Kendrick Lamar Says Eminem Advised Him To "Stay Focused"

Kendrick Lamar met Eminem in Detroit earlier this month. The Black Hippy rapper reveals the details of his conversation with the Shady Records rhymer.

Kendrick Lamar says he and the rest of Black Hippy got some insightful advice when they met up with Eminem in Detroit earlier this month. Eminem "gave me the game on how to stay as creative as possible," Kendrick Lamar says during an interview with MTV News. "Always stay true to the craft, really. Everybody knows Eminem's penmanship is insane, so I think, for the most part, he focused on that as much as possible. That was the game that he was giving me and my crew. Always stay focused on the craft and not indulge in all the other crazy stuff that comes around."

Kendrick Lamar says that he was a fan of Eminem's before he was in the music business, so he was particularly pleased that Eminem told him that he was a fan of his debut album, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city"He basically told me albums haven't been done like that in a long time from a new artist, and he can appreciate that, how I structured the whole thing," Kendrick Lamar says. "That was just one of the notes I took out of his book, how to [construct] songs, so I told him that."

Even though Kendrick Lamar and Eminem are both Aftermath Entertainment recording artists, their meeting, which also included ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Mr. Porter and Royce Da 5'9, was not planned. "It was unexpected," K-Dot said to MTV News after his performance at the Firefly Festival in Dover, Delaware this weekend. "I just went to Detroit and I had a show out there and I got a call saying, 'Em [wants you] to come to the studio, come to the studio fast.'"

Kendrick Lamar says that even though he did not record any material with Eminem and that he did not did not hear any of Eminem's forthcoming album, he was just glad to meet the Shady Records rapper. "I bumped heads with Eminem [in the past], but it was very brief," Kendrick Lamar says. "That was my first time really chopping it up with him, getting to ask all the questions I wanted to ask him."

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138 Comments

  • Anonymous

    DAMN! eminem got a lot of haters. that's okay, cuz he still goin platinum while yall faggots sit back being angry for nothing. just face facts, eminem didnt fall off, you just dont know what he's doing.

  • eminemiskingofrap

    oh yeah, and it's 2013 not 1999 or 2002 anymore. of course Em is gonna change. And all his fans are gonna keep suppurting him. His fans aint leave, we still here nigga. ALL OF US. you hater's gon see, just watch.

  • eminemiskingofrap

    listen up haters 1)Eminem is the best selling artist of the 2000's and has sold more than 100 MILLION albums worldwide to date. Making him one of the best-selling music artists in THE WORLD. (DONT BELIVE ME,THEN LOOK THAT UP) 2)and for the haters that think recovery made him fall off: the album sold over 5.7 million copies worldwide. 3)if you really want the old slim shady back, then wait until his new album drops this year. you will not be disappointed. look up a song by him called symphony in H. 4) Eminem is mlti-platinum and that nigga got 2 diamond albums. does drake have that. NO. so fuck off, eat a cock, and drink my piss bitch. EMINEM IS BACK AND RECOVERY IS CLEVER AS HELL WITH THE WORDPLAY. do yo facts asshole.

  • Drake runs rap

    1) Drake is the face of rap. If not list nsmes that are hotter than drake is right now all you haters can't. 2) Drake has the most number 1 hits in hiphop on billboards in only 4 years in the game. This is a fact look it up 3) Drakes tours are the highest grossing look it up if your in denial. 4) Every song drake drop gets the most views again look it up. 5) Drake is only 25 he is allready on legend status when drake enters his 40s he will be the most sucessfull. 6) Only hiphop nerds that live in their basement and get no pussy hate on drake all casual fans of music respect and like drake when they think of listening to hiphop they listen to drake All you haters claim i lie when i state facts instead of your shitty opinions drake runs rap its fact!

    • dave

      Drake is 27 next month, idiot... and he's already starting to fall off. LOL

    • fuck drake

      Drake is horrible. Anybody that thinks a Canadian actor turned rapper is worth listening to then you are a douche bag just like Drake. Anybody can rap now and it disgusts me.

  • Anonymous

    "Drake is a pop artist who appeals to kids and females and Kendrick is already platinum" Most kids don't buy CD's. Even if he has a female fan base, so what? Numbers are numbers, and I suspect 97-100 males on here have either burned, bought, or downloaded at least 2-3 of his songs whether they admit to it or not.

  • Anonymous

    ja rule destroyed em's career, kendicks next

    • Anonymous

      Today, while waiting in line, i saw an asian guy who was actually wearing a Ja Rule shirt, it made me smile.

  • Anonymous

    "You do realize Kendrick sold more than 900K albums?" You do realize Drake sold 2 million albums last time out? Kendrick is limping to platinum after months. Even Wacklemore is about to pass him. That's fucking hilarious.

    • ETK

      what's hilarious is you thinking Mr. Pop Artist Captain-Save-a-Ho has more merit than Kendrick Lamar who is helping bringing back hip-hop.

    • Anonymous

      There you go again bringing up irrelevant bullshit. Drake is a pop artist who appeals to kids and females and Kendrick is already platinum.

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  • Anonymous

    All yall hating on Em cause you know he is the best rapper alive and one of the top legends! lol You people are pathetic grow the fuck up.

  • Beavis N Butthead

    UHUHUHUHUH

  • YEBO

    White men are all cuckolds and like to watch their wife banged by black dudes while they fetishize asian women. That is (among many others) the true low life characteristic of white men. Modern Asians get fed with all these bs deceptions that glamorize whites by Hollywood. Black ppl don't worship whites because they lived with these peckerwoods for generations and know about their true characteristics. WAKE UP!

  • Dentaldamboy

    You YMCMB haters are fucking idiots. Because I'm an accountant for Cash Money Records, I spend a lot of time with Birdman. What some of you may not know is Michael Jackson was planning on signing to YMCMB at the time of his death. He had even changed his stage name to Mic Jackin. He was planning on releasing 2 Major albums of hard hitting Trap shit, one a collaborative album with Lil Wayne titled Trap Kids. Since Michael's demise Cash Money records have actually teamed up with NASA and are creating a Global headquarters in Space and on the Moon. The reason for this is to create a new genre of hiphop called "Zero Gravity Rap". Lil Wayne was hospitalized because during his first zero gravity rap training session he rapped so hard he created a Blackhole that nearly engulfed him. The universe was not ready for his talent so it tried to take him, luckily all it got was his chain and a couple of Big Mac vouchers. All you haters are gonna be sorry soon YMCMB will be so big it will have its own gravitational pull meaning you will be drawn into it no matter what you do.

  • FREDYYY

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  • Anonymous

    slap yourself if you think these employees employed by the same company did absolutely no work in the presence of each other. just don't act like a bitch when it's q or ab & royce and not k dot & em you dickriding equestrians.

  • Andre.CO

    Em does a song with Wayne, it's because he wants to spit with someone he knows he can kill easy. Any other hip hop artist does something with Wayne, no one says shit.

  • Andre.CO

    Haha Damn. Now I know why this site doesn't get any respect, because the people who comment on it are completely worthless.

  • Blizack

    Eminem is garbage. Fuck trailer park white trash rap.

  • zzsss4

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  • Andre.CO

    If you don't think Em spit some good shit on stuff like Underground, Psycho, Drop the World, Forever, On Fire, Seduction, No Love, Cinderella Man, Untitled, Ridaz, Session One, Welcome 2 Hell, Fast Lane, Above the Law, Loud Noises, etc. Than I don't know what to tell you. The problem is all these guys compare him to what he was in 1999-2003, when he's obviously changed his rhyme technique quite a bit. I mean, just take his rhymes for what he is now, and you'll find yourself enjoying it even more.

    • Nick

      eminem had to sell out at age 26 to get where he is, now he fell off so hard hes TERRIBLE, lost all my respect, on the other hand GZA NEVER sold out and shits on anyone out there. realest nigga out

  • Andre.CO

    To question Eminem's greatness is straight ignorant, and whack. Sure, he's the same guy he was in 1999-2003, but he's still the best rapper alive bar for bar along with Nas. Let me put it to you this way....Kendrick was on Poetic Justice with Drake, and while Kendrick is a far far better emcee than Drake, he didn't really outshine Drake or show such a vast difference in the skill level. When Em went on Forever, he shit on everybody on the track, and it was so apparent that even Em in 2009 was on another level completely.

    • Andre.CO

      Oh and by the way homie, you copy and paste this all over every Em article on here. Get a different thought man, but yet you troll a hip hop site on articles about a guy you supposedly don't like.

    • Andre.CO

      Yeah cuz Em didn't have lyrics on Relapse or Recovery, c'mon son.

    • ross = the new biggie

      Eminem is shade of himself. When Em decided to kill Slim Shady (the character) so he can be himself again, that changed his rap career. He went towards the pop way, clearly because you can see it in the songs he has put out. Who the fuck collaborates with PINK in rap?? Anyone who says that "love the way you lie" shows how fucked up his realtionship with kim was, needs to listen to Eminems first three albums clearly (3 albums i'm referring to is Infinite, Slim SHady LP, and Marshall Mathers LP). He's mentioned his fucked up relatonship with kim multiple times, and talks about killing her. Also for the new "eminem fans", have you ever heard the song Kim? I'm sure you can tell how fucked up their relationship was from that one song. How many rappers did he have featured on recovery ? The answer is Zero (Yes i know lil' wayne, but i dont consider him a rapper since he made "how to love") Why didn't he feature any other rapper? Its cause eminem knows himself that his skills have digressed from what it was, and most of the rappers that were once on par with Em have either passed him or are still better than him in many ways. FACT: He chose wayne for a feature because eminem doesn't have to try hard to rap better than Lil' Wayne, which shows eminem HAD skills at one point. Its funny cause around the time "love the way you lie" came out, i swear the song syllables leaked around that time. In that song eminem clearly says "It's not about lyrics anymore, it's about a hot beat and a catchy hook" Isn't that what relapse and recovery were all about?

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  • FREDYYY

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  • basedgod

    based god teach these souls the craft!

  • sssxx0

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGhoq0X8Fik

  • gun di liro

    "Kendrick Lamar Says Eminem Advised Him To "Stay Focused" Wow, that's some great advice right there.

  • THE REAL TOP 20 DEAD OR ALIVE

    1) Dr. Dre 2) MC Juice 3) Rakim 4) Jay-Z 5) Cassidy 6) Big L 7) Eminem 8) Snoop Dogg 9) Nas 10) Lil Wayne 11) Fabolous 12) The Game 13) Ice Cube 14) Ludacris 15) Kanye 16) Biggie 17) T.I 18) DMX 19) Twista 20) Kendrick Lamar.

  • YoungKelzCT

    wow that's a pretty generic statement.. Isn't that the same thing Drake said Em told him.. SMH who gives a fuck make a track together or some shit

    • whalesonnen

      If you had half a brain you'd realize that he was summarizing their conversation. There was obviously more specific things said (in terms of advice). I'm sure there are fans who are happy the two are at least conversing, since it could lead to bigger things. You don't have to be a pretentious, self-entitled cunt just because it doesn't give you exactly what YOU want.

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  • Nick

    To the Eminem fans who say niggas is scared to feature him on songs. Bad vs Evil Royce was pretty much bodying Em on every song. Keep it real you have to be a big fan to not realize how much this dude fell off. And if this next album sounds like the crap he has been producing himself its gonna be straight trash.

    • Anonymous

      Royce's punchlines were as flat as Em's.

    • Andre.CO

      Welcome to hiphopdx, where Nick says something, and that makes it so. I know plenty of people who aren't even fans of either guy who listened to BME, and thought both went hard in every track.

    • Nick

      You gotta be a fan to say Royce wasn't bodying Em. Let me not say he was bodying Em, But his verses where way better in my opinion. Bodying such a harsh word. Its sort of like how Nas gassed niggas to think Em completely Bodied Jigga. Sure Em had better verses on Renegade but he didn't completely body Jay, his verse was just better. People forget the fact that Renegade is more of Eminem style then Jay-Z anyway. Bottom Line, Royce was bodying "Bad meets Evil" and killed Em on mostly every track the sameway Em killed Jigga on Renegades. Its not a big deal cause Royce is still trying to get on and Em been there and done. Basically Royce still spit like he is hungry and Em spit like he already ate.

    • Andre.CO

      Naw man. They were pretty equal most of the time. Welcome 2 Hell: Even, slightly Em Fast Lane: Even The Reunion: Royce Above the Law: Em I'm On Everything: Even A Kiss: Even, slightly Em Lighters: Royce Take From Me: Royce Loud Noises: Em Living Proof: Even, slightly Royce Echo: Slightly Em So that's 5 Em, 4 Royce, and 2 even for me. Both were dope. Sure Em's rhyme style has changed, it's 2013, not 2000 anymore. If you expect an artist to never adapt or change certain things throughout a 15+ year career, youre crazy.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.. Royce's verse are always a little better then Em's when they;re on songs together. Em is still a beat though.

  • Dentaldamboy

    Eminem is good, but not as good as Wayne. Wayne KILLED him on "No Love" . And YES Wayne has done a hell of a lot for Hip Hop. He's grabbed peoples attention. People who don't even normally like hip hop, by doing features with other artists from different genres. He's helping Hip Hop sales. All that conscience rap BS don't fucking sell. No one wants to hear that stupid bull shit save for a select minority. Also his songs DO have meaning, and substance and YES sick lines... "watch me as bust this, lay it down like construction/when I spit the mic get wet cause my voice is like seduction" ^ WHO THE FUCK CAN TOP THAT!?!?!?!??!?!?! He has storytelling. He even rewrote Eminem's "Stan" and made it better. Also Wayne is a business man. Young Money has the best collection of artists since Cash Money !!!

  • Anonymous

    Eminem Advised Kendrick to stay focused. All he ever advised me to do was take drugs and commit random acts of violence. I think Kendrick got the better piece of advice...

  • Captain Obvious

    Did he also remind him to brush his teeth and wipe his ass??? Great headline. This site sucks

  • Anonymous

    i want someone big to make a good eminem diss track, about how his lyrics fell off and his flow is whack and all he does is yell and scream. not that that is "exactly" true, but if they could actually kill em, em would come back with some FIIRRREEE shit like the good old days

  • CVCK00 4 C0C0A PVFFZ

    Oh pls. Y wood he even take advise from a washed up pop star like Eminem. If hes gonna take advise from a cockasian rapper, it should be V-Nasty.She shares the tightle of being the BEST white & female rapper of all time. No comercial shit just A REAL rapper from da trap who in my eyes will be Hip Hop's saviore.

  • Worst Fans in HipHop

    1 - Nas fans (refuse to realize he fell off after Stillmatic) 2 - Eminem stans (similar to Nas fans, plus they tend to be racist) 3 - Lil Wayne fans (they worship a nigga who sounds like a roach) 4 - Kanye West fans (this nigga ain't no music genius) 5 - 50 Cent fans (if he never got shot, he would never have fans) 6 - Biggie fans (overrated af) 7 - Jay z fans (they only care about his money) FYI, i support rakim,ugk,outkast,dmx,game and yayo

    • Anonymous

      >Rakim >taking shit about DMX >the real Rakim gave daps to the nigga at a concert less than a week ago You're a really shitty troll bruh

    • Rakim

      Get off my nuts kid. Besides myself and Outkast, your fav. Rappers list fuckin' sucks as much dick as your mom. She watched Game at the strip-club huh? Yayo is a wanna-be Biggie. DMX (you wanna talk about washed up?) UGK is missing a member. You're a lame-ass hater.

  • Anonymous

    Em is wack his most famous feuds are with non-rappers which means he automatically wins. Dude feuded with Mariah fucking Carey and Limp "look at us we're black" Biscuit. You can't get any cornier than that. Oh yeah he beefed with a never was named Canibus. Okay, Em go back to rapping about how you hate your mom, want to rape Kim and hate yourself while swallowing drugs and sucking Dr. Dre's lazy ass off

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  • Slim Shady

    Relapse > Recovery

    • Drew

      I agree, Relapse is when Em showcased how good of a rapper he really is. Some of the rhymes he spits are outrageous, he really shines when he can just make up a story or scenario instead of always having to have a message in a song.

    • lol

      ^ Clearly a jealous racist black dude

    • Relapse was worse

      Only psychopathic white boys who hate their moms and do acid every day liked that bullshit. Who the fuck can listen to 20 songs about either doing drugs or committing violent acts on other people and actually ENJOY it or play that garbage out in public? The only good song on Relapse was Deja Vu. Beautiful was decent but it was generic and boring. At least on Recovery minus a few corny songs like Love the Way You Lie and Space Bound, Em actually had shit to say. He had clever punchlines and Almost Famous was a crazy track. Recover>>>>>>>>>Relapse insane non-sense

  • ^^

    I completely agree with these actual facts.. "fuck outta here" is fucking retard his big 3- SSLP, MMLP, and TES are some of the most revolutionary, lyrical and successful rap albums ever recorded.

    • ok

      can the white rapper shit^^ theres a few rappers that are white not gettin their shine. paul wall, yelawolf aint pop. MGK underrated even tho hes nice as fuck. that white rapper so you automatic hot is over with .

    • HHDX #1#2#3

      Successful yes it's not hard to be successful when you're white, can spit and relate to white people who hate their moms and other angsty teenage shit Em used to spit. Or that overly violent rebellious horrocore rap he did. Of course you'd sell MILLIONS for tapping into what every teen out of Boston feels

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    Eminem is just mad that Kendrick is better than him. Eminem hasn't released a dope album since the Marshall Mathers LP..just my opinion. He has put out good songs on albums, but not a good complete album. I don't think he ever will unless he gets back to the hungry place he was before getting signed....he just jumbles random words together that have no meaning, and because he rhymes fast people think hes dope. follow at noles506

    • Imho

      you mfs is crazy- mmlp and ES were both classics- only album i didnt like was encore cuz it was wack- relapse was crazy but it was like a movie. GKMC>> any album of the last 5 years

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick isn't even better than Rick Ross. Eminem could be in a coma and he'd lyrically embarass Kendrick. You stans need to get a life cause all this idol worship is bad for your health.

    • Anonymous

      Kendrick is my favorite rapper but Eminem is a legend. Kendrick is not. And Eminem has released several good albums since The MMLP. The Eminem Show is a borderline classic. Relapse was a solid album, and Recovery was great. HTS was amazing. Yeah Encore was garbage but come on..

    • Anonymous

      kendrick lamar is trash. one of the worst voices ever. sounds like a homo cab driver that just moved to the US. coming to america bitch boy style. eminem is a legend. eminem is washed up and still better than kendrick lamar. kendrick lamar voice sounds different on every track, but it constantly sounds like trash and annoys the fuck outta me. these gays like to hear rappers harmonize like bitches. thats why lamar is popping.

    • dentaldamboy

      Eminem has NEVER released a dope album, Neither has Kendrick. Both are gay ass pop artists.

    • Anonymous

      the eminem show his best album eminem more focused on it encore was half good (to goofy) the re up went hard as fuck so i assume king mathers goes hard as fuck but he choose to the relapse and recovery way to bad king mathers was shelved

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick is a very good new artist and hes got his own sound but he will never be as loved, famous or better than eminem thats ridiculous to say kendrick himself would laugh at that

    • Bene The OG

      Who are you to say that? What was the point in saying that they are two different type of artist?...

  • Anonymous

    LOL the same generic ass advise everybody else gives

    • x

      Not really. Stayin true to the craft aint something every MC sticks too a lot go astray

    • Nane

      True. But it must be different hearing it from Eminem who is well...Eminem. Who is a person im sure Kendrick respects and looks up to. then hearing it from "everybody".

  • imho

    hope they did a collab n kill it

  • Anonymous

    Eminem: Yo Kendrick, stay focused on just being you. You aren't Drake, and your sales are honestly wack, but I gravitate towards wack music these days, so to me you're just brilliant. BTW... You owe me $275,000 for that song we just did.

  • Will

    Dick B sad but true you hit the nail on the dead. Wale, ross, and mill are artist that blacks mostly fuck with. The creative blacks on that list are catering toward whites audiences, this is why many blacks seem to shy away from them. I do not know about cole tho but if he does not have an all white fan base then he will soon.

    • Jooo

      You're talking utter shit. I'm black and i don't fuck with none of those three you mentioned. I don't listen to Eminem either, only on an odd one. I know many other blacks that are the same. You ignorant cunt.

  • White boy fan count

    Mac Miller 100% white fans Eminem: 98% white fans Kendrick: 90% white fans Drake: 89% white fans J Cole: 86% white fans Jay-Z: 65% white fans Kanye West: 55% white fans Nas: 50% white fans Wale: 25% white fans Rick Ross: 5% white fans Meek Mill: 2% white fans

    • TROLLIN ON THESE TROLLS

      LOL, THIS GUY MAKING UP STATISTICS IN HIS HEAD.

    • KidsTheseDays

      Did you pull those ridiculous statistics out of your head or your ass? Man, I've got to stop reading the comment section.

    • anon

      What does it matter if white people are the fans or not? Do you think hip hop would have made it this far if it weren't for a diverse group of people supporting?

    • Bene The OG

      Disagree have you ever been to a TDE show before? Kendrick has an extremely diverse fan base look into the crowd all you will see is a sea of different colors. 98% of Eminem fans arnt white thats to high you would be surprised how many black people listen to Eminem. Mac miller is the most over rated rapper of this decade if he was black with the same rapping skills he wouldn't be anywhere as big.

    • lol

      def 100% opinion

    • Anonymous

      100% opinion.

    • O X Y for these morons

      seems legit.

  • BRICKSLOCAL

    Someone get a dick in that hoe's mouth ASAP.

  • sxxx9

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  • FREDYYY

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  • dentaldamboy

    I told you Kendrick wasn't in the studio making music. They were in the studio for a gay orgy and birdman accidentally taped part of it. Later, one of the women over there told me that's all they did.

  • wigger eater

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO3gO9PxVPo

  • Baffliec

    that pic is classic

  • Anonymous

    Ok wow now I'm disappointed, they posted a picture of them all in the studio as if there was a Black Hippy x Bad Meets Evil collab which would've been insane, but now we learn there isn't one at all...

  • HHDX #1#2#3

    Kendrick will be better than Em because when Em was heavily on drugs he was rapping that over the top insane shit that only psychopathic white boys related too. Luckily since Recovery Em seems to be finding his new self which is MUCH better than whatever the fuck he was trying to do from 04-09.

    • TROLLIN ON THESE TROLLS

      AGREE WITH ANONYMOUS. EM MUST'VE DID SOMETHING RIGHT IF HE GOT RESPECT AND PROPS FROM THE ORIGINATORS.

    • LOL

      WRONG. Recovery is his worst album by far. Relapse shits on that pop music. You must be in high school still since you're a fan of his lame ass songs now a days. LOSER!

    • Anonymous

      Oh real hip hop historians know that Em was not groundbreaking at all huh? Why is it that some of the most legendary emcees of all time can give Em the respect he has earned but so many of you dumb fucks just refuse to? Rakim stated that, if Em was black, "he would have been the next Muhammad Ali." Kool G Rap stated that Em was the last emcee that " really impressed him," and before that it was Nas and Biggie. Not a single modern rapper has impressed Kool G since Em. How is it that you know more about the art of hip hop than the men who laid the foundation for true lyricists? GTFOH with that shit.

    • Will

      I agree, I was never an em fan but all my white friends was hyping the fuck out of him. I listened to some songs and I agree he can rhyme, but he was cliche even during the time he came out. He was not groundbreaking at all real hip hop historians know. He was a good rapper but if you were into underground music in the 80's and 90's scenes there were white and black rappers doing the same shit.

    • Fuck Outta Here

      I shortened your statement to "Kendrick will be better than Em because I don't relate to Em". Look how silly it sounds when you turn that statement around: "Mac Miller will be better than Big, because Big was spitting about shit only drug dealers and gangsters could relate to, and I am not a drug dealer, nor gangster, therefore Mac Miller is better than Big'. See, it's pretty fucking stupid when you think about it. Not saying Kendrick won't be better than Em, but your reasoning is pretty dumb.

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