Underrated: "He's A F*cking Genius Man & He's Got Asthma - That Sh*t Don't Be Human"
Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 12:10AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Lee Bannon gave Blu the title last week, Planet Asia crowns Black Thought and Pharoahe Monch SOHH Underrated.]
Outside of myself, it's definitely got to be Black Thought. I don't feel like dudes really realize how ill that dude is live and on records.
It's a difference from being cool and all right on the radio where you're doing a little freestyle and sitting down. But what I'm saying is when you're rocking with a band and the music? A band is louder than a turntable.
I don't give a f*ck what it is, ain't nothing hitting hard than them drums. You've got the horns coming out and the guitar bass and all that sh*t. To be able to rhyme over that and still be clear and dope? Like super dope? That's hard to do.
It's a toss-up between him and Pharoahe Monch. I'd have to say that. He's a f*cking genius man and he's got asthma. To be able to rhyme on that level, I'm like, "Dude, you ain't hear the sh*t he says?" That sh*t ain't human. That sh*t don't be human.
I question if Pharoahe Monch is even a human.
Planet Asia is well known throughout the hip-hop community. As a solo artist and one half of the duo Cali Agents (with Rasco), he has been tearing up airwaves and stages around the globe. Numerous banging 12-inch single releases including "Definition of ILL" (Stonesthrow 1998), "Place of Birth" (ABB 1999), "Pure Coke" (Interscope 2002), and "The Golden Age" (Threshold 2003) have ensured his place in hip hop history. In 2001, The Source Magazine named him First Round Draft Pick and gave him Independent Album of the Year credit for Cali Agents "How The West Was One".
Check out Black Thought & Pharoahe Monch's music below: