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.

The Top Ten
1 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own more.

The thing is, he never fell off. You know why? Because he never was good in the first place. This is coming from an avid hip-hop head who was convinced that all the hype surrounding Wayne and how "clever" he was had to lead back to an actual trail. I was wrong, and overestimated people. They really are as simple-minded and stupid as I initially thought. This shameless piece of garbage tainted a genre and its fanbase. I listened to every single Lil Wayne project, from the Block is Hot to his latest... zero displays of true brilliance. Sure, a couple of "Hey, haha, I get it" sort of lines but nothing that transcends this level and is just absolutely shocking and mind altering. Set aside these few good lines, and there's nothing less. Substance? Barely, and when there is some he either:

A) executes it terribly

B) is uninteresting

C) both

Flow? Decent, sometimes it fits, but nothing more, no flows he has spit ever have changed rap or made me grasp my head in ...more

About you saying he isn't good lyrically, you do know Lil Wayne doesn't write his lyrics down, he freestyles and then makes minor adjustments to it after playing it back. He is the only artist to never have an official copy of his lyrics, for his albums a person of his team does it for the internet. He just straight up freestyles, He sits there and just raps what comes to his head. Him, NAS, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar, are the only rappers that still have that ability to freestyle successfully like all the rappers did in the 90's. Even Emenem has stopped freestyling and has became all about his lyrics and making sure it is all planned out correctly. Rap started out as freestyling, then pop culture turned it into something to make money off of (I was going to be a Music Major and took all these classes on it). Yeah Lil' Wayne might not be nearly as good as he was before, but that's what happens when you have produced and recorded more songs then any other artist out there today and ...more

An already poor voice would make him a bad singer, but using those vocal chops to rap makes a dire situation even worse. Not to mention how he raps about nonsense like food or how great he is, and this awful combination is about as much fun to listen to as Freddy Krugeur's finger knives on a chalkboard. An utterly terrible rapper whose success helped to ruin rap and turn it into the mess it is in today, not to mention how thanks to his Young Money record label, he has more talentless minions to inflict on the public and keep on messing up a once great genre.

He has built himself up so high that he can come out and say things that don't even make sense and people eat it up. I don't even know what he is talking about anymore. He doesn't even rhyme anymore and when he does, he is rhyming a word with the same word. He has forgotten what it is like to be a person, and has forgotten what it is like to try to be he best because we are now so brainwashed that we think he is what hip hop should be now. Easily the most overrated rapper of all time.

2 Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

Drake is the most overrated rapper for sure. Mainly because He receives a ridiculous amount of commercial success that is completely undeserved. I think He peaked too early with his 1 or 2 album. After that his music has just gotten worse and worse. His newest album (2018) was definitely his worst to date but extremely successful. Probably because he's a sellout and all he does is write songs with a catchy beat and chorus. I wouldn't even consider him a real artist because all he does is put music out that follows the same formula and has the same stupid lyrics. His flow is stiff, robotic and not noteworthy in any way. His lyrics are bland as well. There's not one thing special or unique about him or his music. I honestly think he's partly the reason rap has gone down hill in the last couple of years.

Drake can only rap about girls. Switch it up. Trying to be smooth. Who he think he is method man. I think all of the girls that listen to rap now turned it into hip-pop. Give me Ja Rule back. At least he changed it up and did some hardcore stuff. Radio doesn't want to play the hardcore stuff. Ok. But man it didn't have to come to this. BET had him top ten in the last decade. Umm. Wow and these critics on MTV2 be like yeah drake he hot. Ross he hot umm no they not and people just go ahead and listen to them instead of listening to everything out there and deciding for themselves.

He says the same exact thing on every song and people praise him for it. Kanye is a legend and his production should keep him off of this list alone. Drake does nothing to improve though. Views is his worst album to date and some of it has to do with how he NEVER tries anything new unless somebody already made millions from it first. Yeezus is an album that tested the boundaries of rap and it is a great album. Drake needs to learn from Yeezy and move out of his comfort zone to become a better artist. Is he bad? Definitely not. Overrated? Very.

Why Eminem is better than Drake in every way and why Eminem shouldn't even be on this list.

1) Eminem's songs have meaning. He raps about is life and his struggles. Drake just raps about love and things that mean nothing.

2) Eminem sounds like he means something, he raps so powerfully. Drake sounds like someone shoved an auto tune mic down his throat.

3) Eminem can rap FAST. Just listen to "Rap God" or "Speedom". Drake can't really rap any faster than a tortoise can walk.

4) Eminem is original. Who else has an alter ego called Slim Shady? Drake raps like every other rapper this decade by using the N word and sometimes using that horrible beat.

Drake is WAY overrated. Eminem shouldn't even be on this list.

3 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.

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.

Solid producer and while I'd love to give him zero credit at all - maybe second best only to Dre. As far as rapping goes, this dude is just a clown. Everything he does oozes with entitlement, the one concept that should have no place in music. His flow is boring and basically just iambic syncopated syllables and the least creative rhythms imaginable - a shame because it ruins the actual music, which I won't deny is quality. Lyrically, where do you even begin? They don't tend to make sense or carry a consistent message or tell a story. He uses his lyrics to talk to the establishment, a cornerstone in rap, but he's uninformed and generally fairly racist. It's just not good or cohesive. Having a garbage perspective on life make writing real, quality lyrics. He's basically reality T.V. in music form.

This guy is easily one of the worst rappers I have ever heard in my life. He talks about how he is the "greatest of all time" yet his actual rapping is mediocre at best. His lyrics are plain and mean absolutely nothing besides that he's a "gOd" and even when he tries to write something with actual meaning, it's just fake deep nonsense! The dude barely even has good beats! Most rappers can usually save their songs with amazing beats even without any lyrics with substance but not kanye. Just uses generic, and even outdated beats. And even when they are different, they usually end up sounding ear bleeding! Just listen to his song "On Sight" and tell me that isn't the worst beat you've ever heard in your life. Still I can give him credit that some of his beats are good. But it's uncommon. His creativity in his production does work some of the time. But one of the worst things about him isn't even in his music. It's his arrogant personality and his cancerous fanbase. He acts like an idiot ...more

The praise Kanye West gets is for his music, not his rapping. His production skills, in addition to the visceral feel of his vocal delivery, that's what people praise him for. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is an epic journey through his twisted mind with overproduced but still sort of experimental music. He doesn't simply rap over beats, he creates surreal soundscapes, draws associations, follows loose concepts,... what I mean to say is that this is barely hip hop anymore, and bothers on the progressive. He started off with pure hip hop albums, his first three were actually pretty straightforward hip hop, even though with extraordinary production. Then he started experimenting and turned more and more artful with each record. His last few albums have more in common with Björk than with any hip hop artist out there.
His lyrics aren't "skilled" from a hip hop point of view, but they are often insane and excessive, which is what is needed for his music.

4 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.

At the end of the day you have to give credit when it's due cause Jay-Z has had a big impact on hip-hop. But I never really got into his music that much.

He interviews great, and seems like a really intelligent person, but musically, he is boring compared to the greats of the past. He may be better than most of his contemporaries, although Eminem leaves him in the dust. Still, he has none of the excitement of the rapper from the golden age of the 80s and early 90s. SInce everybody falls all over themselves to say what a great rapper he is, (including a bunch of white people who never listen to him), there is no question whatsoever that he is, by far, the most overrated.

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.

Jay-Z has two good albums: 'Reasonable Doubt,' and 'The Blueprint.' 'The Black Album' is also quite a good album. His old stuff is actually very good, but now his music sucks. He got destroyed by Nas, and yet he claims that he is better than Nas, Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G, and 2Pac. Compared to them, he is on a very low level. Even Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint are slightly overrated, and for those people that say he is good because he is rich, you know nothing about rap. He is pretty overrated.

5 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.

Telling a Stan that Eminem isn't the best rapper is like telling a kid that Santa isn't real.

Eminem's two best attributes are is sense of humour and his story telling ability, and he barely uses either of them.

People say he raps about real life... When? What song? Did I miss it?

Unless this world is full of; wife beating, wannabe psychos, with an imaginary personality disorder, then I don't see how he is relatable.

Since encore, he's had the odd good song, but the rest is just "Til I Collapse" re-written in different rhyme schemes and put back over a new beat.

His ability to rhyme is second to none... Not necessarily because others can't do it, more that others don't bother or need to... But with that said, it still deserves merit and credit given where its due.

If rap was an athletic sport, Eminem would be the best rapper ever, just for going that extra mile... But it isn't... It's a poetic art form, one he uses to fight invisible haters ...more

I respect Eminem and what he's done, especially with his come up from nothing. But dude isn't anything out of the ordinary. He can flow really well, but all of his songs seem to sound the same when you get into his more recent albums (such as Recovery). He lacks creativity, his rhyme scheme is eh, his voice is annoying to listen to, and it seems as if none of his songs differentiate from each other. I feel as if he gets more credit than he deserves because he seems to be society's figure as the "only white rapper in the game", when the underground is full of white dudes with 10x the talent as Em.

And no, Macklemore is not on that list.

I couldn't agree more. Eminem in my opinion, regardless of how many albums he's sold is overrated. I'll acknowledge that he can rhyme with the best of them but his lyrics lack feeling, meaning or have no kind of message whatsoever. He lacks creativity and has only been as successful as he is because he's a gimmick (white rapper) who created a lot of controversy by insulting other performing artists. Another reason why he's sold so many albums is because he's been in an era where he's had little or no competition.. Unlike Tupac who sold millions of records in a time where rap music was thriving. And Eminem needed Dr Dre to promote him, he wouldn't have made it big relying on talent alone. He'd most likely be in the Detroit underground rap scene signed to Insane clown posse's label

I don't think people understand the meaning of the word "overrated". Overrated does NOT mean "bad", it just means it's constantly given too much credit. Anyways, Eminem is a GREAT rapper, and I may as well call him my favorite rapper of all time, up there with Kanye and Jay-Z. But his fanbase is just SO annoying. The majority of them are white boys who know nothing else about rap other than Lil' Wayne. This is especially annoying when concerning his NEWER work. For example, if he's featured on a song, all the stans will rush over to the song and skip to Eminem's verse whilst ignoring the rest of the song. Also, "Rap God" is overrated. Enough said.

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.

She is so terrible, like why do people listen to her, not just that but she has a ton of stans that hate on you for not liking. Here lyrics are very stupid as well like why does she make songs like this. She is so terrible

the walking example that just because rappers write their own lyrics doesn't mean they're good, also at least 50% of her music is pop. the only reason why she's big is because there were no female rappers who could compete with her, ironically when there was a female rapper competing with her at some point (Iggy, Cardi, Doja, Meghan) she ALWAYS got outshined for a reason.

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 feel like a majority of the people voting for her or Kanye are just edgy teens who claim to know "REAL HIPHOP! "

Her debut album was amazing, Eminem, Kanye, etc have praised her. Her song Super Bass captured pop and rap and turned it into a song with a catchy hook, not to mention it's been critically acclaimed.

Anaconda wasn't that bad of a song. Sensuality has always been a topic in rap.

7 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.

50 Cent fans, hold up for a sec. After Get Rich or Die Tryin', 50 Cent started rapping entirely about sex, drugs, and all the money he makes (listen to tracks like "Candy Shop" and "Window Shopper," for example). He basically copied Ja Rule's style of love songs, but he made them even more sexualized. 50 Cent is the reason that every rapper raps about sex nowadays; he messed up the rap game. Before he became popular, all that was on the radio was innocent R&B songs; now all we have is sex and drugs. Sad, but true.

P.S. To all of you saying that 50 Cent is a beast for getting shot so many times, beat up, and stabbed, that's really nothing to be proud of. You're not a tough guy if you're always getting your ass beat up.

Arrogant egomaniac douchebag
Three words to describe this prick.
He starts crap with everybody, makes annoying videos, he continued to get a push from interscope years after his career fell off, his fans have no idea what good music is either. 50 cent himself is such a douchebag drama queen. He was definitely a bully in high school and remains a bully to this day.
He's a miserable human being. He brags about his money but deep down he cries himself to sleep at night. Anyone that listens to this 'tard is always an arrogant miserable prick just like their little hero.
He is such a rude nasty individual, and so damn easy to hate. Although his fanbase is probably down to a few hundred or a couple thousand at least here in the states, he has lots of overseas fans in the middle east and Africa and they're all just as arrogant and slimey as he is. That same false confidence.
50 Cent fans are miserable people and I have proof. Why do you think they listen to such garbage? They ...more

First, the guy has a terrible voice. Second, he's a one trick pony, rapping about the same old tired stuff... Guns, thug life, blah, blah, blah. I mean come on it's tiring. You can't tell the same story over and over and expect to keep people's attention. Without a doubt one of the most OVERRATED

He could be a little overrated or better say he is appreciated for in the club, which is overration, but is not appreciated for real songs like many men, hustlrs ambition etc.., which is underration. Even if you consider him overrated, he could have been around number 40 or 50, NOT TOP TEN

8 Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper and record producer. In September 2007, his debut single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single was initially self-published more.

Was never overrated in the first place. He had a couple of hits and fell into obscurity. Was nothing special and will never be.

If you think he's "overrated" you most likely don't listen to rap or keep up with it, he's well known garbage.

Soulja Boy is NOT overrated. He is one of the worst rappers I've ever heard but he is NOT overrated. Overrated means people say they're the goat but they're not. Learn what overrated means for me then revote on this list

Worst lyracist ever. He absolutely refuses to use more than three words in any of his songs. In his biggest hit, he was just singing nonsense. Soulja Boy, I can't wait for you to leave the music industry.

I just wanted to say, 50cent is an insane rapper, probably my favourite mainstream rapper, Songs like many men prove this. Although after his first Album he got ghost writers to all his raps ( just like most mainstream rappers such as dr dre and Eminem). If you want to listen to fiddy's best albums listen to his underground rap music such as ' power of the dollar' or 'Gods plan '. Furthermore if u wanna listen to true hip hop music then listen to proper underground music such as Pete Rock and C.L smooth, Eric B and Rakim or MF Doom; all it takes is a bit of research.

9 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.

Mediocre at best, and at worst his music is utter ear poison. Casein point, Black & Yellow which sounds ironically enough like The Twilight Zone theme, considering the song is about as scary as some of its episodes. And not to mention how his wonderfully diverse topics like cars, smoking pot and how great he is makes him not only mundane as hell, but contributes to rap's current negative image.

The only time he really rapped was in "Young, Wild & Free" with Snoop Dogg. Why does every rapper nowadays rap about 24K Magic and getting rich and crap. So unoriginal. I'm gonna be a rapper when I grow up, and I'll adding a new flavor to The Rap Game like G-Eazy, one of my inspirations.

Some of his early songs were pretty good, but even then he had no lyrical talent or ability to flow. He makes party songs and stoner songs and while those are good sometimes, they are not lyrically strong and do not showcase his flow.

He's insane. how do you guys hate him? His voice is soothing, yet he is rapping about getting high and having good times as well, he's not some dumb hoe like Lil Wayne spitting garbage ass bars.

10 Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., (born October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

Snoop holds his place rightfully as one of g-funk's pioneers. His work on Dre's The Chronic and his album Doggystyle held it down among the golden rap albums of the early 90's including Ready to Die, Illmatic, All Eyez On Me, The Infamous, Hard To Earn, Enter The Wu Tang etc. He's not much to talk about now but will remain one of rap's biggest influences when the g-funk era blasted through pop culture in the US. One, two three and to the four...Who doesn't recognize that? He deserves a higher all time rank then most give him.

I believe Snoop Dogg is more of an "Icon" than a rapper now a days. However, I do argue that his older records, particularly records recorded with "Dr. Dre", are classic rap and hip hop records. Therefore, I do not believe that Snoop Dogg should be in the top 10 simply because I no longer take him seriously as an artist. If you take into regards his older music, he could, arguably, go down in the top 10 rappers or hip hop artists of all time.

Literally the most overrated rapper of all time next to Jay-Z. I can't believe people think this guy is any good. His first album was cool and that's literally it. Out of any song, any album he has ever put out. He's not nice, especially compared to the lyricists of our time. People think "oh it's snoop dogg, it must be good rap". Just the opposite my friend. He's just a big face in the game so people overrate him.

Snoop holds his place rightfully as one of g-funk's pioneers. His work on Dre's The Chronic and album Doggystyle held it down among the golden rap albums of the early 90's including Illmatic, Ready to Die, All Eyez On Me, The Infamous, Hard to Earn, Enter the Wu Tang etc. He may not be much to talk about now but helped usher in the g-funk era that exploded into pop culture in the 90's.

The Contenders
11 Macklemore Ben Haggerty, (born, June 19, 1983) known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

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.

SO OVERRATED I CANNOT HANDEL! I met him last summer and he is nothing like the way he paints himself to be! Acts as though he's a down to earth cool kind of guy but really this wouldn't be seen dead wearing thrift shop clothing! Honestly everything he had on was designer and it was like I was too much of a peasant for him to speak t me! He's fake in his music and says what people want him to hear! Think about it guys he's always rapping about issues the world is facing at the time.. nowhere near genuine! IF you listen to Tupac you hear the raw emotion and different moods.. but with mackelmore its always the same thing! Always attempting to reel you in with some sappy story!

My opinion but just think about it guys...

Listen to the whole damn album before you judge Macklemore. I used to think his stuff was okay, Thrift Shop was good but not amazing (talked about materialism and consumerism, had a great beat, and clever rhymes). Then I listened to Neon Cathedral, White Walls, One Thousand Hours, Same Love, Wings, Jimmy Iovine, and A Wake. Seriously, his stuff rocks.

He is Ok but he does get more credit than he deserves, I'm not saying he sucks, but he is kinda monotonous and thrift shop was easily the worst song off the heist and it still got the most success. No offense to his fans but he is overrated, good but overall very mediocre

12 T.I. Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, GA.

My current most hated rapper. This guy typifies the ignorant criminal culture Americans with brains hate rap for. He has nothing to say, his flow is nonexistent, and his voice is grating. He's much worse than Jay Z, although far less popular, but he's definitely a contender for the title of worst current rapper.

Very overrated. I've noticed that on most T.I. songs where he has features or is featured on, he always spits last almost as if he's the main attraction. Kinda like DMX back in the day. T.I. isn't a very good rapper in my opinion. Very overrated, with lukewarm lyrics.

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

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

13 Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

I don't understand how this guy ranks that high on people's goat lists, he's honestly a pretty disappointing rapper as a whole. He had potential, but he wasted most of it all on his trash music and garbage lyrics. Basically a harder version of Lil Wayne, a punchline rapper with no substance or storytelling ability.

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.

He has potential to be great, but the problem is that he almost never takes himself seriously and his lyrics are very predictable. He can only rap about sex in so many ways before it gets old. He needs to rap about his life or something for once. T.I. is way better and shouldn't even be on the list.

Overrated for his lyricism which honestly isn't that great. Punchline rappers are honestly the worst kind of rappers, just look at Lil Wayne. You need more than punchlines and shock value to be a good lyricist.

14 Chief Keef Keith Farelle Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois.

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 is a descrase to hip hop and should've never been able to get recognition.any person that says he's good never should step foot in a studio. Rappers these days don't rap for the love of what they do; it will always be about money and women (who wouldn't care for them if they weren't rich). Plzzz! Leave rap to the people that want to be heard.

He's an embarrassment to my race. I mean, yo! You know just about everyone in america is close minded and believe whatever the media tells them.

He needs to take a shower, brush his teeth, and pull his pants up before he even says anything.

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

She'd be a great voice for Princess Daisy of Sarasa Land (the kingdom where Inky the cyan ghost (from the Pac-Man franchise) will be performing Jay Sean's "Down feat. Lil' Wayne + Your Favorite Martian" whereas Inky the cyan ghost has the same voice as Jay Sean (also known as by his full name "Kamaljit Singh Jhooti". Also, Iggy Azalea (aka "Amethyst Amelia Kelly would be a great voice for Coco Bandicoot who is similar to Princess Daisy of Sarasaland, even according to Scratchpad Wiki.

I'm a white girl who wears Abercrombie, but I listen to Tupac, and I know that she's NOT the realest. She's just a pop act who produces armies of white girls who think their hard core because they listen to "rap". Everyone I know is like that.

She's white, so obviously people will know her and if you try to say anything bad about her, you're racist. It's honestly gotten so bad to the point where I say that Nicki Minaj is more tolerable than Iggy.

She can't rap. She's already got success because she's a white girl so white girls like her but her songs a terrible. She's just so fake. Just hope she stops an lets real rappers to it

16 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.

This guy... This guy. When ever I'm in the convo on rappers and just rap in general, Hopsin. Rappers are people, but before you castrate me read further. This man has been putting fire to rap for years now. He raps on what he sees, what he hate that no one ever brings up in the,"whats messed up about the world conversations. I can relate to some of his music. Not the sadistic that does remind me of Em, but remember what Em raps about himself. Other rappers on this list acknowledge him as great which wouldn't matter because his fan base is growing rapidly. He created his own "Label." Freestyle is ridiculous.

Ok. Hopsin has some great songs, but he is not a "lyric God" like people make out. His ill mind series has people going crazy, especially Ill mind 7. Just because he raps about "deep" stuff about God doesn't make it good... I don't get why people were out about that line: "I'm not reading that book because a human wrote it" it's not that good, his beats are catchy and his flow is good, but his lyrics aren't amazing, just adequate

Overrated rapper with a corny flow, wack lyrics and disses rappers that are better than him too much, like Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar.

Best rapper alive. I love Eminem but this guy speaks the truth. Ill mind of hopsin 5 is one of the best things I've ever heard. Should be up there with pac

17 Gucci Mane Radric Delantic Davis, known professionally as Gucci Mane, is an American rapper who has released 12 studio albums and over 70 mixtapes. In 2007, he founded his own label, 1017 Records. He helped to pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy. more.

The dude has a huge discography...a huge discography full of trash! People often compare his work ethic to that of 2Pac's, but the difference is that 2Pac's music was actually good!

Gucci Mane sucks with all respects. Dude can only rap about a brick of cocaine, and even had a mixtape cover where he's pretending to cut off Jay-Z's head. Guwop deserves no where NEAR the amount of attention he gets.

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!

His name means

Gucci = underwear
Mane = hair

So his name basically means underwear head. Plus, he's boring and has no charisma whatsoever.

18 Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director. more.

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 copies Eminem? I'm sorry but how? Everything is completely different, the flow, the beats, the lyrics etc... Plus he doesn't deserve a spot in this list, in fact, I believe he is underrated

He's basically a black Eminem. Will say dumb to just get attention. Every song of his belongs in the trash period.

Tyler copies slim shady so much and no one catches it or says it cause tyler says he respects him so much.

19 Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

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

This list is cancer... If anything Cudi is severly underrated. Ya his new album is awful but listen to pretty much every previous album and mixtape and its creative and far from the garbage that most "rap connoisseurs" listen to. Get real people

Kid cudi has his own style and his lyrics are amazing although his new album indicud is terrible and cudi got to cocky. Man on the moon to me is one of the best albums I have ever listen too

Y is he even on this he's my favorite music I on hands down. I cnt even consider most of his music rap because how creative he is

20 The Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game more.

His first few albums were good, his verse on Nas' "Hustlers" was really good, but after that he fell off pretty hard, started making songs with Lil Wayne and other wack rappers, he lost what made him good in the first place. I guess that's what happens when you surround yourself with Kardashians. Dude is too busy worrying about which one of the kartrashians he's gonna screw next and needs to worry about his rap lyrics.

Was one of the best rappers in mid 2000's. I mean the documentary and doctors advocate are strait classics. Lax was pretty good too but fell off so hard after that. I was so disappointed when jesus piece came out, I was so excited to hear it but it was that Lil Wayne auto tune B.S. rap. It's to bad such a great hard core west coast rapper had to fall off like that.

Dude tries to act all hard and gritty in his videos, but he is a fraud. I don't care if he is a blood or not, he is still representing this image just because he thinks it's a cool look and makes him look tough. Whatever, this dude is phony as they come and just does not have any true talent. He has to drop peoples names on every verse to finish his lines.

Dudes obsessed with comparing himself to everyone else. He ways claims to be the "king" and puts himself in the same category as pac, but nobody else gives him this title. He just repetitively states it in every song. How can he be the best when all his comparisons are to other rappers?

21 John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. more.

Yeah! I saw a video of John Cena rapping and he sounded like . He's nothing but a mere wannabe... And he probably can't even rhyme anything.

Lol. Some people don't realize that he did rap. Also he isn't really a wrestler he's in WWE the fake pro Wrestling league. I'm an actual wrestler and I don't think that John Cena classifies or anyone in WWE because in wrestling we don't kick people we wrestle them

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

Guess we can cross rapping AND acting as career possibilities for John Cena.

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

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.

Obviously... even though certain guys like Eminem, Snoop Dogg, etc. are overrated, at least their music is good! Much less their voice. His voice is crap, and in the song all I do is win, he and DJ Khaled should swap spots. Khaled sings, Rick Ross shouts his name and that's it. Would make the song PERFECT.

He is absolute trash lyrically. He does not use complex rhyme schemes. He does not do multi-syllabic rhyming. He does not have any special kind of flow, he just says one bar then the next. He is bland.

Phoney cliche actor.
Everyone who has ever been affected by the system should boycott and check this obese punk wannabe correctional officer.

23 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."

How can he be overrated if most people don't like him? Overrated is not the same as overexposed.

Flo Rida shouldn't be on the list, he has great lyrics that motivates you to take on life.

Name a memorable Flo Rida verse. Don't worry I'll wait.

He used to be good. Then he went full dance/pop. He should go back to hip hop.

24 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.

How to know if your listening to 2chainz

He would:

- Mention women and sex in the same sentence
- Brag about his money as if he were Donald Trump
- say he's wearing Louis Vuitton, Versace,or Gucci
- say the n-word a million times!
- Sound like a drug addict who relapsed a lot
- Say yaaaehh for no reason
- Scream 2CHHAAAIIINZZZ in the beginning of a song

I actually think he's the best recording artist out there. And consistent. He did recycle Cam'ron's flow though. People just don't notice because of his southern accent. He definitely picked up where Cam'ron left off when he had everybody wearing pink.

He's a joke, he's not supposed to be taken seriously and for the most part isn't taken seriously. I don't even like him but How the hell is that overrated?

So bad that I'm convinced he's trolling. I think he knows he's bad but he also knows he's getting payed all the same from idiots eating it up.

25 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.

By far the most overrated "rapper"... Granted he has a few catchy (mainstream) songs that are to good to club to, like 'Wild Wild Love' and 'Give Me Everything' but other than that is absolute garbage. No lyrical ability at all just the ability to put on a good front to sell records... I even hate the way he looks.

The previous comment says it all. One of the biggest jokes in the entire history of recorded music. JOKE! How can anyone see him on stage doing that goofy dance with his arms up in the air and not laugh.

He doesn't rap about anything Passionate or Dear to Him. Other rappers such as Tupac, and Eminem put everything in their lyrics. Pitbull is just a fake phony that collaborates with Pop Singers.

Pure pop trash. Only appealed to morons that were completely ignorant of the genre and couldn't even grasp it on a surface level. No memorable bars, beats, nothing. Just terrible.

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