True and that worked incredibly well. The Xero/Hybrid Theory era was Mike at the top of his game imo but he kept reinventing himself as a rapper and tried new approaches. Even when he was doing conscious rapping, HT was metaphorical, Meteora was blunt emotion and The Rising Tied was storytelling. His battle raps are usually hit or miss now imo. I'm glad he did it on LT and THP but it's old as hell now. His flow/delivery has improved so much that I want to hear something fresh. Don't get me wrong, I love his battle tracks. Until It Breaks last verse, Wastelands, Second verse of All For Nothing and I fuck heavy with Welcome but I think it's time for him to branch a bit more. Hell I don't care if all he wants to do is battle rap from now on. There's actually only one thing I want from his rapping and that's to be more creative on a technical level. I'm ok with the rapping on THP being less than it was on LT since it was more rock inspired but since lyrics are the priority here, I hope he just kills it. His last verse (Like Riding A Bike) is a good example recently of him just letting loose and being interesting lyrically. I do really love his rapping regardless how simple or technical he prefers it.