Music journalists and critics love Kendrick Lamar.
According to a new end of the year poll by the lyrics site Rap Genius, so do Hip Hop fans.
They asked their visitors to vote for the "Rap Genius Of The Year." Check out the top ten:
10. Lin-Manuel Miranda (He's the composer and star of the Hip Hop musical Hamilton.) 9. Lupe Fiasco 8. Vince Staples 7. Skepta 6. A$AP Rocky 5. Travis Scott 4. Young Thug 3. Drake 2. Future 1. Kendrick Lamar
Here's how Rap Genius summed up K.Dot's year:
Artists like Drake relied on pop-sensibility to muscle their way into the conversation, but Kendrick let his heart and soul become the conversation itself. This is what separates him from the rest. His relative silence outside of the music proved that the power he could muster with mere musical presence was stronger than any campaign. There was no major press run, no memes, no beefs stoked purely for camera clicks and tongue wagging. 2015 belonged to Kendrick Lamar, and all he had to do was release an album.Who are your top rappers of 2015?