Earlier this year, legendary rapper E-40 visited Jalen and Jacoby on their show where he talked about Busta Rhymes potentially facing Eminem in a Verzuz battle where he said: “I’m gonan keep it one thousand. I love Eminem. I love Busta too, to the fullest and his talent speak for himself but Busta Rhymes will eat Eminem in a Verzuz battle. I really believe that. Busta Rhymes go crazy! Because now its turned to performance type of situation. Busta Rhymes is animated. He got gas. He rap fast. He has all that. He do all the stuff Eminem do and Busta Rhymes got up-temp slash to get the party going.”
To promote their new album, Mount Westmore have recently sat down with Bootleg Kev where E-40 clarified his statement and expressed his desire to work with Slim Shady.
Bootleg Kev: For each of you guys, is there a feature that has not happened yet, for whatever reason the planets didn’t align, and you don’t have a song with them yet?
Ice Cube: Nas, Rakim. I think everybody in their emcee life wanna do a song with Rakim at some point. These are the OGs. I think I can do a good song with Busta Rhymes. Me and him can do a dope song together. These are the ones that I think about that I know we could probably do something crazy.
Too $hort: For me it was always the one answer. Me, Missy Elliott and Timbaland on the same record. I want that.
E-40: I would say Jay-Z, Nas, Q-Tip, KRS One, Missy Elliott, Trick Daddy. I’d love to do a song with Eminem. I want to address the Eminem situation. A lot of his fans thought that I was dissing him. No, I could never do that. He’s one of the greatest emcees that ever did it. Somebody had asked me who would win in a Verzuz battle between Eminem and Busta Rhymes and I said Busta Rhymes. Because Verzuz is about live performance, I was not knocking Eminem. Busta got lot of hits and he get the party going. Busta on live is crazy. That’s all I meant. I was not trying to diss. I would never diss Eminem he’s one of the greats if not the great.
Later in the interview, E-40 added that he wants to do a song with THE LOX and Ice Cube said: “Oh yeah, I wanna do a song with Eminem too.” Watch the interview below: