Underrated: "He Had A Gift & Unfortunately The Car Accident Took It Away"

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 12:15AM

Written by SOHH for Russ Parr

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After DJ Stimulus gave Beanie Sigel the title last week, radio veteran Russ Parr names D.O.C. SOHH Underrated.]

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The most underrated artist to me has to be D.O.C. That's who I would have to name as my pick for SOHH Underrated.

I think he was clever. His writing was very clever. He was so nice and he had a gift and unfortunately the car accident took it away. It took away his gift. He ended up writing a lot of stuff for a lot of West Coast artists.

He did a lot of writing anonymously and with credits, but he got cut off pratically at his peak. I saw this guy and I knew it had to be frustrating. He wrote lyrics for Eazy-E and all of them cats and he was so unique. Dr. Dre saw that in him, he knew he was gifted.

I used to go out to the studio and on tours with those guys. I'd even put Everlast as an underrated cat. He was off the hook.

Currently, Parr is the host of the nationally syndicated Russ Parr Morning Show heard weekdays by more than 3.2 million listeners in 45 U.S. cities. He also hosts a weekend show, On Air with Russ Parr, which can be heard on more than 40 different radio stations. Aside from his radio gigs, Parr is also the co-host of the TV One dating show Get The Hook Up. He has also directed films including The Last Stand, Love for Sale, Something Like a Business, 35 & Ticking.

Check out D.O.C.'s music below:

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