Most Overrated Hip-hop Albums of All Time

Those piece of junk albums that 13 year old mtv watching wiggers refer to as "da greatest" or "da realest shizznit" time to get your chance to mock them and there terrible albums.

The Top Ten

1 Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne

Lil wayne is a horrible rapper, mtv praises him and calls him a great rapper so 12-yearolds will think so, but any REAL rap fan will tell you lil waynes rapping is horrible in this album. I've heard from lil wayne fans that he used to be good before this album, but I don't care to find out because I will always dislike him.

Lil Wayne is a joke. It makes me sick all of my peers that listen to him and actually think he's good

I still can't believe this album got 4/5 stars on AllMusic while The Offspring's Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace, a punk rock album released at about the same time, only got 2/5 stars there. Now I'm not hating on rap, I definitely disagree with Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP and 2pac's All Eyez on Me being on this list as they are both amazing albums that define the rap genre. However, I have no clue how a mumbling hyena with a hoarse throat gets critically praised, especially when compared to The Offspring, who worked years on RAFRAG, only to have some critics bash them just because they wanted another Smash. This is one of those times when critics do not have a lick of sense whatsoever.

I heard him rap, it made me cringe so hard

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2 - Soulja Boy - Soulja Boy

Why the hell is all eyez on me, the chronic, doggy style, get rich or die tryin and marshal matters LP on the list. That's just messed up! Their great albums! Souljaboytellem is the worst album ever along with Lil Wayne.

It cringes me every time I see these comments, It's doesn't even mean BAD! - Mumbizz01

This went platnum? I swear anyone can make up some stupid dance and throw together some overproduced beats together and call it a album. This is the worst thing ever made.

this isnt even hip hop, the songs r annoying, but i feel abit sorry for soulja boy lol, so many ppl hate him, including me lol, but dont worry ppl, hip hop is not dead - Shazzy_B

How is it overrated, nobody rates it high at all. - DaWyteNight

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3 Get Rich or Die Tryin - 50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin - 50 Cent

Amazing Album, remember 50 cent is no lyricist - he is a master of hooks, crooning and club beats. Hip Hop is not just a universal sound - there are many forms and aspects that constituent and fun and great album! FFS.

50 cent is an uninspired dumb artist. This was his best effort and not a good one. Amazing how this has sold 8million copies. This is going to be diamond eventually and that is just disappointing with all the albums better then this peace of crap that go unnoticed.

By the way I'm so glad no one cares about soulja boy anymore.

The hits carry the album

Just stop this album was a mediocre project made for parties
It has no place in hip-hop discussion about actual quality

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4 To Pimp a Butterfly To Pimp a Butterfly

I really don't get why this is one here. This is one of the most relevant and important albums that's been released in a very long time. Kendrick makes songs that can change peoples views on life and inspires his community to also make a change. He's the Chuck D or Nas of our generation.

No son. This album brings life to everything going on today. Kendrick is my favorite so ima defend this all day. This dude helps find themselves and shows Jewelry and flexing ain't nothing. This album speaks volumes bruh.

Horrible, boring, annoying voice. It doesn't even sound like music, just noises. - DaWyteNight

5 The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

This should not be on this list, this is one of the few albums of all time that doesn't have a single bad or mediocre song, all the songs on this album are AT LEAST good, most are amazing and all time classics, the album has everything from dark and gritty, clever comedy, insane lyrical talent and some of the best beats ever.

Very good album, but it's overrated

It's not a bad album at all. It's just really overrated. But yeah, soulja boy sucks dick

Why? This is the best rap album of all time!

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6 All Eyez On Me - 2pac All Eyez On Me - 2pac

This album is what every wigger thinks is "da greatest" when its not even the greatest 2pac album. Me Against The World is 100x better than this half-hearted gangsta rap album.

2nd best rap album? There were a few good tracks but only suburban white boys tryna act gangster would call this the greatest. I'm no big Pac fan but Me Against the world was way better than this

It was a good album but it was pretty overly praised. There is a lot of filler here and its nowhere near as great as Me Against The World

This is one of the greatest rap albums of all time. It's in the top 3

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7 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West

This is a classic, shouldn't be on here

Horrible! Any album with rihanna and nicki minaj as features is already going to be trash. This is garbage and Kanye is a sellout. - DaWyteNight

This Is Just Horrible - 12cc

Have you even listened to the album? Pretty much everyone liked it. - SwagFlicks

This is one of my favorite albums but it's extremely overrated - ProPanda

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8 Yeezus - Kanye West Yeezus - Kanye West
9 808s & Heartbreak - Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak - Kanye West

It would've been better if kanye had never even released this album... He actually made a fool out of himself... He could have just put out 'love lockdown' and 'heartless' rather than putting out an entire album... I know kanye put out this album while he was still grieving on his mother's death... The reason for the album's poor quality

Overall not his best work but the album had its moments

This is simply not good. Lyrics on certain songs are nice and would be great to give someone with a better sound than this autotune bs that goes on the whole record. Not a fan.

This album is underrated not overrated...

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10 Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 The Massacre - 50 Cent The Massacre - 50 Cent

I liked Get Rich Or Die Trying but anything 50 put out after that has been absolute trash.

The only legitimately overrated album on here

12 Illmatic - Nas Illmatic - Nas

How can this be overrated? It's the legitimate greatest rap album of all time that no one talks about anymore. - thisismyonlyvoice

What is wrong with this guy? Illmatic? This is the greatest hip hop album ever! It has N. Y State Of Mind on it! No one can top this album, ever

Nas is the best screw this list - LegitGames12

I'm a old schol fanatic but I think this illmatic is overrated in retrospective

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13 Life After Death - Notorious BIG Life After Death - Notorious BIG

This album wasn't overrated. It's kinda sick to say that this album only sold so much because he was dead. Where do I start? Notorious Thugs, Kick in the Door, Ten Crack Commandments, Going Back to Cali, Somebody's Gotta Die, Long Kiss Goodnight, What's Beef. They're all amazing on this album.

This album was okay but I like his ready to die album better.


14 Recovery - Eminem Recovery - Eminem

He used to be good, now he is the sellout Tinie Tempah of America.

He's not a sellout. Like, at all. Do you even know what Not Afraid is about? - MickJames

Seriously, who made this list? One of Eminem's top 5 albums...

Pretty rubbish album... He sings on all of the tracks

Slimshady died with proof in 2006 but without slim there's a noticable change in marshall and eminem

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15 R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike

Really it's not Mike's fault that this album sucked, it's El-P's. Mike's rapping gets buried in the production by El-P, and it's hard to understand. It just sounds like noise. Same problem I have with the RTJ albums. I don't know what people see in this album at all. It only had 3-4 good songs for me. - DaWyteNight

16 Curtis - 50 Cent Curtis - 50 Cent
17 The Chronic - Dr. Dre The Chronic - Dr. Dre

This is one of the best albums I don't about what anyone says

wack ass Filipino tries to hide his true roots we know you're a flip who likes plowing Feminem while he plows

had some of the worst songs ever made, but 2001 by Dre was great and better - roblist

Dre shouldve called this the blueprint to all crappy pop-rap in the future.

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18 Good Kid M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar Good Kid M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
19 The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
20 Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels Run the Jewels 3 - Run the Jewels
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
2. Yeezus - Kanye West
3. Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West
1. Tha Carter III - Lil Wayne
2. Get Rich or Die Tryin - 50 Cent
3. All Eyez On Me - 2pac
1. All Eyez On Me - 2pac
2. Hip Hop Is Dead - Nas
3. Life After Death - Notorious BIG

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