Thoughts on Drake, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar

This was originally a reply to someone’s Facebook post.

These three guys are leading rap right now. It doesn’t matter who you think is better, all three are great for this generation.

To be able to go platinum without compromising your integrity, like Cole’s latest album did—and for Kendrick to put out an album like To Pimp a Butterfly without any typical rap song, and tons of funk and spoken word. And to release an album like Drake just did with no hits or promo, and to be that successful—just proves that staying true to yourself is possible again.

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