Underrated: "What I Do Hear Is The Jay-Z's & Nas', But He Has To Be Up There Too"
Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012 12:15AM
[Black Quest: Each week, SOHH asks entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Slaine gave AZ the title last week, Evitan's Jarobi crowns Black Thought SOHH Underrated.]
For SOHH Underrated, I have to name Black Thought. Everybody sleeps on Black Thought. He's incredible. I really have to think of who everyone sleeps on that's really nice on the microphone and he's it. He's really incredible. That's who I would have to name.
I think when people make their lists of who they feel is the most underrated, they never really mention Black Thought in there. Or yet I don't think people mention his name when they put together their lists of top emcees. I really don't hear his name get mentioned that much.
What I do hear is the Jay-Z's and Nas' and all of that stuff. But you have to remember that Black Thought has to be up there too.
To me, his flow is unmatchable. Dude is like silk. It's just like silk. So that's why I would have to put Black Thought as my pick for SOHH Underrated.
Evitan ("native" spelled backwards), the new hip-hop duo featuring Andres "Dres" Titus of Black Sheep and Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest, have officially debuted the first single, "P.T.I. (Occupy Wall St.)", from their forthcoming album due out sometime early this year. In 2010, Dres reemerged, releasing From The Black Pool Of Genius, and now the Black Sheep emcee is joining forces with Jarobi, one-fourth of the founding core behind fellow Native Tongues group, A Tribe Called Quest. The duo will release a currently untitled album under the moniker Evitan ("Native" spelled backwards) in early 2012, and the first single from that album is "P.T.I. (Occupy Wall St.)," a song that touches not only the specific happenings of the Occupy movement, but also on the broader feelings of anger, uncertainty, and a desire to mobilize felt by young and old people across the country.
Check out Black Thought's music below: