I'm not a huge rap fan but J. Cole might be my favorite ever just based on his mixtapes and his debut album (as of last week.) I'm much more drawn to good beats and music than lyrics and that was always my problem with the classic guys like Biggie and Tupac. And while some more recent stuff has music that appeals to me more, some of the rappers in the mainstream right now are really lame to listen to. But Cole is the best of both worlds. Unbelievable beats/production and one of the best lyrically I've ever heard.
Jay Electronica is dropping a lot of hints about his debut album tonight on Twitter and that might be the only guy who can drop something that I'd anticipate as much as I did J. Cole. For those that aren't aware of him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELFcTam4LJA
That is all.