Eminem's Posthumous Tupac Collab "A Disgrace," Benzino Says

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Benzino attends "The Next 15" Atlanta screening at Suite Lounge on February 10, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

In his conversation with "The Art of Dialogue," Benzino continued to berate his longtime opp following their recent diss tracks.

2023 was a strong year for female rap in terms of lyricism, but so far, 2024 has been mostly about the drama. As for the men in the music industry, they're not entirely innocent either. In particular, Eminem and Benzino's decades-old beef is rearing its ugly head in the media again. The former threw shots at the latter on "Doomsday Pt. 2" a few weeks ago, suggesting that the former head of The Source magazine is a member of the LGBTQ+ community while insulting his appearance.

After taking time to write his "Vulturius" response (with some admitted help), and arguing with Joe Budden, we saw Benzino get in his feeling on Drink Champs. More recently, he spoke with The Art of Dialogue about more of Eminem's work – the 2004 posthumous Tupac LP, Loyal to the Game, layering the late MC's raps over the Detroit native's beats. "I think the s**t that he did with ‘Pac was horrible," Benzino declared of the album.

Read More: How Does 2Pac And Eminem's "Loyal To The Game" Hold Up?

Benzino Continues Eminem Hate Train on The Art of Dialogue

"I think he should have never had ‘Pac’s lyrics to do it. I understand at the time, Afeni [Shakur], maybe it was a money thing. He probably paid for that, because that there was the closest that he would be to 'Pac," the 58-year-old speculated. But that was another insult on our culture and community, what he did with that album. That was trash… He should have never got the okay to play with 'Pac’s voice like that, and his legacy."

Besides Loyal to the Game, another Eminem throwback has been running through Benzino's mind over the past few days. Amid the rappers' resurfaced feud, the latter pulled out an old image of Slim Shady in cosplay as Britney Spears, which certainly has hip-hop heads talking this week. Read all about that at the link below, and let us know what you think of the posthumous Tupac LP all these years later in the comments.

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About The Author
Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.