Underrated: "Without Him, There Would Be No Eminem, 50 Cent, Game Or Nipsey Hu$$le"
Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 12:10AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Raheem DeVaugn gave Black Thought the title last week, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh-N-Bone crowns Eazy-E SOHH Underrated.]
Who's the most underrated? That's a crazy question, I'm going to have to think about that. Right now, the first one that comes to my mind is Eazy-E. Eric Wright.
Eric Wright is the pioneer of West Coast hip-hop. West Coast rap. Gangsta rap. Period. He's underrated. We all understand what his demise was and everything and that might have created some sort of hindrance of him getting the recognition that he deserves but Eazy-E is responsible for the whole section of West Coast hip-hop right now.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the list goes on and on. If there was no Eazy-E, there would be no Dr. Dre, there would be no Eminem, there would be no 50 Cent, there would be no Game, there would be no Nipsey Hu$$le.
The list goes on and on. You feel what I'm saying? Eazy-E, Eric Wright, is the most underrated artist, in my mind, right now.
Graced with a quick and sometimes sung delivery, along with a unique sense of melody, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony burst out of Cleveland, Ohio in the mid-'90s with a pair of massive hits ("Thuggish Ruggish Bone" and "Tha Crossroads") along with a great first album, as well as a successful follow-up, and then quickly unraveled. Mainstream interest dropped off toward the tail end of the '90s, but the group, which underwent a series of lineup changes, continued to release new material via mixtapes and albums throughout the 2000s.
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