Most Underrated Producer
When people speak music, and the subject of hot producers comes up, most people turn their thoughts to the legendary Dr. Dre. Or Pharrell and the Neptunes, Timbaland, Kanye West, and even Eminem (see Tupac's Loyal to the game CD.) These producers are credited with establishing and advancing the game beyond anything that has been done before and controls the game even unto this day. They have produced Hit after hit and have been responsible for some of the most successful artists in the game, such as 50 Cent, The Game, Pusha T, Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, and many many more.
But one name that has rocked not only the underground scene, but also the Mainstream audience, has been revered for his leadership and his lyrical prowess. Not only has fans overlooked his vocals as his blows down on Swishas and Dosha:
but they have never given him his props on beats such as the beat of One Day:
and UGK's Hit Like a Pimp with Three-6 Mafia:
even as far as selling a beat to Master P:
and others in the game, (need I mention most were in the south.)
Pimp C had been in the producing game since '92, "Gettin my paper doin' what the hustlers do." While working with David Banner on music and helping to expand Houston rap, Pimp C left a legacy that can be used to measure the trillness of a MC for being true to their word/lyric.
Rest In Peace Pimp C and Long Live The Pimp.