Underrated: "He Should Be In The Same Mentions As The Jay-Z's, Nas', Tupac's & Biggie's"
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After RepJa clothing co-founder Omar Thomas gave Rock City the title last week, producer Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph crowns Busta Rhymes SOHH Underrated.]
I'd say Busta Rhymes is my pick for SOHH Underrated.
If you go verse for verse with what he's done, he should be right in the same mentions as the Jay-Z's and the Nas' and the Tupac's and Biggie's. Those were his peers. Those were the people he was rapping with.
That's the school he came from. I think a lot of times he gets left out because he hasn't sold the five million records, or sold the six million records and has the commercial success every single year. But he's put out [music consistently] and he's still relevant. He's still Grammy-nominated fifteen and sixteen years later. So how could you not mention him with Jay-Z, Nas, Biggie, Tupac and DMX?
He was out there when they were out and he's still doing it. Busta has stood the test of time. He's still one of the most underrated artists in music.
Sham "Sak Pase" is a Grammy-nominated producer who has worked amongst the likes of T.I., Rihanna, Jay-Z, Kanye West and more. In addition to contributing to Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne, he is currently working with music stars including Keyshia Cole and T.I. Sham is also the producer behind Busta Rhymes and Chris Brown's "Why Stop Now" anthem.
Check out some Busta Rhymes music below: