HipHop has a bad reputation.
Today, it is known as the commercial monstrosity with no real depth or substance.
Wheather this transition came about through the embrace of Pop music or the need for financially stability amongst it's denizens, it's hard to deny that a lot of the HipHop and Rap we hear today is watered down club tracks with a irrupting hook and the same beat (allowing bad teachers to mix seamlessly)
However like Rock music. HipHop is multifaceted, and though the side most prominent is shiny and garish. The darker, more truthful, self reflective and inspiring Hiphop does exist.
I'm dubbing it Blvck Rock