This list could go on for a while, Smoke DZA, Future, 2 Chainz…you name it. Not to take anything away from these artists, but one can’t help but acknowledge the lack of diversity present within hip hop. To me, the majority of artists today sound so similar, the ones that become popular are usually picked due to their production rather than skills or anything of that nature. Don’t get me wrong, there are many new artists who are skilled and different (shouts to MGK, J Cole, Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, etc). It just isn’t enough to satisfy me, and many other disgruntled rap listeners who’s YouTube comments cry out for change. Based on the interests I mentioned earlier, the only ideal fit would be Kendrick Lamar, who, while being very lyrical and intelligent, has somewhat of a bland personality.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Comment below and let me know!