Kanye West Says Drugs and Laziness Stifled Eminem’s Career

Kanye West Backs Up Jay-Z, Says Eminem Not Top 5

Jay-Z recently shook up the world of rap when he labeled Eminem the most overrated rapper of all-time. “I don’t really understand the appeal of dude,” Jay-Z said of Eminem. “He dropped a few hot verses back in the day, but he’s been mad average for many years now. He is probably the most overrated rapper of all-time, but he did really well targeting his audience. He is a genius in that sense, but in the bigger scheme of things, there are a million rappers who were and are lightyears ahead of him.”

Kanye West, who frequently collaborates with Jay-Z, echoed the sentiments of the “On The Run” rapper.

When asked about his opinion of Jay-Z’s comments on Eminem, Mr. West stated Eminem was not on his top 5 list and he also greatly benefits from his race. “Em is a good rapper, but he hasn’t made an impact in a long time. I think his gimmick finally wore off and people are starting to see through him. He could’ve been one of the greatest ever, but he let drugs and laziness get in the way. He should be a rap God, but I wouldn’t even put him in my top 5 — at least not with what he has accomplished so far.”

“Honestly, if he were black, his sales wouldn’t be anywhere near what they are. He continues to put out mediocre projects and these muppets keep buying them anyway. Jay-Z just spoke the truth, but people don’t really like to hear that. I try to keep my opinion about stuff like this to myself, because I know how the people will run with it.”

In April of this year, Eminem spoke about nearly dissing Kanye West. “For that time period when I was away, I was watching what was going on in the game — anything that was hot at that moment, anybody that was really killing s–t. I felt so bad about myself and the music that I was creating, I felt I was starting to turn into a hater. Singling Kanye and Wayne out at that time period, they were the ones killing it the most to me and it hurt. I’d pop a CD in and be like, ‘F–k, man, I’m not doing this no more.'”


  • InfidelCastro

    All true, Eminem is trash. He had 2 good albums like 15 yrs ago, other than that he makes pop music like Brittney Spears. Man u whit folks don’t know ish about hip-hop, always tryna steal our music and water it down. Kanye first 4 albums are better than Em’s whole life… and so are Jay-Zs. Rap started to become mainstream at the time Em came out promoted by Dr Dre who was one of the heavyweights in rap at the time. People would buy anything Dre put out. Ppl like Dre Nas Jay Pac Big made rap mainstream and then Dre realized if he came with a white boy all of these new rap fans who were white would go crazy for it and he was right. Once it wore off after a couple albums he been wack ever since and only sell records cause white ppl don’t know ish about hip-hop.

  • uuthah8eipah

    10th Mountain. Way way way back of the pointy end of the spear. I argued with printers, ran spreadsheets, and guarded the chow hall for a living.

  • tamaraclogan

    As I see it the CONs would like to push the Bernie issue in an attempt to split the DEM vote with the madness that it would help them slide in one of their clowns. I hear many “Go Bernie” with little to back it up that HRC cannot surpass.

  • tamaraclogan

    As I see it the CONs would like to push the Bernie issue in an attempt to split the DEM vote with the madness that it would help them slide in one of their clowns. I hear many “Go Bernie” with little to back it up that HRC cannot surpass.

  • kimlymiddle

    Honestly. What do you think that white people experience by virtue of being white and white alone?

  • lauyoh8ie

    She’s insane. She also seems to want to remove Assad and spend a lot of time in war. Idk.

  • lauyoh8ie

    She’s insane. She also seems to want to remove Assad and spend a lot of time in war. Idk.

  • Sareda

    Its not about his rapping skills. He’s also a SONGWRITER and PRODUCER. And he’s one of the best songwriters of all time.

  • Eddy Amaral

    No secret kanye been on Jays dick from the start. Tries to cover it up,by keeping his head buried deep up Beyounces ass. His only motive is trying to taste Jay-Z dick juice.
    As for Jay-Z….aka Mr Knowles.Overrated title,career rapper would be lifetime dream achievement,label for him Funny how he mentioned Eminenm being white as biggest reason for success….Can’t hold a straight face,imagining a white Jay z? Much like aftermath ended murder Inc careers. Naz did with jay.
    As for Kanye…reminds me of a joker who laughs loudest at his own jokes. He’s his own biggest fan.

  • Chris woods

    Kanye really sucks

  • Maj

    The same dude that called Tupac overrated, STFU Kanye

  • Guest

    Someone needs to beat loud mouthed Kanye with his own shoe. His music totally STINKS!

  • Hassan Nabih

    this guys a hypocrite.

    Later in the interview, Kanye said Young Money star Nicki Minaj could
    be one of the greatest hip-hop stars ever. “This is gonna be such a big
    statement, and such a big thing to fill: The scariest artist right now
    is definitely Nicki Minaj. I think she has the most potential to be the
    number-two rapper of all time. Nobody’s gonna be bigger than Eminem.”

  • steven dumaine

    Its all about what you relate to. Everybody has an opinion. I like real life situations and em and Pac were the best at that. There’s only a few who can touch a shady freestyle and it damn sure ain’t jay or kanye. My top five probably isn’t the best but like I said it all comes down to who you can relate to the best cause jay, email and kanye are all lyrical.
    1) 2pac
    2) eminem
    3) Wutang
    4) Redman
    5) outkast