With that being said, because of this newfound interest of the genre I can't really buy some of the "future classic" and "future legend" claims being made on here as well as how much hype and praise this album has gotten. Call me jaded. I see potential like everyone else, I just don't see why people are suddenly infatuated with every hip hop album being a classic and every rapper being the GOAT.
which is why you're arguing about this with people who are, in the end, on your side. the phrases you're having problems with are being thrown around by people who are just getting into the genre, and as such wont be able to articulate their points about the music since they're less familiar with the style. ive just been trying to see it from that side of it, why people are throwing out those phrases. i laid out my own reasons, but when it comes to future classic, future legend, GOAT, im largely in your camp. that doesn't mean i cant love this album to death and call it one of my person favorites of this year.