Underrated: "When He Went Into Acting People Kind Of Sorta Forgot About Him"
Tuesday, Mar 15, 2011 12:15AM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. After Amanda Diva gave The Beatnuts and Camp Lo the title last week, R&B singer Olivia now crowns Mos Def SOHH Underrated.]
I would say the most underrated rapper is Mos Def. I just always thought he was amazing. I always loved his whole style and I guess when he went into acting people kind of sorta forgot about him.
But Mos Def was always dope. I have always loved his music and I just don't think that mainstream really took the time to get into him. Even back during his days with Common. I remember Common back in the day people weren't really paying too much attention to him [as well], but I always loved him.
The mainstream really didn't even get into him up until maybe two years ago. There have been so many artists that've been around for years but people just weren't paying attention. There's been a lot of artists where it takes a while for people to catch on. So you have to realize there's always been great artists.
Olivia is an R&B singer who started her career with J Records and later inked a deal with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records. Since parting with G-Unit, Olivia has gone on to start her own solo career and is now featured on the new VH1 television series, "Love & Hip-Hop".
Check out some Mos Def music videos below: