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Danny Brown and Logic discuss “old and new Eminem”




In the latest episode of The Danny Brown show, Danny Brown is joined by Logic! The two jump right into their shared experiences with anxiety while on tour and performing. Logic has always been very open about mental health and Danny finds out more about his philosophy on anxiety, maturing, and the rap game in general. They have a lot of admiration for other rappers in the game, young and old. We get to hear about their thoughts on how hip hop is evolving, in the micro and macro sense. Danny and Logic get into a few Ask Danny questions regarding classical music, relationships, and fan gifts. Logic has some differing opinions on what Danny considers to be white people s–t. At one point, they also talked about Eminem when a fan question came on Slim Shady.

Question: What are your thoughts on Eminem nowadays? Obviously the first three records in Slim Shady EP are instant classics I feel he has moments and decent records since but I feel now he has lost touch in terms of making consistently enjoyable music. There is no doubt he can rap. I was wondering, what is your take on him as an artist these days?

Danny Brown: I think Eminem is having a blast. That’s really what I think. Of course he can quit tomorrow and his legacy is still stamped. But he’s still out here like ‘f–k that, coffee pot.’ He’s still out here like ‘I’mma do what I wanna do, I don’t give a f–k.” I’m pretty sure he knows motherf–kers joking on him and this and that but it’s a fact that he don’t give a f–k. He still keep going. He’s still busting bars. I appreciate that more than anything. People look at this s–t like a young man game and this and that but nah man, let him rock. What if he was caught in the moment of like ‘I gotta make s–t that you all motherf–kers to like.’ I think he’s making s–t that he enjoys. And I feel like he probably was doing that s–t at one point of time in his career where he was like ‘I gotta make a hit song, I gotta do this and that.’ It’s Em. He got a legion of f–king followers. I actually had a pleasure to open for him few times. My biggest show I ever played. F–king Wembley Stadium with Eminem and it was f–king amazing. I can’t never say nothing bad about Eminem. And I got a lot of my style from him. To be honest.

Logic: Eminem is THE S–T bro! I can get what this person just said about his first three albums, like they are instant classics but first of all, they were not instant classics. That motherf–ker was s–t on by everybody. Everybody was s–ting on Eminem. They were like ‘who let the white boy at house party.’ I was there. I remember that. I saw that. I grew up with it. He fought for his place in hip-hop. And I think the music he makes now is grown s–t. He’s talking about real s–t but he’s also having fun. So for this person to be like ‘yo his earliest s–t is the best s–t’ but bro, he’s new s–t now has just billions of streams, all the time, when he drops. If it was not good, people would not listen to it dawg. I love when Eminem…we gotta song called ‘Homicide’. THAT’S THE S–T I LOVE FROM EM. When he’s f–king rapping mannequin! I love it.

Danny Brown: Me personally, I think the second one, Slim Shady, that was instant classic. But I think that was his most commercial attempt. There was a lot of Dre s–t. But to me, my favorite Eminem is the fourth one. Encore! That’s the one I f–king identified the most because he was talking about Detroit, and you gotta think me being from Detroit, Eminem was pretty much our first big rapper. Detroit didn’t have a lot of f–king rappers. When he first came out we were supportive of him all day.

You can watch the interview below. The Eminem talk starts at 38:10.