Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

Another grueling week in the content mines comes to a close as Joshua Misty Tillman drops by S-Town to evaluate your comments on our Pure Comedy review. Please enjoy these final hours of National Sauce Month and help me test our new oEmbed API support by including a sauce-related YouTube or tweet URL in your comment below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  mr. gruff the atheist goat
Score:34 | Mar 29th

I don’t understand what it means to be “running” rap. Drake will probably always be more popular than Kendrick, or at least some other pop rapper will. Kendrick will always be better. The notion of competition between them makes no sense to me because they are in different lanes. Apples to oranges. Why is this a thing in rap? It sounds ridiculous in any other genre. No one talks about whether Radiohead or Coldplay dominates rock because they’re competing in different metrics. There was a time when Kanye was both the most popular and most critically acclaimed but that’s rare.

Posted in: Kendrick Lamar Is Ready For War
#9  anderson .rock
Score:35 | Mar 24th

Posted in: Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 4″
#8  Scott Lapatine
Score:36 | Mar 25th

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#7  explanationpoint
Score:41 | Mar 29th

This is different. Kendrick is an artist that really can’t be ignored. If you like hip hop, hell if you like music in general, you are paying attention to Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar is not Remy Ma. He’s a multiplatinum artist who released the defining album of the decade. Drake is fun, Drake is a good time, but Drake is not an important artist in the way that Kendrick is.

That being said, if they actually went toe to toe, it would be a stalemate that lead to both sides losing fans. Drake’s entire career is a meme; every embarrassing thing he does endears him to his fans. He couldn’t outrap Kendrick in a million years, but that wouldn’t really matter. Drake wouldn’t lose the beef, but he sure as hell wouldn’t win either.

Posted in: Kendrick Lamar Is Ready For War
#6  plastic pants
Score:42 | Mar 25th

It’s almost like they’re human beings capable of empathy and compassion despite making music that isn’t critically well received and hip.

Posted in: Papa Roach Address Viral Ryancare Tweet
#5  blochead
Score:44 | Mar 28th

Almost invariably in every tough breakup there is somebody that carries themselves with class and dignity and another person like Dave.

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#4  best fwends
Score:44 | Mar 24th

The same interview from FJM’s perspective:

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#3  Nico
Score:45 | Mar 30th

More like

Posted in: Kendrick Lamar – “HUMBLE.” Video
#2 

doboba
Score:48 | Mar 28th

This was incredibly diplomatic and charitable towards David Longstreth, considering some of the fairly personal and downright mean lyrics he clearly wrote about her.

Posted in: Amber Coffman Shares Statement About Her Departure From Dirty Projectors
#1  Michael Nelson
Score:51 | Mar 30th

To be clear, my entire editing process for ALL stories basically consists of, “Did you mention CRJ? If not, please justify this bizarre and unsavory choice.”

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  hophead
Score:-7 | Mar 24th

Listening to Kendrick Lamar is like listening to slam poetry.

Posted in: Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 4″
#4 

Евгений Вахляев
Score:-8 | Mar 27th

was there ever a decent “supergroup”?

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#3 

Евгений Вахляев
Score:-10 | Mar 30th

this whole album rollout and every fucking headline and interview i’ve read here and on the other sites has been even more obnoxious and painful than the music itself which is saying something
can this guy just fuck off please?

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#1  blochead
Score:-26 | Mar 24th

You miss the old days, huh?

Posted in: Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  rockandorroll
Score:7 | Mar 27th

Didn’t think the Song Of The Summer would have a Bosch reference but I’m in.

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