I for love hip hop. But it has to be hype, old school and the beat gotta be bad. my favorite artist(real) are: KRS ONE NAS BIGGIE GRAND MASTER FLASH RUN DMC RAKIM THE WHOLE WU TAN CLAN THIRD BASS LL COOL J KOOL MOE DEE BIG PUN BIG DADDY KANE SPECIAL ED GURU COMMON MC LYTE QUEEN LATIFAH BAHAMADYA SNOOP & DRE THE LIST GOES ON & ON. THESE WERE THE ONES WHO MADE U RUN TO THE RADIO OR T.V. TO HEAR ROCK THERE THING. I like that they knew what was real music and how the collaborated. these days music has become more of a circus act then something to yearn to hear. Dance songs instead of real hip hop. I love to listen to something classic and think about what i was doing when i first heard that song. So when Nas said Hip Hop is dead it's a realtiy statement that people have to respect. what we hear now is candy rap, something palyful to the ear but boring to the soul. Brush up on your old school music and share it with those who either forgot or don't remember. Pass it on and let it live again.