Underrated: "If He Can Stop Using So Many Different Artists In His Raps, He'd Be The Greatest"
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After rapper John Regan gave Copywrite the title last week, New Boyz's Ben J crowns Game SOHH Underrated.]
Somebody that's really underrated right now is The Game. He's really underrated with his style. He's got so much to talk about. The way he paints pictures is great.
I see him and even Kendrick Lamar as big underrated artists. Kendrick, especially, should be on the top right now. With the way he spits, he's great. I think he should be bigger than what he is already. He's a West Coast artist that should be bigger.
I've been a Game fan since [2005's] The Documentary. All day. I like his flow. The Game is awesome. The way he comes off? He comes off strong and he's always got something new to talk about. Honestly, my problem with Game is he mixes too many people in his raps.
That's my only issue with Game. If he can stop using so many different artists in his raps, he'd be the greatest. But the way he paints his pictures, his flow, his delivery, it just kills the game. He's got stories to tell.
No mere glossy gimmick, despite their youthfulness and their novelty hit, the New Boyz were labeled "the Young Teens of Hip-Hop" by the New York Times before they even had an official single out. Earl "Ben J" Benjamin and Dominic "Legacy" Thomas met in the L.A. suburb of Victorville during their freshman year of high school. While initially nemeses, the pair built a friendship over a shared love of rhyme, and constructed a MySpace site to promote their first single, "Colorz." The duo's big break came in the summer of 2009, when "You're a Jerk," a tough but slightly goofy crunk jam built upon a popular local dance called "jerkin'," became a crossover pop hit. The duo followed up quickly in September with their debut album Skinny Jeanz & a Mic. Their sophomore release, 2011's Too Cool to Care, was a more polished affair, influenced by the likes of Flo Rida and Far East Movement.
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