Written by Alan Ng
Edited by Jenkin Au
Photography by Alan Ng
Underdogs have a special ability to always do better than the ones on the spotlight. The fact that they get fewer chances to shine allows them to take every opportunity to heart. What are the biggest differences between the star and the underdog?
Their attitudes play a vital role on their development. With the will to always trying to succeed and show people that they are better, they are consistently improving. People that are established and have already acquired a certain status only have the pressure of staying relevant. They aren’t really searching for anything more, other than other outlets of impression. When the underdog rises, it is more than simply an account of success. It also proves that often times, talents are overlooked. If chances were fairly distributed to people, there wouldn’t be any underdogs in the first place. That being said, the true underdogs that have a chance to be successful are the ones that work extremely hard.
Underdogs within hip-hop are not necessary unskilled. They are just waiting for the right time and trend to boom. Hip-hop is evolving, and a certain genre might not catch people’s attention at a certain time. The only method for an underdog to truly achieve success in hip-hop is to be persistent and continuing on improving their craft. The time will come for them to shine.
There are also a lot of advantages of being the undiscovered. The fact that the pressure is non-existent allows you to fully challenge yourself, and not challenge an image of yourself that is viewed by others. The transition of being an underdog into a star is an interesting one because it allows the underdog to smell what success is. There is really no true formula for the underdog breed. While, a person can always stay away from the spotlight, if they are searching for opportunities and success, they will sooner or later reveal their tails, and at that time have a chance to rise.