Underrated: "I Wouldn't Say He's The Most Lyrical But He's The Most Real"
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Teedra Moses gave Big K.R.I.T. the title last week, Rich Boy crowns Lil Boosie SOHH Underrated.]
My most underrated artist [pick] is Lil Boosie.
I actually know the history of Lil Boosie down here and I've seen him [out]. He used to be over here in the streets of Mobile, Alabama too.
I wouldn't say he's the most lyrical but he's the most real. As far as lyrics being real, Lil Boosie spits some real stuff, man. I can just connect with him.
A lot of stuff we go through in Mobile is the same thing that they go through in Louisiana.
His work ethic is crazy. Every time I've seen Boosie, he's working on something or freestyling on something. He's always working, man. That guy is always up on it.
Based in Mobile, AL, rapper Rich Boy (born Maurice Richards) didn't enter the music industry until after he enrolled as a mechanical engineering major at Tuskegee University. Before then, he did music in his spare time, but eventually dropped out of school and released some independent material that caught fire locally. Producer Polow (Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Fergie) was impressed enough to have the MC flown into his base in Atlanta, where the two worked on furthering the progress. Rich Boy landed a contract with Interscope and began working on his first album. In the meantime, he appeared on one of Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace compilations and dropped in on a handful of mixtapes -- including DJ Ideal and Jermaine Dupri's Da Bottom, Vol. 5. With DJ Drama, he released the Bring It to the Block mixtape in late 2006. His official, self-titled debut was released during March 2007.
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