Its a mixed bag. A lot of underground/independent modern rappers and rap groups have good music and carry the tradition over of dealing with good subject matter in new, refreshing, artistic ways. On the other hand there's still a huge presence of the more shallow side of rap music but whatever you're looking for, you're bound to find it.
Most of it is complete ****.
mere wastage of talent
From what I've heard it seems to be all about who brags the best and who has the most money and women. I don't dig it.
hiphop? Music? i guess i am to old for that :-)