Tony Yayo has recently sat down with VLAD and chimed in on recent debate about who made a bigger impact in hip-hop, Eminem or Jay-Z. It all started when former NBA player Jamal Crawford visited Shaquille O’Neal on his The Big Podcast and 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 hip-hop 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.
When VLAD asked Tony Yayo if he agrees 50 Cent or not, he replied: “For me, I would say I agree because he made the biggest impact on my career. So, for me, I look at Eminem as, any artist that sells 60 million records, that’s number one, that’s number two. But I could see why people put Jay-Z number one. Because this guy was around Biggie Smalls. He rhymed with Biggie back and forth. Filled out Arenas. Can’t take no accolades for Jay-Z or Eminem. I don’t know, when you look at these lists, to me it’s hard to really figure out who’s number one. Who is this. Who is that. As long as you are on the list, I guess it’s all good.”
You can watch Yayo’s recent interview on VLAD TV below: