Royce da 5’9 understands that a new generation of rappers might not be into what came before them. That includes Eminem. It’s a matter of personal taste and that’s fine with Royce.

What he can’t stand are those rappers who show up with disrespectful attitudes costs the same young MC’s opportunity. Royce spoke recently to The Hip Hop Lab. He went into detail about his thoughts on the phenomenon.

“They’ve been publicly condemning Marshall in an attempt to separate themselves from being associated with his name because they think that’s the cool thing to do. It’s not the cool thing because he don’t f*ck with niggas, it’s considered the cool thing because niggas have found a comfort zone in complaining about things. I wonder if they know how crazy they sound. Like everybody is entitled, everybody is expecting the world from somebody who they are not even willing to give a f*cking dandelion to. They’re not willing to reciprocate, they’re demanding and then you’re making demands based off an assumption that you have that this person does not f*ck with you.

You have nothing, no previous actions that they can correlate any of these feelings to. They just, ‘Why he don’t embrace me?’. And that was the point I was making when I was on the Breakfast Club with T-Grizzly. The point I was making was, you never know who’s paying attention to you. You’re assuming that he’s somewhere in some far-off enchanted land bathing in the tears of other rappers and blowing his nose with hundred dollar bills like an evil white man misappropriating the culture. You assume that. It speaks to your ignorance, your immaturity and how reasonable that you even are willing to be to demand that he pull up. Pull up where? For what? What are we pulling up for?


Bro, you are talking about a grown ass man. Put a daughter through college. He’s been famous for 20 years. The man has not hung out in a nightclub for 10+ years. The man has not took a drink or pill or thought about drugs in 10 years. He is not the same young, wild, out here having fun Eminem that he was when G-unit was running around. He’s not running around in a bullet-proof vest and making diss records.”

Eminem is one of the most powerful people in the rap game. Young rappers that don’t appreciate him and bury him are only harming their own careers. Slim Shady is a kingmaker in the music industry, and 5’9 thinks he deserves to be taken seriously.

What do you think of young rappers who complain about Eminem? Let us know in the comments!

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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