Underrated: "He Wrote A Lot Of Eazy-E's Lyrics But His Album Was F*cking Incredible"
Tuesday, Jul 3, 2012 12:10AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Kenny Kingpin gave Pusha T the title last week, West Coast rapper Locksmith crowns D.O.C. SOHH Underrated.]
I would say D.O.C. is my pick for SOHH Underrated. He's on there because, of course he wrote a lot of things for N.W.A. and he wrote a lot of Eazy-E's lyrics, but his album was f*cking incredible.
He had one album and of course he got into that accident where his throat [got messed up.] But that [No One Could Do It Better] album? It was so, man. To be from the West Coast, his lyrics? Ice Cube was raw, uncut and street and you know D.O.C. was like that pure lyricist.
He could destroy cats on the East Coast. You know what I mean? And then the album? It was just an incredible album. People tend to forget about that. They really tend to forget about that.
He didn't get to release a lot of singles off that album because, of course, before it was released he got into that accident and didn't really get to promote it. The album is a classic. The music is incredible and the lyrics and the way he flows on it are just like [incredible.]
I still go back to that album and listen to the lyrics and the flows and it's still better than the sh*t that you hear today. That was back from the late 80's or early 90's. It's just incredible and it's the dope lyricism and the dope D.O.C. flow when you're talking about the Chronic album. He had something to do with all that, going from Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound and the West Coast.
He was one of the forefathers of West Coast hip-hop and lyricism. He was just an incredible lyricist.
Locksmith is most known for his days as a battle rapper. Hailing from the West Coast, Ski has since developed a close bond with renowned producer Ski Beatz and dropped numerous notable records like 2009's "Rare Form" and "Man Up" shortly after. In November 2011, Locksmith finally released his long-awaited Embedded album.
Check out D.O.C.'s music below: