There is often talk of who will inherit the crown of king of New York from Jay-Z. The only male rapper to make much noise since the initial retirement of Jay-Z has been Maino. He said hip hop will never be able to truly grow because of the old rappers. Most of the older rappers are unwilling to move to the side so new ones can emerge. He cited his own problems as a result of this.
Discussion about where rap is going and how the veterans fit in is always there. Recently, Ja Rule, rap's biggest star ten years ago, gave his opinion. He said rap music will continue to grow, but people like Jay-Z will always be there. In a few years, someone else may come along and gain steam, but hip hop will never fall out of love with Jay-Z. Because of everything Jay-Z has done, Ja Rule said he does not see his man falling off.
Rule argued hip hop is not a fad, as it will continue to grow. He said the game will always run off of youth because the business is targeting young people. But, thirty years from now, Ja Rule sees himself still listening to hip hop. This is much like how artists of other genres still listen to music. Regardless of what is going on in the world, music will still remain prominent. Until something better comes along to replace it, hip hop is still the best way for people to express themselves. As long as there are problems, which there will be in life, people will express themselves, so hip hop will be here.