Underrated: "Now That He's Blown Up, A Lot Of His Stuff Goes Over People's Heads"
Thursday, Nov 1, 2012 12:10AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Jasiri X gave Brother Ali the title earlier this week, R&B singer Myko crowns Andre 3000 SOHH Underrated.]
Based on what I hear, I would have to say it's between Andre 3000 and Kanye West. The reason why I have to go with Andre is because I was born and raised in the A and I remember him when I was a lot younger.
Now that Andre's blown up, I think a lot of his stuff goes over people's heads. If you take the time to listen, you'll be like, "Wow, I can't believe he just said that."
That's my reason for having him in SOHH Underrated. People tend to have short attention spans. People don't listen. So if they don't catch it, they'll just move on to the next thing.
It's like if you have a passion for something, people are going to keep expecting more. It's like every time he comes out, people want to hear what he's got to say. That's why I've got to put him at number one and Kanye would be a close second.
Kanye is not underrated, but he does say a lot of sleek stuff. His wordplay is crazy too. This is me being on the outside looking in. I take a listen to music and see what they're saying and why they're saying it.
I'm a musician and listening to those things are what's important to me. I'm not a regular consumer, I'm more on the musician side when I listen to stuff. Those are the things that are important to me so that's why I have to say Andre and Kanye as a close second.
Making the decision to put his love of music and performing into the forefront, a chance meeting with Kansas City Chief's Thomas Jones, changed both their lives forever when Jones enlisted Myko for his Independently Major record company as his star artist. After traveling the globe working with the such impressive acts like Jason Derulo, the late Static Major, the Underdogs, Cool & Dre and more, Myko developed a strong knowledge of songwriting and vocal arrangements. Add to that great records like the Pop smash "Nothing I Won't Do," and Atlanta heat seeker "OK OK" produced by Cool & Dre and featuring Atlanta's own Future, and it's clear destiny has begun to make Myko a worldwide star.
Check out Andre 3000 & Kanye West's music below: