Kendrick is dope, and better than Cole, no doubt. But he isn't light years ahead of Cole like some of you are making it seem. They both are nice and I think the album is a good idea. Hopefully it actually comes out.
If you say he ain't lyrical, exactly what is your definition of lyrical? If 2 Chainz aint lyrical then it's a lot of East coast based battle/punchline rappers goin out the window wit him.
I like two Chainz but he is far from lyricaly. He drops some funny/ok punchlines every once in a while, but overall he is wack. No one has forced "hunnid" to "rhyme" with so many words. He also fails to rhyme on a lot on his punchlines. Listen to that Wild Boy Remix; "my aim good, my pistol dirty/my chopper clean like dish detergent/kobe but the sicker version/Big Meech but the spitta version/Stacey Dash but the thicker version/gettin' head while the engine runnin", come on son, that is not lyrical.
2 Chainz is as comparable to Joey as Kwame Brown is to Time Duncan.
"I smoked away my brain, I think I’m going dumb
Cocaine up on my gums, I think they’re going numb
I’m having stomach pains, man I’m throwing up
Cause I’m a microphone fiend, give me the bass
Give me the beat, and let me lean, tap the vein, let it stream
Feel the pain, Young Martin Luther King, with a dream
That one day that my team, we can make it with this rapping
Now we swagging, making money in Manhattan straight what’s happening
They try your intellect with indirect just to test you
A rebel until my death, it’s in my flesh, it’s in my vessels
Fuck the clique you with, I’m finna fuck the bitch you next to
Fuck a metrosexual, suck a dick, I’m disrespectful
You know the kid get it, get-get sick spit
Clip spit quick split shit hit kids women
Oh that’s your girl huh? Well, I just hit it
It’s ASAP nigga, live with it"--A$AP Rocky
For the people saying he cannot rap, come on. You must not be listening to his music.