Underrated: "He's A Monster, He's A Beast & He Tears N*ggas' Heads Off. No Lie"
Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 12:15AM
[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name who they feel is the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Flesh-N-Bone gave Eazy-E the title earlier this week, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Krayzie Bone crowns Treach SOHH Underrated.]
I'm going to tell you my most underrated rapper in the whole hip-hop game. I think the most underrated rapper in my book is Treach from Naughty By Nature.
To me, he's one of the most underrated rappers in this industry. He's a monster, he's a beast and he tears n*ggas' heads off. No lie. For real.
I've been a fan of Treach ever since "OPP" came out. Ever since me and my n*ggas saw them on the TV with that "OPP" record, we were like, "Come on, these n*ggas got braids. These n*ggas are talking about thugs. We're messing with these n*ggas."
For real. I've got to name him as my pick for SOHH Underrated.
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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