Eminem Fat Joe: I Don't Think Anyone Can F*** with Eminem in Verzuz Battle

Started by Detroit24, May 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM, in Eminem Add to Reading List

  1. Detroit24
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    May 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Fat Joe sat down with DJ EFN, N.O.R.E., and Lenny S for a Drink Champs livestream, where they discussed who could go against Eminem in a Verzuz battle. Around the 20:00 mark in the above video, they brought up that DMX was mentioned as a potential opponent, and Fat Joe stated, "I don't think nobody can f*** with Eminem."

    Joe added, "DMX got the biggest hits in the world, one of the greatest rappers of all time. Legendary, iconic, superhero. And everything I'm saying is understating, he's bigger than that. But there's something about that white boy and his fans—nah bro, you want to see something cracking the internet? That n***a David Koresh, that n***a different!"

    To make his point, Fat Joe explained why he thinks Eminem is in a class of his own, "Eminem was hot when we came out. His fans from day one are 40, 41 years old. These white people teach their kids that Eminem is the greatest. You go to the airports and 10-year-olds are playing his sh*t. ... There's a big difference with his boy. When you say generational wealth, they keep teaching their kids that he's the man to the ultimate science."

    Joe also shared a story about Eminem sending him 30 versions of the same verse for the "Lean Back" remix, which you can hear more about above.
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  2. Winter
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    Super Comfy

    May 20, 2020 at 3:28 PM
    A hit battle is probably the one kind of battle that would have Eminem at a disadvantage

    Joe’s right that his fans will say he won no matter what tho
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    May 20, 2020 at 3:41 PM
    Em (heart)
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    May 20, 2020 at 4:29 PM
    Dam 30 versions of Lean Back
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    Back on my bully.

    May 20, 2020 at 6:05 PM
    Can you imagine how bad they must have been considering the one that was chosen was absolute garbage.
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  6. Awfullyhotcoffeepot
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    May 20, 2020 at 8:10 PM

    all of em would wash Eminem in a hits battle

    imagine getting turnt and excited for Stan or real slim shady... lmfao

    i guess that’s why the call it window pane...
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  7. andy.cooper
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    May 21, 2020 at 2:59 AM
    Joe's 100% accurate and is taking a Realpolitik perspective to the cult following that Eminem has.

    Eminem is probably still in the top 10% of rappers with regards to skill, but is a long way from making a modern-day Nail In The Coffin or another classic album. Despite this, he wields an exceptionally-powerful political influence on the genre, which Joe articulates the rationale for quite well.

    Whether it's right for someone who was once — inarguably — the best rapper alive to wield this degree of power years later is certainly debatable, but I'll point out that Eminem is not alone with regard to this degree of reverence. Jay-Z and Nas — both considered contenders for the GOAT, and both well past their prime — are still regarded with this degree of reverence. (I'll point out here that Nas's last album was nearly as embarrassingly-bad as MMLP2.) As much as I much prefer Eminem's work from 1999-2002, I'd argue that by this standard, Eminem's current status is appropriate.

    P.S. — I also agree with the sentiment expressed during the interview that Jay-Z's verses on Renegades are > Eminem's verses. It's a worthy debate, but since a song can be more than the sum of its parts, the real narrative should be pure admiration that two rappers with such very different upbringings could collaborate to make a near-perfect (and cohesive) song.
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    May 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM
    I don't see how DMX has more hits than Em lol. Does he have anything bigger than Lose Yourself really ? Or does he really have more than Em ? Someone pls, name those songs. I can think of 3-4 super hits at most by DMX and Em even has bigger ones lol.
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    I’m the G.O.A.T

    May 22, 2020 at 9:23 AM
    Eminem gots this hands down.
    1. Soldier
    2. Almost Famous
    3. Till I Collapse
    4. Lose Yourself
    5. The Way I Am
    6. Above The Law
    7. I’m Gone
    8. Monkey See Monkey Do
    9. Real Slim Shady
    10. We Ain’t

    Bonus Tracks
    1. Patiently Waiting
    2. Stan
    3. Mosh
    4. Still Don’t A f--k
    5. Lucky You
    6. Greatest
    7. Godzilla
    8. Rap God
    9. Cleaning Out My Closet
    10. Superman
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    May 22, 2020 at 4:21 PM
    jcole more hits than Eminem? Kanye? naaah
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    May 22, 2020 at 4:39 PM
    J Cole would actually be an ideal opponent for Em in a hit battle, since neither one is really about making hits but has attempted it multiple times with mixed results. Makes more sense than Em going up against DMX at least
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    May 22, 2020 at 4:55 PM
    that's actually a good idea.
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    May 23, 2020 at 1:16 AM
    And it was still absolutely embarrassing. Sad time.
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    Better make sure you're packing a wallop.

    May 23, 2020 at 11:29 PM
    Tired of motherfuckers saying people only f--k with Eminem because of his skin color...

    That’s not what keeps people coming back...it’s the fact the man is super talented. White people teach their kids that Eminem is the guy to listen to because he’s super talented.

    Why rot your brain with some dumb bullshyt, when you can bump The Eminem Show, and feel like you just witnessed the greatest poet of our generation, rattle off about how his life is pretty much a TV drama for all of us to watch...

    Nah, bro...it’s cuz he’s white...Jay-Z da greatest ever...for marrying Beyonce? lmao
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    May 24, 2020 at 3:10 AM
    No jay z is the greatest ever because of his output. Eminem also is one of the greatest ever because of his earlier output.

    Of course his skin colour helped (he even admitted that himself lol) but obviously not just because of that
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