Two days before the release of his highly-anticipated album DAMN, Kendrick Lamar received a huge co-sign from Long Beach native Vince Staples. During his interview with Power 106's The Cruz Show, Staples lauded Lamar for his rap prowess and dubbed him the best rapper alive.
“Talking about all-time, we can say Michael Jordan is still alive, but he’s not beating LeBron James one-on-one. You talking about right now, it’s Kendrick. Easy,” Staples said. “It’s not even close. Or [it's] Kanye.”
When Cruz hurled Eminem's name into the conversation, the "Bagbak" MC refused to budge on his stance. “I’ma tell you why I would put Kanye over Eminem as far as the best conversation,” he said. “Because there’s not really many kids walking around saying, ‘I wanna be Eminem.’ [There was not a lot] who were dressing like him, walking like him. That clothing line wasn’t booming. 'I’ll give you the [blond] Caesar cut.'”