Underrated: "They Always Made Sure To Stay Outside Of The Box"

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 12:10AM

Written by SOHH for Aaradhna

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Erica Mena gave Cory Gunz the title last week, R&B singer Aaradhna crowns OutKast SOHH Underrated.]

Outkast (SOHH Underrated)

I would say the most underrated, hmm, that's a hard question. I would have to name OutKast.

Big Boi and Andre 3000 are my picks for SOHH Underrated. Nowadays, people are really into what's in right now. I have always liked their old school flavor and how they are able to stay around for so long in the music industry.

I've been a fan of OutKast since the 1990's when they first came out. I really like their old school music. They always made sure to stay outside of the box with what they did. They always did what they wanted and didn't have to follow anyone.

They were different than what was going on when they came out. That's what I really liked about them.

I was a fan of both of them but really liked Andre 3000 the most.

New Zealand's Aaradhna -- born Aaradhana Patel -- lucked out when Dawn Raid co-founder Brotha D happened to get his hair braided at her grandmother's Wellington house. He offered a contract when the R&B-oriented pop vocalist was prodded by her family to sing for him. She made her debut in 2004, on Adeaze's "Getting Stronger," a Top Ten hit in New Zealand. A similarly successful collaboration with Savage, titled "They Don't Know," was released the following year, which led to her debut solo album. Issued on Dawn Raid in 2006, I Love You spawned a pair of proper solo Top Ten appearances ("Down Time," "I Love You Too").

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