Originally Posted by matious
I think the mass media credits him with being a "lyrical genius" much in the same way (as ethan previously pointed out) kanye west gets credited
Simply because, when compared to souljah boy, three 6 mafia, lil wayne etc he is a genuis
But put him on the same stage with other qualified artists and he hardly holds up.
It probably didn't hurt his image that he knew Biggie.
Say wha'? A genius compare to Lil Wayne? Wayne may be no genius himself, but he can rhyme as good as Jay-Z that's for sure!