Originally Posted by NewChief
The ASAP crew is promising as hell.
Black Hippie is badass.
OddFuture is great.
Danny Brown is awesome.
Those are relatively mainstream acts as well. If you get into underground stuff it gets even more interesting. Hiphop has become respected and respectable. The artists engaging in it are like 3rd generation, and they're smart as hell with their production. They're pushing the envelope. I'm old school. Met the Geto Boys. Saw MC Breed in concert. Saw ****ing Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer. Loved all that shit. Got into the whole Tribe/Native Tongues movement as well. Was listening to Life is Too Short in 8th grade.
I think rap is as good as it's ever been right now.
I'm going to respectfully disagree. I think it is significantly weaker mainly because of the guys I listed. There are some very talented MC's and some very talented producers, but those guys have been around for over 10 years. Just my humble opinion.