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. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...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

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 ...more

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2 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

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

I don't know how people think that Kanye West is overrated, he's actually pretty good. Just think, would you rather listen to the crappy rappers we have today? Or would you rather listen to Kanye?

Or how about you listen to the many rappers who rap circles around Kanye. - DaWyteNight

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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 on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

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

I would clicked on Lil Wayne, but you all already think he sucks so he's not overrated, nor is Kanye, he's getting better, have you heard Watch the Throne, he annihilates Jay Z on every track, I just wish he'd keep it up instead of stooping to the GOOD music s***. But in the end I decided to pick Drake. He might have been good at first but now he stoops to this YMCMB tradition of rapping about money and pussy. Even his most poetic love song, "Best I Ever Had" was pretty wack around the end, once again rapping about p**** instead of being deep. His verse on Trey Songz, "Unusual" was by far the wackest s*** I ever heard, he's not so great on bed now is he.

Don't get me wrong, his R&B is dope, and I bet he'll improve on his love raps, but for now he is so overrated. He's not a legend yet, stop treating him like one.

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4 Jay-Z 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 ...read more.

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 sold his soul for fame, he's a hardcore satanist & he steals a lot from biggie. He's hands down the most overrated of all time.

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5 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

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 ...more

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6 Nicki Minaj 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", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". ...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.

I don't like her music but she is not overrated as she was never very highly respected to begin with. Has a few decent verses of her own but no one remembers anything she has done since her verse on Kanye's "Monster"

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7 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.

Go to hell he's UNDERRATED And one of those only rappers who raps about what he does he’s underrated unlike Tupac and biggie

Okay, first if all, everyone has their signature style of rapping! His is "story-telling" as you put it. At least his raps have meaning in it, and is original in every way! - WaffleTea

50? Story telling? Lol. He just generically spews out gun lines, money, and hoes. Nothing more, nothing less. - RobertWisdom

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8 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

I hate him but he is not overrated as no rap fans like him. He only sold copies because of mainstream music listeners. - KylePeake2

He wasn't influential whatsoever, he crazy dissing all these rap geniuses - benjigoo

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9 Wiz Khalifa 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.

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

Worst rapper of all time. Absolutely no talent or substance whatsoever

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10 Snoop Dogg 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.

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

He's funny - Luckys

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...

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The Contenders

11 Macklemore 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.

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.

1 hit wonder

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...

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12 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 born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, GA.

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 like him.

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

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13 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 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

The woman goes by the name "Iggy". Let that sink in

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.

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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.

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.

Can't possibly be compared to the true greats of hip hop.

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.

One of the most underrated rapper in history

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15 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.

I never can understand a word that comes out of this guys mouth! His rhyming is so childish you can tell he's a dumb hoodlum. Can't believe we went from Rakim, Tupac, Biggie to this

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16 Hopsin 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.

Get him off the list, or at least, out of the top 50. - DaWyteNight

He's overrated, this guy is just another fake woke rapper. - AlphaQ

Man, look at those eyes!

REMOVE THAT PICTURE OH DEAR GOD

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17 Gucci Mane 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. ...read more.

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.

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

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

Are you kidding me this guys so cool, his lyrics sre just to good, and so is his rapping

Kid Cudi is great

Kid cudi is not only a rapper, but also has a great singing voice. His beats are mesmerizing, and each of his songs has a meaning to them. Give him a try you will not regret it. He should be number 1

He's not even overrated

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19 The Game 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 ...read 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. - DaWyteNight

The Game is the greatest hands down!

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?

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.

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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. ...read more.

Nah, he's not that noticed compared to other rappers. - AlphaQ

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.

What! why is he on this list?

I like Tyler - CartoonCriticizer

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21 John Cena 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. ...read more.

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

He's not a rapper unless "My Time is Now" (or whatever it is) counts as a rap

John Cena is a joke right... ? - KylePeake

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

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22 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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23 Flo Rida 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."

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...

First verse of I Cry is good, however he went pop.

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24 2 Chainz 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 ...read more.

Seriously how was he not on this list?

This guy rhymes are out dated the cashmoney era has talked about money so this guy is late when you hear him talk about it

Stop taking 2 chainz seriously, its just fun music. He makes dumb as rock lyrics on purpose.

Two chainz raps like SILK THE SHOCK. HIS verses are like cat in a hat rhymes. So if you like the Dr Suess book. 2 chainz gets his style from a children's book. Just like Birdman

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25 Trinidad James Trinidad James Nicholas Williams, better known by his stage name Trinidad James, is an American rapper based out of Atlanta, Georgia.

He's not overrated. He sucks, but everybody hates him.

A corny Jamaican fool with no talent.

This dude sounds he need to blow his nose.

Can't freestyle to save his life.

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26 Pitbull 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.

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!

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.

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27 DMX DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970.

Again, all the people who don't know about Hip-Hop put this grimey street poet on here. - RobertWisdom

What dmx is good, he have different style and listen to the song slippin

His first album, "It's Dark and Hell Is Hot" was great and a classic but he could never make anything half as good after that and became too mainstream with big radio singles. I consider him the east coast Snoop Dogg, because just like Snoop he has one really good first album and everything else after that is just not as good. - DaWyteNight

Dmx is a dark poet, listen to his songs to feel and see what everyone fears which is coming in contact with the devil.

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28 Hoodie Allen

Who? - Dragon12604

He is a wannabe. He just wants to be like drake, 2pac, and the other good rappers

Hoodie Allen would be a perfect voice for Goombario.

Who?

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29 Kendrick Lamar 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 ...read more.

He's the dumbest and most pathetic artist I've ever seen

Yes, he is a very good rapper. But that said something about rap. His lyrics are good, but no real instruments are played in his music. - I80

Most overrated rapper of all time

Kendrick tells stories better then any rapper ever his bars aren't there but you heard control right - kingbrooks

This creep needs to stop rapping and learn to comb this nappy head - KRAKEN3K

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30 Vanilla Ice Vanilla Ice Robert Matthew Van Winkle, known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor and television host.

He's not overrated because everyone thinks he sucks

Not too bad, but overrated

To be fair, no-one really takes this guy seriously anymore. His success mainly came from how his songs incorporated catchy baselines from other songs into his work, thereby fooling people to actually liking his music. - Mrveteran

Dude just check out Ice Ice Baby this guy can rap and he's nothing like Lil Wayne who autotunes himself

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31 Future Future

He is insanely bad and I do not understand a word he "speaks"
Too much auto tune and it's scary to listen to.

He sounds like he's crying on every track. I can't sit through 30 seconds of any of his music.

Needs to be way higher up on this list. Just listen to karate chop and you will understand why

No seriously, he doesn't rap. This is autotune garbage with 0 creativity.

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32 Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon ...read more.

Why IS LUPE ON THIS LIST?!? You kidding me?

Most underrated rapper of all time

Lupe, criminally under-rated, get him off this list!

Lupe is like the Albert Einstein of rap, he shouldn't be on this list.

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33 Notorious B.I.G. 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 ...read more.

Rap is about being real. The realest rappers get the most respect. In this regard Biggie was a fake. A middle class kid with Nintendo games rapping about starving, growing up in a one room shack. His School Teacher Momma says, "We had a seven room apartment. I gave him everything he needed. We never went hungry." He rapped about being street -- when in reality he was a middle class privileged kid who slang some drugs. He wasn't street or ghettto, period. People argue about who was better -- Biggie or Tupac. All I gotta say is that Kendrick Lamar and Eminem are still talking about Pacs genius. Nobody talking about Biggie anymore. Warriors in South Africa dance to Tupac before going to war. The Game rewrote Billboards list to place Tupac at number one. The Vatican recognized "Changes" as one of the most influential rap songs. Who's talking about Biggie's stuff anymore? All he talked about was being a player -- he never lifted up African Americans like 'Pac the Black Panther Warrior Poet.

This is why 2pac is on the list. People like you who think it's all about personality when it comes to hip hop. And one song about poverty does not equal constant whining about it. Don't get it twisted. Hip hop isn't about being "real". It's about lyrics, rhymes, flow, and delivery. Basically rap is about rapping, not being a nice guy with a good message - Themusicman

You're out of your mind kid. Biggie is timeless, he is/was the greatest of all time. He has a limited collection due to being murdered but what he put out in his time is better than anything else out out by anyone.

See now...this is exactly why he's on the list! "What he put out in his time is better than anything else put out by anyone" just stop it! - DaWyteNight

Overrated just like Tupac but better than him. He and pac get the same fame because both of them died young at the time when they were at their best. So people keep on giving this excuse. But still he was way better than Pac. His flow was excellent and he had clever word play and metaphors. The only thing in which Pac was better than him was 'lyrical subject', not lyrics. Had Nas would have died after Illmatic and Eminem after The Eminem Show, then they would have called the greatest of all time. In my opinion Eminem and Nas are the best rappers of all time.

Exactly. It's always a personality contest when it comes to pac - Themusicman

Fat no talent.

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34 Big L Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

However put him here is a spastic autistic kid

To me big l was a grate rapper if he was still alive he would put lots of rappers in the shade he had a very great flow for rap and he was way better than jay Z.

Big L is definitely UNDERRATED. He died before the world could recognize how great he is. If he was alive a little longer when Flamboyant could take off, I am so sure he would be up there with Tupac and Biggie. Him being on this list is just so disrespectful to him and his art. Just take a listen to any of his songs

Why is he even on this list? If he was still alive then maybe there wouldn't be so many overrated rappers like the ones listed above. Big L is definitely not overrated. In fact, in my opinion, he is one of the most underrated rappers out there!

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

Very very overhated in my opinion. - AlphaQ

She just ruins songs

I agree she should stop getting love - DrayTopTens

The fact that people still support her after she drugged and robbed a guy is mind boggling. - The01Bro

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36 Immortal Technique Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978

Overrated skills, complete sjw

Not exactly a mainstream rapper. Hard to be overrated when you're not that well known, outside of a niche fanbase. I find the conspiracy theory content in many of his lyrics kind of silly, but I respect the man for at least rapping with passion and anger.

He's only known for one (maybe two) songs.

Immortal technique is not a bad rapper. Come on you guys

We are not talking bad rapper, this is a list of rappers that get way more hype than they deserve

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37 Silento 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.

Silento is a disgrace to rap. He made a song that uses about 10-15 words. He didn't write this song either. He's not a rapper.

Silent isn't a rapper he's a one hit wonder there is no actual rap in the song watch me

So Overrated It's Not even Funny - VideoGamefan5

Lol, Silento Stinks

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38 6IX9INE 6IX9INE Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper.

He fakes being a gang member for the money. Everything that has happened around or TO him is for money. He is a PERFECT example of Michael Jackson's song Money.

Most overrated rapper of all time, his lyrics are so bad, he is trash

Top 3 popular people of 2018 (SAD)

1. 6ix9ine
2. Lil pump
3. XXXtentacion

He is cancer.

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39 Tyga 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.

Take him to #1, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne are gulity pleasures but he... no wait he sucks so much I'm not even calling him a he, IT needs to go back into its habitat. Make him #1.

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

Not a rapper. A self admitted rich kid from the burbs. No respect for the art of hip hop. Trash just like the rest of Young Money.

Obviously he is trash, but what does being from the burbs have to do with anything? Lol - Themusicman

He made a song about having intercourse with his underage girlfriend. Hmm...

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40 Jadakiss Jadakiss

He sucks, and he has the single most annoying laugh in hip hop next to Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. He isn't "top 5 dead or alive", anybody who believes he is is a complete idiot. I can think of at least 50 better rappers than him off the top of my head.

Overrated in the hip hop community

Couldn't possibly hang with real rappers like Rakim, Nas, Kane, G Rap, Pun, etc.

Jada is trash

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41 Trey Songz Trey Songz Tremaine Aldon Neverson, born November 28, 1984, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper and actor. His debut album, I Gotta Make It, was released in 2005 through Atlantic Records. His follow-up album, Trey Day, spawned his first top 20 single, "Can't Help but Wait". Songz released his third album ...read more.

Trey songz is not a rapper idiot

He's an R&B singer, not a rapper.

Stop adding z in your name

He's a r&b songwriter.

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42 Hichkas Hichkas Sorush Lashkary (born May 10, 1985) better known by his stage name Hichkas (Persian: Hiĉkas - هیچکس‎‎; meaning "Nobody") is an Iranian rapper from Tehran. Hichkas is considered as one of pioneers of "Persian Rap" and "Persian Urban music.

One Day we will see him in Festivals

Best Rapper In The World! Forever

I just say heis best

Sucks

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43 Lil Pump Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (Known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following ...read more.

Mumble rapper

Lack of flow, lack of lyrics, lack of talent in general. Typical example of how riding a wave can give you some fame.

Too repetitive, lacks basic flows and he embodies everything wrong with modern rap.

The most repetitive rapper in history - Not_A_Weeaboo

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44 G Eazy

He sucks!

This man is boring trash - DaWyteNight

I guess he's overrated, though his collaboration with Halsey was the best thing that had happened to my ears in a while. - allamassal

You don't understand. He's a very good artist and I'm pretty sure u haven't listened to "Achievement" "Opportunity Cost" "I mean it" "Marilyn" "Far Alone" "Rebel" "Lady Killers" "Kings". He's a good rapper honestly if u ACTUALLY listen to his music.

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45 T-Pain T-Pain Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida.

T Pain sounds outdated to be honest. - AlphaQ

At least he's much better than Travis Scott - DaWyteNight

Definition of auto tune

Worst rapper of this gen he is worse than lil Wayne

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46 2pac 2pac 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 ...read more.

2pac isn't overrated. He earned every bit of respect that he got. He's about number 6 on the greatest rappers ever list.

Tupac is one of the greatest Artist of all time, And I saw his slighty under-rated in this generation.

He was a straight commercial rapper. While he helped popularize rap, he by no means was one of the greatest of all time lyrically wise. He could not touch the greats like Rakim, Krs one, Big daddy Kane, Nas in his prime, slick Rick. - Swinefloo

Honestly he is overrated. Like most of the people keep on calling him to be the greatest of all time. Most of those people haven't listened even to his all the work. They just keep on chanting Changes, Hail Mary, Dear Mama and Keep ya head up. If you listen to all his work you will realize he is not that special. He was good but not the greatest of all time. He gets all this fame because he died young when he was at his best. So keep on giving this excuse. Biggie gets the same fame, although he was good too. Had Eminem died after The Eminem Show, he would called the greatest of all time. In my opinion Eminem and Nas are the greatest rappers of all time.

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47 Lil Yachty Lil Yachty Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota" from his debut EP Summer Songs. He released his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016.

HOW IS HE NOT THE HIGHEST, he's PROBABLY THE MOST OVERRATED RAPPER AND EVERYONE THINKS he's "SO GOOD" WELL GUESS WHAT, he's NOT - venomouskillingmachine

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49 B.o.B B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.

He started rapping more about money.. He fell off.

This brings me back to the "the Earth is flat thing" haha

Bob got good music

His voice never went through puberty

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50 Waka Flocka Flame Waka Flocka Flame Juaquin James Malphurs, better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame or simply Waka Flocka, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.

This chimp music is for wannabe thugs who hold there pants up with one hand and twist there hair walking the street. Pure idiot music

Awful lyrics and a punk who thinks he started punk/rap

His name say's it all.

Waka is a complete trash lyricists, who gets way too much attention

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