Eminem Says He’s a Guest in Hip-Hop
It's no secret that Eminem has been highly criticized by Lord Jamar who believes that Slim Shady and other White rappers are guests in the house of hip-hop. What's less known are Em's feelings on the topic.
In a Feb. 21 interview with KXNG Crooked on his Crook’s Corner interview series, Em actually asserts that he agreed with the claim that he was a guest in the culture.
“That’s the funny thing. I don’t know if I got a chance to say this yet. The funny shit is, with the whole beef of a certain person, I never said I wasn’t a guest," he stated, referring that "certain person" who's presumably Lord Jamar. "I’m absolutely a guest. I never said I wasn’t. I never said I was king of anything, right?"
Eminem goes on to explain that he loves the craft of lyricism and would never put himself above any MC in hip-hop.
“I don’t want to be the king of hip-hop. Who the fuck is the king of hip-hop?" he asks. "Is there a king of hip-hop? People would say, ‘Just because you sell the most records doesn’t mean you’re the best. Even though you can rap 40 million syllables doesn’t mean you’re the best.’ I care more rhyming the syllables. I care more about the craft than any of the other stuff.”
Watch KXNG Crooked's interview with Eminem below. Fast-forward to the 20-minute mark to hear him talk about being a guest in hip-hop.
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