Former Bad Boy rapper Shyne went on a Twitter tangent, blasting Kendrick Lamar’s debut album, good kid, m.a.a.d. city, after it hit stores this week.
Shyne took to Twitter to express his thoughts about the album, tweeting:
“Yoooo! Kendrick Lamar is talented with a lot of potential but his album is traaaaash!”
The album was executive produced by Dr. Dre and XXL Magazine gave it its highest rating saying:
“Every record is both complexly arranged and sonically fitting, foregrounding Kendrick’s vivid lyricism and amazing control of cadence. There’s not a single loophole. From the prayers on “Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter’s Daughter” to the triumphant ending on “Compton,” each skit and track interweaves one another, solidifying a complete picture. While only time can determine the album’s fate, this life chronicle of Kendrick has all—if not more—of the qualities rap’s now living and deceased legends have carved in stone. It’s an undeniably stellar major label debut from Kendrick Lamar, which will certainly hurt the self-esteem of many rappers out now while also inspiring them to reach these heights.”
Apparently Shyne is one of those rappers whose self-esteem was hurt. After Kendrick Lamar fans gave him backlash for his comments, he continued with:
“The game Documentary even 50 get rich or die trying lived up to the hype and were classics. Good kid is trash! … When did honest become hating? I expected doggy style or the chronic. I got a product that was trash.”
I haven’t gotten the album yet (it’s on my to-download-from-iTunes list today) but I have to assume that Shyne is hating if everyone else is praising the album.
Have you purchased good kid, m.a.a.d. city? How would you rate it?