Opinions are what makes hip-hop great. Healthy debate, too. It adds another level of fun and competitiveness on top of the music. As we all know, having opinions outside of the the norm can lead to some backlash, and Future is seeing a bit of that right now. During a recent barbershop conversation with LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Steve Stoute, and more, Future shared some thoughts on Jay Z's classic debut album, Reasonable Doubt. "Jay Z wasn’t great when 2pac and Biggie was alive,” Future said. "It was Biggie, Tupac, Ice Cube. [Reasonable Doubt] wasn’t hot until [Tupac and Biggie] died."
Before everyone completely freaks out, Future further explained that he loves the album and thinks it's great, but that it wasn't fully appreciated in 1996, partly because of how popular B.I.G. and 'Pac were. That is a fair take and one that is probably close to the truth.
"I’m saying at that time, [it wasn’t hot]. They always go back for your classic album. When Nas dropped his first album, it was great then," Future explained. "When I Ruled The World came out, it was the best then. You have to go back and listen to Reasonable Doubt and [think] this the best sh*t ever." Fair enough, Future. Don't let anyone tell you debate isn't good for rap. Check out the clip above.