The new episode of Joe Budden’s The Joe Budden Podcast is going to be as controversial as it gets. Dr. Umar “Ifatunde” Johnson, a staunch Pan-Africanist, motivational speaker, psychologist, activist and social media personality, visited Joe and the crew to discuss a wide range of issues affecting the Black culture and community. In the video snippet that has gone viral on social media, Dr. Umar shut the statement that Eminem is one of the greatest rappers in the history of hip-hop.
In the clip, which can be viewed after the jump below, Dr. Umar said that Slim Shady can not be one of the greatest rappers in hip-hop because of his skin color. According to Umar, since hip-hop was created by Black people, no White human being can ever be better than the group of people who created the music and culture.
“Let me say something to you. And this is going to my African fundamentalism. No non-African can ever be the best of anything African. It is an insult to the ancestors. It’s an insult to the race and it is an insult to every Black person.” said Dr. Umar.
Then he continued: “Do you think I can go to Palestine and be the best of anything of Palestinian culture? You never see that. You think I can go to Israel and be the best of anything in Israel whether it be a cook, an instrumentalist, a dancer? Hell no.”
“We have to stop naming non-African people as being the best of any aspect in our cultural product because it’s an insult. I can acknowledge Eminem’s talent but for you to put him at the top, that’s white supremacy bro. I don’t see Eminem building schools and hospitals. I don’t see DJ Khaled building schools and hospitals.” Dr. Umar added.
You can watch the segment below:
Dr. Umar says Eminem is not one of greatest rappers of all time because he’s not African.
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