On Monday part 1 of Eminem’s exclusive interview with Sway was released and for those that missed it, Eminem discussed the release of Kamikaze, his past two albums (Revival and Recovery), and his perspective on the climate of the rap game and music industry in general.
During part 2 of the highly anticipated interview with Sway, Eminem spoke about the demise of Slaughterhouse, his beef with Joe Budden, and why he wishes Machine Gun Kelly would just “Shut Up!”
As mentioned yesterday, I found myself drawn to the interview because I wanted to hear Em’s response to Machine Gun Kelly, and while I’ll touch on that shortly, it was his perspective on Joe Budden that had me hooked.
“Me and Joe Budden aren’t, you know, we’re not friends like that. We didn’t go to the same f—-n’ high school. You know what I’m sayin? I get that part. But when I’m out here, flying around to different places and doing interviews and trying to use my platform to pump up Slaughterhouse every chance I get, and you’re using your platform to try to f—–g trash me.”
After discussing the demise of Slaughterhouse and his relationship with Budden, Sway switch topics to MGK and Em was quick to let everyone know exactly what he thought of MGK’s career.
“I don’t give a f–k about your career. You think I actually f—-n’ think about you? You know how many f—-n’ rappers that are better than you? You’re not even in the f—-n’ conversation. I don’t care if you f—-n’ blow or don’t blow, it doesn’t matter to me.”
Em went on to say that he now feels obligated to respond to the diss track but by doing so, he’s giving MGK exactly what he wants.
“I’m in this f—–g weird thing because I’m like I have to answer this motherf—-r and every time I do that, it makes that person—as irrelevant as people say I am in hip hop, I make them bigger by getting into this thing where I’m like I want to destroy him, but I also don’t want to make him bigger because now you’re a f—–g enemy. I’ll leave it at that.”
Even though Em alluded to the fact that he doesn’t feel the need to respond, he also said that before he claps back, he’ll sit back and let other diss tracks roll in, that way he doesn’t have to respond to everyone individually. For Machine Gun Kelly’s sake, I hope other rappers are as foolish as he was because if not, Eminem’s anger will be directed solely at him, and I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy!
Part 3 of the interview airs tonight – Stay tuned, more to come!
So, will anyone else Em dissed in Kamikaze will have the guts to respond or will MGK be the only one? Better yet, were does Eminem rank on your list of the greatest lyricists of all time?
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10. Childish Gambino
Some of you reading this may be more familiar with Childish Gambino from his acting career (he moonlights as Donald Glover, comedian, and star of work like Community), but this fairly recent addition to the hip-hop game has an unreal flow and his lyrics stand with the best of them. Despite his relative freshness, Childish Gambino already has three acclaimed studio albums to his name (2011’s Camp, 2014’s Because The Internet and 2015’s STN MTN/Kauai) and a massive catalog of independently released mixtapes and LP’s. Childish Gambino, who drew his stage name from an online Wu-Tang Clan Name Generator, is writing some of the fiercest lyrics we’ve seen in quite some time. For proof of that matter, readers should check out singles like “Freaks and Geeks”, “Bonfire”, and “3005” (the last of which was nominated for a Best Rap Performance Grammy Award).