Rock and Rap are incredible similar in a bunch of ways. It just bites that Rap will probably never have a huge positive changing moment. Rock had Woodstock as that moment where people thought "Hey, maybe this isn't as bad as we thought it was.". Sadly I don't think rap will ever have that kind of moment, atleast not in my lifetime. I love Rock and Rap, but I find myself on the former a lot more these days after this realization.
Drake had potential. Nicki Minaj had potential. Then, what I like to call 'The Young Money Influence' came in. The deeper they got in it, the more they dumb'd it down and sold out.
Anybody who likes rap see this year's BET cyphers? There were some amazing talents there. Some Old School guys. Talib Kweli,Snoop Dogg who surprised me, Xzibit surprised as well, etc. As well as the style of the younger guys who can actually rap. Kendrick Lamar, AB Soul, Hopsin, and Childish Gambino who absolutely shined with his awkward delivery. For those who don't know Childish Gambino is the Troy guy from the TV show Community, he's pretty good.