Swear to god hip hop and comic books was my genesis.
Atmosphere - Always coming home to you
Don't have any more of the top though the battle leagues have some good lines involving comics.
Mainly wanted to deal with this
I think you need to define the difference between Rap and Contemporary Rap (aka C.rap). Old school was a university. New school is the white trailer in the school yard.
Old rap > country
New rap < country
Emenime is the only one keeping any sembelance of the old days.
No. You're wrong. Eminem fell off for what 5 years? Yes recovery is pretty sick, but it's sick like Tical 0: the prequal. It's a solid peace. It might be more accurate to put it up with stillmatic, but I don't think it deserves that high praise. It's the same flow, same type of metaphors, the only difference is he's slightly more mature. He's talking bout his pain cause proof is dead instead of his pain that his mom was a dead beat.
But that's really just a side issue. New rap is no the gangster stuff you might hear on the radio. It's the Ryhmesayers crew Atmosphere, Brother Ali, and Eyedea (R.I.P.), POS and DOOMTREE. Some of whom have been putting in work for ten plus years and constantly innovating. It's M.U.R.S. It's B.O.B. It's the offspring of Outkast, Common, BlackStar, The Roots, and Hieroglyphics.
And honestly alot of the gangsta stuff is still better than alot of country. T.I. > Taylor Swift.