2. New York rappers who've been in the game for years now will be forced to put their foot back on the gas and really start rapping again.
A lot of rappers from New York—specifically guys who have been around for a decade-plus—are essentially on auto-pilot at this point in their careers. We won't go the Kendrick Lamar route and name names (pictures are worth a thousand words, though, right?!), but those guys seem content with what they've already accomplished in their careers.
The problem? That's not how hip-hop works. The second you stop trying to be the best, you fall back into the middle of the pack and lose a lot of your luster. So we're hoping that what Kendrick Lamar just did will make those guys hungry again and force them to come with their best stuff from now on.
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