Bang the DrumGreetings, Earthlings! I got nothing for you this week. Okay, not true. I heard that Nelly was in town last night. That’s okay, you know. But there have been other innovative hip hop artists from the last 20 years that we need to talk about.

Rye Rye, former child star, MIA protege

Get Em Mamis, straight up best MCs on Twitter (not seen since last November division)

Tyler the Creator, Odd Future

Emmet Matheson is a hunter/gatherer of bad ideas & Mexican detective novels who blogs at A Bulldozer With a Wrecking Ball Attached. You can e-mail him at: bulldozerDOTwreckingballATgmailDOTcom