Truth Hurts: Top 10 Most Overrated Artists, Pt. 2

- By Bossip Staff Categories: CELEBRITY, Entertainment, For Discussion

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Industry-hype always outshines talent in today’s microwave music society. To many, Pt. 1 was “incomplete,” so we made a Pt. 2.

Here are ten MORE of the most overrated artists in the game. Take a look.

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Beyonce

1) She only has ONE classic album (and a few timeless records) in 10+ years.

2) Her last album (“4”) only did 310,000 first-week. Taylor Swift’s latest album (“RED”) did 1.2 million first-week and she’s 100% trash, musically.

3) Rihanna (who’s completely-talentless) has sold more albums than her (25 million).

4) Britney, Taylor, RiRi, Gaga and Katy earned more in 2012 than “KING” Bey. After hearing “Bow Down,” you would think otherwise.

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Kanye West

1) He’s always been lyrically-corny. Exhibit A: Hovvie Hov putting him in timeout on the “Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Remix).”

2) He hasn’t produced a record without a co-producer since “College Dropout.”

3) Most of his “brilliant” concepts are borrowed–Treatments for videos? Stanley Kubrick. Production style? No I.D. Rap flow? Rhymefest + Consequence.

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3 Stacks

The fame-allergic MC drops an average of 3.793 verses a year when he’s not frolicking across Wyoming meadows dressed like Denise Huxtable. Top 5 lyricist…ever? Maybe, but ZERO solo albums in 19 years.

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Eminem

Would the trailer park-bred MC have sold 100 million albums worldwide if he were Black? Nope. Lyrically-brilliant? Yes, but easily Rap’s biggest gimmick (See: “My Name Is”) with very few timeless records.

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Nas

The legendary underachiever was recently crowned “Greatest Lyricist of All-Time” by CNN, which may be true, but 70% of his albums are trash. At some point, people have to be honest about Nasir Jones.

Dr. Dre

Last year, Rap’s greatest con artist made $110 million off over-hyped headphones he doesn’t personally develop. 21 years in the game. 2 albums (and the mythical “Detox”). Countless classics produced by his talented team of ghost producers. Overrated.

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Nicki Minaj

She went from ONE show-stealing verse on Kanye’s “Monster” to American Idol judge without accomplishing anything. Nicki is what happens when you combine perfectly-timed gimmicks with industry-fueled hype.

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Kirk Franklin

The smedium-sized hypeman/songwriter has made millions as Gospel’s DJ Khaled. For years, it was his incredibly-talented “Families” that made him hot, not his Diddy-esque song narration and twerking.

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John Legend

The neatly-petite crooner/pianist and his Baptismal water-splashed vocals peaked on “Get Lifted.” After that, it was clear he only belonged on hooks, not full-length songs.

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India.Arie

Her shea buttery-one with the Earth, moon and stars-purified with precious African bookstore oils-Soul is more fake deep and pretentious than uplifting. After “Video,” her career crumbled in slow motion.

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