Underrated: "I'll Hear Something That He Put Out & I'm Like, 'D*mn, Still Top 5'"
Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 12:05AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Denzil Porter gave Common the title earlier this week, Brand Nubian's Sadat X crowns Kool G Rap SOHH Underrated.]
I think Kool G Rap had a couple legal problems at one point or another so I don't think people really realized how nice he was. A lot of us do, but I don't think a lot of us really realize how nice G Rap "still" is.
Every now and again I'll hear something that G Rap puts out and I'm like, "D*mn, G Rap's still Top 5." The thing is I've only seen G Rap perform like, twice, in my time, so it's like I only got to see him perform those two times.
I think that if maybe he didn't have some of those troubles, if he would have been able to be more visible, he would be more recognizable to the youth. He would be more recognizable to a lot of these older people too because a lot of older people, they don't really search on the web like that.
They see what they see but they're not like these other dudes that dig and go to all these underground sites. So they really miss out on a lot of G Rap stuff. I feel like if he was in the right situation, he'd be up there with the rest of them [as the best to ever do it].
Sadat X (born Derek Murphy; December 29, 1968) is an American rapper, most famed as a member of hip hop group Brand Nubian. Originally known as Derek X, Sadat takes his name from former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. The X is taken from the Nation of Islam practice of members changing their surnames simply to X. He is well known for his unique, high-pitched voice, as well as his Pro-Black, and at times controversial, lyrical content.
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