Benzino Says Eminem Was Used To Make Hip Hop Pop

Benzino says Eminem benefited from a double standard, reveals how he would have approached his beef with the rapper differently.

During a recent interview with Vlad TV, former The Source co-owner and “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Benzino detailed his feud with Detroit rapper Eminem.

According to Benzino, he wasn’t too pleased with the way in which he felt Eminem was used as an artist. The reality star went on to share his belief that Em was used to make Hip Hop more pop-friendly and to make the genre more acceptable for those outside of the black and Latino communities.

“I just think when Eminem came, I don’t think he necessarily knew what the future had for him,” said Benzino. “Meaning the whole change from this thing called Hip Hop, which was a million dollar industry turned to a multi-billion dollar industry, I don’t think he really realized that he was being used as the leader of this new type of movement to make Hip Hop pop. But also make a lot of the companies and maybe a lot of white America not have to deal with some of black Hip Hop or Latino Hip Hop like it was because they would have Eminem.”

Benzino later spoke on the lyrical feud that resulted due to his beef with Eminem and admitted that there were a few aspects of the feud he would have changed. Specifically, his mentions of Eminem’s daughter, Hailie Jade Mathers and other members of the rapper’s family.

“Source was a platform to deal with these type of things,” said Benzino, in regards to using The Source as an outlet for his feud with Em. “It just wasn’t about music. It was about real issues…I just felt like that somebody had to say something. I know a lot of artists were trying to be politically correct at the time. My thing was like Hip Hop battling has been in Hip Hop since day one, so…I just felt like I had an issue to stand on. And I had my platform. And I felt like I wanted to go against him. I just felt like he had—it was a double standard in a lot of things he was doing that other rappers that weren’t white wasn’t able to benefit from. And looking at it in hindsight, I went hard. He went hard…At the end of the day it wasn’t really about lyrics, it just was about trying to get a message across…I definitely think some of the stuff I said about his daughter and family I would—If I could do it again, I would leave that out of it.”

Benzino prefaced his comments on Eminem with talk of his upbringing in Boston and the racism he says surrounded the city at that time.

“It’s not like I was racist,” he said. “I just understood racism. And being in Boston and how Boston basically—the Irish look out for their own, Italians look out for their own. And the black people and the Latino people were kinda shut out from everything in Boston. So, that’s always been in me…I was heavy into just equal rights for everybody. Like it doesn’t matter what color you are, everybody should be treated the same. And that’s just how I’ve always looked at it.”

The feud between Eminem and Benzino first sparked in the early 2000s shortly after Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP received a two-mic rating in the Benzino-owned The Source. As a result of the beef a number of diss tracks were released from both parties including Eminem’s “Nail In The Coffin” and Benzino’s “Die Another Day.”

During an interview with MTV’s “RapFix Live” last year, Benzino said he was wrong for his feud with Em and referred to the rapper as “a great lyricist.”

"I can say it now, I was wrong for it,” said Benzino. “Because at the end of the day, Em is a great lyricist and he should be able to express himself in hip-hop as anybody should.”

RELATED: Benzino Apologizes For Feud With Eminem

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186 Comments

  • james

    I'm not sure how acid rap was used to make anything pop lol

  • Tupac Typed

    Eminem made Hip hop. Period. And this is Coming from someone who studied the game for more then a decade. And be it for good or bad, no one in the game has enough courage or nerve to say the things em said. Em came up and messed up everything! And the fact that people like Benzino can sit there and say 'Em cleared the way for pop to collide with hip hop' knows nothing. And c,mon.. EVERYONE says that, but it's not like Eminem directs any of his music to go mainstream.. He said so himself. People forget what makes things what it is; the media. And obviously people are too lazy to look in to something themselves so they just go by whatever is making headlines on the media. And a of rappers are just mad peoplthat hey'sen around since 84' and never made it to radio. If anything, the 'Hip Hop' community should be thanking em for expanding the culture, and making it something they couldn't. "Eminem is a great lyricist". Benzino says that himself. So why was there ever a reason to hate or disrespect or beef for? Maybe cause Eminem is white? And no black or Latino rappers want to see a white cat be better. Honestly, Benzino and a lot of other rappers who claim they don't play the race game should honestly mute themselves, they talk and say things like " I know what it's like to be discriminated against " but yet can't admit a rapper is good cause of the color of their skin. They are all just afraid of the opposite race taking the game and running with it.. Cause whether his lyrics are wack or "corney".. He could rhyme and tell a story, and that what hip hops supposed to be about. Not about running from cops cause of the color of your skin, or selling crack to make a buck, or.. What is it? Cars and money and clothes and Jordan's and party's and drugs. Rap is about the journey.. And rhyming words that make people heads turn.. And if those rappers want to claim back what's been taken then they should stop complaining and just step up their game. It's not about black or white or purple or blue.. If your a good rapper. Your good. And that's another difference between em and Benzino.. Em can admit that about someone.

  • Humber

    EMINEM is a musician, he doesn't just stay on one genre, that's why he is considered a musical genius. All these so called gangster rappers like this loser Raymond can't understand or relate to EMINEM because he is a musician and not just a rapper. And this dude and others like him are just stray dog's just barking away on tracks going on about being mobbed up? All that garbage is so stale and has been for well over a decade, no one wants to hear that kind of nasty shit anymore! And all these kind of rappers can't grasp the fact there kind of nasty shit just won't sell anymore.

  • Mamz

    Who the hell in Benzino? This is what people will say today. This guy lost everything including his career because he feuded with a lyrical genius. Even The Game said he would never ever even think of dissing Em. "God bless anyone who does, and their career". Dumb ass. Nail in the coffin and the sauce are two of the greatest diss songs of all time. I guess in his defense Benzino had no idea the fire Em was capable of.

  • Big Barrio 18, E'z up to the homies!

    Eminem was a great battle rapper but his music is garbage and corny. His fans are mostly white kids that don't know shit about hip-hop music. Em's music is definitely more pop than hip-hop. End of story.

  • Buzzzzzz

    Haha. Dumb fuck got his ass handed to him and now he's trying to pick up the scraps.

  • Classic Narc Defenders

    Look at all the narcissistic Eminem adulators on these comments.You guys suffer from a malignant form of narcissism just like Eminem that is why you like him above anything whether he is a sellout or not.This was already proven 2 guys made a corny ass song with a guy that sounds like EM they went to the streets and asked people to tell them what they thought of "EMs" new song,as expected all EM fan androids said it was a great song.Brainwashed Losers just like Beetles fans or Elvis fans.

  • FOHcome2beanGETshot

    "I was tight with the Irish mob, the Italians matter-a-fact the JEWISH mob....I'd do my dad's dirty work, you know go to funerals and sign his name" This dude has to be joking right? Yourr right eminem spazzed out but ASIDE from that WHAT IN THE FUCK IS THIS MORON SAYING??? IS THIS A JOKE? U NAME MLK, MAL. X GHANDI ...AND...(WAIT FOR IT.) WILLIAM WALLACE? LIKE BRAVEHEART? LIKE MEL DAM GIBSON? YOU MUST B COKED UP. EM DID U A FAVOR MENTIONING U. U RAN THE BIGGEST HIPHOP PUBLICATION BUT U SAY U NEVER KNEW WHAT POLITICALLY CORRECT MEANS? AHHHHHHH GO BACK TO 5th grade raymond

  • ali

    He is a retard and will never be remembered except as sum dum ass that got burnt by em the story will be in the future like " whos benzino" "OH hes sum whack raper that em burnt on a few songs" and thats if hes lucky

  • Doowangle

    We can all see what benzino really means. A white rapper can never be a 'true' rapper in his eyes. If you aren't a minority, then your hardships, your struggles in life, don't amount to anything. Because being white means that you have a better life 100% of the time in the minds of racists like him. Its not just him that thinks this way either. Many in the black community see white people forever in terms of "them vs us". If a white person excels at something that is normally dominated by minorities, it can't possibly be legitimate skill! It simply HAS to be attributed to the conspiracy forces white privilege, right? That entire mentality is cut and dry bigotry.

  • Fuckzino

    Fuck this mother fucking punk bitch ass slut faggot. Yo Benzino, go choke and die on your own motherfucking CUNT.

  • Duder

    Fake Pachino, nobody cares about you, or what you think.

  • Anonymous

    "Actually Ja Rule did the same thing!" Ja Rule was lying to himself lol

  • stillmatik

    I remember picking up the issue of The Source with the cartoon of him ripping Eminem's spine out in 2003. I was surprised, because I didn't know Benzino was an eighth grader who could have his cartoons from math class published in The Source. Must be the son of someone over there I thought. Then I found out he was 40. In 2003.

    • Anonymous

      LOL damn I aint even know he was that old. apparently hes as old as Dr Dre and been around since 84 but is best known for getting ruined by EM

  • Anonymous

    You know it's too easy to make fun of Benzino, so I'll just say for a dude whose big break is Love and Hip Hop, he seems like he has a decent amount of industry knowledge, and is only playing the cards dealt to him now. Nobody recalls a beef and says that if they could do it over they wouldn't say this or do that. Big up to Benzino. Eminem and him will never be friends, but both took their shots and that was that.

    • Anonymous

      "Nobody recalls a beef and says that if they could do it over they wouldn't say this or do that" Actually Ja Rule did the same thing!

  • Anonymous

    Eminem sucks just as bad as Benzino..they probly suck each others dicks

    • Anonymous

      you got some strange gay thoughts my friend. might wanna seek help if thats what comes to your mind after reading this. 2 dudes sucking each other off LOL NO HOMO

  • Anonymous

    This talentless hack trying to get any attention he can .why the fuck is this even news

  • Anonymous

    [Cont.] ....his music doesentt come from the housing-projects the wards or the inner-city, his music comes from a white-trash trailer-park perspectiv that most non-whites find difficult to relate to. His early music was comedic and full of over-the-top violence and shock value now it's just POP music with a bunch of internal rhyme schemes for rap nerds to drool over while they count the multi's and applaud the nuances of the assonance within the structure of thee linguistics. LOL. Soulless music. Rihanna is a perfect match for his music because she's about as POP as an R&B chick can get and he's about as POP as a rapper can get, don't just listen to the rhymes look at the samples, the producers and the features to see the musical direction on an album.

  • Anonymous

    Eminem is POP-rap or Hip-POP whatever you want to call it. Since when did rappers build their careers off dissing POP stars like Brittney Spears doing duets with Elton John and putting POP bitches like Pink and Skylar Grey on a supposed HipHop album. HipHip is a culture and rap is an element within that culture and there are many kinds of Rap that range from boom-bap to trap-hop etc, you have differences in style and sound based on region also with variants like Chopped & Screwed and the Drill-Hop of the MidWest. Eminem is POP-HOP, he doesent rap for the streets or the struggle he raps for the suburbs, his music doesent

    • Doowangle

      Just say what you really mean and stop trying to code your language. He is white, so he can never be seen as 'true hip hop' to you and other bigots like you. You don't care that he grew up struggling, you don't care that he had to put in the same hard work as plenty of other rap artists. You just see his skin color and immediately attribute his success to that magical conspiracy that makes every white person have it easier than you. You can hide behind your culture, and pretend you are somehow immune from being a racist, but you are not.

    • Anonymous

      BruthaDee you're like one of those crazy preachers no one listens to

    • Anonymous

      Most artists would love to have Eminems fame but some artists are like Kurt Cobain and just want to make music for their fans without the trappings of superstardom. Eminem is worshipped by whites because he speaks to them from their experience with their specific norms, mores, folkways, and culture. They love him, he is their brother. I give Eminem credit, he makes great music for his people just like Scarface makes great music for his people.

    • BenzinoSucksDick

      what a dumb ass. Em is the sickest lyricist out there, and everybody knows it. And by the way, he grew up on 8 mile... Detroit... aka the one of the most dangerous city in the US for multiple years running.. you fuckin idiot.

    • hiphopisdead

      this dude is fkkn retarded, eminem is one of the best, if not the best lyricist thats touched the mic

    • Anonymous

      most rappers would kill to be as popular as eminem and if they say they wouldnt their lying.

    • Anonymous

      U clown he comes from the streets and raps for everyone u fucking hater

    • Anonymous

      wah wah get this nigga some tissue he still crying

  • THEP

    Comin up it never mattered what color you was If you could spit then you could spit, thats it, thats what it was Back when, motherf*ckers was straight back packin Cypherin, fightin for life in this rap for the mic to get past and you psyched and you gasped and you hyped cuz you last and you might whoop some ass If you lost then you lost shake hands like a man and you swallowed it, when the unsigned hype column at The Source was like, the only source of light When the mics used to mean somethin, a four was like you were the shit, now its like the least you get three and a half now just means you a piece of shit four and a half or five, means you Biggie, Jigga, Nas, or Benzino I dont think you even realize you playin with motherf*ckers lives, I done watched Dre get ****ed on The Chronic, probably cuz I was on it Now you fucked me outa my mics twice I let it slide I said I wouldnt hold my f*cken breath to get a five Sh*t I was right, Ida f*ckin died already tryin I swear to God I never lie I bet thats why you let that b*tch give me that bullsh*t review I sat and took it, I aint look at the sh*t we knew You'd probly try to f*ck us with Obie and 50 too F*ck a relationship we through No more Source with street cred, them days is dead Dre's got A-Ks to Dave May's head Every issue there's an eight page Made-Mens spread Will somebody please tell whoever braids his head That I am not afraid, hes just a f*ckin waste of lead on my pencil, for me to write some sh*t this simple So listen closely, as I break it down and proceed This old Gs bout to get smoked like rolled weed You dont know me or my motherf*ckin mother you motherf*ckin punk Put me on your fuckin cover just to sell your little sell out mag I aint mad I feel bad, heres an ad, heres a poster of Ray-Ray and his dad You wanna talk about some sh*t that you dont know about? ya Lets talk about how your puttin you own son out there To try to eat off him, cuz you missed your boat Your never gonna blow b*tch your just too old No wonder your sore now lordy your bored now Im pushin thirty your kickin fourty's door down B*tch this is war now, and youl never beat me all you do is cheat me out of QUATABLES but you know that youl always see me on your TV Cuz you gotta stay up till three in the mornin To see your video played once on bet So he-he-he who has the last laugh? Aftermath ya so on behalf on our whole staff kiss our ass-hole cracks we'll never fold or hold back Just know that Benzinos wack no matter how many times I say his name, hell never blow jack Your better off tryin to bring R-S-O back Look at your track record thats how far it goes back Its extortion n Ray own's a proportion so half of the staff up there is fresh outta jail from boston Bullyin and bossin, Dave like a slave they've completely brainwashed him And forced him to stay locked in his own office afraid of the softest fakest, wannabe gangster in New York And its pitiful, cuz I would have never said sh*t to you if you'd have kept your mouth shut B*tch now what? Hit it Clue, spit it Slay New sh*t, exclusive, yo Lantern, Whoo Kid You know what to do with this: use it Im through, this is stupid, I cant believe I stooped to this bullsh*t to do this... And who you callin a b*tch? B*tch. You owe me. R.I.P Ray Benzino

  • Heather Brooks

    Maybe Benzino should stick to what he actually knows about, and that is nothing. Someone who does not even have a career like Marshall's should not speak on his career.

  • Anonymous

    Well I still think Hip Hop and Rap are totally different type of music. Lets not mix things up. I've Said.

  • Brandon

    There are blacks in Latin America, thus a black Latino, however, I would also say, the true Latins are in Europe, where Blacks in Latin America are Latin speaking.

    • Fabio

      Well if you know History you know that only a few countrys are latin in Europe. There are more latins on South America than in Europe. In Europe we have alot of African people due to our colonies. As a reminder United States Of America the first population were Dark Skin.

  • Royce

    Jay-Z is God to me Nas is God to me! Eminem is like B.I.G. and Pac to me And if you disagree I hope you bleed hypocrisy!

  • Anonymous

    "Em was used to make Hip Hop more pop-friendly and to make the genre more acceptable for those outside of the black and Latino communities." I love it when people think it's a Latino music, and that white people did more to build up and contribute to hip hop than any latinos.

  • Real talk

    ok i've read allot of these comments and real talk, ya'll by FAR missed the whole conversation and dont see past nail in a coffin. ignorant fucks, this ain't about hating eminem. smh. idiots.

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  • donOG

    Benzino, still hatin' Emimen. Cant believe it. Almost decade of hatin, hehe. Haters gonna hate thats their duty. I hope all the best for Benzino but still "YO BENZINO GROW UP"

  • shadyari

    these niggaz are jealous cis they can't sell shit and Eminem it's God Of Rap :) and sold 972.000 copies in week one only!!! so fuck Benzino and the rest of these haters

  • Anon

    Yo why are these dumb black dudes constantly insultin' Em saying he's a pop artist. Fact, Most white kids buy hip hop albums than black people. So all those records that Jay Z, Kanye and etc.. are because white people buy them. Most blacks in the ghetto usually bootleg that shit. So to say white people don't know hip hop, you know you're asses are ignorant. You might want to start by buying some albums instead of claiming you know hip hop. Also, just because Em's white doesn't really mean shit. That's like saying just because Soulja boy is black, he's automatically making good music. The fact is, most of you are pissed off that a white guy can out rap a black guy. And it really burns you inside because you automatically think that your culture is being taken away from you. When in fact, it's being expanded on. I swear, some black people can be really fuckin racist.

    • Dollface

      Half the fuckers in the comments pushing that Em is pop crap are probably white bitches playin Halloween and shit. And you ignore all the white folks sayin that Em is great but they don't like other rappers. If they like Em, how can they trash talk rap? Em is a great lyricist, but the majority of his material is just as vulgar if not more vulgar than your average rap material. That basically translates to they like Em cause he's white and won't give black rappers the time of day because they're black. But yeah, fuck racists of all colors.

  • Slodam

    Benzinoz nuthin bout shit , hip pop ? who did this shit first ? what about Will i am ? he's just tryin to shine using Eminem once again ...

  • shadyari

    Benzino Who??????????

  • Anonymous

    What the fucks a Benzino? I know a Ben C-Note That's a hundred dollar bill I got a denim peacoat Ya I'm a baller still Got a moon raker laser I'm hard to kill Like Jason Bourne In a hotel room Watching asian porn I'm fucking global So if you don't know by now Do your fucking homework I'm going berserk Like I kick it with Rick Rubin And I mixed up a delicious Blend of special herbs and cumin I'm not human I'm an alien Me and Lil Wayne and them All fly off in a space ship when We think the end is imminent And we're not friends I hate you bitch Reminding me of excrement

  • Benzino-Mind-Reader

    Benzino's like "Fuck ya! Em's dropping another album! That means I might be able to get my name in back in the media to re-live our old beef that was the basis for my whole career to begin with. Fuck ya!"

  • Anonymous

    Will Smith represented the culture with pride, Eminem represented the culture with cross-dressing and racist tapes. Eminem uses white POP chicks on his album to further dilute the culture.

  • Anonymous

    dude talked about Em when MMLP came out and now MMLP2 and he talking again.. Not a coincidence, dude trying to get some attention. He's a fucking nobody tho, carry on people

  • sxxx4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5N48sZ5Dw4

  • sxxx4

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

  • nick

    i don't even like benzino talking about hip hop because he is such fucking trash when it comes to being an mc.... pick someone else to interview next time because this guy has never been in the nor will he ever.. em is a top 3 artist of all time, the word benzino shouldn't even be used in the same sentence. pathetic.

    • Anonymous

      haha Benzino is a garbage MC. Just like Roger Ebert was a terrible film director but still critiqued everyone else's shit.

  • Nasstill@it

    Yeah, That's why we have so many White people who claims to know hip-hop just because they know Eminem, and wouldn't name any other rapper besides him. It's pretty much double standard to me as well and shows exactly how White America will continue degrading and looking down upon other people because of their skin colour. Macklemore is considered the standard to which rap is measured by today by many of these fickle people just because he's decent, White, and has some mainstream success and appeal.

    • Dollface

      If Nasstill@it modified it to say some white folks, I'd agree with that. Y'all white people get offended when we even mention it, but the fact is there are plenty of fuckin white people out there who bump Em and say how great he is and then say he's the only rapper they like. Why? Don't get me wrong, Em got it, but there are MCs just as good or almost just as good as him that they don't listen. Prob cause they black. Ain't sayin all white people do it, you're right when you say they are what helped build Hip Hop to what it is today. But there are plenty, but you wanna defend every single one of them. But you still a bitch, fuck outta here. Typical white people talk to tell people you don't agree with to go kill theirself. How bout you choke on Benzino's two mic meter down your throat.

    • Anonymous

      @Nasstill@it, white people buy more hip hop albums than black people. Hence the reason why Jay-Z, Kanye, Eminem, Tupac, Biggie, NWA, Public Enemy... etc...are popular is because WHITE people buy that shit. The blacks in the ghetto are too broke to buy every album that comes out. So, in reality, you should thank white people for making your favorite rapper famous. Your logic is like saying Soulja Boy is hip hop because he's black. You're gay. Now go kill yourself faggot.

    • Nasstill@it

      No fool, majority of them definitely don't, and it's a fact. And I bump Eminem earlier stuff if that'll make you sleep better at night.

    • Anonymous

      It's always about a race issues with you niggars. STFU already. Double standards lol, many white people know more about hiphop then your sorry ass.

  • TRUTH

    Eminem is lyrical and has always focused on the lyrics. So even if a lot of his material does sound like "hip-pop", the content and the lyrics has always been the biggest part of his songs and that's what hiphop is about. So you might as well label every other rappers who make mainstream hiphop as pop, because Kanye West, Jay-Z etc.. They all make the same type of "hip-pop" music as Eminem. They all feature pop singers or make certain songs more catchy. It's called MAINSTREAM HIPHOP, yet Eminem is the only one who get's labeled as a pop artist when he's actually the most lyrical out of all of them. Dumb motherfuckers.

  • TRUTH

    Eminem is lyrical and has always focused on the lyrics. So even if a lot of his material does sound like "hip-pop", the content and the lyrics has always been the biggest part of his songs and that's what hiphop is about. The difference between some artists making "hip-pop" is that the content and the level of lyricism isn't nearly as good as Eminem's.. Yet they still try to blame EM as if he started this and they call him a "pop" artist. Probably cause he's white and they want to put the blame. The truth is, most of the rappers turning hiphop into pop forget to bring in the effort in the lyrics which Eminem has never left aside even if he made more "pop" records like Recovery. So you might as well label every other rappers who make mainstream hiphop as pop, because Kanye West, Jay-Z etc.. They all make the same type of "hip-pop" music as Eminem. They all feature pop singers or make certain songs more catchy. It's called MAINSTREAM HIPHOP, yet Eminem is the only one who get's labeled as a pop artist when he's actually the most lyrical out of all of them. Dumb motherfuckers.

  • ok

    Benzino is not as good as em but he is definitely top 500 rappers of all time.

  • OLD CUNTT

    What an old loser. Eminem isn't the reason why there is hip-pop. Vanilla ice started it before him and other black rappers did before Vanilla ice. And if rappers chose to make hip-pop it's not Eminem's fault. What an old dumbass. Blame Drake and all these soft ass rappers. Eminem's music might sound pop to underground artists but he NEVER neglected lyrics over a catchy beat. Every song he's put out is lyrically ill even if certain material might sound pop, the soul of his music is based on his lyrics. This guy just wants to start a feud again about white rappers, he just jumped on the occasion now that Lord Jamar starting saying bullshit. He doesn't even know what lyrical skills are.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ This. Also, unlike Will Smith, Eminem is lyrical and has always focused on the lyrics. So even if a lot of his material does sound like "hip-pop", the content and the lyrics has always been the biggest part of his songs and that's what hiphop is about. The difference between some artists making "hip-pop" is that the content and the level of lyricism isn't nearly as good as Eminem's.. Yet they still try to blame EM as if he started this and they call him a "pop" artist. Probably cause he's white and they want to put the blame. The truth is, most of the rappers turning hiphop into pop forget to bring in the effort in the lyrics which Eminem has never left aside even if he made more "pop" records like Recovery. So you might as well label every other rappers who make mainstream hiphop as pop, because Kanye West, Jay-Z etc.. They all make the same type of "hip-pop" music as Eminem, it's called MAINSTREAM HIPHOP, yet Eminem is the only one who get's labeled as a pop artist when he's actually the most lyrical out of all of them. Dumb motherfuckers.

    • Anonymous

      niccas always forget about Will Smith. he was doing this hip-hop pop shit years before Eminem came on the scene

  • Anonymous

    The white reporter asks Benzino about the white rapper and then the white fans get mad when Benzino gives an answer. The game is rigged.

    • Anonymous

      the real question is why anyone is interviewing this washed up never been nicca in 2013 in the first place. like what else are they gonna ask him about? the highlight of his career/life is getting ethered by shady

  • Dick B

    Eminem further popularizing hip hop is a pretty positive thing if you ask me.

  • Anonymous

    Benzino should hang it up. This is just embarrassing to keep talking about eminem

  • anonymous

    Benzino is the last person that should be talking about Eminem. This is hysterical. Shady took down his whole label. lol

  • Anonymous

    Benzino is lying, he just wanted his little rap fame & absolutely hated EM for no reason

  • Anonymous

    how is em hip hop pop man fuck that midget

  • jasonnns

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClF1RM7t0HM

  • aria

    he still don't get props wtf is this midget talking about

    • Dollface

      A hack threat? Fuck outta here. Anyone who would waste time hackin someone on HHDX is a fuckin tool who is wastin their skills. Empty ass shit threat.

    • uu

      STOP spaming you stupid cunt. Nobody cares wtf you have to say. Write what you want to say in one comment instead of spaming this site with 10 comments saying the same shit or phrase. Thats why we can't have nice things, cause stupid fucks like you abuse it everytime. Continue like that and you will get hacked.

  • aria

    look at that pic of him sitting on the car lmfao

  • aria

    if i hear another thing about this nigga talking about eminem a m&m i'm going to slap this nigga

  • aria

    i die laugh at that photo

  • aria

    why is dx posting this shit

  • aria

    his no neck ass still on that bullshit get you life benzino get yo life

  • aria

    this nigga from boston ooh

  • aria

    this nigga still talking about eminem

  • OnkelMichael

    HAHA he keeps it semi real...

  • R.Pgh

    There are two albums that The Source ratings completely fucked up and ruined all credibility of their mic system. Giving Marshall Mathers LP a 2, and giving Notorious K.I.M. a 5.

  • Anonymous

    he mayb right about todays eminem but benzino n em beefed right be4 encore came out in da early 00s dere wuz nothin pop bout em's albums durin dat time excpect his 1st single so wut is benzino talkin about juz wants to extend 15 mins of fame

  • WhatEvery1Thinks

    What's a Benzino?

  • CanIgetawhatwhatwhat?

    Benzino, maybe a scrub, an after thought, and a lame, but he's making a lot of sense. I honestly haven't liked Em' music over the past 6 years or so, too poppy, and corny, doesn't fit the style he once had. Very overrated last album i really liked was the Eminem Show.

  • Anonymous

    benzino got lyrics,lyrics that move people!he fiya

  • TaZzZ

    Bro you're only significant as an Eminem victim. He can't help that he became super popular and appeals to all kinds of people, popularity is not something you can control and WHO THE FUCK WOULDNT WAnT THEIR MUSIC TO BE THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD? He just figured out how to talk about shit everyone can relate to, that drug dealing and ballin shit only gets you so far unless you as skilled as Hov. Eminem has the talent to back it up, this dude should know best. If Eminem did anything for hip hop, he brought it around the world and is making it easier for other artists (and people like Benzino who benefit from capitalizing on real talent) to feed their families. Get his name outta your mouth for fucks sake, its been a decade and you sound like more of a bitter ass motherfucker than ever.

  • ARO

    Benzino your 15 min of shame is up, yes we know hip hop has been commercialized, not only by Em but plenty other artists as well, Now Stfu nobody cares about your wack ass. Go film so more love n hip pop fag

  • GangstaGibbs

    lol this nigga still talking? fuck outta here Benzino.

  • imho

    cant argue with him..especially after eminems last 2 albums all complete pop trash sprinkled in with rap verses. huge letdowns. esp mmlp2

  • drdray

    this dude comes out of the woodwork when em drops his album. Nothin more than a has been trying to get a little attention. sellout.

    • Anonymous

      He fucked Mariah Carey. Listen to the warning you dumb bitch. This is directed toward the pussy that replied to this comment first. Stupid Ass Puss Bag

    • Anonymous

      Actually, the interviewer sets up the interview...that's why you see so many people talking about em right now, it's a publicity movement, similar to the lord jamar thing with them only showing the interviews of people that disagree with him instead of an equal platform...& to the other dude...Em ain't gotta date a black woman, that don't make him racist...racist rap tapes that he did would say that he felt a "certain" way about "certain" people, but hey...people can change...I think

    • StupidFuckAboveMe

      So because Em never dated a black woman that makes him racist? You are a stupid fuck go shoot yourself for your ignorance and stupidity! I guess black people don't rag on white people in comedy either! Dumb fucking people I swear.

    • Anonymous

      how do you know who he dated and didnt date? em keeps his private life private but he said he had just broke up with a black girlfriend when he made those racist songs as a teenager

    • Anonymous

      And Em is a racist who still never dated Black women: FACT!

  • Anonymous

    Benzino nobody cares bye then

  • Anonymous

    lol at the eminem stans....yall gay

  • Slackin

    So says the Oreo Cookie... lol whatever sellout stfu

  • Anonymous

    this guy is like 5'1 in real life. thats all that needs to be said.

  • Anonymous

    "It wasn't about lyricism" Lol something someone says after they get annihilated in one of the most lopsided feuds in rap history

  • liam

    I'm sorry, but why is this guy still relevant. theres not a single article on him in the last ten years that doesn't mention his beef with Eminem. it seems he has been diluted to the point where that period defines him. NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY!

    • Anonymous

      Says Rob the white man who has no idea about what white supremacy is

    • Rob

      "the racist tapes"... lol You act like they were nixon white house tapes instead of a teenager who had just broken up with his BLACK girlfriend, using his outlet (rap), to talk shit and cover his insecurities... like he was been doing on his albums for like 20 years... get a grip

  • Anonymous

    You gotta love how the media always omits the racist tapes when they talk about the Eminem Bezino beef, acting like the courts were never involved and lawsuits never happened and a Benzino lost his job because he exposed racism.

    • Anonymous

      obviously you point your phone/camera at your self!!! duh!!! a selfie dont gotta be in the mirror its any portrait taken by yourself.

    • Anonymous

      How do you take a Selfie inside of a car and what is his Twitter & Instagram so we can all follow him.

    • Anonymous

      butthurt negro alert butthurt negro alert BruthaDee everyone follow him on twitter and tell him how sexy he looks in his car by himself taking selfies

    • Anonymous

      Black Ppl Say racist Shit About White Ppl!

    • Anonymous

      There are about 50 million rap songs in existence, can someone please provide me with a song where a Black male is so distraught over a break-up with an imaginary white girlfriend that he decides to make a song about it. Eminem also has a song on YouTube where he uses the N-word in a disparaging fashion, I dont know if he's a Klansman or just the average white racist but he gets no support from me, not when O can support my own.

    • Anonymous

      if my dog chews my shoes and i make a song about how mad i am at my dog does that mean i hate all dogs for the rest of my life?

    • He is

      Eminem is racist. If he wasn't he wouldn't have "racist tapes". duh "Blacks only want yo money" - Eminem

    • Anonymous

      thats not why he lost his job

    • Anonymous

      so u think ems racist? or do you think it matters?lol

  • Anonymous

    I agree with what he's saying.

  • Anonymous

    this guys full of stupid ideas..

  • blkviper

    LOL! here this dude go again, he gets fired from his own magazine and now he's thirsty for some sort of relevance.

  • Anonymous

    I though Em already put a nail in this fags coffin...

  • Anonymous

    Is this fool still running his mouth about eminem?

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur5SqFedFMc

  • Anonymous

    This guy just can't keep Eminem's name outta his mouth.

  • Anonymous

    makes sense some people just listen to eminem and dont like rap all

  • Anonymous

    used by who ? ,,, the illuminati maybe

  • Anonymous

    rap was alot better before relapse royce was killing it

  • Anonymous

    This dude still alive????

  • West_Coast_G

    hahahahahahahahahaahhahaahahahaha

  • Anonymous

    lol I like how he acts like it was a classic rap beef in hiphop history...nobody respected him..he was wack... and Em just slaughtered him. It wasn't even close. I mean the only reason he had a rap career was because he part owned the source. He's one of those dudes that tried to buy his rap career.

    • Anonymous

      Damn... I'd love for benzino to read that, cause thats just the goddamn truth, son!! That man needs to stop talking about this shit! cause really, he just embarasses himself, by reminding people of the true facts that u just named. TRUE TRUE TRUE EVERYTHING... fucking phony that guy.

  • Anonymous

    This man has no right to even be talking hiphop! He's a fake! A phony! A man who can only get some shine by saying Eminem's name... fucking faggot!

  • Anonymous

    Aint this the cat that ran The Source into the ground? How did this bum ever come to own that magazine in the first place? did he have rich parents or something?

  • Anonymous

    Benzino was right then and he is 95% right now. Eminem was a vehicle for HipHop to become HipPop and if you need confirmation that the plan worked to perfection just look at Eminems most recent album. Benzino was right to expose Eminems racist tapes and the industries attempt at white-washing the culture. I disagree with Benzino that he shouldnt have attacked his family, nobody complained when JayZ went after Nas daughter on wax. It is what it is.

    • Anonymous

      Will Smith anyone? getting jiggy wit it big willie style wild wild west bitch. Will Smith was on that hip-pop shit years before Eminem came on the scene so yall need to stop blaming the white boy just cause hes more successful than your favorite rappers

    • Anonymous

      Isnt Danny Brown too weird and feminine for you?

    • Anonymous

      Im not broke or cheap I have bought lunch for my co workers but some of them bring their own lunch and only buy snacks or juice. One extra friendly white girl named Cedar gave me a bite of her sandwich that was Gouda cheese, avocado, Brussel sprouts w/ lettuce-tomato, Dijon mustard and organic style mayonnaise. It was delicious, she listens to Adele mostly and hates rap. Eminem is overated because he speaks to the pain of his people and they love him but I prefer Cashis and Danny Brown.

    • Anonymous

      typical nigga using the white man for free food cause hes too broke or cheap to feed himself

    • Anonymous

      LOL BruthaDee we know you aint go no job

    • Anonymous

      Diddy dancing around in shiny suits while Eminem is dancing around in full drag dressed up as Brittney Spears.....pick ya poison. Eminem is a pig, he can string words together but there are monkeys who speak fluent sign language and Dolphins that can shoot a basketball into a hoop. Emenims raps are nasally soulless sentences that irritate the ears of anybody thats been raised on Tupac, Nas, Scarface, and Common. However when my white co workers ask me my opinion on Eminem I say he is "fuckin awesome" and they pay for my lunch.

    • Anonymous

      Dude, obviously you dont know hiphop and you don't belong judgin' it, same goes for that fake pacino. Em is a hardcore emcee, the gods of rap have said it. And if you take a look in his history only the fake ones, the one who've couldn make it that big or were jelous of Em or just couldnt handled that a white man is a better lyricist than them. gtfo please

    • Anonymous

      GTFO no real lyricist respects this man. This man is a clown who used to give HIMSELF 5 mic on the source. and just hated Eminem from the start because the same most people did, his fucking skin collor.

    • Anonymous

      So Puff Daddy dancing around in shiny suits on MTV wasnt hip-pop? I know me and my friends were dancing to that shit up in canada LOL

  • Anonymous

    coming from a fake-pacino

  • Anonymous

    This man made a joke of himself long ago! He's a typical HATER and can't handle the succes Em has achieved in his years. Im sure he's 1 of the people whom called Eminem a one-time-hit back then and now just cant deal with it... half-white punk!

  • Anonymous

    Really?? Man I love HIPHOPDX, I really enjoy reading almost everything you guys publish because imma hiphop-head! But this Benzino shit is bullshit! No real emcee respects this dude. he's one of the biggest jokes in hiphop, period! STOP IT WITH THIS! THE MAN AINT SHIT!!!

  • Anonymous

    And Anonymous says Benzino is a non-relevant dude, that only knows to get some shine by saying something about Eminem.

  • Anonymous

    this nigga still butthurt that a white rapper destroyed his whole life and career and wiped him off the face of the earth now the only time he gets any press or coverage is when he reminisces about his beef with Shady LOL

    • Karma

      ''not to forget the man is half white himself... that's probably where all the anger is coming from'' Really? Benzino N his white father seem very close with each other from what I've seen...they seem to have mad love n respect for each other. So what is this little 'made up' assumption that benzino's somehow insecure about having 'white' in him? Stop it...everyone already knows it's usually caucasoids who are the most insecure ppl on the planet, so stop being cowards trying to label everyone else with YOUR weird little euro-traits. Like the great Ice Cube says...''you motherfuckers got EVERYTHING & ya STILL ain't happy'' ''It's YOUR World motherfucker...& you ain't never gon' get it right''... BIEETCH!''

    • rghg

      Vlad asks him the questions, because he knows any answer benzino gives will bring out the angry groupies who call anyone who doesn't masturbate over eminem music 'racist'. You think zino is not gettin paid for this nonsense? Haven't you little dudes figured this out yet?

    • Anonymous

      not to forget the man is half white himself... thats probably where all the anger is coming from

    • Anonymous

      The truth, ladies and gentleman, has been spoken!

  • Anonymous

    oh my lord this nigga is stupid as FUCKIN DIRT. why do yall post shit like this? ENEMIES WITHIN THE CULTURE

  • Anonymous

    This man keeps on naming Eminem, because he knows thats the only way he'll get some attention. Dude... go on with your life.

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