And the Nominees for Lamest Rapper Are…

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    And the Nominees for Lamest Rapper Are...
    Last weekend, Canibus did the unthinkable during a rap battle—He pulled out a notebook and began spitting a written rhyme. Wait a minute…WHAT?! The absolute flagrant rap foul was disgraceful, disappointing and downright lame. So much it prompted the <i>XXL</i> minds to buckle down and argue the lamest rappers in the game. Fans frequently throw around their Top 5 or 10 MCs…Well, think of this as the opposite. Without further ado, here are the nominees for Lamest Rapper Ever. Laaaaaames! &#8212 <i>XXL</i> Staff <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/XXL">(@XXL)</a>
  • BERG
    Yung Berg
    The Chicago native’s career did get off to a respectable start. In 2007, he released two smash hits in “Sexy Lady” and “Sexy Can I” featuring Ray J. But, that’s where the decency stopped. YB’s since put together an unprecedented string of lame moments, from getting his Transformers chain snatched to being slapped by Maino. Let’s not forget his ignorant comment on not liking “dark butts.” <em>XXL</em> even documented <a href="http://www.xxlmag.com/features/2010/04/yung-berg-all-i-do-is-lose/">Berg’s losing ways</a> in 2010. YB’s undoubtedly a strong L.O.A.T. candidate.
  • kreayshawn
    Kreayshawn
    So, the chick signs to Sony off the strength of a viral banger—<i>XXL</i> admits it—titled “Gucci Gucci.” A year later, there hasn't been much music to speak for—aside from a cringe-worthy "freestyle" in which she called Rick Ross fake and ignited a feud with the Bawse. She’s also gotten into spats with Azealia Banks, Lil B, and more. Her lameness is only rivaled by that of her sidekick, V-Nasty, a white girl who’s more than happy to drop the N-bomb at any chance she gets. <em>XXL</em> still can't believe 2 Chainz did a song with her. Lame!
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  • Hamilton
    Charles Hamilton
    The Charles Hamilton Saga has been told and retold. The Harlem native quickly devolved from coveted Interscope signee, <em>XXL</em> Freshman, and buzzed about lyricist, to one of the laughingstocks of the game. It becomes a little disheartening when running through all of Sonic’s missteps, but here are a few: he got slapped by his girl, mid-rap, in a video that went viral in no time; he was outdone by a fan during a cypher after one of his shows; he named J Dilla as an executive producer on his album. The kid can’t win.
  • KIA SHINE
    Kia Shine
    Aside from boasting about owning 25 percent of Drake’s “Best I Ever Had,” Kia Shine hasn’t caught too many Ls. He’s simply just lame. He raps lame. He looks lame. His swag is lame. L-A-M-E!
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  • JHOOD
    J-Hood
    J-Hood's stint as D-Block's awkward fourth wheel came to an abrupt end in 2007 when the Bronx rapper turned sour over his record deal and repeated delays of his unanticipated album. Boring diss records and videos showing him dragging his D-Block chain soon followed, but at least fans were happy to hear that the Yonkers group wouldn't be getting dragged down by its weakest link any longer.
  • MICKEY FACTZ
    Mickey Factz
    Mickey Factz had a spark when he first started. Back in 2008, his 17-week-straight song leakage campaign via Myspace and <em>The Leak, Vol. 2: The Inspiration</em>, which featured an early Drake, earned him a coveted slot as part of the <em>XXL</em> Freshmen class. But then he spoke about a signing with Roc Nation, which never materialized. And then his face popped up like an inappropriate puzzle in the midst of an altercation between Joe Budden and Raekwon. To date, his Honda ads have been the highlight of his commercial career. Basically, Factz has gotten recognized for everything except for his music. His latest art-inspired concept album <em>Mickey Mause</em> has strong intentions, but come off as pretentious. At this rate, Mickey Factz would very possibly go down as a peer amongst lame rap affiliates.
  • canibus12
    Canibus
    Perhaps it was fitting that Canibus’s opponent for the battle, in which he began spitting a written verse off a notepad, was named Dizaster. That sounds about right because that’s exactly what Canibus’s career turned into—a disaster. In the late 90s, Canibus built a reputation for being one of the most feared lyricists around, but as his career went on, the guy only got lamer and lamer. Let’s see, he dissed his former manager, Wyclef, only for ’Clef to dismiss him and son him in the process. Eminem destroyed him and let’s not bring up LL either. Lame all around. Damn, son.

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  • Sir Escobar

    The fact that you put Mickey Factz on this list is just stupid. Like straight up stupid.

    • Evo

      I absuletly agree with that statement. I dont know who made this list.

      • AnteK101

        As a matter of fact this article is pure trash… Like what does this contribute to besides trashing on artists that already is haviing trouble in the business?

        this is on par with midschool cyber bullying

        • VoiceofReason

          fuckin agree, mickey factz on this list literally made me say “what the fuck?”
          c’mon xxl, C’MON

          • marly

            yeah that is insane that mickey would ever be consiedered anytype of lame he is super illl

    • AnteK101

      Cosigned putting Mickey and Charles in here is ignorant beyond reason ….

      So Charles is a Lame rapper for not being able to handle stardom properly XXL? He has been in and out from Rehab, Mental instituions and Prison in the last 2 years and this is how YOU SUPPORT YOUR FRESHMEN PICK? He has always made quality music.

      He came from living on the streets and doing drugs to making music that would come to save hundreds of lives?

      This might be the worst fucking article you ever made… COmparing the likes of Serious and talented musician with a history of bad BUSINESS management to the likes of Benzino J hood and V-nasty… Disrespectfull

      • $yk

        I usually hate these LAME lists that they do…but they could have put some real research into this one and came up with 20…still can’t believe cats were really going to try and ride that White Girl Mob bandwagon…

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      I couldnt agree more with the list, other than the fact they left out all of MMG and Cas Money/Young Money

  • escobar9300

    lol @ that picture of Benzino. For a second I thought Chino XL got fat as hell.

  • Nocturnal

    Im sorry… but none of these rappers have nothing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING on cannibus…. You break out a notepad in a freestyle? thats taboo in hip hop…. nothing is worse than that….not only that but he started rapping verses from 2nd round knockout and just changed the name from LL to Dizaster.. that white boy murdered him…. Em murdered him.. LL murdered him… If LL was white.. it would have been a hate crime he getting murdered so much… An aborted baby can spit better then him….. Ive seen a fat chick on her period have a better flow then cannibus had……

  • Mat

    You missed the two most obvious ones off.. Lil wayne – fake gangster/faggot which is probably what the ‘f’ stands for in Weezy F baby, and Rick Ross – ex police. Now that two are lame as fuck.

    • po

      it is a tie between lil gayne & fat ross

    • Anthony

      nigga y is u hating on wayne…

  • Wow

    i love how xxl makes 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane seem like rap gods or some shit.

  • TotallyPercival

    Why isn’t Lil B on this list? Or Soulja Boy? Or Riff Raff? Or any number of garbage rappers whose names seems to elude me right now? It must be nothing but commercial garbage rap stans running these features. Not that i’m defending anyone on this list, but you sure as hell missed a ton of lame rappers.

    • Drizzy

      Preach

  • RIP TAWWWWL

    This whole idea of coming up with a TOP 10 Lame rappers list is lame. Mickey Factz? he does tooo much for the culture of Hip Hop to even be considered in something like this. He supports the biggest battle league URL/SMACK which a lot of rappers are scared to even be apart of period, and Mickey Factz can actually rap. Kia Shine newest video was a tribute to his mother that passed away I don’t know what the fuck is lame about that. The reason hip hop is having such a hard time selling nowadays is because now even the big hip hop media outlets are clowning us. None of these other genres do stuff like this, and it keeps the brand of music respectable. If you feel Charles Hamilton is lame for not “making it” and having obvious mental problems keep it to yourself.

    • po

      I AGREE .. altho yung berg & canibus are lame lol

    • yeah

      XXL should have put “being on our freshman list” as one of the reasons why Charles Hamilton didn’t make it.

  • onenutned

    Drake

    • Yoooo

      fuck out of here, if you Drake is the first and only name you could come up with and not suggest Soulja Boy, Lil’ B, Bow Wow, Tyga, Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, French Montana, etc. then you should kill yourself.

  • @Zeketherealest on twitter

    This list is dumb Mickey Factz is actually a good rapper that goes unoticed, Kia Shine also has songs with substance to them smh

  • k-dot

    in my opinon:
    lil gayne
    drake
    lil b
    bow wow
    waka flocka
    gucci mane
    soulja boy
    rick ross
    2 chainz
    birdman

  • B Dub

    Kreayshawn and V-Nasty shouldnt be on this list simply because they arent rappers to me. theyre like the white dudes in your college dorm who try to recreate Asher Roths “I Love College”.

    Factz just shouldnt be on this list.

    I completely agree with the dude that said XXL makes Gucci and 2 Chainz seem like gods of rap “were embarrassed 2 Chainz did a song with her” like…2 Chainz would do a song with me, and I am nobody. He does songs with everyone. He’s that guy.

    Hamilton, I don’t really care that he is on this list. I just laughed when the dude said a fan outdid him in a cypher at his own show. I’m pretty sure I know exactly what incident he is refferring to, and I’m pretty sure that fan is Kendrick Lamar….

  • am312

    xxl is losing credibility fast..if this writer of this article had any balls, they would put up lil gayne and officer ricky at the top of the lamest list..gayne has kissed a dude, worn uggs, and calls himself the best rapper alive while officer ricky is the fakest rapper in the game..and the rest has already been said by rip tawl, this is probably the last time i visit this dumbass website

  • jhwg624

    And the nominees for the lamest writers are…XXL no one else

  • blane

    Why didnt they but Lil B and soulja boy they are the wackest rappers ever

  • darryl p

    xxl is lame for this how the hell is mickey factz and charles hamilton and they are better than 80% of the rappers that are out now but i forgot the is a mag that just put wacka flocka flame on the cover…xxl is lame just lost a fan

  • Forreal

    Ok Vnasty lame for not thinking that in other cities using the “nword” on her tracks even though it looks like it was acceptable in her hood of East Oakland(agreed) Charles Hamilton and Mickey Factz were both on your Freshmen cover why put them on to begin with if you see them as lame And lame is a broad term so just because you mention them being lame now you guys obviously always thought that Kia Shine I see why judging off his singles but homie dropped a song for his late mother recently and songs like that are never given the light of day, nothing is lame about that. At the end of the day XXL has relationships with a lot of the major artist with money and machines behind them so a lot of the true artist that are lame or at least involved in lame activities aren’t in this list. Even Kreyshawn is a shock she isn’t that much a rapper more of a pop act, but still raps better than Iggy Azaela(xxl freshmen wooo). How bout next time make a real list.

  • Rodzilla

    R.I.P. XXL – This article just convinced me that youre all bandwagon rap fans. Can-i-bus was a classic and the dude still drops critically acclaimed albums. His personality has always been a problem, but if you respect hip-hop, you should respect Canibus. We’ll wait a few weeks until all the relevant rappers start giving him props, then you will all be on his di*k.

  • daionte

    but but i ike Charles Hamilton those that make me a lame

  • DFC

    Why is Mickey Factz on this list, WHY? He’s made great songs, and although he doesn’t have an album out yet, you put him with the ranks of Yung Berg. As for CH, he just was missing someone to put him in the right direction. F*ck you XXL, you kept putting garbage rappers on your Freshman covers after 2009

  • jm

    wow canibus will rap circles around all these rappers on this list…this incident doesn’t tarnish all the work he’s done…a lot of people never even listened to canibus and are just judging him off this one unfortunate event…sad to say the xxl staff are some of them…xxl aint shit..there a wack ass company that endorse people like wake flaka and gucci mane…wtf ..i only come on this website once in a while to see what kind of retarded article you post up next…Canibus is still a lyrical God…if you doubt that then go take a listen to his music…most of you will probably not even understand it…fuck xxl for making this dumbass list

    • dg

      ok benzino, cannibus, charles hamilton all desereve to bo on this list but why is xxl puting kreyshawn who the jury is still out on this list and not other rappers who admit they can’t fucking rap on this list

  • Mikey F Baby

    Kreayshawn hasn’t really done shit to deserve to be on the list. V-Nasty yes. But let Kreayshawn’s album come out first I mean shit.

  • Dillon Payne

    the writers of XXL are a bunch of dumb fucks. That is all. Turn on the radio to hear the lamest rappers… I nominated Pitbull for being the most famous rapper with the least amount of talent. What about future? I could spit out 20 names that could replace some of these people.. How is Charles lame, yet being one of the most talented “rappers” that has ever made the XXL freshman list? I’ll give XXL my email and wait for your response.

  • I GOT GLOCKS

    I CAN UNDERSTAND EVERYONE BEING ON THERE EXCEPT FOR CHARLES HAMILTON. WTF XXL. I WOULDNT EVEN EXPECT THIS ARTICLE FROM THE SOURCE. WHOEVER WROTE THIS MUST HAVE SOME KIND OF PERSONAL PROBLEM WITH THESE RAPPERS. BUT SERIOUSLY, WHY U HAVE TO PUT CH ON THERE? WHY EVEN MAKE THIS ARTICLE? SEEMS KINDA BIASED. YA’S SHOULD OF JUST HAD AN ARTICLE CALLED, “WHO IS THE LAMEST RAPPER?” AND LET THE PPL SUBMIT THE NAME OF THE WACKEST RAPPER. DON’T PUT UP YOUR LIST OF WACK RAPPERS BECAUSE YAS ARE TRYING TO MAKE THE PPL SUBMIT THEIR VOTES BASED ON WHO YA’LL THINK IS THE LAMEST. I THINK THAT IN ORDER TO BE FAIR TO THE PEOPLE, YOU SHOULD LET THE PEOPLE SEND WHO THEY THINK IS THE LAMEST RAPPER. NO MULTIPLE CHOICE SELECTIONS. JUST HAVE A BOX THAT THEY TYPE THE NAME OF THE RAPPER IN AND HAVE THEM SUBMIT. I GUARANTEE THAT THE LIST WILL LOOK COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

    • truth720

      amen! preach!

  • AnteK

    I am actually fucking disgusted with this article

    XXL if you dont mail me back and explain this shit or Remove this article im gonna stop buying this mag, im not fucking around

  • http://none Durbey E. Macon

    I am sorry but I wish people would stop picking on Bow Wow. He has been rapping since he was five years old. Yes, I will agree that he was a novelty act and I thought that career would be short lived but he must be doing something right because he is still HERE. He has put out more albums and have more money than most “real” MCs from the 90′s (or the 80′s for that matter). Like I always say “Haters hate because they nothing else to do time/but even during an eclipse, the sun still shines.

  • clint

    You forgot soulja boy, Haystak, , gucci mane, lil boosie, memphis bleek, and the worst of all time CRUNCHY BLACK (three six mafia)

  • jay

    this article is stupid charles hamilton and mickey factz are not lame especially charles that nigga better than a lot of rappers today a lot niggas on that new freshman list are lame

  • retroexpress

    This is by far most arbitrary article i’ve read in a long long time. Mr. Author of this article if you don’t know what arbitrary means, google it. Mickey Factz is lame, because he wasn’t commercially successful and because there were rumors that he might sign to roc nation? Hmmmm, French Montana I will sign to Bad Boy, no,wait I’ll sign with MMG, no wait I’ll sign with YMCMB, but it’s OK for him to speculate, because THE STREETS support him. Nowadays it doesn’t even matter if you make quality music (French Montana doesnt) as long as the streets support you. And I don’t know whats with the every article about how xxl hates Kreyshawn. All she ever said is you’re faker then rick ross, who was a CO, if I remember correctly.

  • hiphophead

    where’s riff raff? or lil b?

  • MJ

    I always knew canibus wasnt that ill with freestyles

    • dg

      P.S. I’mfrom the chi an young berg deserves to be on this list to like a mothafucka

  • Jake

    Why the hell are Charles Hamilton and Mickey Factz on here? They are miles ahead of everyone on that list.

  • Seriously?

    How about?
    Lil’ Wayne, Rick Ross, Lil’ B, Soulja Boy, Riff Raff & French Montana?

  • http://makingofadarkqueen.tumblr.com QUEEN

    quit yer bitchin. everyone on this list is lame, even your precious mickey. you gonna cry bro?

  • Chong

    Are we supposed to ignore that Drake used a BlackBerry in a radio ‘freestyle’ with Flex?
    What, it’s ok ’cause it’s a BlackBerry and not a notepad?!
    Double standards maybe?
    ‘N again using Kreayshawn as an example, but letting 2 Chainz off for his collab? Possibly ’cause he’s down with Drizzy, ‘Ye etc., and he’s hot?
    Again, double standards?
    XXL need to listen to what its readers are saying and realise an awful lot of people are falling out of love with this site.
    Maybe do an article on that?!

  • CHOLO

    What about…
    The whole or at least some of YMCMB
    Soulja Boy
    Riff Raff
    Wacka
    Gucci
    Lil B
    Rick Ross
    French Montana
    Wiz
    Plies
    Game

  • ciro

    xxl is lame for this u dont put nikki m or solga boi u put cannabis on here yea what he did is stupid but xxl i bought ur shit for 9nyears now nd yall have not done nothing but get more lame in that time nd u webshit fuckinsucks

  • Lyricism 4 real

    Cannibus, Micky, and Charles should not even be mentioned as a lame. Who ever made this list should die from choking on Wayne’s chode. All of Bricksquad , Lil B, Soulja Boy, all of Young Money, French Montana, Plies, Dipset, and Nick Cannon.

  • EdThegr8one

    How can a magazine, with Waka on the cover, come up with a lame rapper list… and not include Waka? You’re credibility is shot to Hell.

  • Worhall

    Did you guys even watch the Canibus battle? the notepad came after the battle was over and they were just exchanging rhymes. Talk about bad publishing ethics.

  • robz

    Cannibus shouldnt be on the list i mean yeah pulling out the pad was whack but they make it like he cant even make diss tracks. xxl should really hop of eminem’s dick. bis and em went track for track it wasnt an easy win for em or ll. kreashywn shouldnt be here,she jus does her own thing. v-nasty is the most fitting for this list. where is lil b? tyga? soulja boy? 2 Chainz? nicki minaj? o but there popular so xxl cant call them out

  • D.M

    Fire all the LAME topic writters in order to save this magazine from embarassment. The article writter doesnt even have a clue on who can spit and who cant spit. In theory, the topic writter is the one who is lame.

  • FuckXXL

    XXL is the lamest magazine of the year for this one…..ass clowns……Wheres lil B, OJ da juice man, stupid stupid stupid,XXL better fuckin remember they hyped the ass hole outta Cannabis back in the day…..So shut that shit up XXL……fuckin hiphop phoneys

  • mike

    yo j hood shouldnt b on there replace yo wit mike jones soulja boy or somebody else

  • http://XXLMAG.COM The Notorious Corey

    #1)Eminem-for calling Blacks niggers and then teaming with Dr Dre and making Millions off the culture! #2 Jacki O- For trying to Capitalize off a SO CALLED fight with Foxy Brown, whos a WAAAAY Better looking woman and rapper!! #3 Lil Wayne for dissing gays but LOOKING FRUITY IN ALL OF HIS PICTURES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hyde

    How the hell ya’ll gonna leave Riff Raff off this list…really?

  • Not a hater just a fan with a honest critique

    i agree with this list i understand people defending mickey factz but lets face it what has he done? nothin a few good mixtape tracks like any other aspiring rapper nothin special so far. But I think the lamest ever gotta be young berg or v-nasty

  • reallydo

    XXL is the lamest of all time. they tried to force us to like kreayshawn the whole time that lame song was buzzing. XXL yall dickriding faggots who love the attention. your list is missing C.O.s and fake bloods. plus the game. your writers are terrible. Charles Hamilton, the most talented freshman from 09, is far from lame. If he would have hit the girl back would he be less lame? STFU. He has major talent. Which is why you produced his video, right or did you forget.

  • Cedric

    2 Chainz
    Gucci Mane
    Future
    Nicki Minaj

  • ZAIRE

    HOW IN THE FUCK YALL PUT MICKEY FACTZ ON THIS LIST?????????????????
    HIS LAST MIXTAPE WAS INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    XXL YALL ARE SOOOO FUCKIN RETARDED, IT MAKES NO SENSE!
    WHO THE HELL PICKED THIS LIST???????

    • Sam Young

      I agree. Mickey Factz should not have been on this list at all. The Mickey Mause mixtape was highly acclaimed by people who listen to real hip hop and is rated 5 stars on Datpiff.

  • hoodshit

    gucci and lil b suc

  • Nah B

    This list is dumb CH and MF lame? No

  • http://twitter.com/danielthesedays Daniel Baxter

    Charles Hamilton & Mickey Factz? Really?