Eminem has had a greater impact on hip hop than Jay-Z, as per 50 Cent
Shaquille O’Neal’s new podcast, The Big Podcast, premiered on January 12 and featured an interview with former NBA star Jamal Crawford. Crawford brought up hip-hop as he discussed his top five NBA players, drawing parallels between their influence and that of musicians like Jay-Z and Eminem.
Crawford says at the 43:15 minute, “My five, the dominance outweighs the number, You can’t change the game and say this person has more points than me, he’s better. It’s beyond that. Jay-Z’s affect on hip-hop is bigger than any album sales Eminem will have. That’s just how it goes.”
50 Cent learned about the discussion on Sunday (January 22) through an Instagram blog and decided to add his two cents.
He concluded his message with the words “Ha bullshit” and a sneezing emoji.
Since the early 2000s, when he was signed by Shady, 50 Cent has been unwaveringly on Team Eminem. Fif said earlier this month that he is developing an 8 Mile TV series.
“I think it should be [Eminem’s] his legacy,” 50 Cent said of the programme, which would be based on Eminem’s 2002 film of the same name. “It’s important to me that they understand it. When [Steve] Stout would say ‘the tanning of America’ because America’s listening to Black music, right? And it’s really the culture losing its color for everybody to feel like they can enjoy it and appreciate it. Because they see someone who’s accepted and respected and it makes them a part of it also.”
50 has defended Eminem’s reputation before, so this isn’t the first time he’s done so against Hov. When it was announced in April that Eminem will not be performing at the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show that was being organised by Jigga, he took to Twitter to criticise Jay-Z.