Eminem Thinks That Some Of The New Rappers Of The Need For "A Mix Of Hip Hop Lesson"
"I always pay tribute to those who came before me."
The "real Hip Hop" versus "fake Hip Hop" argument is a topic discussed and dissected. There are those who discredit the current rap generation for not having respect for the pioneers who helped establish the culture of Hip Hop.
So, when Eminem sat down with the French decision Skyrock, naturally, the topic appeared. When asked if the new rappers respect from the Hip-Hop forefathers, Slim Shady explains why some of them could use "a mix of Hip Hop lesson."
"In terms of the new generation, I think that some of the artists [tribute] and some of them probably don't care," he said. "Me in particular, I've always been a fan of rap, also. My heroes are always my heroes. And the people who like especially, paved the way for someone like me, you know, I always pay tribute to those who came before me, because they made Hip Hop what it is today. They are responsible for.
"Our Hip-Hop, parents are responsible for rap, even [be] here," he continued. "What would you say to someone who comes in who is young in the game and don't really get that respect, [that] should go back and, probably, listen, and get a Hip Hop lesson. It is one of the things that I am able to do feeding on the old energy and the new energy that is out right now, and able to try to intertwine the. I would suggest that, just for the fun of it if nothing else, go and listen ... if you maybe have heard of Rakim but you don't know his music, go listen to Rakim."
Mr. Mathers went to the list of Masta Ace, Naughty By Nature, Treach, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane as examples of the dope MCs, and praised that era of Hip Hop.
In another part of the interview, the Shadow, talked about his approach to composition, obtaining Beyoncé in "Walk On the Water," and the differences between Marshall Mathers and Slim Shady.
See the entire interview above.