50 Cent thinks Eminem isn’t getting enough credit for his hip-hop contributions
50 Cent had some kind words to say about Eminem. The rapper said his friend wasn’t given enough credit for the impact he had on the hip-hop world. During a recent podcast interview, 50 Cent mentioned that Eminem made the genre more accessible to more people.
The two rappers go way back and have been friends for over 20 years. Keep reading to find out more about what 50 Cent said about Eminem.
50 Cent says Eminem deserves more credit for promoting hip-hop
On October 18, Curtis appeared in Ebru in the morning To talk about his next TV show Hip hop murder. He was discussing how violent rap is now, saying, “Violence has always been in those communities. It’s now, its clarity is there and it’s connected to hip-hop culture. Because look, we’re the fastest growing musical genre. You can’t miss it.”
Then he talked about Eminem, explaining how the rapper made hip-hop more accessible. “I think part of Eminem’s legacy is the growth of our culture. People won’t buy him if they don’t see where they fit in. And he is there and he is a legitimate artist because of his journey.”
“When you look at 8 Mile, you see a black story with a white foreground. You see poverty, you see [similar] conditions. Look at his friends Proof and D-12 and everyone else: these are real hip-hop guys. And that’s why he’s a true hip-hop guy,” 50 Cent continued.
50 Cent praises Slim Shady for his influence on Rap Genre
The rapper added, “Who would be pissed when a white man comes along and sells the most records in hip-hop culture, and is still, to this day, the best-selling artist in hip-hop? NWA, maybe an N** gas with attitudes is upset. So Jimmy [Iovine]It’s genius to put it with Dre.”
Slim Shady celebrated his 50th birthday on Monday, and Curtis was one of the first artists to wish for the rapper. “Happy birthday to my son @eminem I love you. I wish you more. God bless you. I will come to see you when I finish the walk,” he wrote, posting a picture of Eminem.
Eminem and 50 Cent have been friends since 2002
50 Cent signed with Eminem’s Shady Records in 2002 and has been friends with him ever since. He paid tribute to the rapper on a number of previous occasions as well. In 2014, he said in an interview, “I have a lot of value for him, not just in my career, just in my life.”
“He is a man who is one of my best friends because I trust that he will be honest in his constructive criticism. Hip hop is undoubtedly black music. And unfortunately for some people, it is hard to accept that you have a white artist who does that better than a black artist.”
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