Underrated: "He's On Some Straight Up 2Pac-Meets-Jay-Z Sh*t. It's Kind Of Crazy"
Thursday, Dec 27, 2012 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Hazel-E gave M.I.A/Santigold the title earlier this week, Southern rap veteran Lil Wyte crowns Big K.R.I.T. and Ace Hood SOHH Underrated.]
I've got a few people that I think are underrated.
Number one, I think he's going to get his shine within the next year or so, it's Big K.R.I.T. Big K.R.I.T. is ridiculous. He makes his own beats, he harmonizes, his lyrics are crazy, he's from the South, he's on some straight up 2Pac-meets-Jay-Z sh*t. It's kind of crazy.
So Big K.R.I.T., I'm definitely going to have to say he's the most underrated but I also would like to add to that list Ritz. Ritz is one of the most underrated artists in America. Anybody who doesn't know Ritz, he's a white dude from Georgia, he's ridiculous. He's one of the hardest-spitting people I've met in a while. I'm a fan. I'm a full-blown fan.
Ace Hood. I really think Ace Hood is going to do something big in the next couple of years. Last year I would have said Tity Boi, 2 Chainz, but we can't say that no more. He's blowing up right now.
Last year I was telling people, "Hey man, 2 Chainz is underrated, man. He's about to blow. He's about to blow." Next thing you know? "2 Chaaaaainnnnz!" That sh*t's in everybody's house in America. Shout-out to Tity Boi, 2 Chainz. I salute that guy. His campaign is so ridiculous.
When the quick-rapping, crunk to the core Lil Wyte first came to the attention of the Three 6 Mafia it was with an all-white group of which Wyte was a member. The group fell apart but the Memphis-based Wyte was too skilled to be stopped. Three 6 Mafia members Juicy J and DJ Paul signed the under-21 rapper immediately after the group's disbanding and soon were working on his debut. Doubt Me Now appeared in 2003 and became a word-of-mouth hit among crunk and Southern rap's hardcore fans. Wyte's "Smoking Song" started to appear on numerous street-level mixtapes and Internet message boards were filled with Wyte talk.
Check out Big K.R.I.T & Ace Hood's music: