Underrated: "Everybody Looks At His Accomplishments, But When They Say 'MC', They Name Everybody But..."
Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011 12:15AM
[Double Take: This week, SOHH allows entertainment personalities to give a fresh perspective on a critically-acclaimed artist whom, despite their demonstrated success, may possess a trait that's unappreciated by the masses. After G-Unit's Kidd Kidd gave the title to Uncle Murda last week, rapper Kurupt now crowns Eminem as SOHH Underrated.]
They think Eminem is crazy, and they think he's just the "8 Million Records Sold" guy ... but as far as an MC, my n*gga ... he's underrated.
Em is an emcee.
He's from the underground. Everyone is on this persona [that comes with having] millions and millions of records sold. But what I think people [forget about] is his talent on the mic. You don't hear nobody really classyfing him as an emcee. To most people, he's just the Slim Shady image.
He's an monster: He's the most underrated MC. Ever. When you ask people about the most underrated MC's, they don't name Kurupt, they don't name Em, they don't name Royce Da 5'9 or a lot of these people that deserved to be named amongst the greatest when you're talking about an MC.
[Eminem] is not a rapper, like P.M. Dawn, (which I love their music, I can't lie). These are MC's.
So yeah, I think Eminem the MC is underrated. Everyone looks at him for his accomplishments and where he [stands]. But when they say "MC" -- they name everybody but Eminem.
Born in Philadelphia, Kurupt grew up in California where, along with Daz Dillinger, he formed the West Coast group Dogg Pound. The former Death Row artist has collaborated with Tupac, Snoop Dogg, and others. Aside from music, his film roles include Half Past Dead and The Wash. He most recently served as Executive Producer on the album The Academy, in stores September 13th.
Check out Eminem's music below: