The Divine Suns: “The Beautiful” is very necessary music

I’ve heard the same complaints that you have. In all honesty, I’ve lodged a number of them myself. They typically sound something rather like hip-hop has lost its way, or is on its last legs, or the quality of the music and culture have fallen due to the taste and ability of the wayward children currently stewarding the art. We are, ultimately, rather proud snobs we elderly hip-hop heads.