Like I said, no one was saying Nicki was neck and neck with Lauryn musically...but also, like I said - we still haven't fully heard what Nicki can do. We've basically only heard her on features - which she murders 90% of the time, but we still haven't really heard her. She just recently said in an interview that her album will be like nothing anyone has ever heard from her. Your seatbelt buckled or you fallin out the whip??
I don't think Nicki is capable of making music better than Lauryn. Hence why Lauryn is more talented than Nicki. If Nicki's next album comes out and it's dope as hell and close to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill I'll stand corrected..but I don't think it's gonna happen.
It's just like when prospects are drafted from college into the NBA. Dudes that go 6th round..98% of them are not capable of being the best player in the NBA. They may end up being good players..but most of them don't have the physical capability to even be the best player in the NBA. I don't think Nicki has the capabilities of being Lauryn Hill. Her voice isn't as good, her lyrics aren't as good, and her delivery is robotic. Every artist always says their albums are going to be different than what we've seen..how many albums are truly different from what we expect?