I'm late to the discussion but the production on Below The Heavens is what makes it especially memorable. If you go back and listen to it, the lyrics are a pretty standard affair outside of the title track. Production clouds your judgment.
Gaf Hop 4 OT Suck my dick and die in a house fire with your entire family while bears have sex with your burning corpses you fucking cumquat dicked sheep fucking piles of baby feces smeared on a fatman's nutsack
I never saw Cudi as a deep lyricist. Not one bit but the reason I'm a fan because like Wiz - I feel their emotion pouring on the tracks, plus the hooks are catchy. I bet both parties were high as fuck though but I think that's why they sound the way they rap. If that makes sense.
There should be no argument for Section.80 being a classic. Shit was good, but it wasnt even the best album last year, and I dont consider any album from last year a classic. Oneirology was probably the closest thing to one though.
Section 80 was the best album I have heard in quite awhile from any rapper, even better then Kanye's last record and I am a Kanye stan. Section 80 was my favorite from last year and I expect his new album to be my favorite this year, as long as he stays in his sub-genre and does not try to go all swag garbage rap.