Underrated: "I Don't Want To Say He's Cocky But I Just Think He's Got The Whole Package"

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 12:05AM

Written by SOHH for Walter McCarty

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Slim gave Common the title last week, former NBA player Walter McCarty crowns Joe Budden SOHH Underrated.]


I still listen to guys like Joe Budden because he's a guy that doesn't get as much attention as he probably should. He's been in the game for a minute but I know he's grinding and he's always at a lot of places performing but you really don't see his name out there with everyone else.

I think he's one of the most talented cats out there and I don't think he gets enough credit.

I think the thing that stands out the most about him is the lyricism. You're listening to him and you say, "Wait, did you hear what he just said?" The lyricism is incredible. He's one of the best lyricists out there and he's able to just tie it all together.

He's got that presence. I don't want to say he's cocky but I just think he's a rapper that's got the whole package.

Walter Lee McCarty is an American former basketball player who played for the NBA's New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Clippers. In June 2010, McCarty was named as an assistant coach for the Indiana Pacers under Jim O'Brien, replacing Lester Conner. Walter also played for Jim during his tenure with the Celtics. In 2011 McCarty was let go by the Pacers.

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