Why There Hasn’t Been A Classic Rap Album In The Past 10 Years | The Breakdown

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Is there a such thing as an instant classic? Or do albums need a decade or so to marinate? Classic one of the most overused terms in hip hop.

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Comments

paid life says:

I love Murs but this MF is trippin! Btw Section 80 is a classic and it is his first album so…

ImHonored 2bOnher says:

Victory lap, no dope on sundays,gkmc,born sinner fuck yall mean yall sleeping on real shit

OG Youngling That Master Skywalker Killed says:

Coloring Book?

Sample Text says:

So can you say an album will be a classic in 10 years

ReRun says:

Rodeo, GKMC, MDBTF and Yeezus are all easily classic. They all influenced and changed the genre

Brian Reece says:

flower boy??

Eric McAllister says:

GKMC and Pimp a Butterfly. Both instant classics

Anurag Sapkota says:

Kamikaze is out now sooooo!

Swift Nexus says:

Watch the Throne?

Chris Clemons says:

So we just gonna act like gkmc wasnt a classic

choncy barbosa says:

GKMC and TPAB will be classics.

Daniel Hagan says:

Ummm that’s not the rodeo cover art

ThaMastaMD says:

I don’t care what he says Swimming by Mac will go down as a classic

kingX777 says:

I was just waiting for him to mention Kid Cudi…..

Mufti Hossain says:

MBDTF is the single greatest hip hop album of all time. It doesn’t need to age

Jeff Lau says:

Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III (2008)
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)
The Roots – Undun (2011)
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012)
Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2 (2014)
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service (2016)
Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition (2016)
Chance the Rapper – The Coloring Book (2016)
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (2017)

Manny Jimenez says:

You’re trippin

DJ-A- Swizzle says:

To Pimp a Butterfly and MBDTF are definitely classics. other than that i agree

Damon Humble says:

I would argue that any album that cannot be improved in any way should be considered a classic, no matter how old the album is. Also, I don’t think timelessness should even be a factor, as there are plenty of examples of groundbreaking, “classic” albums that don’t hold up as well today.

Chris Gagnon says:

NF has some classics easily

John Funk says:

To Pimp a butterfly, Damn, Under Pressure, 2014 Forest Hill Drive, Flower Boy, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and Nothing Was the Same could all be classics in 10 years.

Torpid Sloth says:

You wrong in your premise though, nigga

Josh says:

Anthony fantano gave tpab a 10 tho

Love is here says:

good kid mad city is a classic.ill listen to that until im 80! Just for personal reasons.

James Stevens says:

I was about to be real upset with you not having TPAB or GKMC as classics but I understand the reasoning. Turns out if you just let someone explain their views it gives you time to chill the fuck out.

LivingEidolon says:

Run the Jewels 3 is a classic.

Rens 301 says:

To Pimp A Butterfly is a classic

johny milimu says:

Jcole forest hill is a classic. Fuck what you think

traven64 says:

Imagine thinkin MBDTF isn’t a classic… if not the greatest album ever created

wonderboy514 says:

Take Care is a classic. Undebatable.

J.R. Spliff 212 says:

Reloaded by Roc Marciano is a classic.

thatguyy th says:

Control system and DWTW BY, Ab-Soul… ?

Keith Kelley says:

The Doctors Advocate is a classic

Damian Hernandez says:

Kendrick, big Sean, and jay Electra’s control is definitely a classic my guy

Shreyas Gune says:

To Pimp A Butterfly is pretty solid and will eventually become. Classic.

ThaMastaMD says:

None of drakes new albums will be classics they all suck

Moe Gthlan says:

FOH GDMC , DAMN , MBDTF is all classic

Eric Esquivel says:

At long last asap by asap Rocky is an instant classic

Based Shikadai says:

TPAB is a classic

Iván Fernández Ramírez says:

Recent classics:
TPAB
GKMC
2014 FHD
Atrocity Exhibition
And maybe Kids see Ghosts will be.
That’s my opinion of course.

Damon Humble says:

This is just not true there have definitely been classics

1 million subscribers with no videos says:

Culture by migos a classic though

Jose Jalapa says:

In the wake of Mac miller passing, you would consider any of his early albums a classic?? If so which ones??

Daniel Pierce says:

I think when people use the word “classic” in this context they are saying that it is so good and it will impact music so much that eventually it will become a classic…

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