For Black Music Month, where we embrace the influence of its roots and the artists that carry on its legacy, it's only right that we rank some albums. I'll be ranking the rap game's Big 3 Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Drake's albums head to head in this piece.
Debut Album: Section.80
Debut Album: Cole World: The Sideline Story
Debut Album: Thank Me Later
Winner Best Debut: Section.80
Sophomore Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Sophomore Album: Take Care
Sophomore Album: Born Sinner
Winner Best Sophomore Album: Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Junior Album: To Pimp a Butterfly
Junior Album: Nothing Was the Same
Junior Album: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Winner Best Junior Album: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Senior Album: Damn.
Senior Album: Views
Senior Album: 4 Your Eyez Only
Winner Best Senior Album: Views
Most Recent Album: Mr. Morale and the Big Steppers
Most Recent Album: Certified Lover Boy
Most Recent Album: The Off-Season
Best Most Recent Album: The Off-Season
While we all know rankings are completely subjective, it's nice being able to have this much quality music from three extremely gifted musicians to even do a ranking such as this. All three of these artists can create timeless classics that can stay with you for years to come, which is something that we can all appreciate. Whether you're a Kendrick fan, Drake fan, J. Cole fan, or maybe even a fan of all three like me, you know each one is great in their way, and that's what makes the music that much better.