Exclusive: "I'm Glad That Eminem's Still Giving People Jobs & [Employment]"
Monday, Sep 24, 2012 3:55PM
With his recent departure from Shady Records, West Coast rapper Ca$his hit up SOHH to give his take on longtime friend/mentor Eminem building up the label with acts like Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf.
Despite no longer having Shady Records stamped on his records, Ca$his said he still has nothing but love for his ex-boss.
I'm happy that Eminem is trying to further build the brand up. That's what he's supposed to do," Ca$his told SOHH. "I salute that. I definitely salute that. I'm not too up on everybody's material. I've been in the lab. When I'm in the lab, I don't listen to other people's music. I don't want my music to sound like theirs. So I don't know too much about what's going on but I'm glad that Eminem's still giving people jobs and employing, giving them a chance to put other people on at the same time." (SOHH)
He also applauded Em for continuing to keep hip-hop alive by taking chances with artists.
"That's the beauty of the rap game to me," Ca$his added. "He's helping people get money and having them put people on the same way. So as long as you keep opening doors for others, you'll always be blessed. That's the reason why Em stays blessed." (SOHH)
Prior to his recent departure, the rapper talked about surviving Shady Records' downsizing back in 2010.
"You can get X'd off a label, not because you are wack but just for budget reasons. Thankfully and luckily that didn't happen for me because I keep us relevant with a buzz on the internet and on mixtapes and that's what I do and my job. When Em comes out he makes a big splash. That's a blessing and that's what my job has been. To do whatever it takes to keep us visible, until it's my time to come out. I knew as long as I did my part we were cool." (All Hip Hop)
Slaughterhouse's Shady debut opened up at No. 2 in early September.
Leading the way this week is Slaughterhouse's Welcome to: Our House at No. 2 behind TobyMac's Eye On It (69,000). With seven days in the books, the group's long-awaited sophomore album has shelled out 51,800 units. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Check out Ca$his' "You Think That I'm Crazy" below: