a parenthesis ended by Dr. Dre's 2001 album...
anything after is crap, sadly, even from the rappers who contributed to its rising...
dumbass: you heard the latest (insert some whack wannabe rapper's name, like Lil Jon
me: yeah, i should sue him for damaging my ears, it's the worst shit i ever heard since the previous song that was on the radio.
dumbass: man, what you talkin' 'bout, it's some bomb ass hip hop !
me: shut the fuck up, you don't know shit. you can call it "shit hop", "hip pop", or just call it crap... hip hop is dead. don't insult hip hop, fool ! Tupac will come out of his grave and beat the shit out of you if he hears that.