Anyways, my taste in hip-hop has developed a lot since I made this thread. I now realize that spitting heavy lyrical bars means nothing, when you have nothing decent to say. So, I do now agree that Lil Wayne is ****. However, from a lyrical standpoint, he's alright.
Rapping with your heart > rapping with your brain. To me, Royce is ****. Just another punchline rapper with multi-syllabic rhymes and heavy wordplay. Eminem is really good though, probably the only rapper that draws a line between lyricism and realness, and does it well.