Underrated: "I Still Think He's The Best Rapper I've Ever Heard"
Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Freekey Zekey gave Fabolous the title earlier this week, Cash Money Content author Muhammad Bashir crowns Chuck D SOHH Underrated.]
It's hard to pick somebody as of late for SOHH Underrated. I go back to the days of Chuck D and KRS-One, I'm in those types of mindsets. So I'm going to go with Chuck D for SOHH Underrated.
I still think Chuck D is the best rapper I've ever heard. The big reason I pick him is because of the messages that he put in the music. When Public Enemy was really hot, I mean really hot, there were a lot of cats speaking positive lyrics. But Chuck's stuff was so hot. They didn't call him the hard rhymer for no reason.
His stuff was so hot that he couldn't get airplay. When you're talking about fighting the power and things like that, you don't really get airplay. A lot of cats were out back then with positive messages and they were. He didn't really get a lot of airplay and I always felt he could handle his own with any rapper out there.
I always wanted to hear what he had to say and that's what really helps take you over the top.
Muhammad Ibn Bashir is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of New Jersey. He specializes in criminal and constitutional law and has been a sole practitioner for twenty-three years. During this time, he has also represented clients in Connecticut, New York, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Kentucky. He served as a Public Defender and co-counsel in the defense of the infamous "World Trade Center Bombing" trial. As a criminal trial attorney, he maintains a reputation of a relentless cross-examiner and tenacious advocate. Married, and a father of five children, he currently resides in Maryland.
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