This is just to have some good conversations. Basically , I am going to contradict the word favorite and just ramble about the state of our culture, mentioning multipe artists ,per se.
PRO ERA- They really have that gritty lyrical booksmart/ street mean vibe. Like Joey is 19 and beyond his years as an emcee, 100 percent. Capital steez was very vivid with his emotion and expressed his lyrics in a nonchalant way that not a lot of people can sound awesome doing.
TDE- All of them are powerhouses. I started listening to Kendrick right before Section. 80, and loved it ever since. Ab soul has such a cool personality that highlights his lines when he spits them. Jay rock and Schoolboy Q are thug as fuck, both with seperate formulas that have proven to be succesfull multiple times.
Chance, the rapper- Obviously.. We needed a fresh, new and akwardly different character to embrace our culture. Chance is that guy. He is from the same place as chief keef, and does acid for fun. Haha so smart too, I love his lyrics and sometimes compare mine to his when reading his, easy to connect too.
Jarren Benton- Lastly, he is probably my favorite emcee out. I mean he has been around for a while, but not on a marketable level. I just love his attitude. He raps about meth like its nothing and fucking hookers and punching them.. ppl say he has an post-eminem reminiscence to his identity.