Underrated: "He's One Of The First Guys That Came Into The Game Rapping About All This Gangsta Sh*t"
Tuesday, Jul 9, 2013 12:15AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Zaytoven gave DJ Quik the title last week, Philadelphia rapper Drock crowns Kool G Rap SOHH Underrated.]
I have a couple picks but the one that mostly comes to my mind is my O.G. Kool G Rap. Nobody really looks at how he came into the game.
He is one of the first guys that came into the game rapping about all this gangsta sh*t. He's one of the major underrated artists of all time. I met Kool G Rap through [Chinga Chang Records CEO] Dan [Herman]. We usually drive to his house and go into the studio.
He was one of the first major people that told me I was hot and that I would basically make it in the industry. He gave me the encouragement and pushed me [to succeed]. His stories are crazy. He could tell you a story about waking up and it would be crazy.
Kool G Rap is crazy. I f*ck with Philly rappers too. I f*ck with Beanie Sigel, I f*ck with Meek Mill and more but I don't really know these guys. I listen to their music but I don't know them.
I'm just trying to do me. I'm focused on my album.
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