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Rakim names best match-up to go against Eminem, Royce 5’9″ reacts




Rakim, the God emcee, has recently shared a picture of Eminem and Black Thought on Instagram, asking fans what they think about the match-up: “Conversation of the day!! Talk about it in the comments. I’ll be watching.” – Rakim wrote in the caption.

Royce 5’9″ was quick to respond in the comments: “They have the words on a string … Like a yo-yo … The two most extreme examples of lyrical overachiever that you could pair together .. We’re not worthy.”

Rakim’s post also divided hip-hop fans into half. One user replied: “Both are èlite lyricist, I’d rather see them collab than go against each other! Em’s storytelling and rhyme schemes with Thought’s lyricism and flow are a deadly combination.” Another commented: “Black Thought, by a convincing margin, only because of the congruence of his bars. Em is extremely skilled and make words rhyme (whole sentences at times), but they don’t always make sense, or have the degree of depth that a Black Thought displays effortlessly…(one man’s opinion)” Someone said: “The mechanics of Em do not offer the nuance, soul, education, or relatability that Thought bestows.. though I would love to hear Em over more soulful tracks, personally I’d still rock with Tariq.”

Check out Rakim’s post below and tell us your opinions about Eminem VS Black Thought in the comment sections of our social media accounts.


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