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Benzino Addresses Eminem's Diss in 'Doomsday Pt. 2' During Candid Chat on No Jumper Podcast

Benzino Discusses Eminem Diss and Desire for Conversation on No Jumper Podcast Amidst Hip-Hop Evolution.
Following the drop of Eminem's latest track, "Doomsday Pt. 2," featuring playful taunts directed at Benzino, the former co-owner of The Source magazine, Benzino sat down for an exclusive interview with Adam from the No Jumper podcast. The interview delved into Eminem's position in the hip-hop scene and Benzino's insights into the dynamic changes within the industry.

Benzino, candid and reflective, expressed his views on the ever-evolving nature of hip-hop. He addressed the question of whether the greatest rapper of all time could be white, acknowledging the shifting dynamics within the genre. 

While recognizing Eminem's undeniable talent, Benzino highlighted the personal connection that hip-hop holds for the Black community, making it a nuanced discussion about cultural resonance.
Dr. Umar's perspective on Eminem's place in hip-hop was also touched upon during the interview. Benzino empathized with Dr. Umar's viewpoint while emphasizing the diversity of opinions within the hip-hop community. Drawing parallels to basketball and Michael Jordan, Benzino navigated through the complexities of acknowledging Eminem's prowess while staying true to the genre's roots.
As hip-hop evolves, yes, the greatest rapper of all time can be white, because hip-hop is evolving and all races are putting effort in it. As far as Dr. Umar, I see where he’s coming from but then the argument is basketball and how can Michael Jordan be the best basketball player but the thing is, hip-hop has been so personal to black people’s lives, other than just being a music…Everybody can have their favorites but he don’t cheer like that for nobody else. I think Dr. Umar like me just gets tired of this s–t, like bro, relax, okay, he’s good. Em can rap. I always say this. Eminem raps in certain way. He puts out a certain type of music. It’s really his own lane of music. But because that’s not my lane don’t get mad at me. I think Eminem fans take it so personal that they are like ‘he’s the greatest!’ Okay! He’s the greatest to you. That’s cool. To me he’s not.

- Benzino

As the conversation delved deeper, Benzino admitted that his past clashes with Eminem were not solely about music but intertwined with personal issues and the polarized atmosphere of hip-hop beef. Reflecting on his own missteps, he acknowledged the mistake of involving The Source in his personal grievances.

Expressing a desire for a more profound connection beyond the beef, Benzino expressed the wish to sit down with Eminem for a conversation about hip-hop. He envisioned an epic dialogue that transcends their personal history and delves into the essence of the genre they both hold dear.

I would love one day. Before I go and before he goes, for us to sit down and just have conversation about hip-hop. That would be so epic to me because with us, it’s bigger than hip-hop. A lot of times it’d be Eminem fans, it don’t even be him, it’s his fans that make you…Most of the s–t I’ve said on the internet is probably because of his fans, not even him. Cause he does not even speak on s–t. He barely does.

- Benzino

Benzino Wants a Heart-to-Heart Conversation with Eminem:

Benzino clarified misconceptions about his stance, emphasizing that his critiques were not an attack on Eminem's race but rather a reflection of personal taste in music. Dismissing notions of racism, he admitted that Eminem's fans often fueled the online discourse, overshadowing the genuine discussions about the art form.

The interview provided a nuanced perspective on the intricate dynamics within hip-hop, showcasing the multifaceted nature of the genre and the evolving conversations around race, influence, and personal connection.

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