Re: why does eveyone hate on post-illmatic?
Of course when many people speak of classic hip-hop albums, I see they are often compared to Illmatic...the short 10 track album yet they are all solid.
It is easy to compare good albums to timeless classic ones and say an artist fell off. This is especially true when their best album is the debut album, which there are many mentionable artists in that category where their first album is debated their best.
Do you really think Raekwon will make a better solo than OB4CL? It is possible but not likely. But still, his future releases will be compared to it. And if it doesnt measure up the critics are quick to judge that a particular artist has "fallen off".
POst illmatic albums do not measure up to illmatic, however they are good and will say Nas hasnt fallen off. I liked Streets Disciple...but have seen many threads on many boards that are hating on it and saying Nas "fell off".