Underrated: "I Feel Sorry For People Who Have Never Heard His Music"
Tuesday, Feb 1, 2011 12:15AM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. After XV gave Tech N9ne the title last week, Yelawolf crowns Devin the Dude SOHH Underrated.]
The most underrated artist in hip-hop history is Devin the Dude.
I don't know if it's so much that he's underrated, because everybody knows him. If you're in the [rap] game, you should know who he is. With all due respect, everybody knows who Devin the Dude is.
But I think the outside world is dead to him. It's the mainstream kids that need to know who Devin the Dude is. I feel sorry for people who have never heard his music. My bars to "My Box Chevy" started early. I was a kid kicking it with my homies in the Box Chevy, and we would be riding around every weekend just playing Devin the Dude.
Devin the Dude played in the Chevy. That's just what we listened to coasting through the parking lot. It was a small town, simple sh*t, and his music was just dope like that. And also within the skateboarding world, all my skateboard homies would get warmed up riding to a spot playing Devin the Dude.
I've been to a few of his shows and met him a couple times and he's just a legend, man. All the way back.
Yelawolf is a rapper from Gadsden, Alabama, known for developing a buzz through his Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment underground movement. He signed a deal with Interscope Records, which evolved into a recording contract with Eminem's Shady Records.
Check out some Devin the Dude music videos below: