I don't get it..why is Jay Z always topping the lists of Greatest Hip Hop artists of all time? It's so annoying! Fuck, like what in the blue fucking hell?!?! Tupac, Eminem, Biggie Smalls and Snoop Dogg are miles ahead of him.
To be fair, Biggie isn't that far ahead of Jay-Z. In fact, they're almost the same but Biggie just has a better style. Eminem is below Jay-Z because Jay-Z has never had a horrible album like Eminem has. Every Jay-Z album has been either good or decent.
I don't find Jay Z overrated but then again I don't really listen to much of his music but Jay from 96-03 was an amazing artist. But Biggie is still the greatest of all time in terms of lyrics and flow to me.
Because most of these lists are mainstream lists and Jay's incredibly popular worldwide in the mainstream for a rapper. Only other rappers who come close to being able to put out great tracks over an extended period of time that can have success mainstream that I can think of are Em and Ye.
Reasonable Doubt, Blueprint and Black Album are all considered classics and even after them he's still having massive radio hits like Empire State. Don't see how anyone be called "overrated" with that type of discography and global success.
Pink Floyd were very successful but they stuffed their music with 2-3 cords a piece, arranged them in linear fashion and threw in a boring atmospheric backdrop.
Success doesn't mean praise is warranted.
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