Underrated: "I Have All Of The Qualifications Of What Makes An MC"
Wednesday, Feb 9, 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. After Twista gave himself the title yesterday, AZ now crowns himself SOHH Underrated.]
There's so many artists out to be underrated. I mean there's a lot, I don't know if I could even name just one or two. Not trying to be disrespectful, but there's a lot of them out there. But I'm gonna name myself, me. I am the most underrated.
I don't have ten million albums sold. That's the reason I feel like I'm the most underrated. I put so much into my music and I always give the people me. I have all of the qualifications of what makes an emcee. I got all of those qualifications within myself.
At the end of the day, I just feel like I'm really underrated. Everybody should have AZ on their Top 5 favorites of all-time. Right now I'm cool with it. Before, people would say "this" is their best emcee or "that" is their best emcee for whatever reason. I always knew I could hold a sword up against them. I always felt like I was very competitive, but nowadays, it's more like it's a hustle, it's a grind.
It's cool. I'm not even sweating being underrated. I'm not worried about being underrated and who's hot and who's not. I'm gonna do what I got to do for my fans and keep on doing what I'm doing.
AZ is a rap veteran recognized for his role in hip-hop supergroup The Firm, as well as for his multiple collaborations alongside Nas and Foxy Brown. In addition to group efforts, AZ has released eight solo albums. His Doe or Die 15th Anniversary LP dropped last November.
Be sure to check back tomorrow to see if your favorite rapper crowns himself as SOHH Underrated.
Check out some of AZ's music videos below: