Favorite Song: "'8 Mile.' The lyrics, the rhythm, the way he sounds like one of the instruments in the beat. It's perfect."
Favorite Album: "The Marshall Mathers LP. It was perfect execution. Perfectly A&R'd. Extremely complete body of music."
It was the first time I heard a white rapper, actually rapping from a 'white' point of view. Not trying to sound 'black' or 'urban.'
Favorite Moment: "The very first time I heard him rap. It was the first time I heard a white rapper, actually rapping from a 'white' point of view. Not trying to sound 'black' or 'urban.' When you heard some of the things he said, you could only get the picture of a white kid. Historically black kids don't disrespect their mom, but take a walk in a grocery store, a white kid is yelling at their mom in a disrespectful tone.
"The 'Black' experience is different from 'White.' Eminem feels absolutely comfortable in his 'whiteness.' Rap music was the story of urban America, usually, told from a 'Black' mans perspective. This gave white folks a clearer understanding of what goes on in the hood. Eminem told the story from a 'white' view, giving Black people a better understanding of their experience. He's absolutely incredible."