Melle Mel previously made an appearance on ‘The Art of Dialogue’ and spoke about Eminem making the top 5 of Billboard’s top 50 rappers of all time list. Mel went on to say, “Obviously, he’s a capable rapper. If you was talking about sales, he’s sold more than everybody. If you were talking about rhyme style, okay he got a rhyme style. But he’s white. He’s white! So now if Eminem was another n***a like all the rest of us, would he be Top 5 on that list when a n***a that could rhyme just as good as him is 35? That had records and all that? He’s 35. He’s white.” Since then, 50 Cent has chimed with his thoughts on Melle Mel’s comments about Em.
50 went on to say, “There was more money selling dope than being in Hip Hop when Melly Mel was popping, the culture has grown so much. i’m not sure if it would be what it is today without artists like Eminem.” He continued, “S**t I’m not sure I would be who I am without him, but you know it’s competitive, so n***as gonna hate. LOL f**k outta here! we sucker free.”
Previously, there were claims that Jay-Z had more impact on hip hop than Eminem, which 50 responded to as well. Take a look above.