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8. Kendrick Lamar

Change: -2
Overall Points: 63
Overall Rank: 2

Kendrick took a tumble since our last Rankings—this is the lowest he's been ranked in months.

It's purely a matter of output. And Kendrick's very purposefully favored quality over quantity. In recent weeks, the only real musical impact he's had has come courtesy of Jay Rock's aforementioned "Vice City" posse cut.

K. Dot seemingly doesn't care about staying "hot," one of the qualities we like best about him, and so we don't expect him to make any moves simply to keep his name in the headlines.

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