Probably the most famous rapper, of course the most successful artist of the past decade, Eminem recently sat down with MTV to talk about the up-and-coming group gaining buzz around the world, Odd Future. With comparisons between Eminem's early rhymes and those of Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator, Eminem talks about what he thinks of the group.
"I think that from the stuff that I've heard — I haven't heard a lot from them, I still have to go check out everything that they're doing — but I've heard enough to know that it feels like they're pushing boundaries and buttons, and that's definitely one of the things that I'm familiar with, especially when I first came out," Eminem told Sway on the set of Bad Meets Evil's "Fast Lane" video in Detroit. "I love it, I love the fact that they're doing that. And the dudes can rhyme." (Eminem – MTV)
Royce Da 5'9" is a fan as well, particularly of OF's R&B portion. "I'm a big Frank Ocean fan," he said. "I'm feelin' the whole group. I'm with Em, though — I haven't heard enough of them. I heard more Frank Ocean, for some reason. It seems like he's standing out, for some reason." (Royce Da 5'9 – MTV)
"If somebody has got a buzz and somebody is making noise, I'll go check 'em out. Sometimes I'm late getting to the party, sometimes I'm right on top of it as it's happening. It's hard, I think, when you're creating music and you're in the lab like me and him are a lot." (Eminem – MTV)
Eminem, Royce Da 5'9 – Talks Odd Future, Tyler The Creator