He has flow, but I agree, using words that slightly extend past the average 15 year old vocabulary doesn't equal lyrical proficiency. He is pretty good, but tell him to try utilizing literary elements taught commonly in English class.
When I was 14(2 years ago), I rapped in the same manner, using words of the same, maybe greater caliber thinking I was the best lyricist around. It's in the manipulation of the words and phrases though, not just of their meaning, that makes great lyricism.
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