Detroit’s own, Marv Won who is a member of underground hip hop group the Fat Killahz and rap duo Twin Towers, has recently sat down on Rap Grid where he talked about Eminem. Marv was one of many Detroit rappers who appeared as an extra in “8 Mile” movie. He rapped against Eminem in a battling scene. That scene was left out of the movie but was one of the main scenes when they sold the DVDs. It was a footage Eminem’s management sent to ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ ‘Extra’ and ‘Access Hollywood’ and other publications.
In his recent Eminem diss song, Benzino raps: “Last time you battled, s–t was like 22 years ago, vs Marv Won, What was the outcome of that match up? Marv won (I swear).” On that, Marv responded: “[What’s the first thing I thought?] Who the f–k wrote this. This man has no idea who I am. Who the f–k wrote that? Even if that man [Eminem] clearly lost a battle to me, he won it. He won the war. So it does not matter. It don’t f–king matter. And two, you’ll never get me in any kind of form going against my f–king friend. Whether it’s for your recognition or not. If that’s the case, I’ll scream from mountain-top I lost a battle, you’ll never be a person to say I won. That’s my legitimate friend. Don’t try to weaponize me against my friend.”
In a new interview, Marv Won first talked about Eminem’s contribution to Detroit street rappers: “When people my age or older form the city say ‘yo, Em didn’t do enough’ it definitely does not sit well with me because if you were a rapper at that time, you were in extra in that movie (8 Mile). You legitimately got a check from Eminem. No matter how big or how small, you got a check from him. And you got three square meals a day from that ni–a. That’s a lot. I was an extra. They knew everybody were rappers. They were trying to keep the morale up in the city. On the set, they wanted to do a contest. They just had rappers rap. That was really easy for me. I was amongst our peers. And just so happens by the grace of God, I was one of the people they pick. And I’m always grateful to Eminem, to Paul Rosenberg, to Curtis Hanson. Everybody who was involved in picking what they chose to sell the DVDs. It literally changed my life. It legitimately changed my life. You never catch me saying a bad word about Eminem.”
Marv Won also thinks Em will respond to Benzino: “I think Em is counting money. Respectfully, why would you pour gas on fire that’s dying out? That’s what a response would be. He will be like ‘you know what? I wanna keep this fire going’ otherwise it would not make sense to me. Competitive-wise, I get it.” You can watch the entire thing below: