Huey Briss has recently sat down on On The Radar Radio, where Grace Park, Long Beach, California-born rapper revealed that Eminem is his all time favorite rapper and spoke about Slim Shady’s influence over hip-hop.
“Eminem, that’s my favorite rapper by the way. [Why is he my favorite rapper?] Where do I start? Eminem is one of my favorite rapper because he’s the only rapper that really cut me deep at that young of age that made me understand like ‘wow, this is music and this is just like people putting the words together.'” Huey Briss said.
Then he continues: “How many rappers in reality do you know their first name? And last name? And their daughters’ name? And their baby moms’ name? And their moms’ name? How they got on? Why they got on? If you wanna go 8 Mile production-wise, Lose Yourself, it could possible be one of the greatest hip-hop songs of all time and he made that beat. ‘No more games, I’ma change what you call rage / Tear this motherf–kin’ roof off like two dogs caged / I was playin’ in the beginnin’, the mood all changed / I been chewed up and spit out and booed off stage.” You feel me? Cuz is going insanity! You can not sleep on any timeless efforts that Marshall Mathers has contributed to hip-hop! Period! I have had debates with the best of them.”
“People always kinda look at me strangely when I tell them that’s my favorite rapper. And when they do that, I immediately know where their music IQ is. I’m like, ‘Oh, your favorite rapper is Jay-Z, huh?’ – Huey Briss
“We are not discrediting anything that any great artist has done but for him to overcome what he did at a time when he did it with the company that he did it with, the beefs he was in, the musical knowledge he had to have, the emotional IQ to play chess with your opponents this way, with mainstream, f–king MTV, like, brother, he was talking over TRL. He was so influential and people don’t even know it. In a white tee, this man was doing most of these either in Jordan sweatsuit or a white tee. Next subject please.” – Huey Briss added.
You can watch the interview below: