Underrated: "I Don't Know If It's B/C People Just Don't Have Ears, He's One Of My Top 5 Emcees"

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 12:15AM

Written by SOHH for Freddie Foxxx

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Josh Baze gave Andre 3000 and Common the title last week, rap veteran Freddie Foxxx crowns SOHH Underrated.]

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For SOHH Underrated, I would name Lil Fame.

Lil Fame is lyrical. He's very lyrical, his presentation, the way he says his vocals, I think a lot of people have his stuff go over their heads. I wouldn't say it goes over their heads, but he says really dope rhymes.

He just puts his words together properly, his metaphors are always tight, his delivery is tight. I don't know if it's because he's in a group or if it's because people just don't have ears, I've always thought Lil Fame is one of my top five emcees. I think he's incredible.

Born James Campbell in Westbury, NY, in 1969, gruff-voiced MC Freddie Foxxx (aka Bumpy Knuckles) was in a group by the age of ten and made his recorded debut as Freddie C. in 1986 on a 12" by Supreme Force. He landed a deal with MCA and released Freddie Foxxx Is Here in 1989. After making noted appearances on records by Kool G. Rap & DJ Polo, Boogie Down Productions, and Naughty by Nature, he recorded Crazy Like a Foxxx for Epic, which was shelved after a few promotional copies were leaked. (The album was finally issued in 2008 through Fat Beats.)

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