Open Mic: Who's the Most Overrated Rapper of All Time?

Jun 21, 2007 Full story: About.com 209

I can't decide between Biggie Smalls and Lil' Wayne. While Biggie is undoubtedly one of the most prolific storytellers of all time, he wasn't as versatile as some of his peers. via About.com

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King Ahzi

San Francisco, CA

#21 Jul 23, 2007
2Pac by a long shot and in cali that`s all the Armenians and essays listen too
Mzwe

South Africa

#22 Aug 15, 2007
U buggin son, that 1 of the top 3 MC's in effect right now. U buggin son
albert

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Aug 16, 2007
let me just drop some knowledge to all of you the most overrated rapper of all time is jay-z.. he should calm down and stop calling himself the king and start taking some notes... alos biggie the dude is good, but not great... come on he was only hot for a little and then he dies so now we must praise him please calm down
OOH REALLY

Papillion, NE

#25 Aug 20, 2007
its funny the majority of the rappers all you whack as hatters are naming went platinum, that mean you suck, stop hatting and do somthing
Minutes

United States

#26 Aug 25, 2007
personally...hurrican chris,dj unk,basically a one hit or 2 hit wonder. 50 Cent isnt a rapper...he's a singer. Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Mase, Diddy, Snoop Dogg...one album doesnt constitute greatness.
DRB

Cape Coral, FL

#27 Aug 25, 2007
Jay z
50 cent

DMXbest alive come on he made ruff ryders anthem and and yall gonna make me lose my mind classics
Bav

Leicester, UK

#28 Aug 26, 2007
raxozellet wrote:
2pac, Jay-z, Biggie, 50 Cent
"Either she the one or I'm caught in "The Matrix"
But fukkit, let the +Fish-burne+
Red or green pill, you live and you learn, c'mon!"
(Fish-burne=lawrence fishbourne from the matrix):P
Jay-z...excuse me miss
Need i say more??????? Jay Big and Pac are the G.O.A.T!
Bav

Leicester, UK

#29 Aug 26, 2007
"you draw? better be picasso, you know? the best...cause if that is not so....GOD BLESS!!!"

another jay-z line...tell me he's not in top 3 ever :-|
DRB

Cape Coral, FL

#30 Aug 26, 2007
The most overated is deintaly Jay z and 50 cent all 50 had is i take yo to the cnady hop so what and jay z just a wanna be biggie he full of it he doesnt write if he didnt write bull shit Jay z just the wanna be snoop dog of the east coast
smokekushballswo osh

Owatonna, MN

#31 Aug 26, 2007
First of all it depends on the criteria you use to determine..What is the best? is selling the most records make you the best? King nas has a good idea about, although I like lil boosie and t.i. and will bump dj unk and shit, if your lookin for talent, Lil Wayne by far takes the cake as being the best, 90% of his shit is off the top of his head, hes about the only rapper who actually made it to college, Hes smart he knows music and he knows how rap
gillyshaw

Salt Lake City, UT

#32 Aug 29, 2007
Hold up..I hear alot of yawl taking about how hot Lil Wayne is...I'm a Wayne fan but who did he go to get hot...He went to Jay-Z...Jay is the only rapper to have not 2 or 3 but 9 albums go atleast double Plat. I think a lot of yawl kinda hating cuz he got more $ than Puff, ownership in the NETS and Beyonce...Put ya favoritr MC up and I'll just name a few tracks for yawl to listen too...and well compare...

NON JAY fans download these than thank me...

Feelin It...
Regrets...
Meet the Parents...
Brooklyn's Finest...
Girls, Girls, Girls Remix...
Dear Summer...
Hustlin Remix..Jay'z Verse
I did it my way...
Politics As Usual...
All I Need...

Now name 9 good Lil Wayne, TI,Pac or Ur favorite Rappers albums... U cant!!!
DRB

Cape Coral, FL

#33 Aug 29, 2007
Tupac

2paclaypse
All eyez on me(first double album ever by the way)
Makivalli
7 day therory
Tupac greates hits
Pac life
ME AGANIST THE WORLD
R u still down
and las but not least loyal to the game

Pac would kick jay gay Z ass
Rakim is GOAT

North Las Vegas, NV

#34 Aug 31, 2007
2 words, Little Wayne ha ha
AtlBlackMan

Tucson, AZ

#35 Aug 31, 2007
Man, is this what hip hop has evolved to? It must be some really young kids on here posting these answers. Let's get one thing straight, Jay Z mentored Lil Wayne and taught him how to write songs. So for all of you screaming that Jay Z sucks, Well Lil Wayne sucks too, cause he coached him. Nas? get real, Nas is a lyrcist up and down. He probably sucks to people cause he too deep for them. If it's not a song banging in the club talking about stuntin or ballin then the rapper sucks to you all. You must look at lyrical content. Now, back to Jay Z, he is a lyrical genius. You have to sit and listen to him. A lot of you on here probably have never heard Reasonable Doubt, his first album. Yeah his new stuff is kind of suspect, but you have to realize, he's not hungry anymore. The man is worth a half billion dollars. Do you really think he's that concerned with rapping anymore? He got a whole lot of other things on his plate. 50 cent is overrated, only reason he's gotten to where he is, is because of Dre's beats. Damn, somebody said Biggie. Yo, if you think Biggie overrated then you need to keep on listening to that popcorn music that's on the radio now. Cause that's all it is, hip hop no longer has any content to it. It's all about how much you ballin or how much money you got. Hell, I can do that all day. But question is, can you talk about anything else? Yeah Biggie and Jay did it, but they also talked about other things. TI, yeah he's overrated, but it's just something I really like about that dude. His attitude and presentation is contagious. He always seems like he's having fun when you see him perform, and he brings a lot of energy to the crowd. Chamillionaire is terrible. 2pac, I would be remisce if I didn't mention him. Pac wasn't a great lyricst, but damnit he spoke from the heart about real things. You can't tell me you listen to Dear Mama and not get chills whenever you hear it, unless you don't love your Mama. I mean, come on now, that's ghetto mama love at it's best. Everytime I hear it, makes me wanna call my moms. He was a great story teller, and spoke about real things. Brenda's got a baby was a powerful song. It spoke about the problems that exist in our commmunity, still till this day. I have always liked him, and I don't think he was overrated. DMX is nice with it. Like King Nas said, It's Dark and Hell is Hot album will open your eyes.
NATE C-VILLE

Brooklyn, NY

#36 Sep 2, 2007
really and truely the most over rated rapper right now is lil wayne i mean seriously best rapper alive nah i dont think so you would have to be rapping all your life to be the best rapper alive.
werfhj

Eastpointe, MI

#37 Sep 2, 2007
there is no mc nor has there ever been an mc that can keep up with eminem lyrically take a few seconds to listen to what he says and see if it doesnt change your life
Ramson Kaweesa

Satellite Provider

#38 Sep 3, 2007
I guess all these guys making ill remarks about Jay-Z don't really know what hiphop is all about. Cumon lil hommies Jay deserves being king, u guys also know it deep but u just hate the great legend and i guess i can get the reason why, it's becoz of the cash he's got and the pretty lady, rite? Cumon folks, juxt give the ever great emcee sum space!
truth

Opelousas, LA

#41 Sep 5, 2007
that is the best thing i heard all day
TheCarTerXXI

Boston, MA

#42 Sep 5, 2007
Top 5 Overrated:
1. 50 Cent
2. 50 Cent
3. 50 Cent
4. 50 Cent
5. Young Jeezy
stop overrating players

Laval, Canada

#43 Sep 13, 2007
I'd say guys like lil' jon (is he even a rapper?), Lil' Wheezy is good, but best rapper alive? I could name several better than him. Jay-Z made a huge mistake releasing Kingdom Come; he was just garbage on it. Fiddy after the Massacre; he was actually pretty good before G-Unit and the money got into his head. All the no-talent hacks out there; you know who you are. Eve is now garbage; tambourine? WTF? Jermaine Dupri and all of his crew; a bunch of teens that made him look like a gay R. Kelly. Ditto for Bad Boy and Puffy/P. Diddy/Diddy whatever.

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