One of the most iconic figures in hip-hop, Melle Mel of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five has recently done an interview with The Art Of Dialogue where the hip-hop pioneer shared his thoughts about Eminem being in the Top 5 rappers of all time list by Billboard/Vibe magazine.
“Obviously, he’s a capable rapper. If we talk about sales and he sold more than everybody, okay, if we talk about rhyme style, okay, he got a rhyme style. But he is white! He is white! If Eminem was just another ni–a like the rest of us, would he be top 5 on that list when a ni–a can rhyme just as good as him is 35?! They had records and all that.” said Melle Mel.
Following his comments, Fat Joe, 50 Cent, Kxng Crooked, Kevin Gates have all come to defense of Eminem by disagreeing Melle Mel. The latest celebrity to weigh in on the topic is Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., who portraited his father in Straight Outta Compton movie.
The Los Angeles, California-born actor and rapper responded one of the users on Twitter who shared Melle Mel’s quote. “Bro we gotta cut this s–t out like Eminem ain’t one of the baddest on the planet. How many white rappers haven’t even been able to sniff his impact or success. #Himinem.” – wrote O’Shea in reply. You can check the tweet below:
— O’Shea Jack(Nichol)son (@OsheaJacksonJr) March 8, 2023