Breaking news is old within seconds and the celebrated are overrated in today’s microwave music era. In most cases, hype outshines talent which explains why it’s nearly impossible to escape these overhyped artists. Here are the ten most overrated artists in music today. Take a look.
Lauryn Hill One classic album…15 years ago yet she’s still worshipped by millions who waited hours just to see her perform 2.7 songs at recent shows. Between ’96-’99, she had two timeless albums and a classic movie role (“Sister Act 2”) but that was lifetimes ago. Sadly, in 2013, she’s more of a fond memory than anything else.
Rick Ross You would think the gravy-sweating rapper/actor had sold 20+ million albums based on his gaudy bravado (and refusal to cover his man-boobs) but he never has. Five albums. ZERO platinum plaques. But he’s a “Boss?” All of the features and extravagant beats and blog-fueled hype and STILL can’t go platinum? Overrated.
Frank Ocean No one was paying attention when Franky-O sang “I believe that marriage isn’t between a man and woman, but between love and love” on “We All Try” in 2011—A whole year before he revealed his sexuality and rose to stardom. Dope songwriter? YES, but too vocally-mediocre for all THIS hype.
J. Cole JerMajesty Cole has Mufasa dreams with a young Simba persona, and zero charisma. At one point, he was next. Now? He’s a socially-awkward rap dork trapped in Hovie Hov’s shadow.
Wale The menstrual crampy-rapper is kinda dope when he’s not behaving like a bratty 12-year-old white girl in public. Lyrically-talented, Wale’s KOTEX-sponsored behavior will always overshadow his decent rappity-raps.
Wiz Khalifa The ink-scribbled stick figure is one of the highest paid Hip-Hop artists in the game today (according to Forbes). In ALL of Hip-Hop. Wizard of Khalifa. Somewhat talented? Yes. Worthy of elite rapper money? Nah.
Method Man Most music heads won’t admit this, but Meth is overrated as a solo artist. His classic MJB collab dropped in 1994. 19 years ago. And his only other hit? “Bring The Pain.” In 1994. WITH Wu and Redman, he’s dope. Solo? Meh.
KiD CuDi CuDi tries waaaaay too hard to be egdy, provocative and “different” when he should really be himself, artistically. It’s like he wants to be Kanye AND Jimi Hendrix, combined, but never will, because he’s lacks their pure talent.