Although King Los enjoyed Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, the Bad Boy rapper questions the quality of Eminem’s “Rap God” single and the lyrical prowess demonstrated by the Detroit rapper on the cut.
“When I hear ‘Rap God,’ I’m like, ‘You didn’t rap godly, though,'” King Los says during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX at Hollywood’s West-One Productions studio. “You rapped great. Don’t get it fucked up. Your verbal ingenuity, through the roof, but bro, you didn’t rap godly. You didn’t rap godly. I could say, ‘Uh, summa-lumma, dooma-lumma, you assuming I’m a human / What I gotta do to get it through to you? I’m superhuman…’ I’m trying to tell you that’s the same thing Busta [Rhymes] did on Chris Brown’s ‘Look At Me Now.’ You didn’t say nothing.”
Nonetheless, the Baltimore rapper said The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was a strong project. “I thought it was very dope,” Los says. “I mean I’m from the left field, so I embraced it as very very dope. I’ve been with Eminem since Infinite and people don’t even know that was his very first project…I’ve seen his growth and I thought The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was very dope.”
The Pattern Rap emcee also detailed his affinity for Eminem’s rhyme style. “He’s so unorthodox,” Los says. “I would say in a large part because of the fact he’s White and it’s a different dialect. The way we speak and the way we initially approach speaking or rhyming—Eminem always rhymed on a different beat. If you listen to Eminem, his style is so intricate of how he rhymes those words, the vowels and the things he pulls out of the word to connect it to the next word. The compound syllable structure of it is retarded.”
Additional Reporting by Justin Hunte
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