year, announcing what rappers have had the best years in Hip Hop. Yesterday, the number 8 spot was announced which was initially Kendrick Lamar but they all agreed he had a ‘Quiet Year’ so Kendrick and YG swapped around for the number 9 and 8 spot. Joe Budden and Nick Cannon defended Kendrick’s placement with Nick saying: ” Ya’ll know how this works, Kendrick is in his quiet rotation after his album release but he’s still POPPIN! ” but the majority of the pundits agreed he didn’t have a loud year, so he swapped.
This comes as a shock, as KDot is in majority of people’s top 5 MC’s of the new generation. Although Kendrick wasn’t as loud this year like 2015 where ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ was released, he did release ‘Untitled Unmastered’ which was initially throwaway tracks from ‘TPAB’ but was a pretty big hit and went Platinum, selling 142,000 records first week. The album contained ‘Killer’ verses from Kendrick filled with wordplay and crazy flow, which was really needed this year with how dry lyrical Hip Hop has been recently.
Kendrick usually releases albums every 2 – 3 years, and since ‘Untitled Unmastered’ was simply just throwaway tracks from his recent album, he could be planning on another studio album release in 2017. Hopefully he laces new tracks with subliminal disses to light a much needed spark in the rap game. Written by George
— MTV2 (@MTV2) December 14, 2016