So, you've been asking for some new additions to our Best Underground Rappers list....well, we listen when you speak and...here you go!
TOP 7 LIST!
We've just added the wildly entertaining and dynamic Hopsin to our Top 7! Hopsin has been on our radar for a while now, but to be honest we just weren't convinced about this cat quite yet.
He caught our attention initially, with his "Sag My Pants" single back in 2010. We were feeling his flow and delivery, but felt he could do better with his subject matter. Well, he made us feel a few more warm little fuzzies for him with his "Ill Mind Of Hopsin 4" single. We loved the charisma and over the top presentation he did with the video. His flow got tighter and more complex and he was coming with some real clever shit.
The nail in the coffin for us was with his newest single "Ill Mind of Hopsin 5" where we all became instant fans...once and for all! This track to us, will be the THEE track that propels this very talented dude into national recognition. Go check out the new page and write up we just posted and pick up his new single. It's siiiick!
Next up, and rounding our 2 newest additions to the Top 7 list is the young phenom from Compton, CA Kendrick Lamar! We've been watching/listening to Kendrick on the down low for some time now and after listening to his newest release "good kid, m.a.a.d city" we knew we would be just plain foolish to not have him on our list.
Kendrick has been making huge waves in the Hip-Hop community and has found a way to appeal to the mainstream as well as keep his loyal diehard underground followers happy!
We love how Kendrick approaches music. He has a definite feel for the tracks he's rhyming on and wraps his flow tightly around each bend. A true lyricist. We mentioned in our Tech N9ne write up how we loved the way Tech uses his voice like a "finely tuned instrument" when he spits. and the same can definitely be said for Kendrick.
His single "Swimming Pools" really helped to propel him into the mainstream limelight as well as endorsements from Dr. Dre and Snoop and other West Coast Hip-Hop pioneers. We invite you to hear and listen for yourself...so come check out the new page we added for Kendrick!
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