This is a Journal about underappreciated rappers, ones who don't get what they deserve. Chamillionaire
is what I would describe as an underappreciated rapper. That is because although he gets props for being one of the best in the mixtape circuit, his first studio album was given much disapproval by many hip-hop heads. The Sound of Revenge
was actually, in my opinion, the second best album, under the sophmore effort, Late Registration
, by critically acclaimed rapper, Kanye West
. Though many non hip-hop heads loved the Billboard, chart-topper, "Ridin'
", the rhymeslinger was labeled instead of a lyrical genius, for which he was better suited, a fellow killer of hip-hop. Due to it's major commercial appeal, the album was labeled as crap material without a good listen. , however, on the LP, prove this wrong. Such tracks include the soulful "Void in my Life
", the dark tale, "Think I'm Crazy
", and the insightful "Rain". Now Chamillionaire will come even harder with a record void of tracks that deal with cursing, or tracks that lack message. As 'Ultimate Victory' approaches, Chamillionaire will slowly gain his well-deserved respect, but until then, he is underappreciated.Obie Trice
is completely underappreciated as an artist. Many know him only as "That Guy Down With Eminem
". Although not nearly as talented as his mentor, its a hard shadow to live up to and it makes him seem very miniscule. On the contrary, Obie has a lot to offer. On his smash debut, Cheers
, Obie proved his worth, but no one saw him do it. The track "Never Forget Ya
" shows his deep sentimentality over dead friends. "Follow My Life
" is a recap on some of his life and yet Obie has a less soft side. He comes hard on the Ja Rule
diss tracks, "Outro
", "Shit Hits The Fan
", and "We All Die One Day
". Yet Obie was outdone when his mentor "murdered him on his own shit", not once, but four times. Maybe this was the reason it didn't get its props or maybe it was because he was outdone by the hooks done by the crooning of legend, Nate Dogg
or the masterful beats of top notch producers, Dr. Dre
, and Eminem. But on his second album, when these attributes weren't visible, Obie got less attention for a great album, Second Round's on Me
. He did almost as well, and more time to shine when given cameos by inferior rappers, only two hookmen, Lyfe Jennings
, and less well-done beats. Yet he still wasn't given any props. Obie Trice deserves props, and he just may never get it. Obie Trice made a record for the first artist on Shady Records to not be meritted platinum status despite what he deserves.
Maybe these two will get their props, and although both have platinum certifications under their belts, its simply not enough.