Underrated: "He's Honestly One Of The Best Rappers That Ever Lived"
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011 12:15AM
[The Wrap-Up: With the year coming to a close, this week SOHH celebrates entertainment personalities' most favorite 2011 SOHH Underrated emcees. After Detroit's hometown hero eLZhi got props yesterday, The LOX's Jadakiss was another 2011 favorite.]
He's one of the top lyricists in the entire rap game. I remember when MTV did their "Hottest in the Game" list and he was ranked at No. 9 and I just didn't understand that. I don't know what it was based on, whether it was his records or album sales. That right there is a prime example of how people don't give proper credit to somebody like Jadakiss, who has put that extra work into his music. -Short Dawg (Rapper)
The main thing I loved about Jadakiss was his voice. I just loved the way his voice would project [onto] a track. His flow, lyrics, everything about Jada's style was just sick to me. I could remember days when me and [Lil] Wayne would be riding around listening to him all day and the LOX album and we would just be like, "Man, this n*gga Jadakiss is stupid on this beat." He's one of the best. -Gudda Gudda (Rapper)
Jadakiss is the "nicest" of the "nicest" but he's not getting all that attention. He's lyrically better than anybody and everybody but something just doesn't connect with the mainstream. He's the nicest out of everybody rapping. I think he's very underrated and he should have more marketing dollars spent on him because he's better than everybody. -Duke Da God (Producer/A&R)
Jadakiss. I think he's one of the biggest underrated artists of all time. It's everything all together from how he raps to his lyricism. He was here in the 2Pac and B.I.G. era, when Jay-Z first popped. I think he's supposed to be sitting behind a desk right now. He's honestly one of the best rappers that ever lived. I would love to see him get his just due. -JaQuavis Coleman (Author)
I grew up listening to Jada and I'm from the South. The fact that his music stuck out enough for me to get put on, coming from where I'm from, that says a lot. I don't know. It's the honesty. On and off of the microphone, it's his honesty that I appreciate more than anything especially in this rap game. -Don Trip (Rapper)
Be sure to check back tomorrow to find out what "Underground King" was one of 2011's most favorite SOHH Underrated emcees.
Check out Jadakiss' music below: