To me, Hip-Hop is best when it’s fun and educative. I like my beats hard with lyrics that speak to me. That might not sound much, but there’s a knack to getting it right. An artist’s authenticity stems from how much he/she is involved with the culture and actually understands what it’s all about. Hip-Hop culture and rap music is often imitated, but those utilizing free expression and piecing together samples in the most innovative ways are the ones truly defining it.