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 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop "artist" and is often referred to as one of the worst "rappers" of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking ...read more.

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.

He's not overrated, everybody hates him. Overrated does not mean "worst", it means someone or something that is given too much hype and credit.

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

I love this guy what is wrong wit yall

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2 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

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 no talent whatsoever

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3 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

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. - Volcadolacious

RUBBISH - HufflepuffGeekGirl

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4 Kanye West 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 ...read more.

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

Guys we are talking about rap = lyrics kanye gives great music but not great raps

He's an ass but the man manipulates music like few others can. He's earlier stuff is brilliant

WHAT? Kanye is a great artist. Yes, he samples other people's music, but do you even know what sampling is? It's when you take someone else's music and turn it into something completely different. And all music/poetry includes repetition. It's part of music. Get over yourself.

Kanye West is underrated. People get so caught up in the Taylor Swift saga and how he married a Kardashian. Guarantee all the people that hate on him have never listened to his music. Listen to songs like Hey Mama, I wonder, Touch the Sky, and All Falls Down and I you'll realize he isn't an arrogant S.O.B that everyone thinks he is. - Iam_rsdxii

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5 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

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.

This list is not for the worst rappers. And I don't really consider herself as one, she is different and has an interesting flow. I'm not saying she's the greatest though... - DarkInk

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.

Calls herself the queen of rap

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6 Eminem 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 ...read more.

Most overrated? Nah he's underrated!

He actually is overrated. I'm not saying he sucks, he just gets more credit than he deserves, especially for his mediocre new stuff. The problem is, people that don't know anything about hip hop are voting on this list and the only two rappers they have heard of is the infamously hated Lil Wayne, and the famously loved Eminem.

There are so many other rappers out there like Nas (and that's a more mainstream example) that are arguably more talented than Eminem. The biggest reason he is listened to so much is because white kids like rap too, but they feel that they have to listen to white rappers to relate, and Eminem is the most mainstream and socially acceptable one out there. Em himself has even admitted that if he wasn't white, he wouldn't be half as popular as he is.

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.

Just because he raps about life doesn't mean he isn't overrated. - hype

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

Overrated doesn't mean bad, it even says it at the beginning of the list... How can you people be so oblivious - DarkInk

People the list is most overrated not worst.

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7 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.

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...

Nothing But a G thang was amazing
The Next Episode was a great meme
Still DRE was amazing
anything after that piece of crap - xNorway

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8 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.

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 - llamaboy17

This meaning less guy is so terrible I turn down the radio the moment I hear this soft voice

Everyone thinks he's cool just because he smokes weed, he sucks he can't even rap.
Also he's about as gangster as my socks

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9 Soulja Boy Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

So overrated its not even funny

I don't find him overrated, I mean nobody even listens to him. He had one hit pop song that one only popular because of the dance, the guys a joke.

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

I don't think Soulja boy is overrated. I'm not saying he's good, but let's face it, do you know a single person who is still blasting Crank That. Didn't think so. - Killerdrummer

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10 Macklemore Macklemore Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

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.

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...

There's worse. - AussieJo

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The Contenders

11 50 Cent 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.

No story telling? All he does is tell stroies. Have you ever listened to the song Many Men?

You people don't understand that rap and you don't understand what people in inner cities go through. He is real.

50 cent has a good baritone and a good flow. He's a lot more listenable than a lot of the shouters and whiners. He can't be overrated because he's kind of history now.

yes

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12 Rick Ross 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. - PrincelyVirtu

He is my favorite phony rapper. Very delusional in this ability to be a Boss/ King Pin.

This fat prick should be number 1. Fake thug drug dealer no lyrics talks about the same bs over and over.

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.

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

I'm embarrassed he is even a rapper people have heard of

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

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.

Love Sosa was decent but most of his music is trash - venomouskillingmachine

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

One of the most underrated rapper in history

He Was In The Worst Song In History Which Was Justin Bieber's Baby

The old Luda was a battle rapper. He still got it, but you gotta piss him off. He's lyrically inclined. You better go back to his old and see what he's really capable of.

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. - DaWyteNight

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

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

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.

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.

Why tf is she not higher on the list. fancy is a song I hate. she has such a weird voice. her chance on XXL killed her career to me. every song just sucked and I hate ALL of them. I think macklemore actually does better than iggy. them both being overrated, iggy is but not really macklemore. Macklemore has more than thrift shop, gemini album, can't hold us, cadillac, white privelege.

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16 Pitbull Pitbull

His Raps Suck, the only way he can connect a verse to the next is by saying a similar phrase in Spanish.

To Rap Like Putbull Follow these Steps:
1-say Dale
2-Name 3 Cities Over and over Again
3-Mumble nonsense in Spanish
4-Rap about Sex
5-Act like someone who is on a ton of drugs
6-Bang JLo

I agree! He sounds the same in every single song! It just keeps getting more boring... And yet more annoying!

More cancerous version of wiz khalifa. - Shiv_Yadav

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17 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

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

HE SHOULD BE A TOP TEN... BUT THEN HE IS MORE OF A POP SINGER THAN A RAPPER

A rapper who might just be worse than Pitbull and Jason Derulo...

Black version of pitbull

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18 Gucci Mane Gucci 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!

Yeah Gucci is pretty over rated, I mean he has a lot of music, I mean a LOT of music... But its mostly trash, absolute garbage

Gucci isn't really overrated...no one really knows him. But! I do hate him, he was involved in Break Up by Mario. - WonkeyDude98

Gucci mane is a stupid mane!

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19 T.I. 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 from Atlanta, Georgia.

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

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

TI should be nowhere near this list - DaWyteNight

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20 Tyler, The Creator 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.

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

I kinda liked Cherry Bomb... I don't think he's that overrated

BOO!

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