08:41 AM on 08/22/13
Good review. Picked up a physical copy at Best Buy yesterday so that a) I could support the kid, and b) so I could have lyric sheets in front me of while I'm listening. Definitely improved the listening experience ... this kid can definitely spit.
I think the problem is that most people got so hyped on this record that they thought it would be an "instant classic", and I think it falls a bit short of that. He's still so young, I think he has it in him maybe in another album or two. This is a damn fine hip hop record though, one of the best of the year.