1. Great album. I'm not sure why it gets so much hate. It wasn't as good as Ready To Die and it had more filler, but it still had some great songs (10 Crack Commandments, Sky's The Limit, Kick In The Door, I Got A Story To Tell, Last Day, Long Kiss Goodnight, My Downfall, N*ggas Bleed, Notorious Thugs, Somebody's Gotta Die, What's Beef?, You're Nobody, etc.). I don't think an album with at least 12 great tracks can be overrated, but I'm sure most people won't agree that these are great songs, so to each his own.
2. I think this was Em's best album, but I've heard people call it the greatest rap album of all time, and I think it may have went diamond, so I can see why you would call it overrated.
3. I agree. It was a good album, even great at times, but it wasn't what people make it out to be.
4. I agree. See #3.
5. I thought It Was Written was a great album. Everyone I know was completely disappointed with it when it dropped because it wasn't a carbon copy of Illmatic, so I always thought it was underrated.
6. I agree. See #3.
7. I agree. Madlib and J Dilla were both below average rappers, and I think they would both admit that. You can't deny that the production was dope, but I would have preferred much more guest appearances than hearing them two on the mic. Still a good album, but I would call it overrated too.
8. I agree and I don't. That album is filled with classic tracks throughout, but I prefer 2001 over it and most people think I'm crazy when I say that. I actually prefer a lot of albums over it, but I still think it was a great album.
9. I agree, and I feel the same way about every MF DOOM release. I like a lot of his songs, but I think people give him way too much credit because his flow and style is different. He always has great production and that might be his best album production wise, but I still think the album is overrated. I may be biased because I was introduced to DOOM by a friend who told me he was the greatest lyricist who he ever heard on the mic so you could imagine my disappointment. I grew to appreciate him, and he says some slick sh*t from time to time, but he comes nowhere near my Top 50.
10. I strongly disagree.
I think Doggystyle and Raising Hell are both great albums and I actually don't see them mentioned much when people (in this section) talk about their favorite albums or the greatest albums, so I disagree.