Tyler, the Creator gets brutally honest about Eminem's compilation "Shady XV."
Eminem's new two-disc album, one disc consisting of new records from Shady Records and the other a 'greatest hits' compilation, has been out for four days now and it's already been dissected and reviewed by critics and fans alike.
Tyler, the Creator has been vocal about his love for Eminem in the past, and when Em dropped Marshall Mathers LP 2 he didn't hesitate to offer his opinion, going on to twitter to not only let people know how excited he was to cop the album, but to talk about his favorite (and least favorite) tracks. Now that Shady XV is out, Tyler tweeted similarly again, although the tweet has since been deleted.
Thanks to Reddit, we've got a screenshot of the tweet above. Here's what the Odd Future frontman had to say: "i love you marshall, you are my favorite rapper but dude shadyxv is fucking ASS hahaha why wont someone who loves him tell him NO."
What did you guys think of Shady XV? Sound off in the comments. Stay tuned for our review early next week. Full stream of the album here.
[Update: Royce Da 5'9" Responds]
Almost a month after Tyler, The Creator's comments on his favorite rappers' disappointing compilation, Slaughterhouse, PRhyme and Bad Meets Evil member Royce Da 5'9" has responded, comparing Tyler's remarks to those of a "little kid [or] little baby brother." During a PRhyme interview with VladTV, Royce opened up, saying:
“I don’t really have much of a take on it. What can you say? He said his opinion. It’s the kid’s opinion and what am I gonna do? Get mad at him? We’re living in that era now, man. That’s like I go over to a girl house that I’m trying to smash and her little kid [or] little baby brother is in there and he’s like, ‘You smell like marijuana!’ And everybody laugh because it’s the little kid and he’s saying something crazy. And everybody cares because it’s the little kid with the voice. That’s kind of how it is, man. I don’t care, man. What am I gon’ do about that?
“Em will probably never find out about that. That’s the thing about it. These people use their platform to say certain things and to do certain things. We’re living in a society today in Hip Hop where it’s very, very easy for artists to throw stones and hide their hands. There’s a lot of different avenues for them to do that. You can hide behind the various media outlets and stuff. You know where people dwell, you know who’s gonna hear about it [and] who’s not gon’ hear about it. It’s that type of thing.”
“The last time I seen Tyler The Creator, those guys were running around the dressing room with fucking capes and shit on… It just felt like we were in the room with some fun kids. And that’s really how I look at them. I’m not about to start getting offended by everything he said or anything like that. If the kid got his opinion, he got his opinion. It’s just what it is.”
“Whatever your favorite [Eminem] music is, be it Relapse, The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, the same amount of time he spent on that music, and the same amount of passion and effort and how dear to his heart he holds that music, he holds Shady XV. He worked just as hard on Shady XV. [If] you talk about one body of work, you may as well be talking about the rest of the shit.”
Royce isn't the only Slaughterhouse member to respond to Tyler's remarks, as Crooked I addressed it in his recent freestyle, "Shady's #1."
Watch the full PRhyme interview below.