Underrated: "He's Got The Bun B Sound & Can Just Rap His A** Off"
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:10AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After A-Mafia gave Big L the title last week, producer Willy Will crowns Big K.R.I.T. SOHH Underrated.]
There's a few artists I could name that's out there but the dude that's in my iPod is Big K.R.I.T. I've got to name Big K.R.I.T. because I'm a country dude and I'm from the South.
I'm from Kentucky but I love what he's doing. I think people tend to always gravitate toward other artists, they're talking about Wiz Khalifa and everybody else but K.R.I.T. That's who I'm listening to and I'm not sure how much you could call him underrated because he's out there.
That's who my underrated guy is right now. That's another person I would love to work with outside of the big named people, I want to go and work with Big K.R.I.T.. He's gritty and throwback with the UGK sound. I want to go into the studio with "that" guy. I know we would make some crazy sh*t and I think he is slept on when you compare him to some of these other guys who have came up and had their chance.
You've got so many people that can go in SOHH Underrated. I have a list of people but being unbias, I think Big K.R.I.T.'s got it. I think he can do something different with the game, really take it back to the essence with how the South used to be like.
With him, the sound is so dope. You hear it and it's like, "This is what I've been missing." Secondly, he kind of changes everybody's aspect of the South. He's got the Bun B rapping sound and can just rap his a** off. It's very concept-based and not just him saying a bunch of sh*t.
Willy Will is a producer from Louisville, Kentucky. He began his career working with Static Major and Polow Da Don. He produced three tracks on Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV": "Intro", "Interlude" and "Outro". Willy Will has also worked with E-40, Rihanna, Lil Wayne, R Kelly, Missy Elliot, Sean Garrett, OJ Da Juiceman, Rick Ross, Nas, Andre 3000 and Ice Cube.
Check out Big K.R.I.T.'s music below: