Websites overdo it with a lot of "best of" lists these days, but here's a well-thought out from Time Out NYC: Overrated and Underrated New York.
OVERRATED AND UNDERRATED RAPPER: JAY Z & HOMEBOY SANDMAN
Hov is the proverbial king of New York, but he’s worshipped to the point where he can turn in uninspired verses—like informing us that Beyoncé’s “breasteses [are his] breakfast”—without tarnishing his rep. Homeboy Sandman might not be a future mogul, but the Queens MC—who dropped out of law school to pursue rap—embodies the hip-hop American Dream. With impeccable taste in beats, he’s fierce, funny and even a bit nerdy: The lead track on the lush White Sands finds him comparing almond-milk brands and namechecking Trader Joe’s. We like a hip-hop hero who shops organic.