Bun B recently offered a list of some of the rapper’s that he thinks deserve some additional recognition for the talents. While he indicated his admiration for Kendrick Lamar, Dizzee Rascal and Yelawolf, Bun B maintains that Royce Da 5’9is the most underrated lyricist out right now.
Bun B pointed to the UK’s Dizzee Rascal as one of the best technical rappers out right now. “Dizzee Rascal, from the U.K., is probably one of the most underestimated emcees, period, on the planet. His technical skills are dare I say almost unmatched by any other emcee,” Bun told Sway in the Morning.
Bun B also indicated his respect for Yelawolf’s ability to control his breathing. “Yelawolf I think is an incredible emcee. I think as we emcees say breath control, his ability to put together as many words as possible before he has to take another breath. It’s something that not a lot of people can do, but he’s learned how to construct songs based off of that breath control, which I think is extremely impressive,” said Bun B.
Bun B indicated his respect for Kendrick Lamar, but added that he thinks Royce Da 5’9 is probably one of the best lyricist out right now. “Having Dr. Dre as an overseer definitely helps, but he’s very tenacious. He’s very raw and he’s hype all the time. He’s very excited to be rapping at any given moment,” said Bun B before adding, “Probably Royce Da 5’9. [He’s] probably the most underrated lyricist in the game right now. I think his catalog, when you go back and look at it verse-for-verse, it’s going to be really hard for any emcee to really stand up against.”