Most Overrated Hip-hop Albums of All Time

Those piece of junk albums that 13 year old mtv watching wiggers refer to as "da greatest" or "da realest shizznit" time to get your chance to mock them and there terrible albums.

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1Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne

Lil wayne is a horrible rapper, mtv praises him and calls him a great rapper so 12-yearolds will think so, but any REAL rap fan will tell you lil waynes rapping is horrible in this album. I've heard from lil wayne fans that he used to be good before this album, but I don't care to find out because I will always dislike him.

Lil Wayne is a joke. It makes me sick all of my peers that listen to him and actually think he's good

I still can't believe this album got 4/5 stars on AllMusic while The Offspring's Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, a punk rock album released at about the same time, only got 2/5 stars there. Now I'm not hating on rap, I definitely disagree with Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP and 2pac's All Eyez on Me being on this list as they are both amazing albums that define the rap genre. However, I have no clue how a mumbling hyena with a hoarse throat gets critically praised, especially when compared to The Offspring, who worked years on RAFRAG, only to have some critics bash them just because they wanted another Smash. This is one of those times when critics do not have a lick of sense whatsoever.

I heard him rap, it made me cringe so hard

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2Souljaboytellem.com - Soulja Boy

Why the hell is all eyez on me, the chronic, doggy style, get rich or die tryin and marshal matters LP on the list. That's just messed up! Their great albums! Souljaboytellem is the worst album ever along with Lil Wayne.

It cringes me every time I see these comments, It's doesn't even mean BAD! - Mumbizz01

This went platnum? I swear anyone can make up some stupid dance and throw together some overproduced beats together and call it a album. This is the worst thing ever made.

this isnt even hip hop, the songs r annoying, but i feel abit sorry for soulja boy lol, so many ppl hate him, including me lol, but dont worry ppl, hip hop is not dead - Shazzy_B

This album is not overrated. To be overrated, you have to be praised, and I'm pretty sure no one praises this album. Take it off this list.

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3Get Rich or Die Tryin - 50 Cent

Amazing Album, remember 50 cent is no lyricist - he is a master of hooks, crooning and club beats. Hip Hop is not just a universal sound - there are many forms and aspects that constituent and fun and great album! FFS.

50 cent is an uninspired dumb artist. This was his best effort and not a good one. Amazing how this has sold 8million copies. This is going to be diamond eventually and that is just disappointing with all the albums better then this peace of crap that go unnoticed.

By the way I'm so glad no one cares about soulja boy anymore.

If you listened to The Massacre and Curtis than you will know that those are his true achievements

The hits carry the album

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4The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

This should not be on this list, this is one of the few albums of all time that doesn't have a single bad or mediocre song, all the songs on this album are AT LEAST good, most are amazing and all time classics, the album has everything from dark and gritty, clever comedy, insane lyrical talent and some of the best beats ever.

Very good album, but it's overrated

It's not a bad album at all. It's just really overrated. But yeah, soulja boy sucks dick

Why? This is the best rap album of all time!

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5All Eyez On Me - 2pac

2nd best rap album? There were a few good tracks but only suburban white boys tryna act gangster would call this the greatest. I'm no big Pac fan but Me Against the world was way better than this

This album is what every wigger thinks is "da greatest" when its not even the greatest 2pac album. Me Against The World is 100x better than this half-hearted gangsta rap album.

It was a good album but it was pretty overly praised. There is a lot of filler here and its nowhere near as great as Me Against The World

This is one of the greatest rap albums of all time. It's in the top 3

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6To Pimp a Butterfly

I really don't get why this is one here. This is one of the most relevant and important albums that's been released in a very long time. Kendrick makes songs that can change peoples views on life and inspires his community to also make a change. He's the Chuck D or Nas of our generation.

No son. This album brings life to everything going on today. Kendrick is my favorite so ima defend this all day. This dude helps find themselves and shows Jewelry and flexing ain't nothing. This album speaks volumes bruh.

7Yeezus - Kanye West
8Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West
9808s & Heartbreak - Kanye West

It would've been better if kanye had never even released this album... He actually made a fool out of himself... He could have just put out 'love lockdown' and 'heartless' rather than putting out an entire album... I know kanye put out this album while he was still grieving on his mother's death... The reason for the album's poor quality

Overall not his best work but the album had its moments

This is simply not good. Lyrics on certain songs are nice and would be great to give someone with a better sound than this autotune bs that goes on the whole record. Not a fan.

This album is underrated not overrated...

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10The Massacre - 50 Cent

I liked Get Rich Or Die Trying but anything 50 put out after that has been absolute trash.

The only legitimately overrated album on here

The Contenders

11Illmatic - Nas

How can this be overrated? It's the legitimate greatest rap album of all time that no one talks about anymore. - thisismyonlyvoice

What is wrong with this guy? Illmatic? This is the greatest hip hop album ever! It has N. Y State Of Mind on it! No one can top this album, ever

It is the most iconic rap album of all time

Clearly this list comes from someone who listens to Drake and thinks "Views" is the best rap album of all time.

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12Life After Death - Notorious BIG

This album wasn't overrated. It's kinda sick to say that this album only sold so much because he was dead. Where do I start? Notorious Thugs, Kick in the Door, Ten Crack Commandments, Going Back to Cali, Somebody's Gotta Die, Long Kiss Goodnight, What's Beef. They're all amazing on this album.

This album was okay but I like his ready to die album better.

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13Recovery - Eminem

He used to be good, now he is the sellout Tinie Tempah of America.

He's not a sellout. Like, at all. Do you even know what Not Afraid is about? - MickJames

Seriously, who made this list? One of Eminem's top 5 albums...

Pretty rubbish album... He sings on all of the tracks

Em's worst album to date

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14Curtis - 50 Cent
15My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

This is a classic, shouldn't be on here

This is one of my favorite albums but it's extremely overrated - ProPanda

"Classic"? Everybody has already forgotten about this tripe. - TheEvilNuggetCookie

This Is Just Horrible - 12cc

Have you even listened to the album? Pretty much everyone liked it. - SwagFlicks

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16The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
17The Chronic - Dr. Dre

This is one of the best albums I don't about what anyone says

wack ass Filipino tries to hide his true roots we know you're a flip who likes plowing Feminem while he plows

Dre shouldve called this the blueprint to all crappy pop-rap in the future.

This is not overrated

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18Doggystyle - Snoop Dogg

Great album, don't think its overrated

Man this list is not a list of the most overrated albums it's just a list of awesome albums! Doggystyle, the chronic, Illmatic, All Eyes On Me, Life After Death, MMLP1 and so on... (didn't listen to the carter 3 & The Massacre so I can't say). - EMBIGNASPAC

I absolutely loved this album, but it does seem to get a bit more praise than it actually deserves. It's good, but a tad overrated.

Now way should it be here

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19Da REAList - Plies

Whats real about catering to suburban wigger girls and singing. Plus he has no flow and horrible lyrics. and he's a racist. Funny thing is all his money comes from 14 year old wiggers who think your gangsta which your not. I would walk up to plies and slap him in the face if I got the chance. Retire plies your garbage. And when he choose to make a political statement he decides to make it about the law in the south about having to keep your pants up which I find to be a great law. All wiggers and trashy black men like plies can go to jail and all us people with class whether your white or black can finally be free from losers like plies.

20Relapse - Eminem

This album is generally thought of as a poor album, so it can't be overrated. Also, and this isn't me calling it underrated, but some people absolutely tear this album apart. It isn't horrific, that award would go to encore. It actually has some good tracks that actually have some clever lyricism. I honestly think if he didn't have the stupid accent the entire album (save a few tracks), this would be thought of as a much better album, probably not good, but not abominable as some people make it - Themusicman

Relapse gets so much undeserved credit because it does what the Marshall Mathers LP 2 did better. It's also all of Encore's weaknesses doubled. - WonkeyDude98

I disagree. Relapse is actually a good album, with interesting songs, great production and good lyrics. But... Accents.

Even em himself said he didn't like it

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1. Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
2. Yeezus - Kanye West
3. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West
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1. All Eyez On Me - 2pac
2. Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas
3. Life After Death - Notorious BIG
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