and Sheek Louch isnt underrated...he just plain sucks and i wouldnt call him mainstream either. He did have a video on mtv maybe a year ago but even still, it was probaly 8 years before that since you ever heard em.
Well it has been about 8 yrs since he released a album before Silver Back Gorilla. Also he is well known in NYC and gets major play. He is far better than 50 cent IMO and has street cred to back it up.
Did you create this thread to trash all our picks, or are we supposed to pick from a small group on YOUR list.
And if you havent heard the album Heavy Mental by Killah Priest you are missing some serious moments of hip hop at its greatest. You are too quick to judge my friend.
Add Cam'ron to that list as well the boy has lyrics.
it does seem like im trashing on a lot of picks but im really stressing the point of keeping in MAINSTREAM. Killah Priest is in no way mainstream. if you showed me a picture of 5 random emcees, one of which being him i wouldnt be able to tell who was who and i know more abour rap than joe 6pack.
i do think Camron is good though, have you heard Aura?