Why do these cats receive so much hate? They aren't the best lyricists in the game, but they do have a very distinctive swagger and they make good music. Not to mention they're carrying on the East Coast tradition - even if it's done in a childish way. As personalities they're entertaining as well. If you listen to their music with a big ass pinch of salt, meaning don't take them to seriously, than you'll see they're not as untalented as everyone says. I'd much rather listen to Dipset than, say, a group like G-Unit, who are really more of a marketing scheme and make more generic music. Also, they big up the old school more than you'd think, Pete Rock produced a Jimmy track, and Rakim Allah himself was in the Mic Check video. Rakim doesn't just co-sign anyone. I appreciate what they're doing for the game.