Maino has recently sat down on Culture Shock for Episode 7 where New York-born rapper reacted on the music videos of Ice Spice, Casanova and others. He also shared his thoughts on Melle Mel’s comments about Eminem.
One of the hip-hop pioneers, Melle Mel of Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, has recently done an interview with The Art Of Dialogue where he 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.
Then he continues: “The point is, if I was white, ni–a, I’d be greater than Elvis. Ni–as be like, Melle Mel is greater than Elvis! Melle Mel is the greatest white man that ever lived. He’s the part of the culture that changed the whole world. That is great a– white man right there! But I’m not white, I’m one of the ni–as.”
Lots of hip-hop artists have disagreed Melle Mel’s take and Maino is the latest who shared his opinion: “Eminem definitely is nice! I don’t think anybody ever doubted that. I assume that when he was coming up and when he was a hungry artist dudes would be like ‘damn! this white boy nice!'” he said.
He then continues: “Em might not be in my top 10 but that does not take away from him being who he is. It does not take away from him of being nice! If he’s not in my top 10, it’s not because of that. I’ll put Tupac above a lot of people but it’s argued that Tupac was not the greatest rapper. No other artist was able to visualize though music the black man experience like he could. I don’t put him above Notorious BIG though.”