Underrated: "He's So Underrated In The Rap Circuit That He Doesn't Even Rap"
Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Freeway gave Black Thought, Common and Mos Def the title last week, California rapper Blu crowns West Coast musician Gonjasufi SOHH Underrated.]
Gonjasufi is the most underrated rapper.
Gonjasufi is so underrated in the rap circuit that he doesn't even rap. And when he does rap, it's just crazy.
Oh man. Gonjasufi was an emcee back in the day from California. He put out an alternative record under Warp [Records] and it made a lot of noise. That dude can truthfully beast a microphone if he ever just started wailing off on a rap scheme. If he ever did that, it would be a dangerous situation.
He dropped his first official record at the top of , it's called A Sufi and a Killer.
Sufi really wasn't on the underground or mixtape level, he's been on Warp Records. He's dope.
With his cool-headed SoCal demeanor and everyman charisma, Blu was championed at the onset of his recording career when he collaborated with Emanon DJ/producer Exile for the highly acclaimed LP Below the Heavens (2007). When Below the Heavens first hit shelves in August 2007,Blu and Exile were virtual unknowns in underground hip-hop, but Blu's deft songwriting and Exile's soul-drenched, Jay Dee-influenced production quickly amassed them a national audience. Below the Heavens ended up on many critics' year-end lists and, particularly, launched Blu into the public hip-hop eye. Remaining independent, Blu later turned to Sound in Color labelmate and L.A.-via-Detroit MC/producer Ta'Raach (formerly known as Lacks) for the collaborative project C.R.A.C. Knuckles.
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