Underrated: "Everything He Does Or Whatever Style He Chooses Just Seems Natural"
Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Lil Wyte gave Big K.R.I.T. and Ace Hood the title last week, producer M16 crowns Andre 3000 SOHH Underrated.]
I would say right now, Andre 3000 is SOHH Underrated.
I feel like people expect him to always do the same thing but he will come through with a different style that appeals to a whole different crowd. That's what he's already been doing.
You'll hear one of his songs and it sounds organic. That's what he's already been doing. Everything he does or whatever style he chooses to do, it just seems natural and something that he's always been doing.
I like him on that part of it because everything he does just sounds natural. It ain't nothing like that [in hip-hop] going on right now.
In late 2010, the big names continued to draw to the Tuscaloosa hit maker but when one of the most anticipated hip hop artists (Young Jeezy) and one of the most selective artists (Andre 3000) come together with the biggest name in the music business period (Jay-Z) on one of your beats you know you've got something distinctive on your hands. The something distinctive is the record "I Do", which is slated to be on the new Young Jeezy album "TM 103" set to be released in 2011. It's a continuous journey of growth for M16, and part of this journey has recently seen him move to L.A. There is no doubt that as this voyage continues and his horizons broaden there will be the one thing that shall remain the same. Whether it is an R&B ballad, a pop song or another classic hip hop record, the instant detection of those M16 signature sounds will automatically have listeners saying with a nod of approval; "This is an M16 Production"
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