Most Overrated Rappers of All Time

Keep in mind its overrated not the worse. So soulja boy is not overrated because we all know he sucks and the same goes with all these crappy one hit wonders and pop rappers. 50 cent for instance has no respect amoung hip-hop heads these days barring him from consideration for this list and there are many more bad rappers who are famous and sell records but everyone other than the pop crowd knows there garbage. Like fiddy and nelly and Mike Jones we all know there garbage.

Keep in mind you can be good and overrated most overrated rappers are good and some are even great like pac and eminem they just dont deserve greatest ever consideration at all.

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The Top Ten

Lil Wayne
autotune autotune autotune and some more autotune added in there. his lyrics are s*** too. I really dislike him. I don't see how people can stand to listen to him get high and talk for four minutes with an autotuned voice.
Wayne claims himself to be "the best rapper alive" But really his rhymes are nowhere near Nas, AZ, GZA, Eminem, Talib Kweli, Immortal technique, Kurupt and many more all of them being still alive

Wayne is definitvly the most overated rapper dead or alive
Look at his fanbase.. Either very young or very phony people, you know you gotta like it to relate to it which explains why phony people like phony rapper
Yep just absolutely awful... There's a lot of people who don't like L'il Wayne and one of them.
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2Kanye West
RUBBISH - listen fools kanye is an innovator his albums are so different - that takes some serious skill. And he kills it in graduation and watch the throne- with some seriously good verses, but college dropout late regestration and yeezus were still pretty good lyrically. The fact that he is voted second is just a stain on this website
He's an ass but the man manipulates music like few others can. He's earlier stuff is brilliant
I disagree that Kanye is an innovator because he samples, how can someone who takes portions of someone else's innovation be innovative? Makes no sense. I think most people over look Kanye's lack of rap skill, he often drags his lyrics, repeats his lines and does 8 bar versus instead of the standard 16. He simply found a way to sell a lot of music but not put in the effort to do so by not putting in the extra effort to carefully write out his rhymes, his best song he has ever written was his first hit "Through The Wire", if you listen, his lines were more fluid, he had all 16 bars versus and he didn't repeat or drag any lines. Kanye is a salesman not a true MC/Rapper, he is a manipulator.
Kanye used to be decent until he dissed Taylor Swift and married Kim Kardashian. Since he became overrated
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MOST OVERRATED RAPPER OF ALL TIME, next to ice cube, but seriously, his only good album was Reasonable Doubt, and everything after that sucked. Maybe because he started freestyling his lyrics, but that's no excuse. He steals lyrics, most his songs are about money and hoes, he provides little to no clever lyrics a song, and he considers himself the greatest rapper alive. Maybe it's just me, but any rapper who calls himself the greatest rapper alive his already overrated or just truly sucks (lil wayne), its up to the people to decide who the greatest is and to have their own opinions, this is just mine. Love it or hate it.
Anyone who steals lyrics from other rappers is going to be overrated but how people can like Jay is crazy, especially as he has gone really mainstream now.
I can't believe how he gets away with stealing endless lyrics, lose one of the biggest beefs of all time, be a massive sellout and still be considered one of the best rappers. People always go on about Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint and Black Album and that's it, he has like 15 albums and only 3 are considered really good, that's pretty poor. This guy gets way too much respect.
He has illuminati written all over him!
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Drake has became really poor! Too many love songs and he can't rap! If he's the future 4 rap were all screwed!
he's just awful except for the song forever than he became a disapointment
He is new to the Rap Game. I for one wished he never joined CASH MONEY RECORDS.


Drake only album good was Nothing Was The Same but rest of him was just a phoney.
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Most overrated? Nah he's underrated!
He's like a rapping Jesus. He raps about life and gives messages through his music. On the other hand Lil Wayne raps about stupid stuff and blows at it.
How is Eminem even on this? Yes you can consider me a Stan because Eminem is my idol and I been listening to him since age 5 but he is not overrated because he is actually good. He is lyrically superior and musically talented then any rapper in the game right now. He is indeed the Rap god and I'm not trying to ride him but he is the best. Same thing with 50 why is he on here? Macklemore should replace Eminem on this list and Drake should be #1
He's great, but he's the most overrated. Nowhere near the top.
That said, Eminem is great, but I want to shoot myself when people call him the best. He has great songs, but his career is 60% bad songs.
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6Nicki Minaj
The worst rapper on this list. Not only is she awful lyrically but she sounds like a constipated man forcing out words through that ugly hole she calls a mouth. That butt is fake, her nose is fake, her lyrics are fake. The song "stupid hoe" made me die a little on the inside. Shes awful, should be much higher up on this list.
I don't think I can explain how awful she is in one comment- enough said
Do not get me started on how awful she is my grandma raps better than her and she is FOREIGN and the song she wrote stupid hoe well what is SHE.
Laugh out loud I'm suprised Nicki is below Eminem. Eminem is not overrated and he is not underrated while Nicki Minaj is just the most overrated rapper
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7Soulja Boy
So overrated its not even funny
I know you said, everyone knows he sucks, but he did hae number one with the worst song of all time
Oh crank that soulja boy till he starts getting treated like he should be I'm not saying he is bad he is just not as good as most rappers so soulja boy is over rates by far he will never be as good as eminem or snoop dog or lil wayne
Sucks dick at rapping
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8Snoop Dogg
He died when he changed to Snoop Lion
Early Stuff was good. Fell of really hard after doggfood witch is his second best work to date. Just listen to his first album with no limit and you will know why he should never be considered a legendary rapper
I used to love the old snoop and now look what he is and does...1. Go from a christian to illuminati devil worshiper...2. Then nation of islam in 2009 for 8 months... Then into snoop lion in august 2012 and change relegion to rastafasrion rasta... Make a song with david guetta that is auto tune singing and was the west coast scene and hanged out with biggie when pac hated him. Who is he? I still love his rap style and old songs...
That Snoop Lion crap has to GO!
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9Wiz Khalifa
No lyrical ability, Subject matter is horrible, just a Weed
Rapper, how is he below Nas?
He can't rap. I could rap better than him. He ain't even a rapper. He's an idiot


This is how forget full this guy is to me. Every morning I wake up I take a Wiz and go on about my day.
This meaning less guy is so terrible I turn down the radio the moment I hear this soft voice
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1050 Cent
No lyrical ability, no storytelling, not impressive at all. Getting shot or being gangsta don't make a rapper good by any means. Not superwhack either, but he's nothing special
I am an underrated rapper myself and it annoys me how lame, uninspired 'lyricists' seem to float to the top.
I hate 50 cent period
No story telling? All he does is tell stroies. Have you ever listened to the song Many Men?
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The Contenders

11Rick Ross
This fat sack of dung definitely needs to be way higher on this list. At least in the top five. I just can't imagine in what universe did this slug ever became a famous rapper. He couldn't spit knowledge if you held a gun to his head, but he lies about being a Miami drug dealer and then steals a guy's name. Needs to be at the top of this list for sure.


This fat prick should be number 1. Fake thug drug dealer no lyrics talks about the same bs over and over.
Rich forever hear that song then tell me if he is overrated
He is my favorite phony rapper. Very delusional in this ability to be a Boss/ King Pin.
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Ludacris is not a rapper he's a clown. At least guys like odb and flava flava are entertaining when they clown around luda isn't. Terrible lyrics, poor rhyming, and no flow I don't get why hip-hop heads have openly accepted him as a good rapper he's not.

13Chief Keef
This is the worst rapper I ever heard. All he talks about is stuff he doesn't like. He makes obnoxious noises in his songs and his lyrics are just stupid, plain, and bad. Then he post child pornography on twitter of a girl sucking his ding dong and I don't see how he doesn't arrested for that. Overall I think he is the worst rapper to ever step in a studio and on the planet.
He needs to take a shower, brush his teeth, and pull his pants up before he even says anything.
I'm embarrassed he is even a rapper people have heard of
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His Raps Suck, the only way he can connect a verse to the next is by saying a similar phrase in Spanish.
This dude can't rap play an instrument and sing. and he is top of the billboards. I mean this world is unfair but I didn't know it got this unfair. he is not just a disgrace to the rap industry he is a disgrace to all of music. he is the most overrated music artist ever. he just uses great pop artists to become famous. and he is rap. pop rap is a type of rap. he also does southern rap and hip house as well. also maklemore and tinie tempah do pop rap and they seem to be quite lyrical and much more lyrical than pitbull.
I agree! He sounds the same in every single song! It just keeps getting more boring... And yet more annoying!
Pitbull and Eminem should switch places
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15Gucci Mane
Let's be honest for once! Who hears the words this clown tries to pronounce? Freeze cup was a joke! This whole rapper is a joke!

162 Chainz
Seriously how was he not on this list?
Stop taking 2 chainz seriously, its just fun music. He makes dumb as rock lyrics on purpose.
This guy rhymes are out dated the cashmoney era has talked about money so this guy is late when you hear him talk about it
Two chainz raps like SILK THE SHOCK. HIS verses are like cat in a hat rhymes. So if you like the Dr Suess book. 2 chainz gets his style from a children's book. Just like Birdman
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17The Game
The Game is the greatest hands down!
Game is the goat
He's a hoodlum and a crook that's it no rap skills. Lock his azz up.

He's not Terrible but people are saying he's the best of all time cause of one song. WHAT! YOU ARE FORGETTING PAC, BIGGIE, SHADY, NAS, DRE, EAZY, ICE. THEY SOLD LOTS OF ALBUMS AND THEY ARE FORGOTTEN!?!? BUT ONE SONG THAT'S NOT MAINSTREAM IS THE BEST OF ALL TIME? No, nope, sorry, yeah no.
He is terrible. He made it acceptable for 13 year old surburban white girls to listen to rap and not Nas and 2pac rap (good rap) I mean lil wayne and mackelmore (bad rap)
His work is not great it's ok. But the big problems I have with him is that many actually underrated artists like immortal technique, Yella wolf, Pro Era, and so on put in much work into what they love. But I'm sure Macklemore had done his fair share of work. But he is overrated, he literally got lucky with Thrift shop one song and many others put much more work out and don't get what they truly do deserve.
Trift shop is one of the most overrated songs, that made macklemore overrated
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19Kid Cudi
Are you kidding me this guys so cool, his lyrics sre just to good, and so is his rapping
Kid cudi is not only a rapper, but also has a great singing voice. His beats are mesmerizing, and each of his songs has a meaning to them. Give him a try you will not regret it. He should be number 1
He's not even overrated
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He ain't over-rated, he's a rapper from the south who people know him for songs like: Live your Life or Whatever you Like. If its anything, I think he's an rapper who deserves more credit
T. I tell stories with his music he deserves more credit than yall giving him. REAL LIFE STORIES
T.I. is NOT overrated. He is way underrated if you think he is a "bubblegum pop rapper not a real emcee".
I still have TI struggle music when he was TIP and only the hood listen. TI now is jingle rapper no heart just another I made rapper. Just making a pay check rapper
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21Mac Miller
There are way too many weed rappers and his voice is annoying. He was alright but then he did Donald trump which is pathetic
Just a wanna be white rapper like he is the next Slim Shady, hell no, Eminem is a legend.
His voice is so annoying! He copies everyone else's lyrics! Why is this idiot still popular? Holy Crap!
He kinda sounds like Justin Bieber...
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What dmx is good, he have different style and listen to the song slippin
Dmx is a dark poet, listen to his songs to feel and see what everyone fears which is coming in contact with the devil.
His lyrics are average, his freestyles are poor, his rhyme scheme is simple, and he occasionally barks like a dog on his songs. The only really positive thing about X is his voice and that's about it.

23Trinidad James
He's number 23 what!
A corny Jamaican fool with no talent.
This guy look's like a straight up thug.

24Sagopa Kajmer
He is legend of Turkish RAP..!
He is not rapper. His style is melankolia and melankolia doesn't belong to rap.
Sago is the best inn T-Rap. We love him! He can beat all of other rappers.!
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25Young Jeezy
Absolute BLASPHEMY! Whoever put this man on this list is illiterate and does not know good music. I am in disbelief. Smh.
Absolute TRUTHFUL! Whoever put this loser on this list is intelligent and knows great music. I am so happy. Cha-ching.
Buhl sounds like he raps while sittin on the toilet

26Tyler, The Creator
He may not be like the other rappers but he is definitely the better than them. He writes his own lyrics, makes his own beats, and directs his own music videos. That's a lot of stuff coming from a guy that had nothing. He doesn't do drugs or drinks like the other rappers. Honestly, he shouldn't be on this list.
Tyler the creator, more like Tyler the joke, he tries to use gimaces to be a real rapper when the truth is he should be placed in the same category as weird al
This dude has no flow what so ever, literally garbage that fakes a crazy act to sell records
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27Flo Rida
Name a memorable Flo Rida verse. Don't worry I'll wait.
Yeah he doesn't count

28Big L
To me big l was a grate rapper if he was still alive he would put lots of rappers in the shade he had a very great flow for rap and he was way better than jay Z.
Big L could freestyle about anything and freestyling ain't easy
Why is he even on this list? If he was still alive then maybe there wouldn't be so many overrated rappers like the ones listed above. Big L is definitely not overrated. In fact, in my opinion, he is one of the most underrated rappers out there!
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29Lupe Fiasco
Why IS LUPE ON THIS LIST?!? You kidding me?
Lupe, criminally under-rated, get him off this list!
How could he be on this list... What
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30P Diddy
I like this guy at-least his gentle habit when rapping

How come this guy is not even on the list? He is so overrated! He can't rap at all because he can't rhyme or have any flow at all!

He is insanely bad and I do not understand a word he "speaks"
Too much auto tune and it's scary to listen to.
He sounds like he's crying on every track. I can't sit through 30 seconds of any of his music.
Just outrigbht horrible, a disgrace to hip hop/rap culture.

33John Cena
John Cena is just a wannabe I don't know much about him but I heard him copy at least 10 Eminem songs so I don't think anyone actually classifies him as a rapper wrestler, sure, but not rapper
John Cena is a joke right... ?


This is a joke. He's a wrestler. :-)

34Mehrad Hidden
Kiram dahanet pishro = )

35Big Sean
Can't rap even if it depended on his life.
He's ok just sounds a little lazy at times.
This dude needs to stop with rapping.

36Vanilla Ice
Not too bad, but overrated
Dude just check out Ice Ice Baby this guy can rap and he's nothing like Lil Wayne who autotunes himself

2pac isn't overrated. He earned every bit of respect that he got. He's about number 6 on the greatest rappers ever list.
Tupac is one of the greatest Artist of all time, And I saw his slighty under-rated in this generation.
Although he's good, and clearly so much better than the top 5 on this list (he has nothing on Eminem, and Em shouldn't even be on this list because he deserves his rating as the G.O.A. T (greatest of all time)), he is just too overrated. That said, I'd still have him in my top 10 rappers of all time (probably around 6th place)
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Jadakiss is the best rapper 2day nobody is realer than jadakiss! Jada is the best hands up and down. !

39ASAP Rocky
A$AP Rocky is amazing why is he on this list

His voice never went through puberty
Bob got good music
He started rapping more about money.. He fell off.
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Definition of auto tune
Worst rapper of this gen he is worse than lil Wayne
Insert: But I'm Not a rapper GIF when whenever you want OK?
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42Trey Songz
Trey songz is not a rapper idiot

43Ice Cube
Ice cube is one of the best rappers ever
I agree I don't know what these people are thinking

44Tech N9ne
You bastard you should have your dick cut of
I like his music he is a little over ratef and at the same time he underrated ask 10 people who he is no body will know him or any of his coworkers

45OJ Da Juiceman
Greatest rapper in history! Aye ok, aye ok, aye!
OJ BE JAMMIN laugh out loud can't RAP THOUGH

46Waka Flocka Flame
This chimp music is for wannabe thugs who hold there pants up with one hand and twist there hair walking the street. Pure idiot music
His name say's it all.
He ain't overrated he's pretty funny

47Shahin Najafi

48Method Man
He's best when singing hooks and he does this well. He also drops the occasional gem on a verse and is excellent as a guest rapper. He should just never get top 10 consideration at all.

49Dr. Dre
This guy isn't a rapper. He is the entropeneur of rap and an embassador. He is an icon in rap history. He might of laid down a few rhymes but he's a producer first, rapper second


He's an amazing producer and all but not a rapper, sorry - he doesn't even write his own lyrics.
As a rapper he isn't any good but usually gets called a great rapper even though he didn't write his own lyrics.
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50Bizzy Bone
He is pretty good and all but he is currently fourth on the greatest rapper list? I don't even think bizzy is worthy of the top 50

The last time I saw Nelly he was doing a cereal commercial l think (cherios). This cat need to just sit back and wait for a 20 year rap B E T award show. That's the only time we need to see him holding a mic.

He Is The Best yas is persian god

I must be one of those brain-washed.
I consider I used to love H.E. R one of the best tracks ever written.
Best example of concept in using an extended metaphor.

Maybe you are listening with ear plugs. Enough said every one is entitled to their opinion.
This wannabe "conscious" rapper is an atrocious hypocrite. His rhyme scheme is repetitive and BORING as hell. All he talks about are about how he is "hip hop", just to distract listeners from his god awful flow and bland lyrics. I mean they suck hard. Just completely generic bull. Not entertaining AT ALL. How can this turtleneck soft rapper be even considered a legend is beyond me. He doesn't talk about anything, he's one of the worst rappers to hit the mic. A complete disgrace to music. Just one listen on a song by Common and you'll see how repetitive and boring he actually is. Totally overrated, in every sense of the word. Lupe and Nas are WAY more conscious than this joke of a rapper could ever be. Enough said, this guy is a clown. His songs are mindless, repetitive, weak-ass insignificant drivel. And anybody who considers him good are brain-washed, stupid ass, useless "hip hop" heads; who wouldn't know piss from lemonade.

54Schoolboy Q
Schoolboy q a real gangster

55Norm Ender
This guys sucks butthole
Norm Ender is best rapper in world


57Lil B
Lil B sucks people said he murdered the beat on swag by David Banner, the song was dissing swag (Tyler and Vnasty) Ya know Swag like Lil B has, some kid on youtube named Joseph Davinci said he's better than 2pac lmfao, if you choose Lil B>David Banner and 2pac then you don't know real hip hop

58Hurricane Chris
Hurricane had a nice style but his lyrics need work
I'm so glad this guy does not create music anymore. He had little 7 year old's on the playground singing a bay bay.

59Juicy J
He should have been stopped rapping a long time ago. He's so old.
Dude, your like 50 years old. GET OFF MY T. V SCREEN.

60Lloyd Banks
Banks only looks good by comparison because when your rapping with terrible rappers like young buck,50 Cent, and Yayo your bound to look pretty good compared to them. His first solo album was about average his second was a little bit above average and like I said he only looked good on beg for mercy cause of the wack rappers he was dealin with making an average lyricist like banks look great by comparison.
Lloyd Banks is underrated and so is Young Buck he isn't terrible at all!
Listen to F.N. O then come back and say this.

The best every time

62Earl Sweatshirt
Earl sweat? Ooverrated? Yall stupid
Earl Sweatshirt talks about somethin real in all his songz. he occasionally makes stupid songs with Tyler but those are funny
Earl isn't overrated, he's amazing! Y'all don't know real rap, Lil B is more overrated than him.


63Ice T
One of the first guys to do gangster rap, but when you listen to his songs, you can't really hear what's going on to his voice. He is a good rapper, but definitely not the person guys think he is
Suck at rapping, so bad that he had to make a controvesial rap song "cop killa" just to sell albums. Sorry just never thought he was good. He needs to stick to pimping hoes.

64Reza Pishro
He is Iranian Eminem!

65Honey Cocaine
Overrated? Nah.. She sucks, she's dumb af. Whack flow. Like yeah she sucks but she ain't overrated, when's the last time you heard of her? Laugh out loud

66Biggie Smalls
Is this a joke biggie overrated?!?!?
I love Biggie but lyrically he doesn't compare to Nas, Rakim, G Rap, or even Jay, Em, or Pac.
Realistically he is #2 all time but stupid people from the east coast just can't accept that pac is better

67KRS One
This list is already bull so I thought id join in
Clearly the best lyricist... Y'all need to really listen to this dude I'll metaphores... Hooks... Not to mention.. Crazy intelligent word play and has always been far unda-rated.. He's still at it today.. Check the intalect.

This guy can't even rap. Go youtube his rap videos, and you will see how bad he is. Only super junior fans think he can actually rap. Delusional
Totally overrated by delusional elf

More like most underrated rapper. This guy kills it and has a lyrical style similar to tupac.
Oh no z-ro the crooked the realist rapper out the south right now, guess you can't relate to that life KOTG
I'm tired of hearing about this wanna be gangster rapper who all he talks about being one deep

Rakim is good why is he here

71Machine Gun Kelly
Just, bad. Only Invincible is good.

This guy just absolutely is horrible

73Kevin Gates
Kevin Gates Is a undergound rapper who is gonna make it to top

Good at making performance. Good looking. Just another follower rapper.

75Daddy Yankee
He was good when he was underground then he started making club music and became crap. Daddy Yankee is also a jerk who never gives shout outs to his people, Daddy is not the King of reggaeton that should go to Tego or maybe Calle 13.
He was an MC back in his underground days in the 90s and his early mainstream days (barrio fino and el but he became garbage in 2007 when the big boss album came out :(

76Sansar Salvo

77Hoodie Allen

78Ice JJ Fish
Are you serious I love him


Not even a rapper
He's the best rapper ever!
Love his voice

He should of continued rapping

80Lil Boosie
This guy time in the game came and went. All he can do now is be a hype man. Like his daddy FLAVOR FLAV

He is just a little kid, chill out.

82Mobb Deep
Great storytelling amazing beats. Nothing bad so far.

83Chanel West Coast
The most over rated piece of garbadge ever. She the worst flow. She's the worst female rapper ever. She killed hip hop.

84Lil Mama
The most overrated piece of garbadge to ever make music. I'm sorry, but her flow is just straight up garbadge. She's not even trying. I'm so glad she left music industry or else hip hop would have been ruined.

85Kamel Wehbe

86Yasmine Daouk


88Joseph DaVinci
Overrated Rapper on YouTube, he makes good beats but tries to copy Lil B and he fails at it, stick to making good beats n you will be signed


90Busta Rhymes
Can't Bust A Rhyme

He is a rap-rock emo flow that is too much like new cage

He funny that's it

93The Sacrifices
A group of a emo rap-rock wutang imagine Hollywood undead & wu tang & glassjaw had a child

94ASAP Ferg

95Meek Mill

96DJ Khaled

97Childish Gambino
He shows almost no emotion in his songs if you watch the video. He's just so calm its awesome!
Gambino is so sick!

98Young Thug
High ass voice. him and Rich Homie Quan are a good collaboration though.. Like Jay Z & Nas.

99Danny Brown

100Ace Hood
He is way batter than most of all listed
Ace is one of the best rappers out there!

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