Underrated: "He Invented A Style That He Never Really Got Credit For"
Thursday, May 24, 2012 12:10AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Willy Will gave Big K.R.I.T. the title earlier this week, DJ Stimulus names Beanie Sigel SOHH Underrated.]
I'm going to go with Beanie Sigel for SOHH Underrated. The reason why I think he's underrated is because style-wise, he invented a style that he never really got credit for in my opinion.
I feel like Beans was the first one to come really hard with the repetetive style. You know, just using the same word over and over again in the same sentence and rhyming it bar for bar. I feel like he was the first person that I ever heard do that. It just came normal.
Even in the new tracks that I'm listening to, even down South, everybody does it. It's just one of those things that just became a part of hip-hop and I feel like he did it first. On that level, I say he's SOHH Underrated because I don't think he gets credit for inventing a staple rhyming pattern that most people tend to use.
I got put onto Beanie back when he came to the Roc. Me being from Brooklyn and this being back in the day, that's when there were a lot of white labels, unreleased stuff that they would send to the deejays. So you'd get a lot of white label, bootleg music.
Brooklyn born DJ, Stimulus, is a member of the well-known New York based band The Real Live Show. His first single of 2009 with Nickodemus is still in rotation on dance radio in both the U.S. and Europe, and he is also featured on three songs of Michelle Williams' (of Destiny's Child) "Unexpected" remix album. Stimulus' incredible mixing skills and music knowledge have taken him DJ'ing to seven countries, where he has delighted guests with high energy and intelligent sets. His regular podcasts are listened to by over 10,000 subscribers worldwide. Stimulus has also shared the stage with major artists such as Cee-lo and Mark Ronson, but don't be fooled ? this down to earth DJ loves to play at weddings.
Check out Beanie Sigel's music below: