Overrated hip hop albums?

Started by UltroStretch, Mar 13, 2021, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. UltroStretch
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    The term can mean a lot of things but in this case I'm talking albums that get so popular, they tend to overshadow the artist's other, arguably better work.

    Particularly fits if the album is - in your opinion at least - vapid, overly commercial, or just bs.
     
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  2. Kujaku67
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    d--- and I'm a Kendrick fan.

    Clearly a major step down from GKMC/TPAB which felt more like masterpieces.

    d--- is the textbook example of a forced classic imho. Not a bad album by any means but I felt 4:44 was a MUCH better conscious album released in the same year.
     
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  3. Jay Zeus
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    d---! isn't even rated that high, bro. Anyway, Most Overrated Hip-Hop Album might just be Tha Carter III. The leaks s--- all over it. Still.
     
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  4. Mikey
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    yeah d--- is a great mention. Very overrated
    EA by Uzi is overated too.
     
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  5. thecanibus
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    Encore with the leaks (as Eminem intended).
     
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    Take Care
     
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    Kendrick - TPAB
     
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    Nothing Was The Same is actually the right answer. My bad. I recant my original. God, that s--- has been rated too d--- high for too d--- long.
     
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    garbage take
     
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    nope!
     
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  11. hargydon
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    MBDTF

    cue the outrage
     
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    It’s 8th on the all time list on Metacritic lmao
     
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    No, not really. Have to agree. Someone streamed the whole album on YT and I decided to check it out. Walked away thinking it was just okay
     
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    Earl Sweatshirt- Some Rap Songs
     
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    That’s exactly what it is, just okay, almost sterile. It has no outstanding qualities, even though there’s a couple of great songs. Kanye’s first for example is leaps & bounds ahead to me. Doesn’t help that the mastering technique (loudness) they used is also terrible.

    The album just feels like an attempt to make the most mainstream appealing project they could whilst making a hip-hop style album - cheap lyrics, adding known legends, pop stars to the formula, same with the instrumentation, it results in compromising the final product.

    For example, a friend of mine knows a sound engineer who was present studio personnel during a few of the sessions & they purposely turned down some of the drums bass in the mix to make it more radio friendly, they referenced Dark Fantasy in particular. This is how the album feels across the board to me.
     
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  16. Jay Zeus
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    But Yeezus got such rich lyricism and a provocative execution about it that makes it better because it "doesn't sound commercial". Smh. I cringe at s--- like this. Entitled to your opinion. But n----s will say s--- like this and like an album that is equally as overrated with a similar sound. f--- Yeezus, if this is your take on MBDTF. ARGHHHHHH!!!!! And f--- Kanye's medicine, too. f--- the mere concept of "logic" and f--- Bobby Tarantino.
     
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  17. Jay Zeus
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    LONG LIVE THE GREATEST HIP-HOP ALBUM EVER MADE!!!!!


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    Since n----s wanna be funny-actin' about undeniable classics, let's give some Kurtis Blow a spin. THE G.O.A.T., n'yuccah!!!!!!
     
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    I never compared it to Yeezus, that has its own issues, only Kanye stans hail that as a classic though. MBDTF is highly received elsewhere too.
     
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    HNDRXX
    EA
     
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    Every universal classic album will be overrated by default by some
     
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