50 Cent Says Eminem Is "Special To Our Culture," Expresses Interest In Wembley Stadium Performance

50 Cent: "Em is so special to our culture and no one really gives him the credit for it."

50 Cent recently expressed his appreciation for Eminem during an interview with Gigwise.

"Em is so special to our culture and no one really gives him the credit for it," 50 Cent says. "When they cast a film, they find people who are representations of the audience watching, so when you understand who's actually consuming Hip Hop culture, it's not the guy who's in my neighborhood." 

50 adds that some fans are not sure which artists they like. "But when you asked them if they liked Hip Hop, they would all say Eminem."

50 also says he'd like to perform in England soon.

"I think Em is going to be doing something at Wembley," he says. "I'll see what's going on and see if I can get in on that."

In March, 50 spoke about Eminem's status in Rap.

"Em is really underrated because people have always been talking about him like, 'The White rapper Eminem' instead of just 'the rapper,'" 50 Cent said at the time. "He has so many skills and he's more hood than so many people out there, people still put the skin color before anything and don't give him enough credit. It's like people saying Elvis Presley was only famous because he was White. He had, y'know, the rhythm of James Brown but he had his own thing. He was Elvis. He wasn't just a White man. Things like that are going to be picked up between Black people and White people and anybody. It doesn't mean a person isn't great because they're influenced by something associated with another race. It doesn't matter." 

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51 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Em has that lyrical skill, not the most socially conscious white mc or any for that matter. Point: he ain't saying anything serious enough to upset the higher social status. Is very mainstream safe won't change the world with his music, it's just dumbing shit down

    • Anonymous

      So just by rhyming and not really saying anything...whats his worth? Especially when so many people can do both.

  • Big gucci the ruler

    50 cent fan boys are mostly white. They hopped on from eminem to fiddy. The only true nigga with only nigga fans is Big gucci because he never sold out. Only real niggas are fans of big gucci.

  • Truth

    The truth is Em is arguable one of the best or even the best but people dont hate eminem, they hate on him because his fans only listen to him and even if something is whack they say its good. I am big Eminem fan, being a big Eminem fan and being a black plus crip is no easy task but i defend him to the fullest his fans needs to chill out em is a king in his own right.

    • Anonymous

      Em is good. Hes not the best. Maybe a lot of people just know more than you.

    • Anonymous

      He's definitely one of the best, if not the best lyricist.

    • Anonymous

      Co-sign. A lot of people in hiphop have a hard time admitting he's one of the best. Buthurt monkeys.

    • Danny

      So true... He is the best all around Emcee if you ask me. So many people argue about Pac and BIG. I am not taking anything away from Tupac. But naming just one punchline from his catalogue of music is easier said than done. I believe Pac gets recognition for being one of the best because he was like a great character and symbol of representation for people. He was sort of like a hero in a sense. He was a great songwriter, I mean I still cannot listen to Dear Mama sometimes without really feeling that record...you know? Now Eminem makes those slim shady type tracks which are creatively crazy. His freestyles are bonkers, but then he has songs like Mockingbird or When Im gone...which are so touching. Unfortunately skin color is such a "barrier" for that man to get the props he rightfully deserves...which is the Best all around Emcee of all time

  • Dick Long

    I use to be a fan but as time grew on ive matured and out grew his kind of content, he has skills but all he talks about is killing women and stupid shit psycho white people shit its wack.He only sales alot of records because his audience makes up the majority (White people)Every group or act he ever put out on Shady records all piggy backed off his success besides 50cent none of those acts are relevant today. Its obviouse that Shady pays DX good $ to talk about his accomplishments becouse most blacks dont even care to hear him anymore.He is the Elvis of a black culture, Elvis got rich and famous off doing black music also.

    • ^

      You really are retarded.

    • Anonymous

      Naw you hating because folks dont agree with you. Not everybody likes em because he doesnt say anything thats undeniably hip hop his quoutables are for 15 yr old bourgeoi minded kids who hate their mom.

    • Anonymous

      What facts? All I see is butthurt, pointless hate.

    • Dick Longer

      (Laghing) Yeah ok whatever that's so irrelevant to the other FACTS i stated @UncleTom. Thanks.

    • Uncle Tom

      You are fucking idiot if you think Eminem pays to be on this site. The site always talks about eminem because people click on those links which in turn gives them advertising revenue. I cant believe you are dumb enough to believe that eminem pays DX. You are fucking stupid as hell

  • Lace UP

    MGK is better than Eminem and that fag boi Yelawolf easily , Eminem raps about the same bullshit over and over and is washed up and yelawolf is a pussy who sounds like he needs a throat operation . MGK is the best white rapper alive matter of fact dead or alive . Lace Da Fuck Up!

    • Anonymous

      Lol white people created way more shit that black people are a part of. But these monkeys are still butthurt about white people doing hiphop, the only thing black people "started". They mad we better at them in everything, even in their own thing. Silly black man.

    • Anonymous

      What do you mean "we black folks"? YOU did not invent hip hop and YOU are not doing anything for hip hop talking shit on the internet.

    • Anonymous

      Na Dog he whack too everytime we black folks make something popular you white animals and jewish devils come fuck it up. GETTHEFUCKONBITCH!

    • Anonymous

      Na Dog he whack too everytime we black folks make something popular you white animals and jewish devils come fuck it up. GETTHEFUCKON!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      MGK cant rap like eerily EMINEM

    • RickChicken

      Until he has the sales figures to back up your opinion, your opinion will stay an opinion lol sorry

  • Rick Chicken

    HipHopDX is a cestpool of haters yet the sales figures don't lie so your opinion has gotten you no where lol. The white guy is on the top of the charts, and its sure as hell better than that drugged out wayne kid

    • Anonymous

      Then Will Smith is the best rapper of ALL TIME.

    • ^

      You just copy-pasted those lies from another article about Eminem.

    • drake runs rap

      the sales do lie. Eminem makes pop music which is why he sells more than drake. Drake on the other hand makes real rap. If eminem made real rap instead of pop music he would flop. Drake is the highest selling rap artist for the past few years. Eminem is pop.

    • let's test your logic

      rick's arguing his bias opinion to say others opinion don't matter did you really expect a coherent response anonymous?

    • Anonymous

      Er, yeah but you can have a well informed and better argued opinion. Sales figures don't need to come into an debate about who's the better artist. "Skill is useless if people don't like it" Yea but the minority of people who actually appreciate the craft of hip hop will pick up on it and support. I like Em, but I think there's a disparity between his skill as an MC and the music he's put out with it. A lot of more low key acts have got better catalogues than him. It's not his fault either but a big reason he blew up was because the white teen angst $s flocked to him throughout his career.

    • RIckChicken

      You are correct, they technically are the better. He managed to come in the game and grab more peoples interest than other artists. Skill is useless if people don't like it, so trying to say so and so is better than him doesn't work. Without sales figures to back them up, saying a rapper is better than Em is merely your opinion

    • let's test your logic

      black eyed peas are better than wu-tang clan, the sales figures don't lie so your opinion will get you nowhere, lol they top the charts, and it's much better than the A$AP kids

  • Denali

    I agree he is great. But to say that emcees in the past would be committing career suicide battling him is too much. Many of them came up battling, they were just as nice writing songs as well.

    • Anonymous

      This ^^ And lol at the other guy. As if Eminem can only beat rnb artists in a rap battle...smh

    • Anonymous

      Have you even heard Eminem vs Rhymefest? Em's punchlines were clearly better, he definitely should have won but back then they wouldn't allow a white boy to win the Rap Olympics and gave it to Rhymefest who barely spit 2 bars.

    • Anonymous

      Em lost to rhymefest face to face in the rap olympics. 8 MILE is A MOVIE. HE AINT GOT BARS LIKE THAT. Yea he murders rnb artist on wax but like Scarface says you only as good as what your up against, you give what you get.

  • Come On

    Eminem gets enough credit maybe a little too much actually. And this is coming from an Eminem fan.

  • Anonymous

    No 50. He helped fuck it up.

    • Anonymous

      Stan, Forgot about Dre, Till I Collapse, As the World Turns, just to name a few but the list goes on and on. Big L, Pun, and Rakim are all dope as fuck and true lyricists who definitely don't get the credit they deserve, but truth of the matter is Eminem is just on another level when it comes to the art of rap. His punchlines, delivery, and the vividness of his rhymes is unmatched by anyone.

    • Anonymous

      Man fuck off with that bullshit how can a battle rapper be pop? He did some songs with pop hooks but that don't make him pop.. Fuck off with that ignorant bullcrap eminem is lyrically untouchable

    • Anonymous

      the greatest what...you havent heard hip hop before. Em is pop music. You thought Stan was a good story???? One I want you just to research Big L and get your mind. Em's been served before but he wouldn't have a career if L didn't get murdered- (real life.. not lyrically dummy) Then I was you to tell me hes more lyrical than big pun. Since i know your 85, I'm not going to ask you to prove to me hes deeper than Rakim.

    • Anonymous

      ^the greatest lyricist and storyteller in hip hop, but he helped fuck it up. the ignorance is strong with this one.

  • Anonymous

    post that new G-Unit remix you guys are lackin

  • Anonymous

    OLD EM WAS A MONSTER AND COULD SHIT ON 99% OF RAPPERS

    • Anonymous

      Please show me where em was defeated in a battle ? just post the link dumbass and I'll be glad.. All I see was eminem killing others including Jay z but I guess the Illuminate gave eminem Satan's blood and they made Jay Z lose in that song TF is wrong with u

    • Anonymous

      Big L, Pun, Ryhmefest ( already smashed Em in is infinite days) I mean its time you so called fans learn why em is appreciated. Its not because hes the best. Its because he's relentless. Hes been trashed in soooooo many battles that its hard to imagine you guys are older than 22.

    • Anonymous

      OLD EM AND NEW EM IS BETTER THAN ANY OF THESE RAPPERS OUT HERE. THERE'S NOT A RAPPER DEAD OR ALIVE THAT WANTS A PROBLEM WITH EM BACK THEN OR NOW CAUSE THEY ALL KNOW ITS CAREER SUICIDE.

    • Anonymous

      NEW EM IS A SHIT AND WORSE THAN 99% OF RAPPERS

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