I was talking to a mate of mine who is a die-hard Kanye fan, and basically didn't like All Day because he wasn't interested in a 37-year-old bragging about how hard he was ballin. A lot of the praise for Kendrick seems to be that he is maturing well as an artist. A pretty big chunk of the detraction from Jay-Z stems from people's dislike from the way he's aged as a rapper. Snoop Dogg is 43 and retiring. I personally can't help but cringe when I hear anyone over like 35 bragging about how gangsta they are.
Does this bother you guys? Do you care if the content of an 'older' rapper's work is immature if the delivery and flow is still super dope? Do you reckon it's specific to gangsta rap and braggadocio? Food for thought.