Adding on to what @hiphopeveryone said about discographies
I wanted to bring up the example of one of my favorite rappers who people have began to discredit because of a recent release. Yes, ScHoolboy Q, who I considered be one of the best rappers of this generation not only before CrasH Talk, but after as well.
CrasH Talk is not at all a clear representation of Q’s true sound. This was the very first time he went in this commercial direction and strayed away from his normal gritty style. Prior to CrasH Talk, I think we can all agree that he was continually getting better as an artist. When he peaked, we got Oxymoron and then BFLP, which I consider to be his best. These two albums are the highlights of Q’s discography and the true showcase of what he can accomplish when he’s at his best. You could argue that he’s inconsistent, but in my opinion, there’s no evidence of that yet. If Q’s next album sounds similar to CrasH Talk, then sure it would be time to re-evaluate, but for now, I still see him as the same artist that spits these intriguing stories through a delivery that only he possesses. If you want to make the argument that there are plenty of artists with a better discography, I can understand that, but just know that those artists don’t carry the same characteristics as ScHoolboy Q, who I think is capable of making unique music that few others can pull off. Feel free to disagree or debate with me in the comments.