Underrated: "This Is Really Hard. I Don't Want To Be Disrespectful So I'm Going To Say..."
Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 12:15AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Damion Presson gave Beanie Sigel the title earlier this week, Cali Swag District's C-Smoove names his own crew SOHH Underrated.]
This is really hard. I don't want to be disrespectful so I'm going to say Cali Swag District is SOHH Underrated.
We're underrated because our first song, "Teach Me How To Dougie," was based around a dance and it was given to us. So I feel like at this point in time, other than that record, we really have a story to tell in our music. It's beyond just doing songs. We've really lived the life and gone through things.
We've got stories to tell and can actually go and deliver them in ways that a lot of people our age think. I'm going to say we're really underrated right now because of our dance record.
But it's not really a bad thing. You feel me? It can only make you work harder, so, that's what we're going to do. We're going to keep working. What's working if you're not going hard?
We all have our own individual songs you can find from our mixtapes and so I think if everyone just takes the time to listen to them, you'll see. If people go and check them out, you're going to see where we're coming from. We talk about our personal life and it's all real.
When you take the time to listen to our music, you're going to see that it's real and find out where we're coming from with the music. Just like Drake's "Marvin's Room," it's real. You can just connect to it.
C-Smoove is a member of four-man rap group Cali Swag District from Inglewood, California. The group is best known for the single "Teach Me How to Dougie. The group is signed with Capitol Records' Checkmate Entertainment imprint.
Check out Cali Swag District's music below: