Dope Hip Hop: Underrated or slept on MCs

Jun 4, 2013
6,475
Albuquerque, NM
Hip Hop culture has been around for quite awhile now. Throughout it's history there have been plenty of really dope MCs that don't seem to get the shine that they deserve. Post up some lyricists that are slept on.
 
Apr 7, 2014
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For sure, all super dope. Big L is probably the standout in my opinion. Lord Finesse is nasty. All of them are. Out of the whole D.I.T.C. collective who do you think is the dopest?
On their last album, Fat Joe probably has the best raps which was surprising.
 
Jun 4, 2012
25,610
My first entry is Percee P.

Dude is so slept on. I feel like Em spent a lot of time listening to this dude to develop his flow.


What the fuck went on in his life? I see he made his first appearance on a track in 1992, but his debut album was 2007. Was he in jail? Fucked up on drugs or just working a regular job and unwilling to risk going all in on the pipe dream of making it?

It's seems crazy that someone that gifted who was already in with guys like Lord Finesse would simply have been unable to get more material out.
 
Jun 4, 2013
6,475
Albuquerque, NM
What the fuck went on in his life? I see he made his first appearance on a track in 1992, but his debut album was 2007. Was he in jail? Fucked up on drugs or just working a regular job and unwilling to risk going all in on the pipe dream of making it?

It's seems crazy that someone that gifted who was already in with guys like Lord Finesse would simply have been unable to get more material out.
He's a straight up underground NYC dude.

Check this out.
 
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kf3

Jul 17, 2012
3,661
South London
i think quite a few of ditc get their dues, but az was amazing and prob doesn't get enough attention.

shaun price is still underated but after he died he got a lot of attention.

epmd, masta ace, edo g, starang (esp on that o.g.c album)


this will be controversial, coz his stuff is mostly shit, but jadakiss can be great.
 
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Jul 29, 2012
16,803
I dunno if Lupe is slept on, but food and liquor 1 and the cool versions of Lupe rival anyone to ever do it. He's one of the few that I can never breakdown their writing process. The man would have been a poet in any other time.

Slug from Atmosphere might be top 5 story tellers in hip hop history.

Jean Grae is dope as fuck when she commits to a song.

Um.... my thinking is done for now.
 
Jul 29, 2012
16,803
i think quite a few of ditc get their dues, but az was amazing and prob doesn't get enough attention.

shaun price is still underated but after he died he got a lot of attention.

epmd, masta ace, edo g, starang (esp on that o.g.c album)


this will be controversial, coz his stuff is mostly shit, but jadakiss can be great.
Fuck controversial, Jadakiss can hang with anyone who's ever done it. Him and Luda have the swagger and skillset to land a punchline harder that basically anyone in the game. Anyone who disagrees can go fuck themself
 
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