During a recent appearance on N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN’s Drink Champs podcast, legendary rapper Chuck D of Public Enemy says that both Eminem and Black Thought are technologically gifted when it comes to rapping.
“Eminem and Black Thought… big ups to Black Thought, The Roots, and also Eminem. Cyborgs, man. They are cyborgs, but let me tell you this: we can also get caught up cause’ you know, you got future generations, and then you got people who ain’t gonna even get on the register who are so dope.” says Chuck D.
Black Thought and Eminem were both featured on Billboard‘s Top 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time list, released in February, 2023, with Slim Shady ranked at No. 5 and The Roots frontman at No. 28. Chuck D himself landed at No. 34 on the list.
While Marshall Mathers and Tariq Trotter haven’t collaborated extensively, the two have showcased their lyrical abilities on a few occasions. They famously appeared together in the 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher alongside Most Def, before joining forces on wax for the first time on 2020’s “Yah Yah” from Music To Be Murdered By album, which also featured Denaun Porter, Royce 5’9″ and Q-Tip.
Check out Chuck D’s interview below:
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