6. Rappers will no longer be afraid to compete with one another.
This might be wishful thinking on our part. But we would like to think that what Kendrick Lamar just did is going to bring back the competitive spirit in hip-hop. Does that mean that every single rapper has to write a song calling out every single other rapper on the planet? Not at all. But it does mean that rappers shouldn't be afraid to one-up each other on their songs, push each other in the studio, and—when appropriate—take shots at other rappers.
By nature, rap music is competitive. But it seems like, too often, rappers only like to deal with fictional foes on their songs. Now that Kendrick Lamar has called out his peers, maybe they'll be a little more willing to deal with their peers directly, too, since those peers are the ones preventing them from being called the greatest rapper on the planet.
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