My personal opinion to this is that it is starting to die out. Becouse most rapper now-a-days rap about the same thing over and over again. money, clothes, etc. the only new rappers out here that are doing good lyric-wise sre lupe fiasco, nas, q-tip and all of those concious rappers. but there is one rapper whose carried the hip-hop genre for over 20 years. my homboi LL Cool J. But thats just me. so all of you can take a side and debate on this.