Underrated: "His Wordplay & Metaphors Are Just Sick"
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 12:15AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Jagged Edge's Wingo named Nelly and Jadakiss last week, Power 105.1's DJ O. Minaya crowns Ludacris SOHH Underrated.]
A person that I've always liked and I think hasn't always gotten the respect he deserves is Ludacris. Ludacris is definitely a dope lyricist and I don't think he gets the respect he deserves.
His wordplay and metaphors are just sick. It's everything. To be honest, the Chicken & Beer album's intro is bananas. I think that intro made me think, "Man, this dude is crazy." Before that, on his first album, he had a record with I believe UGK, "Stick 'Em Up," and I remember hearing that record and saying, "Man, this dude is crazy." He's definitely ill.
He's just crazy with everything, especially on the guest features. That's why I have to go with Ludacris for my pick as SOHH Underrated.
DJ O. Minaya who was born in the South Bronx, New York began his DJ career at the age of 12. Before he was known as DJ O. Minaya he was a simple boy from the Bronx who enjoyed music. This is the life of someone who was destined to be a DJ. Once introduced to a turntable at the age 12, he took flight and knew this was just the beginning. By 1999 DJ O.Minaya broke into the club scene, and knew there wasn't a crowd he couldn't cater to, creating a following with various promoters and consumers. DJ O. Minaya is now known as The Most Diverse DJ. He is now part of Da Union, a select group of the best DJs in New York City.
Check out Ludacris' music below: