Underrated: "Look At How Hard This Man Goes When It Comes To Lyrics"
Thursday, Apr 14, 2011 12:15AM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. After Reks gave Styles P the title earlier this week, M.O.P.'s Billy Danze now crowns Pharoahe Monch SOHH Underrated.]
I would say Lil Fame is SOHH Underrated, but I don't want to just give my own family credit. Fame is an underrated rapper and he's f*cking incredible. I mean incredible. But I want to say Pharoahe Monch is SOHH Underrated.
It's not just because he just put an album out and he's a friend of mine, I've actually heard records that Pharoahe Monch has done that nobody's ever heard. He's actually sent me records before asking me to get on them and because the record was [already] complete and incredible, I would have to refuse him. I would say, "I'm not getting on this record because this is perfect."
Pharoahe Monch, lyrically, is an animal. Stage-wise, he's incredible as well. Anybody out there that's reading this, look at Pharoahe Monch. Look at how hard this man goes when it comes to lyrics. He don't play. He don't never let up. Have you ever met a dude that's never let up? Sometimes I even go in the studio and say, "Man, I just gotta put a line down and get it right and if it doesn't work out, then I can't get it." But Pharoahe Monch is an emcee, 100 percent. Nobody can take that away from him. That man is incredible.
M.O.P., short for Mash Out Posse, is a hip hop duo out of Brooklyn. The duo, composed of Billy Danze and Lil Fame, is known for the aggressive delivery typically employed by both emcees. Although they maintain a strong underground following, they are widely known for the song "Ante Up", released on 2000's Warriorz. The group has frequently collaborated with DJ Premier. Fame sometimes produces under the moniker Fizzy Womack, and has produced a significant amount of tracks on all M.O.P. releases since 1996's Firing Squad, as well as for other artists including Big Noyd, Teflon and Wu-Tang Clan.
Check out Pharoahe Monch's music below: