Underrated: "He Might Just Be One Of The Best Producers & One Of The Best Emcees"
Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 12:15AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After DJ Paul gave the title to his own Three 6 Mafia last week, Brooklyn rapper Fresh Daily crowns Oddisee and MeLo-X SOHH Underrated.]
I feel like there are two people who come to mind. The first one would be Oddisee. He's an emcee/producer, originally from Washington, DC but now residing in Brooklyn.
I just think he might be one of the best producers and one of the best emcees, as well. He does a lot of traveling overseas. When I went to Europe, I felt like I was chasing his ghost. Everywhere I went, it was like he had just been there right before me.
He does a lot of touring in Europe and I feel like the American market is aware of him but it's like the Okayplyer and some of the blogosphere is aware, but I don't know if they really know how ill he is. I don't know if people really know how ill he really is.
I just feel it's the tip of the iceberg with him. I just think people see him as the emcee/producer and they don't see the wealth of talent he's sitting on. He's a pretty quiet dude too.
And then the other one I'm going to name is, well, I wanted to name Ab-Soul but the more I talk about Oddisee, I have to name MeLo-X. He's another dude that plays with multiple hats. He's an emcee, deejay, producer, photography and it's just like cats know him more for remixes and producing and emceeing.
He's a really dope emcee, producer, songwriter, deejay, he's just like, god d*mn, he does it all. And he does all things very well too. It's pretty amazing.
These are the cats where the blogosphere is aware of them but I just wish mad other people knew about them.
Good music, dope flows, fresh tees and kicks define the personal style of Brooklyn native Fresh Daily, a rising lyricist who is taking an impressive multifaceted approach to hip hop. As an emcee, graphic designer, this artist's persona and prowess make it hard to disagree with his self-proclaimed title of himself as "the New Jack of Brooklyn boom bap". Of his rap moniker he says: "Fresh Daily just fits me right, I stay fresh all day, every day, with the rhymes, with the style". Under the former name, Ill Tarzan the lyricist gained notoriety on the NYC underground circuit.
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