Underrated: "He's One Of The Best Rappers I've Ever Heard In My Life"
Thursday, Dec 20, 2012 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Kid Ink gave Kurupt the title earlier this week, Webstar crowns Fabolous SOHH Underrated.]
Who's the most underrated rapper? D*mn. Who's the most underrated rapper? I'm going to keep it real, I don't think Fabolous gets enough credit because Fab is one of the best rappers I've ever heard in my life.
I don't think he really gets the credit he deserves. Every year, he puts out either a platinum or gold album. He gives us hit record after hit record. And he never gets the credit for it. He never wants the awards, he's never nominated for anything.
In my eyes, Fabolous is one of the most underrated rappers of all time.
He's been around longer than everybody. Shout-out to Jay-Z, Biggie and Busta, but Fab came otu in '99. Fab's been out for almost 12, 13 years now.
You can't really name too many people that were out before him. He survived a lot of rappers. Nelly came out and he was one of the hottest rappers out, came and went. 50 Cent was the hottest rapper out, came and went, even though 50's still doing it, but Fab's stayed consistently good throughout his whole career.
A lot of rappers have came and went and he's still here. He's still relevant.
It was June of 2006 when "Chicken Noodle Soup" began blowing up in the Harlem clubs and soon a series of homemade videos with uptown N.Y.C. kids doing the dance began appearing on various video-sharing sites. It wasn't long before mid-Americans and beyond were joining in on the craze, uploading their own vids to the party track and making Webstar's name prophetic. Right about the time West Coast businessmen in their three-piece suits began posting their versions, Webstar and Young B had their independently released 12" snatched up by the major label Universal. In August, the label put "Chicken Noodle Soup" in the hands of DJs across America.
Check out Fabolous' music: