Underrated: "He's Not Really A Rapper Per Se, But All His Albums Are The Sh*t"
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Warren G gave Nate Dogg the title earlier this week, comedian Jo Koy crowns Timbaland SOHH Underrated.]
Ah man, as far as rapping is concerned, there's a couple that I really love that people don't really consider rappers. I love Timbaland and I know he's not really a rapper per se, but all his albums are the sh*t.
Every album that he's put out is the sh*t. No one gives him that credit. Everyone knows he produces for other people but every time he comes out with something, I can listen to the first two tracks to the last track, you know what I mean?
And sometimes with producers/hip-hop artists, the producer is known for producing for other people and then when they do it for themselves, it doesn't sound that good. But Timbaland seems to always come through for me.
That first album was the sh*t! Magoo, baby! That was the sh*t. That was my favorite album, the first Timbaland and Magoo album. I love how he had that "Knight Rider" theme song. Oh my God, dude. He was just grabbing samples from places you just never thought you could sample from.
You're listening and thinking, "Wait, is that really a baby crying? Is that really the f*cking rain? Is that really a frog and a cricket?" He was killing it man. He was the sh*t.
Yo, don't sleep. Don't sleep on Timbaland. Everyone seems to forget about the Jodeci albums that he did. He wasn't getting credit for that sh*t. That sound? That was a lot of Timbaland.
Jo Koy is one of those comics that's not quite a household name, but who still has an enormous fan base and sells out theaters and arenas across the country. His largely observational act incorporates high energy and silly physicality, while a large amount of Koy's material consists of stories about his Filipino mother and his son -- imagine the family-based comedy of Bill Cosby, but with a harder edge.
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