50 Cent comments on the way Eminem is viewed by the rap world.
Despite his massive success, 50 described Em as "underrated", which he said was due to his race. "Em is really underrated because people have always been talking about him like, "The WHITE rapper Eminem" instead of just "the rapper."
Fif went on to say that the MMLPII rapper is denied credibility solely based on his skin color, when his upbringing should be considered. "The skin color thing is still there. 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," he explained.
The Queens rapper compared the way Eminem is viewed to that of Elvis. "It's like people saying Elvis Presley was only famous because he was white," said 50. "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 isÂ isn't great because they're influenced by something associated with another race. It doesn't matter.
Eminem also helped 50 out with his release strategy for Animal Ambition. "Em used a little bit of his influence to help me find a better situation for the album, but it all worked out for the best."
Read the full interview here.