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Posted by Naturaldisaster

I love lil wayne, i dont think he's overrated at all, but thats just my opinion. Rap doesnt have to be about one single thing, it can be about anything. yeah he raps about drugs sometimes and that aint my thing but the guy is truely a poet. its amazing how he comes up with his rhymes off the top of his head, he hasnt wrote a rhyme down in years, and he can rap about anything at all. he has some serious stuff, some stuff you can dance to, and some stuff thats just silly as hell. to me thats a true rapper.



as an emcee Wayne is average. he's improved a lot as far as skills go but he's not a good writer in general and makes terrible songs for the most part by "hip hop" standards but obviously makes hit songs by pop cultures standards.

pretty much any emcee can spit off the top...that's almost a prerequisite. There are a few that aren't known for their off the top skills but still get big respect in hip hop (Rakim, Guru etc.)

i don't know about of all time but i'd have to put wayne as most over rated rapper currently. For him to even be listed with KRS, Rakim, Kool Moe Dee, Eminem, Monch, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G. Rap, and honestly probably 1000s (i'm serious....I can think of several 100 that can rap circles around him both off the top and pre-written no prob) of others is a big stretch.

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Posted by grappler0000

Two rappers that I never really understood their popularity are Lil Wayne and Nas.





Nas and Wayne?
Well Nas was the "2nd coming of Rakim" when Illmatic dropped (according to all the hype) and for the most part he's lived up to it. He went through a semi-wack phase content wise but always killed it lyrically and delivery wise.

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pretty much any rapper in the mainstream today is garbage, might be a song or 2 thats catchy but rap is dead,



I agree with the first part of what you said here, but Hip-Hop isn't dead. Minneapolis probably has the best Hip-Hop scene in the country right now. Rhymesayers Records, Atmosphere, Doomtree, P.O.S., Brother Ali, and we have national acts coming through quite frequently. We are also home to the largest Hip-Hop festival in the country called Soundset. Brought in over 40,000 people last year, and a lot of people traveled a long way for it.

I pretty much hate anything mainstream since the record lables basically buy there artists way onto the radio, but there is a lot of good Hip-Hop you are never going to here on any mainstream radio station.

All that being said I'm not a huge Hip-Hop fan but I've got friends who are, so I know the scene, I'm familiar with the artists, but I'm more a metal head myself. I do like a lot of it, but it's really not my scene.



Brother Ali puts the biggest smile on my face. He's by far the most underrated MC on earth.

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Posted by king_katool
pretty much any rapper in the mainstream today is garbage, might be a song or 2 thats catchy but rap is dead,



I agree with the first part of what you said here, but Hip-Hop isn't dead. Minneapolis probably has the best Hip-Hop scene in the country right now. Rhymesayers Records, Atmosphere, Doomtree, P.O.S., Brother Ali, and we have national acts coming through quite frequently. We are also home to the largest Hip-Hop festival in the country called Soundset. Brought in over 40,000 people last year, and a lot of people traveled a long way for it.

I pretty much hate anything mainstream since the record lables basically buy there artists way onto the radio, but there is a lot of good Hip-Hop you are never going to here on any mainstream radio station.

All that being said I'm not a huge Hip-Hop fan but I've got friends who are, so I know the scene, I'm familiar with the artists, but I'm more a metal head myself. I do like a lot of it, but it's really not my scene.



Brother Ali puts the biggest smile on my face. He's by far the most underrated MC on earth.



he's my favorite of the Rhymesayers. He's dope.

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