If borrowing from other artists negates your entry into the hall of fame, then someone needs to get Jay Z on the phone. If you follow his associations and entourage growth, you can trace a linear but lagging path between who pops up around him and his flow.
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I feel like Kanye falls in this area as well. Both with Kid Cudi (808s:MOTM) & Chance (TLOP:Coloring Book). In both instances Kanye’s came out first, the other artist’s imprint is felt on the album & the newer artist work was more well received.

I personally don’t have an issue, because I believe all parties involved benefited. I’m just a little surprised it isn’t mentioned or even looked at more.

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