I think wats missin is Originality...lots of beats have similar templetes with simple mealodys and nowadays, most songs are about the same subject matters (doin dances, club songs with simple rhymes/similies/deliveries) and everyone's hoppin on w/ auto tune now, not that i have anything against auto tune, its just way overrused and overrated
lil wayne pre autotune/pre carter 3 = decent
lil wayne with autotune = annoying trash
T-Pains Carrear = nonexistent w/o autotunen
Kanye w/ AutoTune = False Sense of Being a Voice of a Generation
Man, I just dont agree with you guys. And Im not hating on the south because that is all I used to really listen too. I moved from tennessee to Lincoln Nebraska and nobody really bumped shit from the south and I got everyone listening to Dirty, DTP, Field Mob, and shit like that. Then a couple years later Lil Jon hit the scene and the south blew up. I know Luda was around before that as well as 3 6 and 8ball and MJG but Lil John pretty much made the dirty what it is. Before that it was all about the East Coast and West Coast shit. I know you guys remember that. I agree some good stuff comes out of the south still but I just think the Midwest rappers are way better. But maybe they will come back. How does it go "The South will rise again!' lol If Outkast would drop a banger and Luda make something that aint weak then I might convert back.
They missin Tech N9ne and Strange Music