Originally Posted by louder
unfortunately i disagree. most rappers seem to become uninspired, stale and.. simply uncool as they get older, just like aging rock stars. of course there are a few exceptions though.
There are of course exceptions, but generally as a genre there seems to be a majority of rappers who are more creative, more willing to take chances, and just try harder when they're younger.
Some exceptions that come to mind, tho...
Ghostface, of course. I pretty much feel like his career has been nothing but an up-swing for the last decade.
MF Doom is a dude who got better w/ age. I mean I like KMD and all, but after coming out of hiding DOOM got better and far more creative.
Jay-Z... his debut aside, I honestly feel like the 2nd half of his career is far more interesting than the first. Or put it this way, I think if all 3 volumes of Lifetime, Street Is Watching sndrk and the Roc-La-Familia album never existed, and he came out in 2001 w/ The Blueprint as his first album, I'd have been fine w/ that.
Sean Price: (see MF DOOM above)