I love Cole and he’s definitely built up a big legacy with his Music, Record label, Character, Fan connection and overall impact but if we’re being honest he’s not close to being the GOAT. I could see him being top 20 in some list but definitely not top 10.
His whole “diamond with no features” thing is alright but if you take a look at artist like Kendrick and Kanye and what they’ve done you can see a big difference. One thing that brings him back from the conversation are his albums... they’re great...but features would push them to be instant classics or even legendary like how Kendrick’s albums are.
Yes I think Kendrick is close to 🐐 status and a top 5 artist. Number 1 of this generation for sure. But I’ll rant about Kendrick some other time or when his new album drops 😂