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T.I. Explains Why Kendrick Lamar is the 'Most Successful Revolutionary Rapper Alive'

By Daryl Nelson
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T.I. often speaks from the perspective of a rap fan, like when he put together a list of his top 50 rappers last year on his expediTIously podcast. 

Tip also got a lot of attention a few months ago when he said that Nelly would be like 50 Cent if Nelly was from New York.

In one of his latest interviews, the Atlanta spitter spoke about Kendrick Lamar and said that K Dot has achieved what other rappers of his ilk haven't. [Jump to 3:51 mark].

 

"Present day, I think he's probably the most successful revolutionary rapper alive, you dig?" said T.I. while speaking with Apple Music's The Ebro Show. "It's hard to sell. It's hard to do good business in the revolutionary category, you know what I mean? It's not easy ... Artists like KRS-One, even Common, Mos Def, The Roots ... usually have to trade commercial success for speaking truth in the revolution ... And Kendrick has been the one who has been able to simultaneously achieve both. That's extremely special. That's an art within itself."

Is Tip right? Is Kendrick the most successful conscious, revolutionary rapper ever?

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