Underrated: "They Still Don't Get That Type Of Credit Now, The Youth'll Probably Credit It To Drake"
Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Richie Branson gave Dom Kennedy the title last week, West Coast rapper/singer Troy NoKA crowns Lil' Flip SOHH Underrated.]
Man, that's a tough one. I used to love Lil' Flip. Back in the day, when I was a little kid, I used to think Lil' Flip was the coolest dude. He was super underrated and making big moves down in Texas.
He was young but he had that entrepreneur spirit and making a lot of noise out in Texas. I really feel like back then, he was really underrated. Now when you think of Texas, you see a lot of people that are into [the late] DJ Screw.
Drake has made that way more mainstream. But really, it was people like Lil' Flip that were making that. It was people like Lil Flip and DJ Screw, those guys [blew up the Texas rap scene.]
They still don't get that type of credit now. The youth will probably credit it to Drake or something or A$AP Rocky instead of guys like Lil' Flip.
Troy NoKA is known for his production on Frank Ocean's Nostalgia Ultra mixtape as well as Chris Brown's "I Should Have Kissed You." His musical style is often compared to artists such as Drake and Kanye West thanks to his appeal to the female audiences, lyrical style and melodic flow.
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