Underrated: "Joe Budden Said He Would Smoke Him In A Rap Battle"

Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 12:05AM

Written by SOHH for Vin Rock

[Black Out: Each week, SOHH asks entertainment personalities to name the most underrated emcees. After Hasan Salaam gave De La Soul the title last week, Naughty By Nature's Vin Rock crowns Method Man SOHH Underrated.]

Method Man (SOHH Underrated)

Hhhhhmmm. That's a good question. I would say someone like Method Man would be SOHH Underrated. I've been watching Meth and I watched one time the way he analyzed himself. Especially because of that one time when he had the little issue with Joe Budden [back in 2009] when Budden said he would smoke Method Man in a rap battle.

Meth was like, "You know what? A lot of people sleep on me because I haven't been as consistent." And I can relate to that because it's exactly the same thing that happens with Naughty By Nature. A lot of peoople sleep because, like Method Man, we haven't been as consistent.

I think it's Method Man's lyrical ability and his delivery that stands out the most. You gotta listen to the way he delivers. Just the way he [spits] really stands out. When you listen to him, you hear his voice and his rhyme skill.

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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