The truth is what made big and pac great is they met at the top and clashed for the throne. same with jay and nas
same with LL and Moe D and as far back as you can go. but the new rappers never really go at each other. if they do its on some 50 cent imma find ya mother type shit. ( way over the top). I miss some beef in hip hop not the ol that nigga cut me out the song beef. Im talking bout the ol you will never be better than me beef.
You ask how can drake and weezy and multitude of other rappers who say down right dumb shit can still be relevent thats why. no body makes them earrn it.
"Write a diss to me and you'll never hear a reply for it" - drake
rap is what like a population of deer if no body was aloud to hunt. all the weak deer eat all the food from the strong deer and untill the population starves.
Just my thoughts. How I was feeling at the time.