News: Cormega On Eminem's "King Of Hip-Hop" Title, "He's Proven Himself To Be One Of The Greatest" [Audio]
Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011 8:45PM
Rap veteran Cormega has shared his input on Grammy-winning rapper Eminem recently making headlines as Rolling Stone magazine's top choice for the King of Hip-Hop.
Mega believes Em's past and current track record prove he belongs in the "king" talks.
"Time and time again, Eminem has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with," Cormega told Mikey T The Movie Star. "Eminem is an incredible artist. His last album, Recovery, was just proof of his power and his impact as an artist. It's not very often, rarely if ever or never, does an artist put out an album and that album comes back to the charts. His album was a strong seller and then other albums came out that were number one -- and then Eminem's album came back to the top charts. That's historical. People's albums don't do that. Eminem has proven himself to be one of the greatest rappers." (Mikey T The Movie Star)
Em's "I Need A Doctor" collaborator Skylar Grey admitted the title may have been unnecessary.
"Eminem is my favorite rapper, but I don't know why you have to crown a 'King of Hip-Hop,'" she explained in an interview. "There are a lot of good rappers out there. But he's my favorite." (VIBE)
Last month, former The Source co-owner Benzino gave SOHH his reaction to Em's achievement.
"It's a big thing to say he's the King of Hip Hop and I basically predicted this. Don't [people] realize by saying he's King that it leaves a long lasting impression on these kids and that it's f*ckin' up Hip Hop? If everything is about lyrics, well dude's nice. But guess what? I'm nice too and there's a whole lotta other nice n*ggas out there too. How is [Rolling Stone] judgin' everybody? Is it by lyrics? By songs? Because I don't think anyone out there rides around bangin' Eminem in the hood. How is he gonna go in on every pop artist back in the day and now he's the most pop artist out?" (SOHH Guest Star)
Rolling Stone issued Em's crown based on factors like album sales and social networking.
With his dominant album sales, YouTube views and social-media scores, Eminem takes the title as the current King of Hip-Hop. Unlike our Queen of Pop ranking, which Lady Gaga took in a walk, Marshall Mathers's win was somewhat closer - note the fairly tight point range among our top three. (Rolling Stone)
Check out Cormega's interview below: