even at the predisposed highest height that an artist can reach, the atliens still seemed defensive, fighting for level pegging alongside rock and pop acts fifteen years on from this historic victory, hip-hop doesn’t just command the same reverence as those other genres, but has all but usurped them by becoming the most popular genre in the usa now responsible for twenty-five percent of all streaming, the assumption that this exponential growth would have led to many innovative hip-hop artists following in outkast’s footsteps to that top prize would’ve been an easy one to make instead, the modern generation still finds itself rallying against a historical deficit that has prevented adequate representation for rap when it comes to the grammys and the prestige they bestow even at the predisposed highest height that an artist can reach, the atliens still seemed defensive, fighting for level pegging alongside rock and pop acts