I completely agree. I don't even really care about lyrics but I can only take so many lyrics about drinking and partying. The production in alot of mainstream hip hop is just aweful and uncreative. And the autotune is probably one of the worst offenders too.Yea that autotune stuff is brutal. Most mainstream stuff now has absolutely NO meaning at all in the lyrics. Just listen to the beats, it's all club sh*t. I'm not saying the music isn't catchy, but the lyrics are dumbed down way too much. Let's face it, stuff on the radio isn't REAL hip-hop, it's stuff that teenagers like to bump to. It's what sells and the record companies know this.
It's too bad because rap gets a pretty bad rep just based on what is heard on the radio. Like Nas said Hip-Hop is dead.