Jay Z gave his opinion recently on where hip-hop is and why Kanye, Drake & J. Cole are keeping the sound of hip-hop exciting.
In Jay Z's opinion, the trend of quality albums dropping these days has him feeling like hip-hop is back in it's prime.
I agree with JZ seeing Macklemore's huge success and him being nominated for 6 MTV VMA'S coming up. He has the tie with Justin Timberlake. The NW hasn't been on the radar like this in a loooong time!