Underrated: "I Don't Know If People Put Him On The List As They Should"
Thursday, Jan 6, 2011 3:50PM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to name who they feel is the most underrated. Today, The Clipse's Pusha T calls Bun B SOHH Underrated.]
The most underrated rapper in rap is tough. I really think the most underrated, in my opinion, would have to be Bun B. I really hate the term "underrated" [because of how it can be interpreted] but to me, Bun B is one of the best guys making records and songs. His skills as an emcee speak for themselves. He's great at doing everything you can think of, whether it be his raps alone or putting together 16 bars. However you want to look at it, he's the best and most underrated in my eyes.
I feel like if I had to say "underrated", I don't know if people always put him on the list as they should. I don't really know if people think to put Bun B in that list. And even though he may have gotten 5 Microphones [a perfect rating] in The Source Magazine for his last album [Trill O.G.], that's just one look. That's a good look having 5 Mics in The Source, but that's still just one look he has gotten when he deserves a lot more.
So when I think about it and when it comes down to how I really feel about Bun's place in rap, I believe more people should know about his greatness and what he has done for music.
Pusha T is most recognized as a member of the Virginia duo The Clipse, and most recently was inducted into Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music family. The rapper appears on "So Appalled" and "Runaway," both tracks from Kanye West's new My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album.