I look at hip hop differently than s lot of ppl I guess. I can appreciate 80s hip hop up to about 2003. Everything after 03 it just depends. I appreciate 70's music...60's music. I could go back further. There's something about putting your heart into it that's appealing to me, regardless of the genre.
What's disappointing now is that these young artists have no respect for their own craft or those that paved the way for them to pick the craft up. This is why the music is not as good or better than what came before it.
Most of them seem like they don't care abut bar structure, speaking coherently, etc. they care about 15 min of fame and show money and that's it. Nobody is trying to push the craft further.
Then the excuse tends to be age. Hip hop has always been a young persons thing. LL was 15 when he made I need a beat. Adrock was a teenager or in his early 20's when he produced it. There's no excuse for the lack of quality from these younger artists that choose to sing off key into a vocoder over a tired, duplicated trap beat.