Over the years, plenty of rap albums have been recognized as landmark achievements and classic albums. But rap nerds are a nit-picky bunch. Never satisfied with an album just being a great piece of art, they want to tear down even the most venerated rap albums. Yeah it got 5 mics, but is it perfect? Is it that flawless victory beyond reach of us mere mortals? No? Well then it’s wack, son!
It doesn’t matter how well recieved an album is, it’ll always have its detractors. Thing is, those criticisms aren’t always unfounded—even if they aren’t enough to sink the overall value of the record. We tallied some of the most Common Criticisms of 20 Classic Rap Albums to let the haters get their shine on.
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