Lyrically, he's still one of the best, but what the fuck is he thinking half the time? He picks shitty beats and his whole promotion game is obsolete. Why won't big names work with him? Someone get this dude a Bangladesh beat and he'll be a king again.
I wouldn't say he's still up there lyrically either sadly. :/ I think he CAN be, but I don't think he's shown it. And I agree, his production needs a drastic change. He's got classics, he should be able to get a big producer, and even if not there are enough upcoming producers that are better than the guys he's working with.