Unfortunately, the music today suck because of them same broke kids. 99% of these so called beat makers today wouldn't be making music at all if it wasn't for Fruity Loops and these weak ass drum kits. Making music has become a fad.
Today , in the past and in the future a GOOD producer can make a hit-track with whatever is infront of him , Fruityloops , an SSL Desk or whatever .
But i agree , a lotta crap has come out recently due to DAWs n computers being so cheap BUT also a lotta good NEW talent that never would have gotten any attention 10 years ago.
Not just in Hip-Hop , in almost every genre.
Hip-Hop just draws more wannabees because every kid watches MTV-Cribs and thinks that the rappers actually own their houses and cars and bling and whateva they flash on that show.
But as with everything else , the talent get the jobs done in the background and the wannabees come n go.
Seems everybody is either a Bad-ass Rapper , A supa Phat producer or a Superstar mega manager these days.