Underrated: "He Was The Greatest Thing Since White Bread"
Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 12:15AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Nyzzy Nyce gave Juelz Santana the title earlier this week, Atlanta music producer Zaytoven crowns DJ Quik SOHH Underrated.]
For me, I would have to name DJ Quik for SOHH Underrated.
I was always a really big DJ Quik fan. I thought he was the greatest thing since white bread and I don't recall him blowing up as big. He was really one of my all-time favorites.
He's got classics to his name. The 90's is when I really got to know him. I remember I wasn't evne allowed to listen to rap music because there was so much cussing in it. Back then, "Dollars And Sense" really got me.
That's when I started getting into his tunes and then from there, I started buying his albums. It's been years that I've been a fan of DJ Quik. I can't even think about how far back that was. That had to be in '95 or even '94.
His ability to find a diamond in the rough and develop artists into superstars has set certified platinum producer Zaytoven apart from the competition. Super-producer Xavier "Zaytoven" Dotson gained his name from the German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven because of the many similarities the two musicians share. Both were born in Germany, both mastered the organ and piano at a young age, both boast a genuine interest in music and most notably possessed the same good foresight to align themselves with key people who could help further their careers. For Beethoven it was the dignitaries of Vienna, for Zaytoven it was Gucci Mane, king of the streets of east Atlanta. Zaytoven is the epitome of a multi-layered musical genius.
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