true, the bay has a ton of crap music, but thats from so many artists putting out records, but u cant knock it all. true, i dont mess with keak, jacka (although everyone digs this cat), dubee, or any of that. but if ur saying mac dre, c-bo, short, e40 are wack then youre trippin.
-e40 been selling records longer than anyone whos still relevant. he even was the first artist (that i seen) that really broke regional barriers and started messin with the south. yes, his music is an acquired taste, but once you try it twice, youre hooked. and for those who dont know, 40 never been hyphy. he got hyphy real quick when the fad was hot but 40's always gave you that ghetto dope! from slangin tracks out his trunk to finally blowing up roughly 14yrs later, hes a true huslter.
-mac dre, legend, plain and simple. his charisma was unmatched by anyone in the game. with propler beat selections, he would been famous nationwide to the casual rap fan.
-too short, he may not be the best rapper, not only is he one of the first to really blow up selling records in rap period (definitely the first outside of NY), hes always been the same rapper, no matter how much hip hop changed. i dont think too many others have a catalog like short dog and this is why he is one of the most respected cats in all of hip hop.
-cbo, the first cat to ever go to jail based on his music. the old c-bo, the till my casket drops, gas chamber-cbo was definitely undeniable.
j diggs, mac mall...i mean the list goes on and on. yeah, theres a lot thats terrible but theres a lot of great music too. anyways, someone slap this cat for even using 40 as an example. if every artist in the game respects him, then you should too. pay homage muthaphukka!