Great article.! I’m a rapper myself as well. I was actually in the middle of writting a rap on how rap has changed into something it was never intended to be. All these new rappers today have the same style if you consider mumbling to where no one can understand you and shouting random words a style. I personally believe that rap was intended to inspire and bring light to the darkness. Not cause the darkness. I also believe it was intended to get others through hardships by the writer becoming vulnerable with himself and his fans and writing about the struggles of life others wouldn’t dare too talk about. There are so many great rappers out there that don’t get noticed due to the fact that there music is more uplifting and positive then these mainstream rappers. It seems the only way to get noticed these days is to exploit women rap about drugs, money, guns, and cars. Which is honestly the easiest stuff to rap about. Anyways I just felt like a hypocrite for sitting here writting a song about how rap has diagressed over the years and I didn’t even know it’s true roots. Thanks for the information and good luck with your rapping if you intend on persuing it as a carrier.