My Top 5ive Rappers Right Now.
This would be shocking to any hip hop head over the age of 30, but we’re in a hip hop golden age. I know, I know. You can’t proclaim your current generation as the golden age, but c’mon, rappers are putting out straight (flame emojis) right now. Look at Kendrick, who perhaps will go down as one of, if not, the greatest lyricist/storyteller of all time. He can’t put out an album without provoking thought. Look at Drake, who is literally influencing culture while simultaneously developing a template for artists to stay consistently relevant. Its Crazy right now. You just want to yell out “What a time to be alive,” before you remember how Drake made you do it. So without further ado, here are my top 5ive because… YOLO(Drake made that relevant btw).
- Kendrick Lamar
- Kanye West
- A$AP Rocky
- Chance the Rapper
That doesn’t even cover the rest of Black Hippy, Childish, the constant stream of new loud rappers born of Yeezus, the many featured on Compton and the straight flame coming out of Chicago (Vic I C U) and California (both Socal and the bay area boys). Every single day a fire song is dropping. Its to the point where we’re all perpetually satisfied with music that if someone is bumping a song from a month ago, its old AF.
Well that is my take, if yours differ, please leave a comment. I’m gonna take all the answers and aggregate them so post your email or checkout my launchrock