I am aware that this song has plenty of listens already, but I really want to put this song in the spotlight for a minute. I heard it for the first time a couple of days ago and really appreciated the message that this track presents.
The song’s goal is to explain how sensitive an artist can be about about their work, and how just a bit of criticism can affect a person’s outlook on their work. Tech N9ne raps about how critics are ruining artists, and asks how they are going to be successful if they are constantly put down.
Both Tech N9ne and Kendrick Lamar have huge verses in this song with passion and without swearing more than necessary. The words both rappers release sound real and authentic, with Kendrick in his best form here. The hook is slow but goes well with the song.
¡MAYDAY! introduces Fragile with his own sung verse. I like how it starts slow and picks up, but I can understand if the lengthy slowness would not at first appeal to Hip-Hop fans. That is why I seriously recommend listening to the song the whole 4:00 through. The music video also has a nice ending so at least watch it for that.
Overall, this song is hard to rate any lower than a 10 because of its excellent message and lyrics, but I would have to give it a 9.5/10 due to the rather slow start the song has, which is not as impressive as after about a minute in. I absolutely think it is worth a listen: