According to the ATL's own B.O.B., Hip-Hop is in no way, shape, or form, dead. If you haven't jumped on dude's dick yet, he's ridiculously talented (Generation Lost is my shittt, for the record). This high-school dropout writes, produces, mixes, and arranges his own joints. It's evident the ATLiens have influenced him, and I'm definitely not mad at that. Alongside upcoming names like Kid Cudi and Charles Hamilton, the future for hip-hop looks super bright.
Oh, and here is a fresh-out-the-oven joint derived from the good folks at 2dopeboyz: