Listen to some underdog hiphop artists. Can't post any links yet, but look up Mr. Probz - I can't sleep sometimes. True hiphop
And if you want some rap, be on the look-out for the new mixtape dropping today from Young Buck, ft's with Lloyd Banks, Lil Boosie, Yo Gotti and a few other relatively big names in the scene. Nonetheless it's hosted by DJ Whoo Kid.