Rap newcomer Kendrick Lamar is currently in the same position that Eminem was once in: under the tutelage of long time producer Dr. Dre. Lamar is gearing up for the release of his debut album "good kid M.A.A.D. city" which is set to drop later this year, and in a recent interview, the West Coast rap artist spoke very highly of Eminem, saying he looked up to 'Em.

"Em definitely influenced a lot in my style," Lamar said. When asked if he felt Eminem was the greatest, Kendrick had even more good things to say about the Detroit rap veteran. "I don't think nobody's matching him now," he said after calling Em a "genius."

Lamar also shared his willingness to one day collaborate with Eminem, after suggesting that a joint track featuring the two may or may not be on the album.

"Not for sure, yet," he said about Eminem being featured on the album. "I definitely would want him on the album. It'd be crazy."

Source: hiphopdx.com