Kanye is the 2nd best producer of all-time (after Madlib) and top 5 rapper today, so much better than Eminem. Kendrick has that old school hiphop artist feel and he writes his lyrics like 2Pac and B.I.G. did some decades ago, he is the hip hop legitimate successor and probably the greatest rapper alive in what concerns lyrical consistency, flow, discography etc. the guy is pratically flawless (even though DAMN. is overrated). Kanye goes beyond the hiphop/rapper category, his songs today translates the extreme agony of being addicted to drugs, being a trendsetter in the industry for so many years and all the controversy he's being involved in. he is truly a master production-wise and has some of the best rap albums to date, even though he made so many mistakes through his journey. his last release left me mindblown, so many beautiful tracks w great features, such sensibility and melodic perfection couldn't be achieved by nobody else. greatest artist alive hands down.