Underrated: "I Think People Are Paying Attention But I Don't Think N*ggas Is Getting It Yet"
Monday, Feb 7, 2011 12:15AM
[As Valentine's Day approaches, this week SOHH will highlight artists so in love with the man in the mirror that they decided to speak on why they feel they are unappreciated. Today, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon crowns himself SOHH Underrated.]
Do you really, really, really want to know who's the most underrated? You really want to know, you're sure? I'm gonna give you four letters. C-H-E-F, n*gga. Me.
And I love it because it's like being on the block with a bunch of thirsty wolves who don't trust you. But you know what? You gotta keep your gun on you because you never know when they're gonna get at you. So for me, I feel like I'm the most underrated.
I think people are paying attention but I don't think n*ggas is getting it yet. Surely y'all will get it and you'll get it in a way that you got it and you'll even be able to say, "Oh, I got it." I really feel like I am one of the most underrated rappers in the game.
I come from a spot where you're never supposed to feel satisfied. You know what I mean? You're supposed to keep growing and growing. It's like seeing a big tree out there and it's been out there for a hundred years. It's gonna be hard to knock that n*gga down so that's how I feel about my career.
I feel [being] underrated is still good because at the end of the day, when you're underrated, it automatically says that you got a certain fan base that's gonna ride with you and they know you're underrated. So you know what, with me and my set of motherf*ckers going out there, and just saying, "Yo, this is the music we're coming for and that's the music we're [about]," underrated is still respected but it's about them showing what they can do.
I think for me, I'm still gonna give y'all n*ggas some more raps. I'm gonna keep going.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see if your favorite rapper crowns himself as SOHH Underrated.
Raekwon is a veteran hip-hop artist and one of the original members of the Wu-Tang Clan. In addition to collaborating with various emcees throughout his career, he was recently heard on Kanye West's latest My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album as well as on a few of the producer/rapper G.O.O.D. Music Friday tracks. His fifth album, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, is slated for release on March 8th.
Check out some of Raekwon's music videos below: