50 Cent does not believe JAY-Z has had a bigger impact on hip-hop culture than Eminem.
Few days ago, former NBA player Jamal Crawford visited Shaquille O’Neal on his new podcast called The Big Podcast. During the conversation, Crawford drew the parallel to hip-hop to rank his top five NBA players of all time and used Eminem and JAY-Z’s impact as an example.
“In my top five, the dominance outweighs the number. You can not change the game and say this person has more points than me, he is better. It is beyond that. Jay-Z’s affect on hip-hop is bigger than any album sales Eminem will have. That is just how it goes.” Crawford said during the interview.
Jamal Crawford’s statement sparked lots of discussions in social media and 50 Cent also weighed in. The Hip-Hop Wolf Instagram page posted Crawford’s interview and asked fans if they agree to him or not. Under the comment section, Fifty replied: “Ha, bulls–t.” with Sneezing Face emoji.
One user commented: “If the impact is so strong to the level he says it is, why don’t the numbers match it? Jay-Z fans love to talk about his money in reference to being the GOAT but when someone out preforms him like Eminem, then they move the goal post lol Eminem can do an 80,000 venue by HIMSELF, can Jay? How’s that for impact.
While another replied: “Eminem is a better rapper than Jay-Z though when it comes to skills and his pen game is better!!! I also think Nas is better also when it comes to skills and his pen game.”
About a month ago, 50 Cent talked about Eminem not getting the credit he deserves: “I don’t think that they give Em the credit that he deserves. Because, in order for people to embrace something, they have to see where they fit in. I think part of Eminem’s legacy is the growth of our culture. People wouldn’t buy it if they didn’t see where they fit into it. And he’s there and he’s a legitimate artist because of his journey. When you look at 8 Mile, you’re seeing a Black story with a white lead. You seeing poverty, you’re seeing similar circumstances. Look at his friends Proof and D12 and everybody: these are real hip hop guys. Which is why he’s a real hip hop guy.”