During a recent interview rapper 50 Cent recently spoke on why he feels Eminem, who has sold the most albums in the history of rap, is still underrated. 50 feels EM doesn’t het enough credit because a lot of people judge him by his skin color.
According to 50, he feels people have always looked at Em as just “The White Rapper”.
“Em is really underrated because people have always been talking about him like, ‘The White rapper Eminem’ instead of just ‘the rapper,’” 50 Cent says in an interview with Noisey. (HipHopDX)
50 also explained how he thinks EM is still underrated because people don’t give him enough street credit due to his skin color.
“Yeah, because the skin color thing is still there,” 50 says. “He has so many skills and he’s more hood than so many people out there, people still put the skin color before anything and don’t give him enough credit. It’s like people saying Elvis Presley was only famous because he was White. He had, y’know, the rhythm of James Brown but he had his own thing. He was Elvis. He wasn’t just a White man. Things like that are going to be picked up between Black people and White people and anybody. It doesn’t mean a person isn’t great because they’re influenced by something associated with another race. It doesn’t matter.” (HipHopDX)