Top Ten Reasons Eminem Is Overrated

The Top Ten

1 He's white

You are racist, stupid - YanRocky

This is seriously a reason he's overrated. He's white. That's why he gets so much credit. 90% of his fanbase is white. Even he knows his album sales are based on his race. "Let's do the math if I was black I would've sold half" - White America

While that lyric in White America is pretty valid, it's because no one expects a white person to be hard-edged enough to rap about fictional stories of him killing his wife, raping his mother, and being someone's devil angel side of their conscience. This item, is racist. - WonkeyDude98

Hard to disagree. Many of his Stans don’t listen to hip hop outside the top 40. But he’s also very talented, maybe he wouldn’t be as successful, but I’m sure if it wasn’t a issue he’d still be successful.

V 5 Comments
2 People think he's the greatest

Eminem is one of the greatest rappers in the world, but there is no 'best rapper'.

No he isn't. White suburban kids who don't know about rap think so which is why this chump tops the majority of these list.

He's my favourite but not every thinks that. - B0S5J4M3S

He's close, but MF DOOM blows him out of the water. - WonkeyDude98

V 2 Comments
3 Makes pop songs to get more popular

Do you really think Em gives a damn about popularity? If you do you got issues - B0S5J4M3S

Love The Way You Lie is for popularity? Without Me is for popularity? Beautiful is for popularity? The Monster is for popularity? K hon. - WonkeyDude98

4 People think he's the only good rapper

Whoever commented, saying that Nicki, Iggy, Pitbull, and Drake are good, you've gotta be kidding me. Iggy Azalea only raps about butts, along with Minaj, Pitbull is clean, and Drake has no talent

He is not the only good rapper but he is the best! - venomouskillingmachine

Eminem might be really good, but he's not the only good rapper. I mean, Pitbull, Drake, Nicki Minaj (somethimes), Iggy Azalea, and Snoop Dog are also really good (in my opinion)

This is BS. KING KENDRICK! Rakim, Jay-z ODB Nas DRE SNOOP DOGG (lol) etc just to name a few - B0S5J4M3S

V 3 Comments
5 He is homophobic and sexist

You buy into his alter ego Slim Shady? Congrats, you let him win. - WonkeyDude98

Name a good rapper that isn't

I mean look at his fanbase, a good amount are either homophobic, misogynist jocks

He isn't either. - SwagFlicks

Exactly. If you actually buy into Eminem's crazy, violent persona, you fell right where he wanted you to. - WonkeyDude98

6 Lose Yourself is not the best rap song

This might actually be the most overrated rap song in existence. Everyone lists this song as the best rap song ever, but it's not even Eminem's best. There are so many better songs, just in his discography. Stan, Kim, 'Till I Collapse, My Name Is. Those were the first songs that came to my head. Everybody wants storytelling in their rap music, but where's the storytelling here? Have you ever stopped and thought what it's about? Well apparently it's about Em's childhood in Detroit, which is given "so much evidence." There are so many better rap songs and the fact that people still believe this false ideology is mind boggling (you liked those big words I'm using? I'm gonna use them around my students to make them think I'm smart) - hiphopgod

Lose Yourself is a good song, but it's overrated. It's not his best song. I'm sure people would think that if it wasn't in 8 Mile. It's far from being Em's best

Not even close. Yes it is ONE I'd the best. But it's far from THE best.

It isn't but it is a damn good one. - B0S5J4M3S

V 5 Comments
7 Makes songs about killing his wife

He doesn't do that anymore, that was in 1999-2000. - CasinLetsGoBowling

Only Kim and loosely '97 Bonnie and Clyde, which were both some of his worst songs, for the record - WonkeyDude98

Should not be on this list. That was slim shady, dumbass - B0S5J4M3S

IT'S HIS ALTER EGO, SLIM SHADY - venomouskillingmachine

V 2 Comments
8 His fanbase

I'm a fan but I won't get mad if you don't like him as long as you let me like him


is godly - B0S5J4M3S

9 He's fallen off harder than any rapper

He used to be impressive with Eminem Show but now he is very unimpressive. Rap god is not impressive at all. Apparently he's a rap god because he raps fast.

He used to be awesome, but now he just makes knock-offs of Lose Yourself and Rap God.

Lil Wayne? Drake? Kanye West? Nicki Minaj? - WonkeyDude98

Jay-Z? - B0S5J4M3S

V 1 Comment
10 He's a sellout

He went from making songs like Without Me and Till I Collapse to making pop songs like The Monster and Love the Way You Lie

He didn't sell out until last year, when he started making these pseudo-rap rock anthems that have no energy or inspiration to them. Phenomenal was supposed to inspire me, and Eminem himself isn't even inspired for it. - WonkeyDude98

Finally someone gets me

Yeah, I can agree with that.
I mean Lose Yourself vs. Phenomenal, DVSE, and Kings never die?
No contest. - ProPanda

The Newcomers

? His subject is corny and he can't even take criticism

The Contenders

11 His discography is unimpressive

Only three truly good albums out of eight. That's sad. His newer albums are awful.

Someone once said that one Jay z album equals Eminem's discography. I agreed.

Marshall Mathers LP 1 and 2
The Eminem Show
The Slim Shady LP

5 out of 8 albums that are great without being guilty pleasures. - WonkeyDude98

12 He's a hypocrite

He is a massive hypocrite. He makes songs that are about never giving up on the surface, where in fact, they are shallow and specific to him only, and hardly relevant to how he actually went through life. And he criticises others for their attempts to be big in music. He's just a jerk who has become spoiled by the massive fluke which made him famous. - PositronWildhawk

He always dissed popstars in the past. Now he makes songs with popstars.

He is not! He is a god worshiper wich is good! - eminemgreenday

13 He is not the fastest rapper

Exactly! Twista, Busta and Da Brat rap faster than this pseudo rapper. He only gets shine because of his race and so called beefs. All three aforementioned rappers have dope songs that are classics and you can still bump in the club. Twista is so underrated and more skilled lyrically and overall. Eminem is a joke! He just sounds like a angry retard whose mom made him upset.

Fast isn't always good - ProPanda

Busta Rhymes or Twista are - venomouskillingmachine

So... - B0S5J4M3S

14 He rapped with Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj

No Love, Drop The World, and Roman's Revenge were all Lil Wayne and Nicki's best songs. - WonkeyDude98

And kidda made those songs there best. - B0S5J4M3S

Eminem talks about life, not sluts - CasinLetsGoBowling

15 Marshall Mathers LP is not the best rap album

Definitely far from it. Illmatic is the greatest.

It's not even Eminem's best album. - WonkeyDude98

SSLP is - B0S5J4M3S

16 He attacks people who he doesn't see fit to be in music

Says this list - B0S5J4M3S

"My haters get sadder" - Lil Uzi Vert
"Real n***a, f*** these haters" - Lil Wayne
"My haters tryta knock me doing' dishes for a living" - Falling In Reverse
"Who-who cares what the haters thank? " -
"Twirl off them haters" - Beyoncé

Meanwhile, Eminem has one lyric about his haters, in Rap God, a song meant to be awesome. - WonkeyDude98

17 He rips off Rick Ross

Nope he dose not! - eminemgreenday

How? - WonkeyDude98

No one would - B0S5J4M3S

18 His songs are boring

So true. - kmyeakel

19 He is very similar to EpicLLOYD

What the HELL is that - B0S5J4M3S

20 He's "matured"

So...? - WonkeyDude98

So... - B0S5J4M3S

21 He's a rapper

All rap is moronic, but he just abuses this fact. - PositronWildhawk

So...? - WonkeyDude98

So... - B0S5J4M3S

22 He gets praised as a god

Cause he is - B0S5J4M3S

23 He's not even the best rapper from Detroit
BAdd New Item