Most Overrated Rappers of All TimeKeep 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
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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
His older music goes hard (the Carters I, II and III) Because of those projects, I wouldn't rush to say he is the most overrated rapper of all time.V 221 Comments
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 is top 10-15 but no way should he be in the top 5V 94 Comments
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 is new to the Rap Game. I for one wished he never joined CASH MONEY RECORDS. - Volcadolacious
he's just awful except for the song forever than he became a disapointment
I can sing better than himV 142 Comments
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.
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. - Martin_Canine
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.
She doesn't rap. Trash falls out of her mouth in the form of sound waves. If you want to listen to good rap listen to Eminem! His has like 300 and something songs and most of them are AWESOME! Like there are so few bad songs (My First Single, Fack, Big Weenie are bad) and tons of good ones (ex: Lose Yourself, Evil Twin, Stan, Mockingbird, Old Times Sake, Not Afraid, Til I Collapse, Sing For The Moment, The Real Slim Shady, Without Me, Elevator, Cleaning Out My Closet, The Way I Am, Kill You, Berzerk, Criminal, Marshall Mathers, Amityville, Like Toy Soldiers, Just Don't Give A F***, Still Don't Give A F***, My Name Is, Guilty Conscience, Insane, Forgot About Dre, RAP GOD <-(Just this song should tell you how great he is), Crack A Bottle, Business, White America, Survival, Phenomenal, I'm Back, Beautiful, Haile's Song, We Made You, Medicine Ball, Headlights, Rabbit Run, 8 Mile, Deja Vu, Must Be The Ganja, My Darling, My Mom, Music Box, etc, etc, ETC! ) I like how I turned from being ...moreV 112 Comments
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
HE SUCK!V 338 Comments
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...
Smoke weed everydayV 48 Comments
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
Every friend of mine likes wiz...I hate most of his songs but I exceptionally like Young and Wild and Free and KKV 34 Comments
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
trashV 37 Comments
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.
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.
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. - AussieJoV 52 Comments
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.
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.V 27 Comments
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.
NOV 28 Comments
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.
Straight garbage. he can't rap, he can't sing, he can't act (rip paul walker) and he can't PULL my dad said he peeks at the urinal.V 13 Comments
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.
She is such trashV 55 Comments
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:
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
I agree! He sounds the same in every single song! It just keeps getting more boring... And yet more annoying!
He's pure 💩 In my opinionV 37 Comments
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...
Florida is a bad place, too. - AussieJoV 14 Comments
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
T. I tell stories with his music he deserves more credit than yall giving him. REAL LIFE STORIES
TI should be nowhere near this list - DaWyteNightV 26 Comments
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 mane isn't a rapper... He doesn't produce rap... Yall are dumb if you think he does, or are most likely too retarded to realize he makes DRUG DEALING MUSIC... He literally tells the audience this over 100+ times throughout his career... By the way I'm white...
AssV 12 Comments
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
He's basically a black Eminem. Will say dumb to just get attention. Every song of his belongs in the trash period.V 12 Comments
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