Ski Mask & Earl Album Reviews, is Hip-Hop the ‘Lowest-Hanging Fruit’ in Music? | Everyday Struggle

On Tuesday’s (Dec. 4) episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks review the latest album releases from Earl Sweatshirt and Florida rapper Ski Mask The Slump God. The crew dissects the 15-track project from the former Odd Future rapper. After sharing their thoughts on Earl’s project, the crew breaks down Ski Mask The Slump God’s debut album, ‘Stokeley,’ and give their feedback on the best songs off the project. The EDS trio then takes a look into the latest set of new songs released by Chance The Rapper, “The Man Who Has Everything” and “My Own Thing,” and offer their opinion on the surprise drops from the Chi-Town rapper. Later in the episode, Ak and Wayno speak on the reconciled relationship between Meek Mill and Game, and highlight Meek’s growth and maturity since getting out of jail. To end the episode, Ak and Wayno weigh in on’s recent comments about the current state of hip-hop.

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Kenaniah Wesley says:

That beginning was awkward as hell

Different16 says:

I’m not mad at the no rnb though, no hidden podcast talk about rnb 75% of the time.

Heard! says:

You’re Great Ak, Chefbiz_ was here…

lue630 says:

AK need to stop being cheap and buy a new hat, that upside down Miami Heat hat is WASHED

NFMaster says:

Akademiks is a fucking tool, how anyon takes his opinions seriously is beyond me. How someone so uncultured and oblivious to skill and substance even has any shred of credibility is just sad

John Dubz says:

Why ak always lookin like he just raided his nephews closet

Irvin Garduno says:

Nah ak doesn’t know wtf he’s talking about with ski

Salvadore Andretti says:

Absolutely is and apparently whack is the prettiest theives I’ve ever seen

Dana Taylor says:

Depending on how shit does.. the top 5 of the decade may just be –

1. Kendrick.
2. Cole.
3. Drake.
4. Meek
5. Chance

Cameron DeBose says:


DJ Rise'nFete says:

Done wit dis show..All Budden from here – y’all officially lost me – Ak you lazy in your commentary and research, Wayno you have too much street and industry cred / understanding to let the corny NYuggaH who don’t understand ish dominate conversation – we don’t care about your “shirt” AK and Nadeska (y’all don’t have that vibe) – lost me

Will Brigham says:

Yo props to Wayno shouting out Westside Gunn and Conway. Boys from the 716

Denzil Campbell says:


Justin Lyons says:

mainstream hip hop right now is if gangsta rap and pop had a baby and covered it with bust down lmao

Smart Rapper says:

The 2nd half of this video was an amazing conversation. Upcoming artists please pay close attention to that.

Mike Platinum says:

AK answer tha damn question

Christian Richardson says:

Book of Eli had way better prod.

Lenny N says:

Ak like 35 acting like he 15

Stray XSerse says:

These nigga have it all wrong and i respect this show but to rap and to be an artist is something different i started of as a rapper now i sing my own hooks you cant just hop in and rap anymore you have to create and i thinks its in a way better space ….

micah white says:

Will-I-Am was on point and I’m tired of Nedeska mentioning lyrical people because they’re the exception but the point still stands

joe super says:

AK you fat tard, your opinions on albums are whack

Matthew Oliveira says:

Lil Dicky 2016 XXL ? whatever

hunty says:

(Sto-key-lee) tired of niggas pronouncing that shit wrong

Abnovelists says:

Ski mask is not for me sorry

Dr.Quicksilver says:

They said legit almost nothing about the Earl album

Matt Smith says:


Daniel Fogbawah says:

Nah bruhh They was calling him DOOMS son

XxColourGoonxX says:

Fuck man…. y’all really still got the 2 mfs to talk about music w they’re random ass sayings

Dianchelo Bazoer says:

Wayno I respect your shoegame.

bryan ramirez says:

Of course its the lowest hanging fruit, it takes absolutely no skill to be a rapper. That being said, some Hip Hop artists are truly amazing, what Kendrick and Travis as well as Kid Cudi and Kanye have done for the genre is amazing.

WAXY KEV says:

Nadeska never knows wtf she’s talking about

George Garrod says:

Will.I.Am honestly can fuck off… Giving us shit like “I gotta feeling” then saying what’s good level hip hop…


Thomas Gildenstone says:

Hip-hop is definitely not the only genre where there is a difference between having skill and having hits, and it is common for fans of every genre (especially rock) to rant about such things.

killah23able says:

Earl Sweatshirt is a phenomenal MC ISAY LET The Man be he had a bunch of bs with his Moms – Highly Tyjie

Bonez B says:

Can you guys at complex please listen to G-Tan – &(always)MORE! It’s available on all platforms a great independent album

Jay white says:

17 yr rapper trying to make it check me out I promise y’all won’t regret it!

Orlando Williams says:

Earl album just wasn’t for me. Not saying it was bad, just didn’t like all that distorted loud mixing

Jesus Serrano says:


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