I just read an article on HNHH about why a Cole and Kdot collab album wouldn't work. Basically Cole and Kendrick aren't on the same level.
"KDot is Langston Hughes, Cole is Dr. Seuss. And that's not a knock on Cole. Born Sinner and Forest Hills 2014 are both platinum records for very good reason. Plus Dr. Seuss is a damn legend. But to place genius simplicity with sprawling rap virtuosity is a little brutal"
I don't see it that way.
I'd say Nas is the messi of rap (just pure talent, he may drink before his match still doin the hattrick)
and Jay is the beckham of rap or Cristiano Ronaldo (Good busniss aswell)
Messi is a complete football player. Score, pass,etc. Bad comparison. No way Nas is a more complete artist than Jay. Yall are way too caught up in his financial accomplishments. What other rapper you know who could rock a 50k arena with b sides hits...ie A million and one questions, you don't know, dead presidents,etc. Then rock a festival like Glastonbury with hits like Empire State of Mind, Hard Knock Life,Run this town,etc.
Only other rapper that come close is Em right now and he don't really got underground and backpacker hits like that.