Stans: "GKMC is this generation's Illmatic."
Haters: "GKMC is overrated. People are too quick to call things 'classic.' If Big and Pac were still alive, no one would care about him."

The Reality: He put out an incredible album—let's see, just a year ago now. He became the hottest rapper in the game, and most people found that difficult to argue with. The only thing working against him is that he's only been on top a short time. The truth is, his relevance, his career, the belt, everything, all depend on his next move. He reached for the belt, and no one stopped him, but lack of competition (or boring non-fights with Drake) won't determine the history. His next album will. If he's able to push it all forward somehow, he'll truly be in control.