Top Ten Bad Rappers People Think Are Good

The Top Ten

1 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the most iconic rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The more.

His bars range from decent to mediocre to cringe-worthy to downright terrible.

This guy has literally sucked for over 2 decades!

He's the laughingstock

Lil Wayne may have Grammies, but he is not a good rapper. All he raps about is girls, money, and weed.

2 Travis Scott Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and musician from Houston, Texas.

Tons of autotune. Although I must admit Sicko Mode was a guilty pleasure of mine. - DarkBoi-X

Autotune, autotune, autotune and more autotune! No real talent, his music is just randomness and nothing worth hearing.

He just has catchy songs, but he is not a good lyricist at all. - DaWyteNight

Scott Travis > Travis Scott

3 Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016.

He is pretty mediocre, no wonder why fans of him also tend to like rappers like ski mask the slump god.

Look, I've given this guy a chance, but he's honestly not very good and even so far as trash.

Don't just tell me that I haven't listened to him just because I call him trash, I listened to Ta13OO and I was unimpressed

He sucks, he just looked good compared to Uzi, Yachty and 21 Savage.

4 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.

Pretty mediocre overall - DaWyteNight

Nope he's good - venomouskillingmachine

He's terrible! I can tell., Hip-Hop isn't your thing, is it? You were just bored and decided to comment on a Hip-Hop list. - RobertWisdom

He has so many classics - ShrekTheGoat

5 Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

Iggy Azalea is trash. Easily the worst female rapper that exists. - AlphaQ

Where is she now?
Answer: Non-exsistant - BreakFastBeast2005

6 Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang". more.

My god shes terrible whats worse is that they think 1 or 2 "good" songs make her a good artist and makes up for the bad songs she has (Which is pretty much all of them) so yeah shes one of the worst musicans of all time if you can even call her one. - christangrant

She is retarded. Not as retarded as retardi b but still very retarded. - TheArtOfBars

She's a good rapper people think are bad - ProPanda

7 Chance the Rapper Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Overrated "artistic" garbage - TheArtOfBars

Sounds like lil wayne - Genesyis

8 Young Jeezy Young Jeezy is a hip hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is most known for his album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101", his loud, distinctive rap voice, his song "Put On", his longtime beef with rapper Gucci Mane, and for his tough talk and street lyrics.

He sucks so bad it's not even funny. Listening to him rap is so painful because he always says the same thing and he is so very slow at it. People say Birdman is painful to listen to because he raps slow, but this guy is worse. - TheArtOfBars

He is literally terrible. He says the same thing in every verse, and he is so very slow at it, it is so painful to listen to him. I'd honestly rather listen to Gucci Mane, at least Gucci doesn't sound like he's rapping while he's on the toilet. - DaWyteNight

Great news for hip hop fans: Young Jeezy announced that after his next album, he will be retiring from rap! Can I get an Amen? Thank the heavens! Everybody rejoice!

TERRIBLE rapper! - RobertWisdom

9 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, songwriter, television personality and more.

Come on people, maybe she isn't necessarily a great rapper but she's definitely not as horrible as y'all make it out to be - StarlightSpanks

Yeah she is, listen to her older songs like Stripper Ho before she had a ghostwriter - DaWyteNight

I don't know who is more retarded, retardi b herself or people who think she has talent! - TheArtOfBars

Bad rapper but I'd still smash though

Maybe not after she revealed that she hasn't showered in two weeks though. - DaWyteNight

It's still baffling that anyone can think she's good. You'd have to have an IQ of -20 to like this crap! - DaWyteNight

10 Future

He is very bad, he is totally mist

The Contenders

11 Fabolous

This man is a bore to listen to. He ruins any song he is featured in with his lazy, uninspired bad puns about absolutely nothing. I'm so glad hip hop left this guy in the early 2000's where he belongs. I'm pretty sure this guy inspired other boring rappers who rap about absolutely nothing in the most generic way, such as Wale and Big Sean. So garbage! - TheArtOfBars


12 Ski Mask the Slump God Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, born April 18, 1996, is an American rapper and songwriter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is well known for his goofy and sometimes nonsensical lyrics and songs and his fast flows, as well as for collaborating with the late XXXTentacion.

He is actually terrible, why is this even a debate?

He is literal trash - DaWyteNight

He sucks, and his flow isn't that great!

13 Schoolboy Q Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California.

Just trash all around

Horrible rapper! What on earth did K Dot see in him?

He suck

14 Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

If you say he's good, then you're basically saying using ghostwriters is okay. - DaWyteNight

This guy calls himself the "Greatest Rockstar that ever lived" then goes and forgets the lyrics to Bohemian Rhapsody oh yeah he's truly the greatest Rockstar of all time (sarcasm) - christangrant

Wait how is he higher than Iggy - Genesyis

15 Danny Brown Daniel Dewan Sewell, known professionally as Danny Brown, is an American rapper. He is best known for his individuality, being described by MTV as "one of rap's most unique figures in recent memory".

Terrible cornball rapper with a god-awful voice.

He's trash

16 Kodak Black Bill K. Kapri is an American rapper better known by his stage name Kodak Black. He is noted for his singles "Roll in Peace", "Tunnel Vision", and "No Flockin", as well as his numerous legal issues.

He's actually really good though

He's actually good though

17 Big Sean Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

Painfully boring, mediocre and corny. - DaWyteNight

He's good - venomouskillingmachine

He is 'ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass'

18 Wale Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better known by his stage name Wale, is an American recording artist, record producer and actor.

Wale, literally the most boring rapper on the earth. - DaWyteNight

19 Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, more.

He's definitely overrated, but he isn't a bad rapper. - DaWyteNight

Because lots of people call him a top 5 lyricist or top 5 best rapper of all time and he isn't that good in terms of his lyrics or his flow, there are just a lot of better lyricists than him in my opinion. - DaWyteNight

20 Missy Elliott Melissa Arnette Elliott is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.

She's more of an artist than an emcee. Her music and production was dope but lyrically? No. - RobertWisdom

She sucks, like bad. How did people actually accept her as a good artist? I guess it's just cause "she's black and she's female" give me a break!

We can thank this woman for all the horrible female rappers we have nowadays. I get that her music was "fun" and "empowering for women" but I just can't take her seriously as an MC. - DaWyteNight

Yeah... she's trash. People just must be caught up in nostalgia to think that she was good. - TheArtOfBars

21 Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.

Sorry guys it's Rick Ross - DaLizts

What? The legendary Rick Ross who has one of the most consistent discographies in hip hop, with 15 classics under his belt?

22 Jadakiss Jason Terrance Phillips (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is known for being a member of the group The Lox, as well as being a member of the Ruff Ryders collective and for his solo work. His first solo album, Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, more.

Kiss the Game Goodbye? How about "Kiss Jada Goodbye", because no one in their right mind should be forced to listen to this man for an entire album.

Only idiotic Eminem worshippers who for the thousandth time, KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT HIP-HOP say Jadakiss is bad. The Hip-Hop community says Jada's one of the greats and is one of the most respected. People who think Eminem thinks the only rapper think Jadakiss is bad. Who's right? Hip-Hop community or delusional Eminem fans? - RobertWisdom

When I think of the greatest rappers of all time, the name Jadakiss never pops up, and for good reason.

He's honestly very overrated in the hip hop community, and I am not even a Eminem fan. He's just not that good, some people call him 'top 5 dead or alive' nope, no way. That's laughable.

23 Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.

I never knew who the hell this dude was until Happy Ending, and considering how horrible that is, I don't have any expectations for this guy. - StarlightSpanks

Lol what are you smoking? Hop is one of the new school rappers who actually has that rare thing called talent. - TheArtOfBars

More like a great rapper who ignorant people think is trash - DaWyteNight

Wrong.He's a great rapper. - DarkBoi-X

24 Silento Richard Lamar Hawk, better known by his stage name Silentó, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known for his debut single "Watch Me", which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100.

Yeah because so many people think silent is good. - DaWyteNight

Nobody thinks he's good - TheArtOfBars

25 Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.

Let the man rest in peace - TheArtOfBars

26 Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Who cares about Tyga?!

27 Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."

He's overhated, most people don't think he's good. He isn't the most skilled rapper but he can actually spit when he wants to in songs like Never, Why You Up In Here, Live Your Life remix, Act Like You Know, Rewind, Gotta Eat for example. He isn't as skilled as Pitbull, but he isn't complete trash either he just chooses to make catchy pop-rap music instead and it works for him. - DaWyteNight

Da hell? This guy is one of the best lyricists in hip hop today along with Sage the Gemini. Who put him on here?

Flo Rida is actually trash. But he kinda does get hate. - AlphaQ

It takes a genius to understand him, that's why his lyrics go over your heads.

28 Pusha T

He sucks

More like Pusha T(rash)

He's good - venomouskillingmachine

29 Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.
30 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg more.

He's overrated as hell, but he isn't bad. It's just that since he's become mainstream he doesn't even try very hard and he gets away with it. Just listen to Overly Dedicated and Section.80 and then go listen to GKMC and DAMN to see his huge drop in quality. - DaWyteNight

"Overrated overhyped mediocrity that the masses eat up" is better than Flo Rida's overrated, overhyped awfulness that the masses eat up for sure! - RobertWisdom

He is a good rapper, it's just that his music sucks.


Get him off the list

31 Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
32 Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born on September 8, 1987.
33 XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

Ever since his debut album 17 dropped, he's taken a huge decline in quality. - AlphaQ

...I get it, his death is horrible, but that doesn't make him a good artist.
It's not even just his manipulative, lazy lyrics, it's also the production of the songs that's also godawful.
And if you want a non-manipulative song that still sucks hard listen to "LOOK AT ME! "
(Ready for a bunch of threats from kids who think his death automatically makes him a good rapper) - StarlightSpanks

34 The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only more.

One of the most overrated, overhyped, basic, average, mediocre rappers of all time. I've said it before and I'll say it again, the only reason why Biggie Smalls worked was because of the bangin' production on his albums. Dumb people will always say otherwise and say no, it was his lyrics and flow that made his albums so great, but I kid you not if he had been rapping over slightly less exciting beats, those same people would call him boring and mediocre. He was not that lyrical, and his flow was nothing too special. People always complain about how today's rappers only rap about money, cars, clothes and hoes, but newsflash, that's what your favorite overrated rapper Biggie Smalls did to. So Biggie influenced all the money/hoes rap we have today, how yall like that? Even A$AP Rocky is a better rapper rapper than Biggie, he has better flow, more topic variety, better lyrics and better music. But the same people who love Biggie will call Asap trash and say he only raps about money and ...more

He's actually really bad, I don't know what people see in him. Nas could destroy this joker with just one bar, and Illmatic was good not just for it's production but also for it's lyrics, unlike Biggie's ready to die which was only good for it's phat beats and catchy hooks. Illmatic still holds up and gets praised to this day, but who the hell still bangs Ready to Die or Life After Death?

Fat, overrated, disgusting, disturbing, worthless, childish, degrading, no talent. Plus, I'm pretty sure this guy was a closet homosexual which is frowned upon in hip hop. He also rapped about kidnapping and raping children in the butt...yeah...wonderful rapper...very inspirational...gimme a break! At least 2Pac tried to uplift people.

This guy was the beginning of the end of hip hop honestly. He is the definition of commercialized crap.

35 Post Malone Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.
36 Playboi Carti
37 Pimp C

He was good at producing and singing, but he should have left the rapping to Bun B. - TheArtOfBars

38 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, known by his stage names 2 Chainz and formerly Tity Boi, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia, and is often regarded as one of the most mediocre rappers of recent years. He started out in the southern rap duo Playaz Circle with fellow rapper Dolla Boy, before he would become more.
39 Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.
40 G-Eazy Gerald Earl Gillum, better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.

He sucks - DaWyteNight

He's good - venomouskillingmachine

41 Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

This guy isn't on the same level as other legendary rappers from his time like Nas. And he's not the God MC, Rakim is the God MC. This guy literally has like 15 albums and people only still talk about three of them to this day, that should say something. He should've retired after the Black Album because other than American Gangster everything after that was crap. - DaWyteNight

42 CupcakKe Elizabeth Eden Harris, better known by her stage name, cupcakKe, is a rapper, singer, and songwriter. She was born on May 31, 1997 in Chicago, United States. Although she is best known for her sexually explicit lyrics, cupcakKe was raised in a church and is still a devout Christian.
43 Trippie Redd Michael Lamar White IV, known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.
44 Joe Budden

Jump Off Joey's an animal. Everybody in Slaughterhouse is. - RobertWisdom

45 French Montana Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper. Born in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13 years old.

Does anybody think he's good? All he does is be featured on other people's songs. - TheArtOfBars

46 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

I wouldn't say every one of his songs is great, but he's got some pretty solid stuff so ye - StarlightSpanks

Everyone hates the rappers above. Eminem is type worst rapper of all time. - 445956

The hate this man gets smh - Genesyis

Get him off the list!

47 Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.

Good rapper who most people think is bad because they've been listening to the wrong songs. This guy can actually spit when he wants to but he chooses to make pop-rap music instead. He's not nas or K-Rino, but he can actually spit at a higher level than he is given credit for. Listen to Amore, give them what they ask for, hustler's withdrawal, blood is thicker than water, 305 Anthem, melting pot etc. People are probably only hearing him on Usher/Enrique/J-Lo songs which isn't an accurate representation of his skill. - DaWyteNight

Ehhh...he's pretty good

Off the list

48 Young Thug Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He became known for his commercial debut single 'Stoner', as well as other songs such as 'Check', 'Digits', and 'Best Friend' more.
49 Lil Jon Jonathan Smith, better known by his stage name Lil Jon, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, DJ and actor.

Nobody thinks he's nice. - RobertWisdom

50 Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

What? How is Pac a bad rapper? - DaWyteNight

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