But WHY did you think it was powerful? We're footsing right now and I only do that shit in Smash.
White kids that don't know hip-hop eating it up came after the fact
Is not true. The white kids who ate it up day one are the same ones that ate it up after the fact. Check any hiphopheads thread, lol.
Look. TBAP isn't special for being an album manufactured for middle class white peeps. Most hip-hop is, nowadays. Drake, Kanye, Childish, whoever. The reason why I take issue with THIS middle-class based hip-hop album specifically is because it claims to be some deep, poetic, introspective shit about the struggle when it's fake as hell. It was lyrically weak. I'm not going to separate the art from the artist when the artist is telling me that I need to respect myself more. Fuck that. Dude's a fucking Uncle Tom that's making some sales on a post-Ferguson world.
But considering K-dizzy's pallin around with fucking Dr. Dre, professional woman-beater and the guy that gave us Eminem, I guess I shouldn't be all that surprised.
e: it's also completely unsurprising that it's always always always white dudes coming to bat to defend this piece of shit and his piece of shit album. Please let somebody tell you that you don't respect yourself enough, then be told "but what about the black on black crime? That's what Kendrick's talking about!" and then tell me that you'd still be cool with them and their body of work. But oh wait, the only reason you still vibe with it nowaypablo is because he didn't say that shit to you.