Eminem’s contributions to the world of hip-hop will never be forgotten, as his influence is etched deep in the mind of fans and peers alike. Artists such as Skylar Grey still get starstruck working with him even now. He was ranked in the top 5 of Billboard’s Top 50 Rappers and it seems Jonah Hill has defended his position.
Although Eminem may not hold the title of Billboard’s top rapper of all time, his contributions to hip hop culture are widely recognized and celebrated by fans and celebrities alike. The 8 Mile star has left a lasting impact on the genre, cementing his place as a musical legend.
“Alright bro, top five? Give it to me,” Mo asks Ezra, referring to his picks for the best lyricists of all time — “dead or alive.”
“1. Jay-Z, 2. Biggie, 3. Tupac, 4. Nas, and 5. Eminem,” Ezra says before receiving scrutiny for his answer. “That’s in order? — Eminem though? Jonah Hill then went into detail about why he chose Eminem and defended Eminem’s position.
Why do I have to keep defending Shady?” added Ezra. “I mean, his sole purpose is to be on other people’s tracks and murder them. I mean, Renegade? Dead Wrong?” he continued, referencing Eminem’s verse for Jay-Z’s 2001 hit song “Renegade.”
“Dawg, he’s like, I don’t know the Larry Bird of rap,” Mo jokes, comparing Marshall Mathers to one of the greatest basketball players of all time, “the Hick from French Lick.” She continued, “You know what I mean? He’s not great. He’s great because he’s a white man in a Black man’s game.”
“That is so stupid. That might be the dumbest shit you’ve ever said to me.”
Slim Shady has managed to turn his life around and even at his age, he continues to be a huge star in the world of rap. We will have to wait and see what else he has in store for fans.
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