Clearly I'm gonna Disagree. I honestly dont care too much for the state of rap right now... Lyrically to me it's just ridiculous for the most part. When cleverness and lyricism is dropped in support of a hot beat and general thuggery, it's really hard for me to get into a lot of people out there. I'm probably gonna catch hell from people, but I really don't even feel most of Kanyes stuff. 808s was decent but the auto tune makes it kinda unlistenable for me. I like mostly stuff he did prior and up to Late Registration.
Call me weird, but I do respect the craft even if I'm not a big fan of the direction the genre has gone, and I feel like from a pure talent standpoint BoB is like a breath of fresh air. Forget airplanes. There's not many people out there that release quality music as frequently as he has over the past 4 years. He actually plays instruments and can sing as well as rap. He also doesn't ride autotune till the breaks fall off.
I just figured with his musical tastes (actually playing instruments in most of his songs instead of taking a strictly electronic route), a collaboration would be pretty interesting. I do think they'll have some guests on the album... It just seemed to me like the direction they were going before and from what I've heard this sounds kind of like it is kind of a continuation.