The sad part is, there are really a lot of things that are underrated. We can literally go on and on here. There are bands out there who are really good but do not play the name game, nor do they play the marketing game. There are artists out there who are starving out there because of stupid reasons. Some of those reasons are because their work is out of style (so bebop jazz sucks because it sounds “old” to you?), or too radical. The New England Patriots lost one game but they will never be considered one of the best because of that blemish against the Giants. The Giants have an elite quarterback in Eli Manning, and the Knicks have an elite player in Melo, but the media loves to bash these guys and this trickles down to the fans. Meanwhile, you have jobbers who can only run, can offer you one quarter in a game, and can’t pass,but get all the media attention.
This post is dedicated to the underrated. Seriously.
RIP J.Dilla --you were influential
Shout outs tlots of black folks who made rock music but didn’t get attention because their skin color wasn’t marketable
Shout outs to fast Caucasian people because I’m sure there are football scouts who do not look out for a Caucasian running back.
Shout outs to Burial, a true dubstep innovator
Shout outs to Mark Sanchez, because you are awesome
Shout outs to water, because it’s so common but fresh water isn’t
Shout outs to artists out there who write their own stuff but can’t make money because they’re ugly
Shout outs to Justin Wong because he’s a boss and deserves 10k for being that talented.
Shout outs to PCs, MPCs, Synths, etc - Just because luddites think your shit is easy to make on these tools, doesn’t make it easy to make.
Let’s bash overrated shit here in this thread too because it emphasizes how underrated and underappreciated real good things are:
http://www.beatmuseum.org/duchamp/images/fountain.jpg --My grandmother can do this.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_Against_the_Machine - Yet another band making lots of money but against society. Shut up.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elvis - Elvis is really overrated, what a rip off
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hitchens - Hitchens is a guy who is more personality than substance.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che_Guevara - Because rich college kids love to wear his face. When those kids grow up, they’ll end up being yuppies. What i’m saying is they have no balls, and Che is more akin to Hitler, go check out his wikipedia page.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skrillex - This is not dubstep,this doesn’t sound like post-garage , more like rock music.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_beatles - what’s the difference between them and N’sync?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_music - Any jobber can make this. I’m talking about the first few punk songs out there. Not post-punk because that actually takes skills. I also can’t look at comfortable suburban folks seriously who are a part of this culture.
My most controversial underrated pick: Kanye West. Nobody likes someone who is great and flaunts it, so people will bash you. I know from experience because Imthebest. Look, this guy has great beats. If this guy didn’t make music, then another producer will make his style at least 10 years later after he was supposed to make music.
Success isn’t about what you know, but who you know
-a wise man once said (that wise man is me)