During the conversation with Shaquille O’Neal on his new podcast called The Big Podcast, Jamal 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 and said: “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.” It seems Don Canon does not agree.
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 the statement or not. Under the comment section, Fifty replied: “Ha, bulls–t.” with Sneezing Face emoji.
No Jumper podcast host Almighty Suspect also denied Crawford’s statement: “Bro, I can name like six Eminem clones right now. Hopsin, DAX, Logic, MGK, that white McDonald dude that white dude who’s is making If-I-Was-Black songs. Joyner Lucas is one of them too. That’s the six. I’m not naming rappers that look like Eminem. I’m naming rappers who are actual clones of Eminem. I just named six. Tell me, name me, six Jay-Z clones.”
The topic has recently been discussed on New Rory & Mall podcast with Don Canon who is a DJ, record producer, songwriter, record executive, co-founder of the Atlantic Records imprint, Generation Now. Cannon has produced tracks and albums for artists like Jeezy, Logic, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, 50 Cent, and numerous others.
“I hate to answer this questions because for a simple fact that there are so many A, B, C, D, F, Gs. My first time travelling to Japan, Africa and all those places, I will say that Eminem is in more places across the world than I’ve seen Jay-Z. I went to record stores across the countries and I see Eminem and Ludacris everywhere. Eminem’s impact across the world, they have this analogy about what’s the most common thing all around the world and they say stop signs, and most recognizable faces are Michael Jackson, Snoop, Em, maybe Elvis and few others. And those are things that make me feel like, worldwide Em may have the most influence.” – said Canon.
Then he continues: “I would love the hear what Jay has to say. He probably will never talk about that. It’s hard to say. Cause Em done so much. 50 Cent is here. Part of Dre’s second win was them collaborating. D12, the movie 8 Mile, so much came out and one of the Staples in hip-hop is Shade 45. He has had everybody: Us, Sway, Rude Jude, Whoo Kid, Kay Slay. He breeded that. It’s not easy to answer this question. It’s so debatable.”
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