Underrated: "He Can Be Grimey If He Wants [Or] He Can Talk To The Ladies [When] He Wants"

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 12:00AM

Written by SOHH for DJ Kay Gee

[Hip-Hop Hooray: With Naughty By Nature celebrating 20 years of going strong this week, SOHH's featuring group members naming the most underrated emcees in hip-hop. After Treach gave Freddie Fox the title earlier this week, DJ Kay Gee crowns Common SOHH Underrated.]

Common (SOHH Underrated)

I think one person who has always been around and been doing good, but no one's really looked at as a fierce emcee is Common.

Common has a big history and he's always been rocking. Common's been rocking since day one and he's still rocking. He's a well-rounded emcee and coming from Chi-Town, he has the history, he knows where he's coming from and he can talk about anything and everything. He can [be conscious and hardcore]. He can be grimey if he wants, he can talk to the ladies [when] he wants. Common is a well-rounded rapper that's very intelligent.

He knows what he's talking about and when he's talking about it. Like I said, more than anything, he's not one-dimensional. He can get at you.

Naughty by Nature are a Grammy Award-winning American hip hop trio from East Orange, New Jersey that at the time of its formation in 1989 consisted of Treach, Vin Rock, and the DJ Kay Gee. They are known for being one of the few rap acts who were able to balance success on the pop charts with hardcore rap credibility.

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