With Eminem’s Recovery spending an impressive fifth week on top of the charts, G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo lauded the Detroit emcee for his impressive achievement.
“Congratulations, man,” said Lloyd Banks to MTV News. “Damn! I don’t even know what else to say. I know he’s happy and I’m happy for him. It’s big. He might do six weeks or seven weeks [at #1].”
Banks explained the nature of Eminem’s popularity. “Em has a cult following and they ain’t gonna turn their backs on him. He’s gonna shine on the darkest day. I think he wasn’t never afraid to bring people into his life..He brings you into his life. You know about his wife, his kids, his best friend. On that last album, he touched on a lot of those topics and other personal things he had going on, too. A lot of people can relate to it. I feel like his music is getting more and more powerful. The messages are bigger.”
Tony Yayo also weighed in on Shady’s status. “Eminem is like the godfather of the Hip Hop game,” explained Yayo. “In a time like this, when records are not selling, he’s the only one that is selling. You know, Drake and all the other ones [did well], but Em did [close to] 800,000 his first week, and he’s #1 for the fifth week. It’s incredible. I think he has a faithful fan base of people who have been following him for years…Eminem has followers that’s gonna mess with him until the day he dies.”