Eminem is undisputedly the best white rapper ever, and some even categorize him as the greatest rapper of all time in general. Marshall Mathers sat down with the New York Times for a rare interview, and showed love to the current generation of emcees who are experiencing success in hip-hop.
First, Em listed some of his favorite rappers right now.
“I try to stay up on everything that’s out. I love [Lil] Wayne, Drake, Big Sean, Schoolboy Q. I love Kendrick [Lamar]. I just try to pay attention to what’s out. Wayne puts out a new song, and my ears perk up. There are certain artists that make me do that just because of the caliber that they rhyme at — it’s like candy to me. Kendrick, the way he puts albums together — front to back, they’re like pieces of art. But hip-hop needs Drake, too. Hip-hop needs Big Sean.”
Next, Slim Shady shouted out the current state of hip hop.
“I feel like hip-hop is in a good place right now. There’s this balance of things going on, and it feels like some of the best rappers are the most successful. Sometimes that’s not the case.”
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