G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently reflected on his love for Eminem and revealed what his favorite song, album and all-time biggest Marshall Mathers moment are.
According to Mr. Curtis Jackson, there is no denying the record-selling ability of Shady’s 2000 album, The Marshall Mathers LP.
Last week we spoke with 30 Rap artists about their favorite Eminem songs, albums and moments, and now 50 Cent weighs in on his favorite Slim Shady events. Favorite Song: I’m A Soldier – Loved the march cadence. The song was hard with the intensity of it. He was able to talk about things in the song without really taking you to a dark place. Favorite Album: Marshal Mathers LP – That shit sold like crazy! Great album. Favorite Moment: The 2000 MTV Awards show when Em came out with all the Slim Shadys. 50 Cent and Eminem have been recording partners and friends for a long time, but he was mysteriously missing from MMLP2. Hopefully these two can team up again and help create more moments that artists and fans alike can remember. (Complex)
Recently music mogul Rick Rubin dished out his take on Em’s undying and never-ending work ethic.
“I just think he’s a one-of-a-kind MC. And he’s first and foremost an MC. That’s it. I’ve had other great rappers ask me how he does what he does. You know, how does he do that? And I mean really great rappers. It really is him, and it’s natural. And a lot of his greatness come from his work ethic. It’s just on. It’s really an obsession.” (Complex)
A couple years ago, mega Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman gushed over how much respect he has for Shady.
“I think Eminem is extraordinary, and one of the greatest live acts I’ve ever seen. I’m a real fan of live music, but if I go to a concert and I feel that I’m just getting their CD, basically, played for me, it bores me. I would prefer to just listen to it. But he, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre: It was one of the most electrifying nights I’ve ever been a part of. I was actually ushered to this area and I went behind the stage and just watching Dr. Dre get ready to go onstage, it was kind of like watching a prizefighter getting ready for a big fight. There’s just so much that they put in to every song. And Eminem, he’s just, oh my God, he’s just the consummate performer. A professional. And everything comes from an honest place. Comes from his heart. That’s what I like about him.” (Next Movie)
In 2010, NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal admitted Eminem held a place in his Top 5 favorite rappers list.
SI.com: Top five favorite rappers? O’Neal: Eminem, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Clipse, The Game. And off the bench is this cat from Alabama called Yelawolf. He’s f*cking nasty. (Rap Radar)
In 2011, renowned music publication Rolling Stone named Em the “King of Hip-Hop.”
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)