Underrated: "He's Always Brought A Level Of Wittiness, Power And Energy"
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011 12:15AM
[SOHH features a new entertainment personality each week to speak on who they feel is the most underrated artist. After Somaya Reece gave Jean Grae the title last week, Big Sean names Common SOHH Underrated.]
Aside from myself, the most underrated rapper is a very hard question. The most underrated. Hhmm. The most underrated rapper is a real tough question. Let me think. I think one of the most underrated rappers is Common. I'd roll with that.
Common is definitely one of the greatest and he doesn't necessarily get that credit. His next album is going to be crazy. He did the whole thing. Well, I'm not going to give out too many details but his next album is going to be crazy.
His level of skill is just incredible. Common is one of those artists that I always felt like his music came from his soul and very skilled. He's always brought a level of wittiness and there's always a level of lyricism. I'm most impressed by his power and energy.
So that's why I have to put Common in there as SOHH Underrated.
Sean Anderson, p.k.a. Big Sean, is the newest artist signed to G.O.O.D. Music/Island Def Jam at the young age of 20. Sean gained a strong relationship with 102.7FM, a local radio station in Detroit where he displayed his rhyming skills weekly. There, he met Kanye West after a radio interview in 2005 and got a chance to display his talent by freestyling for Mr. West, giving him a copy of his music and sending numerous tracks for him to critique. After months of submitting songs and numerous meetings, Sean finally got the call from Kanye West himself saying that he wanted to sign him. Big Sean officially signed to G.O.O.D. Music in 2007 and then signed to Island Def Jam in 2008.
Check out Common's music below: