It's been a long time since Eminem was in the news everyday. But with the release of his MMLP2 on Tuesday, Marshall is making a frenetic publicity run in order to promote the album.
Recently, he went on his own Shade 45 radio station to sit down with Sway and discuss the creation of "Rap God," and the all-time greatest rappers. Eminem on the creation of "Rap God":
"I don't know because I kind of stopped counting bars...The beat was so crazy when I first heard it. It just made me wanna write. For some reason that hook popped in my head, and it kind of took off from there...[It took] 6 minutes. I freestyled it, that was off the top of the dome." he said, briefly cracking up. "Nah, I don't know how long it took to write it. It just happened."
But things got really interesting when Em was asked about the Top 5 in rap:
"It depends on who's conversation. If I'm in it, then I'm honored. If I'm not, then it is what it is...The thing about music is that everyone has a different opinion. Your top 5, top 10, may be completely different than mine. I think that everybody who competitively raps, which is probably most rappers, wants to be that. If you don't, then why are you rapping?...Even to be thrown in that conversation by anyone is an honor."
But who are in Em's Top 5?:
"I don't know if I can put an order on it. I would probably say all time... LL would have to be in there....There's too many I wanna throw up in there. Run DMC, Beastie Boys, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Treach..."
So there you have it. Convoluted, but some solid answers. Now maybe Eminem can start studying the greats and get back to greatness himself.
Via: Hot New Hip Hop, Top Image Credit: WENN