Hip-hop is the most popular and dominant music genre happening right now. It is easy to see why, when there are a number of unique and creative hip-hop voices that are helping to drive the genre forward, while also breathing new life into it. The list of talented individuals includes Chance the Rapper, Logic, Mick Jenkins, Vic Mensa, Kanye West, Run the Jewels, A$AP Rocky and more. The golden boy of the moment is, without a doubt, Compton's own Kendrick Lamar - who has been nominated for 11 Grammys in 2016. And superstars like Drake are setting and breaking new records every time they release a single. One thing is for sure, it's a great time to be a fan of hip-hop.
But even with all of the amazing artists that are currently delivering music, there are a handful who have simply sucked the fun out of the whole thing. Maybe they just can't write a good verse to save their life. Maybe they're constantly getting in trouble in their personal lives, or they say too many controversial things - or even do all three. Sure, there are some who can be forgiven every now and again for making a mistake or a bad mixtape. But some of these rappers are taking more than they are giving - providing nothing of value, nothing of substance or just plain fun.
These following 10 rappers have just gotten to the point in their careers where nobody is interested in what they do next. Everyone has already moved on and forgotten about them, while they're trying tirelessly to stay relevant. Or, their name is showing up in the headlines every other week, alienating more and more of their core fanbase with any number of stupid stunts or statements. A person can only take so much before it's sadly time to tell them to pack their bags and get out of the game, but that's exactly what I am here to do.
10 50 Cent
8 Chief Keef
Mr. Mumble Mouth Chief Keef has been terrible since day one. On top of being awful, he has also shown an incredible skill at getting involved with the law. Since 2011, he has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, a misdemeanor charge for resisting arrest, as well as being investigated for a possible connection in the shooting death of fellow rapper.
They might Have the Police looking for me😩🌪🏃🏾— Glory Boy (@ChiefKeef) January 29, 2016
7 Waka Flocka Flame
6 Young Thug
Young Thug has never really been taken seriously in the rap game. The 24-year-old Atlanta rapper first started becoming popular in 2014 when he dropped songs like "Lifestyle" and "About the Money," with XXL calling him a "rap weirdo." In all honesty, the man is pretty eccentric, and a pretty terrible hip-hop artist. One thing "Thugger" certainly is - one horrible freestyler.
B.o.B was certainly a notable name in hip-hop a few years ago. But it seems like the man has fallen from the public eye a little bit...until he recently came out claiming the Earth is flat. Promoting conspiracy theories within hip-hop is certainly nothing new, but there is a line one should never cross. The rapper got into an argument with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and recorded a lame diss track - in which he references and seems to support Holocaust denier David Irving. It's bad enough if you're not able to comprehend simple science and deny it, but denying anything to do with the Holocaust...is an automatic fail.
2 Iggy Azalea
Even Macklemore had to finally out Iggy Azalea for her cultural appropriating ways when he and Ryan Lewis made "White Privilege II." Iggy has been called out for this for a long time now, especially once she really blew up. Iggy has had a contentious relationship with Azealia Banks ever since 2011, that has just gotten worse and worse as the years have gone on. Banks has openly trashed Iggy's career and persona with the same accusations of cultural appropriation. Through all of this, even Talib Kweli trying to educate, Iggy simply dismisses any problem the black community has with her and continues to think that she is above it and has said as much.
1 Azealia Banks
Ms. Azealia Banks has time and time again revealed herself to be complete trash and a horrible human being. Is that being too harsh? No, it really isn't. Not when Banks has constantly gotten into physical altercations with people, shouting offensive slurs and derogatory statements, while blaming everyone else for her problems.
While endorsing Donald Trump because she thinks America is just like him: "Sh***y." It's actually quite surprising that she has not been removed from her record label, the fact that she still has a career after all the bridges she has burned is astonishing. Azealia needs to go.
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