Top 10 Worst Rappers of All Time

In the vast landscape of hip hop, where lyrical genius and flow reign supreme, there exists a murky underbelly - a realm where rhythm is lost, rhymes stumble, and talent takes a backseat to, well, something else entirely. Welcome to the world of the worst rappers of all time, a dubious distinction.

What makes a rapper truly bad? Is it the mumble-mouthed delivery that leaves you scratching your head, wondering if they forgot the lyrics? Or perhaps it's the nonsensical rhymes that sound like they were plucked from a random word generator. Maybe it's the sheer lack of originality, a blatant disregard for the art form that has birthed countless legends.

Whatever your criteria, one thing's for sure: the worst rappers have a knack for making your ears bleed and your brain cells beg for mercy. They're the sonic equivalent of a car crash, a train wreck you can't look away from, even as you wince in pain.
The Top Ten
1 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... read more

Every song by him is just him rapping about things that he believes make him look cool, but he uses the same topics in every song: his car, his gun, his money, and how good he is at rapping. Then he adds a chorus and names the song after it. When you think about it, he has only written one song and several choruses that he makes Drake sing.

Anytime you watch an Eminem music video on YouTube, one of the comments will be about how bad Lil Wayne is. When Lil Wayne's 10-year-old fans defend him, you'll notice that they can't spell at all. Seriously, go to any Eminem music video, and you'll see.

2 Soulja Boy Tell Em DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper and record producer. In September 2007, his debut single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single was initially self-published... read more

While many of these mumble rappers on the list I tend to ignore, Lil Wayne and Lil Jon can churn out some good hits every now and then (Yeah!, 6 Foot 7 Foot). But Soulja Boy is a different beast. He was responsible for many songs blowing up virally, thanks to his hit song in 2007, Crank That, with its irritating steel drum melody and looped beats, plus an annoying performance from Soulja Boy himself.

I mean, Kiss Me Thru The Phone was a decent song, but many of his hits go into cringe territory. Did I mention he's an obnoxious douche? He even made knockoff handheld consoles for the public market! I just can't with that guy...

3 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", "Super Bass", "Starships" and her feature on "Bang Bang"... read more

Oh, where to start? Awful songs, for one thing. They're horribly written, money-driven, obnoxious, and overplayed. Describing them as piles of rat crap is honestly the only way to do it justice. She has no passion or ingenuity, and certainly no skill compared to the likes of 2Pac or Biggie. No one in their right mind would compare her against those two musical geniuses anyway.

She objectifies women to the extreme with her never-ending flow of sexual references and her disgustingly fake body. She's a self-centered, nepotistic egomaniac. I don't think she's given so much as a dime of her undeserved wealth to any sort of charity. Any charity devoted to herself doesn't count.

And the best part: she thinks she's the best in the game. That's not just in the realm of rap. She thinks she's the best "musician" in history. She's an atrocious insult to the legitimate music community.

4 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

This guy is the worst rapper ever! He makes songs that are even ruder than those by Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne, at least, doesn't write songs that are offensive, even though they contain bad stuff. He's worse than Nicki Minaj too.

This guy makes Nicki Minaj look like the best rapper ever to exist. She sometimes produces cool songs that, while occasionally annoying, are sometimes meaningful and interesting. All this guy does is write rude and gross songs.

2 Chainz is like the worst rapper alive. The only song I know he has by himself is "Dope Peddler," which is like the worst song ever. I hate when he shouts his name, "2 CHAINZ." It's like everybody already knows who the hell you are.

And it seems like he always features in someone else's song. His voice and rapping make my ears bleed. I live next to these neighbors who are always bumping some garbage song with 2 Chainz in it. It's a waste of time making a song with him. All he does is mess up every single song he features in. 2 Chainz is a crime against music.

5 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.

Pitbull sounds horrible, trying to cover it up with bad words. His lyrics are poorly written, and he doesn't sound like he's rapping. Instead, he comes across as an auto-tuned guy talking quickly. His accent makes him almost impossible to understand. The only topics he covers are his wealth, the parties he attends, and the "chicos" he can attract.

He's not attractive either. How old is he? He seems to be around 56, yet he talks about dating 23-year-olds. He lacks a deep understanding of real music. I don't even think rapping should be considered music.

While his beats are terrible, I have to admit that the melodies and harmonies are usually quite nice. However, his voice ruins it. It's never on beat and lacks rhythm. Finally, I still can't understand why he's popular. He's a bad rapper, and his fame seems to be solely because of collaborations with other celebrities. Listen to some real music, people! Artists like Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Adam Levine offer something more melodic and musical.

6 6ix9ine Daniel Hernandez, known by his stage name 6ix9ine, also known as Tekashi69 or simply Tekashi, is an American rapper. He is mostly known for his legal issues, particularly his sexual crimes... read more

The fact that this horrible excuse for a rapper gets lots of views on YouTube and has become somewhat mainstream still remains a mystery to me. There are absolutely no redeeming qualities about this person whatsoever. He is not only a real-life criminal who has done some horrible things, but he is also horrible at rapping. He can't even rap to begin with.

He just screams out vulgar language and complete nonsense at the top of his voice. I seriously don't understand why he even got into the music industry in the first place because he is honestly that awful. Hands down one of the absolute worst music artists I have ever heard of, and I am hoping he gets a death sentence in jail for his awful crimes.

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

Ok, Vanilla Ice can't rap. His rap is extremely crap. I can't believe he was in that Ninja Turtle movie. He's the worst. He should be first.

When he goes home, he just wants to be alone. Vanilla Ice is like Justin Bieber. He's the guy who can give anyone a fever. Vanilla Ice, you ain't nice. You look like a guy who wants to steal money in a robbery heist. If you can fight, you use armor just like a knight.

Vanilla Ice sucks, and I don't think he has any fans anymore. He has no fans because more and more people are starting to realize how awful he is. He's one of the worst rappers that ever lived. I'm happy that more people are now singing Under Pressure by Queen instead of Ice, Ice Baby.

8 Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.

A cowgirl with tonsillitis. That is what she sounds like. "I'm still in the murder business." That's what her lyrics are like. Her ass. That's her most recognized feature (not kidding, it is!). Iggy. Her fake name that she stole from a Gary Larson panel.

Her life: She was born and raised in Australia, with two parents whose jobs earned decent money. They weren't drug dealers or mafia members. They were comic book artists. Then, Iggy moved to the US and tried to become a rapper. Look, I respect her dreams and her achieving those dreams, but she's still bad at what she does.

So now, she's everywhere in the "hated songs" universe. She's inescapable. I've been to three dances at my school, and at least one Iggy Azalea song was played there. My sister says that "Fancy" is THE WORST song she has ever heard.

9 MattyBRaps Matthew David Morris (born January 6, 2003), better known as MattyB or MattyBRaps, is an American singer, rapper, and dancer who launched his career by gaining notoriety from YouTube, posting remix videos of popular music.

This little child doesn't even deserve to rap. He is borderline horrible and just ruins rap. And you know what's funny? He thinks he can get 17-year-old girls, which will never happen because he's just a rich 11-year-old whose songs are all about girls.

By the way, he should be number one on this list of the worst rappers. Sorry, little 11-year-old girls, but everything I just said is completely true, and I bet thousands upon thousands of people agree with me on this comment. Well, I'm probably going to go now because I have better things to do. But seriously, I could write out a list of words describing how horrible this kid is and how he ruins rap, but I'm not going to sit here and waste ten minutes of my life doing that.

10 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 is the most fake in the game. Not only does he lie about how his life was "so horrible," but he also thinks he's all tough and gangsta, and I believe he actually thinks that. My biggest issue with Drake is "All Me." He claims he made it to the top of the rap game all by himself, with literally no help whatsoever.

What? Drake was on Degrassi, one of the most popular teen shows of that generation. He was never poor. At worst, he grew up lower middle class. Even if he had grown up in a ghetto - and no offense to Canadians - he has no idea what Canadian ghettos are like compared to American ghettos. Drake was never at "the bottom" by a long shot.

"Yeah, Drake, you had absolutely the worst life of all rappers. You should be compared to Eminem." And by the way, that was sarcasm.

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The Contenders
11 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

His songs sound like they have been lazily written and focus on uninteresting and uninspiring topics such as money, women, and sometimes drugs. It's not that every rap song with these topics is bad. Take "Broccoli" from DRAM and Lil Yachty, for example. In my opinion, that was actually a decent rap song.

It may cover similar topics, but at least it's upbeat and seems to have some effort and intelligence behind it. You don't have to agree that it's great, but you definitely have to admit that this song is better than every rap song by Lil Pump combined. Lil Pump simply gives the rap genre a bad reputation and is an unsuitable representative of rap as a whole.

12 Birdman

Really? This guy has nothing to do with Birdman and the Galaxy Trio or Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. His voice right here is really annoying, and half of the time, he sounds offbeat. He has the same, typical, and generic flow in every song. His lyrics are simplistic and he barely does anything in his own songs. His song "Respek" is just about asking for respect.

A complete joke. He has never said or done anything that should matter in rap. No flow, lyrics, or charisma. Father of idiot rap. He helped found the image rapper. Just dress and act a certain way and mumble some nonsense over a beat.

13 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... read more

Even though Chris Brown is Black, do not ever give him any praise because there has been a long history of him abusing women. I just hope he gets ousted by the rap industry.

The woman-beater makes awful music. Trumpet Lights is one of the worst. He should be ranked above Lil Wayne.

Not a rapper. Just a guy who sings fast every now and then. A horrible person to top it all off.

14 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.

There are so many rappers who are just too terrible to listen to: Drake, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, Vanilla Ice, Birdman. The list goes on and on. But Waka Flocka Flame truly is the worst rapper on the planet. No one even comes close to how terrible he is. His flow is horrible, his voice is trashy, and his lyrics are stupid.

Most of his "rapping" is just him yelling randomly and saying his name over and over again. He says his own name so much that you'd think he's slow and has to keep saying it or he'll forget it.

He even admits he's a terrible rapper and says he'd rather work at Walmart than rap. Unfortunately, he won't leave, and people will continue to listen.

15 Lil Xan

Boring, emo rapper. His vocals sound more like mumbling than rapping, and the instrumentals are boring. It's hypocritical that this guy claimed Tupac is boring. I mean, as much as I enjoy Tupac, it's his opinion, and he's entitled to it. But has he ever listened to his own music? I'm glad he's basically irrelevant now.

Some people are wondering why he is not higher up on this list. It's because hardly anybody knows him and has never heard of him or his music. So they just skip this one.

I saw a video with Lil Xan in it. In this video, they asked him what his opinion on Eminem was. He said, and I quote, "He's awful." Can you believe this guy? His music sucks. You can barely understand his lyrics. He's the worst of the worst of the mumble rappers.

16 Cardi B Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper. Born and raised in New York City, she became an Internet celebrity by achieving popularity on Vine and Instagram. From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as a regular cast member on the VH1 reality television... read more

Ugh, I would've voted for Nicki Minaj or Drake, but Cardi B, I can't stand her. Her "rapping" is awful, and her "music" is trash. She honestly needs to end her career. I can't believe that people actually like her. If this is what music is going to be in the future, I'm genuinely scared.

Came here because I have no clue how she became famous with that annoying voice. I'm glad I've found others who clearly can tell how bad her voice and accent are. She's the worst talker ever. This is the first time I've actually taken the time to write this comment.

17 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.

A worthless wannabe Chris Brown ripoff. Another useless clown with horrendous songs. His flow is absolutely boring. His vocals are crappy. Don't even get me started on his lyrics. Listen to Stimulated... actually, don't. It will burst your brain and ruin your life.

I can't stand Tyga anymore. Most of his songs are crap, like Stimulated and Rack City. He has better songs like Taste, though. The FANDOM Wikipedia saved him from being a completely terrible rapper. That's the only thing I can think of.

Lil' Wayne isn't that bad. Sure, he has a few trash songs, but some of his stuff from 2008-2012 was actually really good. Tyga, on the other hand, is 100% pure garbage. His voice is grating on the ears, he's ugly as all get-out, and his lyrics are nothing but talking about how big his anatomy is and how many girls are currently with him.

He's just another Lil' Wayne wannabe. Not only that, but his only single, "Rack City," is one of the worst rap songs ever created. It has a terrible flow, a boring beat, and lines like "I got your grandma on my anatomy" and "Got my other girl messing with my other girl." His performance makes him sound bored and uninterested.

Oh, and he calls himself "T-Raw" because every bad rapper always needs a cheesy nickname to go with their already stupid rapper name. Anyway, everything Tyga touches automatically turns to garbage. Screw him.

18 Lil' Jon

He is the 1990s edition of 6IX9INE, and you couldn't have done it worse. He's another example of rappers who just throw out "screaming" because they think that's all they need to do in their lyrics. Shots remain as awful as ever. The golden-painted men are disgusting slobs.

Collaborating with Tyga is also disgusting and gives the idea that bending over is perfectly fine as long as you bend your knees and touch your elbows. There is also a song with him snapping his fingers, which is one of the most infuriatingly long, uncomfortable, and tedious "mumble" sequences in all of media.

19 Lil B Brandon Christopher McCartney, professionally known as Lil B and often known as The BasedGod, is an American rapper, record producer, author, activist and motivational speaker from Berkeley, California. He is often regarded as the pioneer of cloud rap.

His lyrics seem like they were written by a 4th-grader. He never makes any sense, has terrible, nonsensical metaphors, and frankly comes off as mentally challenged. He could possibly be the worst rapper of all time, even worse than Soulja Boy.

Oh my God. This guy makes Lil Wayne look smart. Most of what he raps about is Caillou, Ellen Degeneres, Miley Cyrus, Batman, Charlie Sheen, and eating planets. Eating planets? What are you, John Cena 2.0?

Listen to Ellen Degeneres. It sounds like he's just having wasted fantasies about her and mumbling the words.

20 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

He ruins every song he mixes. I downloaded a new track called Fetish by Selena Gomez. I enjoyed the song until his weak voice showed up, saying, It's Gucci! At that point, I felt like I was dying slowly and deleted the track. Damn, Gucci, your tattoo is so hot that I almost forget how gorgeous your little face looks. I'd prefer to die.

It's hilarious when people like him diss the biggest rappers of all time. Many people have dissed Eminem, and the only one who drew attention was Ja Rule. He should be at least in the top 10 on this list.

21 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.

Average flow, rhyme schemes, and delivery. Guys like him aren't really supposed to make it big. His content is also quite shallow. He gives me the impression of being a Snoop Dogg wannabe. "See You Again" probably saved his reputation and prevented him from becoming a major sellout.

Haha, I'm dying laughing at you guys. Really? If he's not bad, I should smoke some pot and write down the first 20 words that come into my head and auto-tune it. If that means people think I'm good, then I'm in!

Here's one thing that really, and I mean REALLY, baffles my mind. When people say, "Ugh! Rap music sucks! It's all about drugs, money, sex, and getting high on weed," but then they turn around and say that Wiz Khalifa is awesome? How?! He can't even freestyle.

And that's all he talks about - money, drugs, sex, getting high on weed. He talks about how stoned he is. Man, I don't want to listen to that. Get that out of here.

22 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. Recently, he is also known for murdering his cousin and is currently... read more

I strongly dislike Silento. I don't even consider "Watch Me" a legitimate song. Most of his songs consist of him speaking in a normal tone over a random, uncatchy, and stupid beat. That's the best way to describe this terrible rapper. To make matters worse, he relies on autotune.

Silento really needs to learn about music because rappers never use autotune! It's only suitable for cheesy pop songs and people who are under the influence of steroids. His music videos are unbearable as well. I couldn't even watch the "Watch Me" video, which was just footage of people dancing at different locations worldwide.

His albums are terrible too. In fact, I skip them! Yes, I literally do! What will his next job be? An actor? A doctor? A TopTenner? Maybe that last one, because you have no idea how much I want him to read this. Silento can't rap! He just whines and moans all the time!

When I first heard the song "Watch Me," I thought, "Man, this guy must get bullied a lot." I absolutely cannot stand a single Silento song. If he retired, it would be one of the best days of my life! I wouldn't be the least bit upset. Silento is one of those people who I wish never existed. Heck, he's one of those people who I wish never pursued a career in music!

I can't believe that one of his songs reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100! That's just unbelievable, in a bad way. The only reason it made the Billboard charts is because those types of people have no taste in music whatsoever! Why can't a heavy metal, indie, rock, soul, or even classical song make the list instead of that cringey, vile, disgusting disasterpiece?

The worst part is that he doesn't even care when we hate one of his songs. He'll just continue to make absolutely awful and disgusting songs. Thank goodness "Watch Me" died out as a trend. Silento is the reason why I no longer listen to rap music. Actually, scratch that. He's the reason why I completely avoid rap music.

Silento, please stop... more

23 Jake Paul Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American social media personality and professional boxer. He initially rose to fame on Vine, before playing the role of Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark for two seasons. Throughout his career, Paul has become the subject of many controversies... read more

Why isn't Jake Paul ranked #1? Jake Paul is the epitome of human trash. Many of you might wonder why Disney released Jake Paul from "Bizaardvark." Reports have proven that Jake Paul was being a disrespectful neighbor due to his legal issues, as well as the dangerous LA pranks and parties he hosted. His jokes are not funny. Rather, they are meant to make people cringe.

Sorry, Jake Paulers! You can moan and groan all you want, but the Paul brothers are toxic influences who have zero respect for anyone but themselves. Word of advice: avoid binge-listening to the song "It's Everyday Bro"! The song received negative reviews because it only talks about Jake Paul's disrespectful pride and features excessive use of curse words.

If you're looking for a good song to binge-listen to, avoid his songs entirely. Instead, listen to classics by legends such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Queen, or Fall Out Boy!

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

He should be at the top of this list. He slurs his words and talks about nothing except for drugs, sex, and violence, which is not original. I listen to him just to laugh. He's like a parody of a bad rapper, except he's actually trying to be good.

Laugh out loud. Some of this list is just a joke. According to this list, Chief Keef is better than Nas. Illmatic is literally the best rap album ever made. Finally Rich shouldn't even count as music.

It's not because I don't like drill music, but the difference between Chief Keef and other drill artists is that Chief Keef's music is about absolutely nothing. He's not original.

25 Kodak Black Bill K. Kapri is an American rapper better known by his stage name Kodak Black. He is noted for his singles "Roll in Peace", "Tunnel Vision", and "No Flockin", as well as his numerous legal issues.

He's just a mumble rapper with no charisma. His voice is annoying. Some of his lyrics are corny, like when he said that he just farted and doesn't know how to potty. What the heck? That makes no sense.

He sounds like a cicada when he raps. He's an annoying piece of fecal matter who deserves to get shot. He said he's better than Tupac and Biggie, who basically changed hip-hop for the better.

Nothing good about him. He's hideous, terrible at rapping, and his voice is horrible. He doesn't even have a redeeming personality. Literally, everything about him is complete trash.

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