Originally Posted by Mr. Burner
If you dont like listening to Drake, Wayne and Wale then hey thats fine but to act like they cant spit is just silly. Commercial rap is shyt but lets not throw the baby out with the bath water.
Drake is better on non-Young Money features (Poetic Justice and Good Girls Go Bad for 2 solid examples). Wayne has been s**t since Tha Carter II, and was never that good to begin with. Wale is whack.
I'll take any of those mentioned over those guys. And I'm not even saying Mac or Cudi are great lyricists or great rappers, because they aren't, but they make some decent s**t. If Drake got away from Young Money, he'd make better music, in my opinion.
I can't believe the guy on here who said he'd rather listen to Slim Thug, Mike Jones, and Cassdiy rather than Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Logic, KRIT, etc.
But I agree, Meek Mill is whack. I never got into that guy, and didn't know what all the hype was about. Kendrick and Cole are light years better, and I'll throw that white boy Logic in there too. He's trying to find his sound, but he makes some hot tracks, can spit and do different styles, and is pretty lyrical. Those are my favorite 3 Up-and-Coming emcee's.
And the whole "Mainstream sucks" is really played out. While there's some fans of the mainstream hip hop who need to broaden their views on hip hop and appreciate what an underground emcee does. There's also underground hip hop fans that need to appreciate a good mainstream emcee.
Em and Nas are still two of the best rappers in the world. Jay still makes some decent stuff from time to time, depending on the song. And there's the up and comers like Kendrick, J Cole, KRIT, Yelawolf, that can spit and don't just rap about bulls**t all the time. And even Currensy has some dope music, though he does make some whack stuff too. And like I said about Cudi and Mac, they aren't super lyrical or great emcee's, but they make some decent music from time to time that's not that bad and way better than some of these guys like Wayne, Wale, Sean, 2 Chainz, etc. And that other white boy, Machine Gun Kelly, yeah he's a douche bag, but the guy has some talent. He can spit, he has some whack stuff, but he can spit.