Rappers Who are Really Good but Insanely Overrated

Rappers who are really good but insanely overrated. You can also add other rappers you think are really good but insanely overrated.

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 ...read more.

Good? NO. This guy is a sexist, homophobic, whiny jerk. Saying that the greatest rapper is white is not right. Black people started rap and this guy ruined it. I am white myself, but Logic is probably the only good white rapper. - 445956

Jesus Christ chill, people can have opinions of what they like - venomouskillingmachine

He is a great rapper who has a lot of talent, however, all of his fans don't praise him as a god and refuse to call him overrated.

I like Eminem because he is a white rapper. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

He's in my top 3 favorite rappers of all time. But everyone keeps saying that he kills every song he is on and that he is the greatest rapper of all time. That is not true. There are some rappers better, and all his fans don't give other rappers a listen besides Dr Dre, 50 Cent, D12, Royce Da 59, or any rapper who works with Eminem a lot - venomouskillingmachine

He is the greatest rapper of all time in my opinion but I respect others saying he isn't

2 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.

His fans just seem a little bit annoying...

He is the highest rated rapper on Metacritic, and I still think he's awesome. But he's not even the best new school rapper in my opinion. - venomouskillingmachine

3 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.

He's great but not the greatest or even top 3 in my opinion. - venomouskillingmachine

Yes this guy is so awesome and is better than any modern rapper but people are saying he's the BEST RAPPER OF All TIME

This guy ain’t even top 50

4 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 don't like him anymore, so I regret putting him on this list - venomouskillingmachine

Drake is not "really good" - DaWyteNight

Drake sucks. - phillysports

He sucks and is overrated.Rappers like Eminem,Tupac,Nas,Kendrick Lamar,etc are rappers that are good but overrated not Drake who is only overrated.-DarkBoi-X

5 Andre 3000 André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000 is an American rapper and one half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and he is also considered to be one of the greatest lyricists in hip hop. Despite never actually releasing an official ...read more.

How com I've never heard of him? - Luckys

I don't know but I don't listen to much rap and I have heard of this guy and know he is considered one of the greats. - Powell

He's definitely good, but he definitely isn't the best or even top 5 of all time like some people say he is. - DaWyteNight

6 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.

He's not really the best rapper in Odd Future but still really good - venomouskillingmachine

7 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.

So overrated it isn't even funny. - DaWyteNight

He's not overrated in my opinion - venomouskillingmachine

8 A$AP Rocky Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.
9 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.

Yes, he's exactly the same, but completely different.

He's really not that great but he's really good. - venomouskillingmachine

Overrated? Kinda
Really good? Definitely not - DaWyteNight

10 Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, ...read more.

The Contenders

11 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.
12 J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
13 XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

Overrated as hell since his death - DaWyteNight

He isn't overrated, he's underrated - venomouskillingmachine

He's a good rapper but he's way too overhyped

14 Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates, born November 8, 1971, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. ...read more.
15 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.
16 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

He's underrated if anything.-DarkBoi-X

17 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.
18 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.

Implying that Hopsin is really good and not extremely pretentious at all. - djpenquin999

If anything he's underrated - DaWyteNight

19 Eazy-E Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.

He's one of my favorites but he is overrated. He did write his lyrics later in his career (when he first started out, he didn't really, but later in the 90s. He did) but the only reason people say he's the best member of NWA is because he's dead. Ice Cube was the best member. Eazy did create NWA but so did Ice Cube. If he was still alive, people wouldn't be saying the stuff they say about him now

Can agree with this. As influential as he was, half his lyrics in NWA was written by Ice Cube and MC Ren. - BIG260911

Insanely overrated? Yes.
Really good? No! - DaWyteNight

20 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.

He sucks.

He's the worst rapper of all time - venomouskillingmachine

He isn't good at all - DaWyteNight

21 21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper. He received attention for projects such as Free Guwop (2015) as well as Savage Mode (2016, with Metro Boomin) before going on to release his debut album, Issa Album (2017). He is best ...read more.

He's terrible - venomouskillingmachine

What! He isn't even good at all. He's actually terrible. - DaWyteNight

22 Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
23 MF Doom Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.
24 Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, 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.
25 Ronnie Radke Ronald Joseph Radke is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and record producer born in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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