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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by jonbellion(m): 12:03am On Dec 14, 2016
Wow this made FP shocked
I actually thought most Nigerians were into the mainstream lil kesh, phyno bullshit
Well asking to choose between jcole and Kendrick is heartbreaking
Jcoles music is what a lot of people but this doesn't mean he's better that Kendrick
They are both awesome
Jcole is excellent at narratives and Kendrick has this awesome flow and lyrical depth
They are both great man

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by NeededGist(m): 12:11am On Dec 14, 2016
mrletsgo:
Dude did u just call Views a classic?
Yeah, though all the songs from views weren't that dope, but songs like keep the family close, 9, hype, child's play, Weston road flows. They really rocked my Playlist.
Ps: Me calling views a classic was quoted from one of the tracks.
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Nobody: 12:14am On Dec 14, 2016
lolawilliams:


That dude is so amazing. Rap isnt about p***y, money, weed anymore. He got tired of other rappers that raps mostly about P***y, money and weed in his G.O.M.D verse. "Its called love, niggas don't sing about it no more/ Don't nobody sing about it no more".

Love of others or love of self is almost completely absent from a lot of music today. Smh

We need more rappers of Cole and K.dot, tbvh
Totally agree with u. Most people want easily consumable music. Cole's beats are also lit. Hell even his intros and outros. I will def choose Note To Self over some other artistes' songs. Have u ever seen him perform?

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Nobody: 12:16am On Dec 14, 2016
NeededGist:

Yeah, though all the songs from views weren't that dope, but songs like keep the family close, 9, hype, child's play, Weston road flows. They really rocked my Playlist.
Ps: Me calling views a classic was quoted from one of the tracks.
No qualms bro. I respect ur opinion

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by lolawilliams(f): 12:27am On Dec 14, 2016
mrletsgo:
Totally agree with u. Most people want easily consumable music. Cole's beats are also lit. Hell even his intros and outros. I will def choose Note To Self over some other artistes' songs. Have u ever seen him perform?

No. I haven't seen him perform before.
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Nobody: 12:32am On Dec 14, 2016
lolawilliams:


No. I haven't seen him perform before.
I would love 2 see him perform without minding the cost bt d nigga kips stopping @ SA.
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by lolawilliams(f): 12:46am On Dec 14, 2016
mrletsgo:
I would love 2 see him perform without minding the cost bt d nigga kips stopping @ SA.

Lool. That's just it. That's where most of them keep stopping at.
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Jaywilzee(m): 12:52am On Dec 14, 2016
wow.. just sad I saw this thread late... I'm a staunch kdot fan... yeah... I love his lyrics,his delivery and versatility.... listen to his verse on BET 2013 CIPHER... AND hia more recent feature HOLY KEY.... Kendrick na maestro...
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by sarmiie(m): 3:15am On Dec 14, 2016
PigMeat:

Lol, u know how the lamar dude came into actions. It was too sudden, although he was doing some underground stuff before then, but the rate of his talent growth was a speedy one. Lamar is good but not the musical christ as people has portrayed him.

Great minds think alike!!!!! I mean, the n***** good but goddamn.....

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by sarmiie(m): 3:31am On Dec 14, 2016
Lucidpassanger9:


You obviously don't know who Kendrick is
Nigga had two of his songs competing against each other for Rap song of the year last grammies
Won 3, got 13 nominations
Cole got just 3nominations, same number Kendrick won
Cole started way before Kdot and he's like 3yrs older too but the legends of rap I.e. Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and others gave him the name "The God MC" because no one does it better.
But Jcole is insanely good too and they both close friends
Just saying


You do realize that Cole went platinum with ZERO radio shout out's right ? The only person I remember having the balls to do that is Beyonce (lemonade)....I give him mad props for that.

I'm not saying kendrick ain't good.....the dude is a beast on the beat..but the n***** is over hyped.

At the end of the day, it depends on who u prefer. Cole is the better story teller (lost ones, wet dreamz) and kendrick is the better lyricist (hii power, king kunta). Cole is the mind. Kendrick is the soul.

And as for me, I f*cks with Cole.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Royzevic(m): 3:45am On Dec 14, 2016
Jaynom:
The question is not about who raps better Or who you prefer? .. The LEADER of this PRESENT CLASS, their HEADBOY is DRAKE. He has broken records set by ONLY Micheal Jackson & Elvis Presley. He has set his own records and has sold more ALBUMS and singles than any of them. Numbers don't lie

Plz sir did he shatter records by rappin…… Drake is notin close to a rapper jes a successful musician

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by pressplay411(m): 6:37am On Dec 14, 2016
New school rap king.

No rapper can claim that title by consensus. It all depends on what criteria you want to base your judgment on.

If what you want is conscious rappers that write songs about the streets and societal issues then Cole, Wale and Kendrick got you.
For pop rap music that appeals to everybody especially ladies then Drake, Big Sean and Kendrick got you.

My best new sch rapper without prejudice is Drake.
But to answer the debate, Kendrick over J Cole.
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by sleepyeyez(m): 6:49am On Dec 14, 2016
stealthtiger:

Lol.. Seems you are new to this rap game
Jcoles 4 ur eyez only wasn't made for his fans instead for his daughter and his wife. Just listening to an album for a few days wouldn't give you an in depth knowledge and analysis concerning the album. You have to totally immerse your self in it, before you grasp it before you find the gold mines in between the lines.
And also listening to a drake album before a Kendricks that means you're a pop fan. Drake's on of the people that has killed this rap game.
All in all the lapses in Cole and Kdot is complimented by their efficiency in other areas


Wteva, man. We not here 2 chat bout who started listenin 2 rap frst. So me feelin drake is now a crime cos u believe he's messed up d rap game? Den maybe u shld pray for mor rap messiahs to come save the game. Say what u will bout D dude, d world stil luvs 2 listenin 2 him. Don't matter if he writes his stuf or not. Don't matter if he doesn't give u unaldultrated rap LPs. Don't matter if he's a better singer. Don't matter if he blends all genres of music like some demented scientist out on some never ending experimentaion. He's given us hits. He's given us memorable joints. Dey do not have 2 be rap joints. D op was makin comparisons between cole and lamar and I stressed dat kendrick was better. D drake mention was an aside. Dats why I began d drake talk by pointin out dat He's more of a pop artist. He's on his own lane. And he's killin dat lane tru what eva means,bro. And I ll say it again. Ill go for his album before kendrick. Cos I luv Music. N am allowed e make choices.

And what u talkin bout d d jcole album not bein for d fans but his wife n kid?
Ur mixin up content abi na subject matter with target audience? Don't matter what an artiste raps about, he pushes it out, ultimately its for d fans or he cld jus stay home n play dem 2 his wife n kid
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by sleepyeyez(m): 7:04am On Dec 14, 2016
RealAlfranco:
I stopped when you said "Forest Hills Drive" and "4 Your Eyez Only" were boring, seriously man??
Just take your time again and listen to both albums, I beg you. 4YEO will take roughly 45mins to listen from start to finish.
J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are my favourite rappers. Boring shouldn't be used when referring to J. Cole's work.


Personally it's hard to separate both rappers:
Cole is easily relatable, he's the kind of guy who'll paint a picture with words and get all the details in a track. He's a genius.
Kendrick's flow is second to none. The sweet blend of twists and turns in his lyrics gets me everytime.

I have 3 J. Cole album and 3 of Kendrick's ... And choosing who's my favourite among them both is the greatest dilemma I've found myself in since I became an adult.
Just enjoy both and appreciate the way they've given hope to rap music.

I don't need another listen 2 have an opinion on d dudes album. We all hav different ways of appreciating music. Y am allowed 2 say "for ur eyez only" was mostly boring. Of all the songs on the LP, only "neighbours" and "immortal" remain on my playlist. Der r a number of reasons why I'd say d dude can b boring. Let me pick one. His beats for instance. U might be like "oh so for u its bout d beats n not what he gotta say" n hav a good Laugh but whateva, Men. Like We won't appreciate d content More When he laces it On doper beats. say what u will, bt ds element still contributes 2 makin an album an unforgetable, memorable ride

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by mikejegede(m): 7:08am On Dec 14, 2016
wow..the thing is Kendrick Lamar is always coming out with something different and always has this kinda crazy ideas for his music..while jcoal is more consistent and he is the best story teller in the rap game like his mentor Nas...so for me,they both hold the number one spot....
believe me when i say this is more that messi and ronaldo....i love and listen to the both of them so its really hard to tell whose better.

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by jomogua(m): 9:10am On Dec 14, 2016
there is no argument on this topic cos y'all know J.cole is way better of, only if you don't know how it feels like to be in a cole world , cole spit the truth about life, fatherhood and hustle and not song where you dab , bitches and pussy .. y'all should go get motivated with some of his philosophical words

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Rextayne: 9:11am On Dec 14, 2016
lolawilliams:
J.cole! Nigga went platinum with no features. Damn
sweety.
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by kingkuntaval: 9:19am On Dec 14, 2016
OMG!!!...but Drake isn't even a rapper??

My best new sch rapper without prejudice is Drake.
But to answer the debate, Kendrick over J Cole.[/quote]
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Shadbay(m): 9:22am On Dec 14, 2016
NeededGist:
I'd definitely pick Kendrick Lamar over j. Cole. His to_pimp a butterfly is a world class album, the album talked on racism, political views, gang fights and all the rest. He is really a great story teller. Listen to Tracks like momma, mortal man, etc and I promise that you would love rap. Though I also listen to j. Cole, his forest Hills drive gave him double platinum with no features that's a rare thing to accomplish but I pick Kendrick over him.
Ps: that's just my view.
Other notable mentions Drake, this nigga knows about the game, his album views is definitely a classic. Looking at previous albums like if you're reading this it's too late, that's a good piece. He surely started from the bottom and now he is here. But a lot of times he goes too emotional. Talks about women and all other stuff but he still the best when we talking on sales.
Future too is not doing bad.


I stopped reading right after you said Drake's Views is a classic. Nigguh, what?!! Do you even know what is a classic album? Kendrick is the only new school rapper(poet) with not just one but three classic albums(Section 80, GKMC, TPAB). All his albums are revered and have widespread critical acclaim. 20 years plus from now his albums will still resonate cos his works are timeless!

Lmao! Views a classic? Nigguh hell naw, not even close. Drake doesn't even have a classic in his discography. His music is just for that moment, say few months and is totally forgotten. Then he moves to the next trend.
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Shaw007(m): 10:08am On Dec 14, 2016
omoISEYIN:
Kendrick is a genius.
He doesn't just rap, he does conscious hip hop.
Listen to his lyrical content and you will know he his way above board.
He is an activist, its solely not about the beats, billboards and platinums
He belongs to skool of tots of the likes of Pac, Nas, Common, Public Enemies, Tallib, L Boogie (Lauryn Hill) and so on.
omo mehn you said it all, someone else said its not a suitable question to ask Nigerians which is just spot on.

but still i think its all personal preferences, they as good as each other and whichever you think is better just depends on your orientation. i like them both because they gave us a break from shitty hip hop, and in truth they saved the rap game from falling into nonsense

personally i prefer kendrick, his music just has this soul, and when i say kendrick i mean the real kendrick of "good kidd, madd city" and section 80
J.cole is a storyteller, a really good one and dope lyricist, Drake is kinda nigga you listen to before some booty

and op lemme warn you, anytime you mention 2chainz and French montana in this conversations again, you'll see what i'll do to you angry
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by Lucidpassanger9(m): 2:24pm On Dec 14, 2016
Go check black Friday last year when they switched beats.
Jcole covered Kendrick's "Alright"
And Kendrick covered Jcole's "A Tale of two cities"
Just go and read the reviews
Don't mess with the ghost of 2pac!

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by enua(m): 2:43pm On Dec 14, 2016
[quote author=sleepyeyez post=51888852].kendricks got that complex, fist-in-the-air/rebel flow and content. He's a better lyricist.
Cole is more relatable, also a good story teller, great flow, him being a producer is an advantage. He's gettin Boring tho. (If uv copped his last two albums "2014l and "4 ur eyez", ud get my drift)

drake is more of a pop artiste dan a rapper. Den with all the ghostwritting claims. He's a great music maker tho. N I luv listenin 2 him . If I see a drake album and that of kendrick, I'd reach for drake's frst without thinking.

wale is alright. Not a fan tho. Dats all I'll say.

pusha t has always been dope

Big sean got That lovely cool, laid back flow

But bros why u gotta mention 2chainz and french montana na? But y?

we talking kdot and jcole here y must we talk of drake OK I understand u diq ride tell us how his diq taste
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by WHIZKIDEFE(m): 8:48pm On Dec 14, 2016
As for me, myself n i, Jcole all the way!
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by whizcartel(m): 10:44pm On Dec 14, 2016
John902:
well most American rappers are either poetic...listen to I'm going through changes.
well that's what hip hop was initially about..until some dunder heads managed to start rapping. Besides is that an Eminem track.
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by dubylhover(m): 9:46am On Dec 15, 2016
No doubt,they r both great.j cole is very easy to relate to.i still think his best album is born sinner.nd cole has few classics like love yours,is she gon pop,apparently.cole is a rapper who very relatable. But k dot is on another level entirely,hes here to bring back consciousness to hip hop nd black culture.4 d die hard cole fans,dy shud listen to keishas song,sing about me,money trees.dx r songs which raises my level of consciousness.if its bt story tellin,listen to the art of peer pressure,sherane aka master splinters daughter,how much a dollar cost.kendrick is just sth else currently.he said in greatest with sia,he's d wisdom of d fallen. Even black friday,k dot destroyed d beat,he even joked at d end of d track dat he'd murder d beat more if cole let him. Cc crownedrookie
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by dubylhover(m): 9:58am On Dec 15, 2016
lolawilliams:


Lol. lets leave that part. You know being a rapper from Cali esp from Compton city helps your fame alot? Lamar has alot of cali legends around him that was why he could say shiit in his 'Control' verse. I keep saying it, if Lamar was from Atl and sings this same way, he wouldnt be talked about like this.

Still a rocket science to me how a nigga(J.cole) in North Carolina in a small city called fayettville doing amazing things cheesy cheesy.
d fact dat hes 4rm compton brings more originality to his rap.its only natural dat females relate more to cole.pls download keisha song and no make up by kendrick from section 80 nd try to undrstd d songs.use genius rap if possible
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by dubylhover(m): 10:21am On Dec 15, 2016
Lucidpassanger9:
Go check black Friday last year when they switched beats.
Jcole covered Kendrick's "Alright"
And Kendrick covered Jcole's "A Tale of two cities"
Just go and read the reviews
Don't mess with the ghost of 2pac!
bro i actually like cole nd wud love em to make dat joint album,bt i'm scared for cole,cos lamar wud so murder it.that black friday was lit by kendrick.av u listened to temptations by both?
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by poseidonsaiz03: 2:18pm On Dec 15, 2016
daclint:
I think cole is great , Kendrick on the other hand is good , but when it comes to bars , there's no artist that'll go bar for bar with jadakiss ,feature the guy and the track becomes his own


Who cum b dx wan again?... jadakwa??
Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by crownedrookie(m): 2:39pm On Dec 15, 2016
dubylhover:
No doubt,they r both great.j cole is very easy to relate to.i still think his best album is born sinner.nd cole has few classics like love yours,is she gon pop,apparently.cole is a rapper who very relatable. But k dot is on another level entirely,hes here to bring back consciousness to hip hop nd black culture.4 d die hard cole fans,dy shud listen to keishas song,sing about me,money trees.dx r songs which raises my level of consciousness.if its bt story tellin,listen to the art of peer pressure,sherane aka master splinters daughter,how much a dollar cost.kendrick is just sth else currently.he said in greatest with sia,he's d wisdom of d fallen. Even black friday,k dot destroyed d beat,he even joked at d end of d track dat he'd murder d beat more if cole let him. Cc crownedrookie
Couldn't have put it better bruv

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by daclint(m): 2:45pm On Dec 15, 2016
poseidonsaiz03:



Who cum b dx wan again?... jadakwa??

Bro u be alien , are u in this world at all

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Re: Kendrick Lamar Or J.cole?: Who Is The Leader Of New School Rap? by poseidonsaiz03: 6:50pm On Dec 15, 2016
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Bro u be alien , are u in this world at all

U jes gv yaself d perfect surname... y wud u bring a "f*qboi" rapper into this kwanu? Jadakiss? Cmon. U no even mention tech9 or schoolboy Q,or even jay rock... kendrick is better than jay cole for me...

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