Tony Yayo has recently sat down with DJ VLAD where the two talked about many topics, including Dr. Umar saying Eminem can’t be one of the greatest rappers of all time because he’s white.
“I don’t agree with that and I f–k with Dr. Umar but I don’t have to agree with everything he says. I don’t agree with that. Eminem in my top 5 of MCs. And that’s not because I’m down with him and not because you got the “Free Yayo” shirt on. It don’t have nothing to do with that. I was an Eminem fan once I heard ‘Renegade.’ That was it for me. Once I heard him rhyme against Jay.” said Tony Yayo.
Then he continued: “Who had the better verse? I’mma say Em, for me. Math Hoffa is from Brooklyn and you know he’s going to side with Jay but that’s cool. Em always hold his own but then when I seen Em with 50, do shows with 50, and was hearing how he was coming. When I heard the footsteps for ‘Many Men.’ He got that from Poltergeist or something. Eminem is like — Nobody wanna battle that ni–a. He came out in Detroit and crowd was f–king ballistic.”
Tony Yayo did not stop there: “When you look at Eminem you gotta think about what he did. I went platinum. Buck went platinum. Game went platinum. 50 sold 10-20-30 million, Em sold 60 million, D12 f–king went multi-platinum. G-Unit’s “Beg For Mercy” sold 3 million. Then you look at Slaughterhouse, I don’t know what they sold but at that time numbers were different, they made shows, they did get kinda big off Eminem. Shout out to Joell Ortiz, Joe Budden, Royce 5’9″ and Crooked I, then you look at f–king Griselda, their brand is big right now. That’s all under Eminem umbrella.”
“When it comes to number one MCs in the top 5, you can’t say this rapper is bigger than this rapper when this rappers are doing arenas and these rappers are doing clubs. I can’t say I’m bigger than Eminem and 50 if I’m doing club runs. Which ain’t nothing wrong cause that’s what I’m doing. He’s selling out Detroit Lions stadium, who the f–k am I to say I’m better than this ni–a. You can feel like that cause every artist feel like they are superman when they put their suit on, no problem, I feel like that too, but all in all, there’s difference between club runs and stadium runs.” Yayo added.
You can watch the interview after the jump below:
- MC Shan defending Eminem after Dr. Umar comments.
- DJ Akademiks defending Eminem after Dr. Umar comments.
- Royce 5’9″, Mr. Porter & Swifty McVay defending Eminem after Dr. Umar comments.
- Ed Lover defending Eminem after Dr. Umar comments.
- Math Hoffa defending Eminem after Dr. Umar comments.
- Kxng Crooked defending Eminem after Dr. Umar comments.
- Cassidy defending Eminem after Dr. Umar comments.