I am new here as well but this is also my specialty...
Typically for male I use an AKG 414 for the main track
No compression...nothing till mix time... just straight into my pre and into the 828 converters.
Mixing a main hip hop vocal (MALE) is usally roll the low off end with a gentle curve at 80hz
I typically run the vox through a delay (ECHO FARM) and pan the delays 50% out left and right.
Usually a very small room reverb (I use the lexicon room 1 algorithm) mixed in at about 20% with stereo outs panned hard left and right.
And I compress the HELL out of the vocals... The waves Rennassaince compressor is my fave
Then I throw a gate on the vocals as well.
Sometimes if there is a chorus that is actually sung I will mult the track and AUTO tune the hell out of the mult and mix it in behind the original vocal... Brings out a very cool sound and I eq the auto tuned track boosting the highs and lows.
It's always differnet but that is my standard grab and pull for most sessions...
Music makes the world go around...