= Most overrated rappers right now? =

I personally don’t give him attention for his music I just think his story is interesting (the snitching and all the beef it’s sparked in the hip hop world) and I’m sure many people who watch his music videos feel the same once he stops doing controversial and questionable things his name will be forgotten in the blink of an eye Plus, people use his music for tik tok and memes and all he’s kind of a joke lol
The word "overrated" is horribly misused these days, I see too many people who seem to think it means "any artist who is more popular than some of MY favorite artists"

Here's a few rappers I believe receive too much praise from general fans for certain aspects of their music or their career as a whole. Remember this is all just my opinion

Eminem - I'm not an Eminemwhatsoever, in fact I've always been one to defend him. However I see many "Top rappers" lists with him in the number 1 spot and I feel it's rather unjustified considering he's one of the most inconsistent rappers in the history of the genre. 1996-2003 Eminem was amazing, but he's since had more than twice as many years putting outto bad albums than he had putting out good ones. He may be brilliant on a technical level, but there are many others who've proven themselves to be equally skilled

Lil Wayne - Another rapper who I think is just too inconsistent to be considered the greatest rapper ever. However while Eminem has incredible technical skill and definitely deserves to be in Top 10s, Wayne has a wholeof terrible lines for every good one he's. Then there's features. Eminem has always been a great rapper to jump on a track, while Wayne has made many atrocious appearances especially over the last decade. I understand he's influential, but I find it a little disrespectful to the many more competent rappers people put him above on these greatest of all time lists

Lil Uzi Vert - His fans are some of the mostI've seen. I see them raving about how he has "emotional themes" and "clever punchlines", yet 95% of his lyrics are literally nothing but him bragging about how rich he is and him stealing guy's girlfriends in the most emotionless way possible. As soon as I bring this up to a fan of his, they immediately take back what they said and say "oh he's just fun and I like his beats". Any random kid on Soundcloud can make "fun music" and he doesn't even produce his beats. So what exactly is he good for? Also his voice is about as intimidating as a baby seal

Playboi Carti - It's blatantly obvious to anyone with athat he's literally putting in minimal effort into his music to see what he can get away with, simply because he knows his fans will see him mumbling nonsense and praise him for being "experimental". It's the equivalent of me recording myself farting into a mic for an hour straight and calling it "artistic expression". I also remember seeing an interview with him and Lil Uzi bragging about how they can just say "yah" at the end of any line to make it rhyme. Purelaziness

Soulja Boy - At this point he's pretty much a meme but I think his influence on the genre is massively overstated. His music has never been original, he's literally only ever bitten off what's hot. Yes he was one of the first rappers to trulyup thanks to the internet, but surely that points more to the influence of the internet, not him as a rapper. Plus after all is said and done, he is an absolutely terrible rapper. He has very little in terms of skill and doesn't even sound pleasing for casual listening, just painfully annoying

I'm not going to say rappers like Future and Youngas although they lack lyrical skill, you cannot deny the influence they've had on their subgenres and they were at least original with their styles. Plus only their diehard fans genuinely think they belong on any "GOAT list"

You kinda contradicted yourself. At the end you said youngand future while lacking lyrical skill you also said that you cannot deny they influence on their own subgenres. Well lil wayne has been super influential on rap itself. Many rappers will say that lil wayne influenced them. For example on his rebirth album he contributed to the rise of rock rap. He also contributed to this "mumble rap" today. He popularized the codeine and lean culture

He was also the one who kinda originated this face tat and mumbly auto tune

And also he has like 5 times more features than eminem

And wayne defiently haas rap skills. Sure he does have alot of bad lines but atleast they are funny. When eminem has a bad line and tries to make it funny its super cringy. If you don't believe Wayne doesnt have rapthen you have to listen to his carter albums and tha block is hot

He also changed the mixtape game just like 50 cent but he elevated it

Without wayne we wouldn't have iconic hip hop terms like drop it like its hot and bling

Lil Wayne - Another rapper who I think is just too inconsistent to be considered the greatest rapper ever. However while Eminem has incredible technical skill and definitely deserves to be in Top 10s, Wayne has a wholeof terrible lines for every good one he's. Then there's features. Eminem has always been a great rapper to jump on a track, while Wayne has made many atrocious appearances especially over the last decade. I understand he's influential, but I find it a little disrespectful to the many more competent rappers people put him above on these greatest of all time lists

Lol so basically Wayne is overrated because he's the most prolific rapper ever no rapper is even in the same galaxy. The only artist you can compare him to are Prince and Johnny Cash and they had whole life times Wayne is only 37
As for features Wayne has done more features than any rapper ever and its.not close. He has about 10x the amount of features of Em
As far as skill goes Wayne has elite metaphors and wordplay. He is 1 of the super rare ones(you can count the list on 1
*maybe* 2 hands) who has lyrical skill and at the same time actual has the voice and charisma to do hooks that can play on radio not rely 100% chants, samples or features
The impact is unmatched, his features gave artist their biggest hits: Chance The Rapper, Lloyd, Bobby Valentino, 2 Chainz, Juicy J and Kelly Rowland and several more

The influence is unmatched, from the sound mumble lean autotune rap to long hair and face tats

And to top it off he's the GOAT live performer
If Wayne isnt in your top 10 greatest hip hop artist ever then your list is invalid
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