Top 10 Music Artists That Were Good But Went Downhill

The Top Ten

1 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.

Yea. He was really good when he was Slim Shady, now he's sorta devolved into the whole "OLD MAN YELLS AT CLOUDS! " type of guy.
I mean, I hate most stuff considered "mumble rap" but this guy doesn't just go after those. Not even all modern rappers, but even those who didn't like Revival.
Oh, and he thinks if you support Trump, you can't be his fan. Now I've been very critical of both Trump and his supporters(And I still am) but really? - DarkBoi-X

That's an awfully hot coffee pot

Revival... enough said...

I can’t believe this guy is like 47 years old and he still releases didd tracks and spits gay slurs. He probably thinks he’s still in some competition in detroit or something. Kamikaze was a terrible album, but not as bad as revival. “You wanted shady, you got em” no, we really don’t, and I don’t think we ever will again.

2 R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly, known professionally as R. Kelly, is an American recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and former professional basketball player.

Went from a mostly great r&b artist to begging a vagina to marry him while covered in autotune. - DaWyteNight

Ooooh. Should be over Metallica. - JoLeKosovo

3 Z-Ro Joseph Wayne McVey IV, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.

This guy used to be like the 2Pac of the south, now he just sounds like everybody else. Sad. Nowadays all he sings about is money and haters. - DaWyteNight

4 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.
5 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". more.

I vote because this is band isn't rock and I still think they are kicking ass today.

6 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".

I still like most of the songs on So Far Gone and Thank Me Later to this day, but after that he went downhill. I didn't like Take Care, or Nothing Was the Same, but I did like If You're Reading This It's Too Late. But after that, he came out with Views, and that ended it all. That album was so disappointing, and everything else after that was as well. God's Plan is one of the most monotonous song of 2018. - DaWyteNight

Drake's career is a mixture of up and down. His pre 2010 stuff were OK, but he did have stuff like The Motto and Hotline Bling that were plain terrible. - Swellow

7 Maroon 5 Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that originated in Los Angeles, California. Before the current group was established, the original four members, Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael Mickey Madden and Ryan Dusick, formed a band known as Kara's Flowers in 1994, while they were still in high school.

They were good as Kara's Flowers, and when they become known, their first album was excellent. Sadly, however, it's hard to remember their greatness when they started going overboard especially with stuff like This Summer's Gonna Hurt and the rare good song by them. - Swellow

I don't consider them as "Maroon 5" anymore, now it's more like the Adam Levine band. They haven't been Maroon 5 since 2010. I have to admit though, Memories is pretty good and interesting. - DaWyteNight

Adam Levine...I'm sorry, Maroon 5 was awesome,now meh

8 Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.
9 Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in more.

He was never amazing, but he was decent for a pretty boy 2000's pop-r&b singer and good at times and overall passable. - DaWyteNight

10 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.

Was great but then hell fell big time.

He was never that great to begin with. - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 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.

These days, he's now more known as a celebrity than a rapper. - CrimsonShark

His only bad album was his most recent one, so I guess this qualifies. - Sop

Anything after 2009 is just awful. The Kardashians ruined him. - DaWyteNight

12 Lil Boosie Torrence Hatch, born November 14, 1982, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He released his first independent album 'Youngest of the Camp' in 2000, followed by "For My Thugs" in 2002. He released two collaboration albums with Webbie, Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. In more.

Man Boosie fell off so hard, ever since he came home from prison he hasn't been the same. Nowadays he's basically a parody of his former self, and he's too busy acting like a clown on instagram to make good music. - DaWyteNight

13 Madonna Madonna Louise Ciccone, known professionally as Madonna, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears. She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically more.

Madonna used to be a very good artist with a ton of potential, but as of 2004, she hasn't released anything that good, with Rebel Heart having a combination of boring and terrible songs, and B**** I'm Madonna meaning she was officially done for. - Swellow

14 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). more.

Oh, come on, they're still ok for a band that's 57 years old... They kept a good string of albums until Dirty Work, which is still longer than most people. - JoLeKosovo

They only care about money now.

15 Fall Out Boy Fall Out Boy is an American pop rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley.

Eh, even their older stuff isn't good either and just feels boring. - DarkBoi-X

Early stuff was great. Now... They're just remixing the same stuff and aren't very good live.

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

Nowadays T-Pain seems like he's trying to sound like Travis Scott, which is pretty bad when you're trying to sound like someone who made a career off trying to sound like you. - DaWyteNight

17 Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily more.
18 Miley Cyrus Miley Ray Hemsworth (born Destiny Hope Cyrus), known as Miley Cyrus, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She was born on November 23, 1992, in Franklin, Tennessee, to Tish Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. Her voice type is Mezzo-Soprano and has 4 octaves. She became a teen idol starring as the more.

She wasn't good to begin with in my opinion.

19 Black Eyed Peas The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers,, Taboo, and singer Fergie.

They improved again with Masters of the Sun. - DaWyteNight

20 Mariah Carey Mariah Carey, born March 27, 1970, is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is one of the biggest best-selling women in the music industry, with 18 number 1 records to her name. She is regarded as a sex symbol through her songs and music videos, and she is "well known" for her over-the-top more.
21 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.
22 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg more.

Section.80 was decent, GKMC was okay, TPAB was kind of weird, I can respect what he was going for but the way he delivered it was not as special as everyone believes, Kendrick just isn't as lyrical as people claim and listening to him for an entire album like this is a task when there really isn't anything special or interesting about him. Many rappers are far more lyrical than him and if they had made this album instead it probably would have managed to capture what Kendrick was going for. And then after this album which I don't enjoy but at least I can respect, he came out with Damn where he is even more dumbed down with his lyrics and flow, yet people still praise it. - DaWyteNight

23 Chance the Rapper Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
24 Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Miami Gardens, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016. His third album, Ta13oo, came more.

He got better. - DarkBoi-X

25 Bring Me the Horizon Bring Me the Horizon is a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire. Formed in 2004, the group currently consists of vocalist Oliver Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Matt Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish. They are signed to RCA Records globally and Columbia Records exclusively more.

I'd say, they started off bad when they were Deathcore, then when they went to straight forward Metalcore or Metalcore that also carried influences from other stuff, they were good, their more Pop direction varies. They had some good songs in That's The Spirit but their most recent stuff from 2019 is mediocre. - DarkBoi-X

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