Underrated: "You Can't Overcharge Me Because I Know The Prices"
Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:36AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Bobby Brackins gave Keak da Sneak the title earlier this week, New York rapper Continental Five crowns himself SOHH Underrated.]
I would say I'm the most underrated. I don't want to name anyone else because I feel like you had a shot. Anybody you can think of, I feel like they had a shot. Even Papoose, he had a shot. I haven't even gotten mine, yet.
It's hard for me to go out there and create the buzz and go out there and travel. So when I say underrated, I've got to say me.
I would say my most underrated trait is knowing the business. I would say that because I know a lot of people who have a lot of money and know a lot of people and they come up to me like I'm an artist and I'm not supposed to know the business.
I know the prices. You can't overcharge me because I know the prices. I know what's going on and I know how to handle myself in certain situations so when I do talk business to somebody, they look shocked.
I guess they think I'm not supposed to know the business.
Continental Five began his grind in the NYC underground hip-hop scene under the moniker Two five, which was a nickname given to him in jest by Tony YaYo. Slowly, he built a name and reputation for himself with his gritty style of freestyle rap. In early 2007 DJ Whiteowl decided to reach out to the rapper in hopes that he would host a mixtape for him. Continental Five was consistently gaining momentum in the underground scene so DJ Whiteowl thought he would be a good fit for his series of mixtapes. The two put out 5 successful mixtapes that started expanded his growing underground following and landed him a nomination at the Justo mixtape awards. Together they have sold and distributed over 70,000 CD's.
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