Benzino Declares He's 'Ready to Battle Eminem' and Is in the 'Best Lyrical Shape of My Life'

Benzino recently declared himself the "Eminem Slayer" because Slim Shady never responded to his diss songs.

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Benzino has once again challenged Eminem to a face-to-face battle after years of dissing him.

On Sunday, the former rapper sat down for a conversation with TMZ where he discussed all the diss tracks that have been floating around lately in hip-hop. He revealed he wants to see Em in an actual battle. Benzino believes he's "mastered" his craft and believes he can take on Slim Shady.  

"At this point, after 'Rap Elvis,' I think I can face-to-face battle with him," Benzino said around the 2:20 mark. "I'm willing to do so. I'm willing to challenge him right here on TMZ. Face-to-face battle, three rounds. I believe I can take him."

He continued, "Now, when we was battling, I probably wouldn't have said that 20 years from now. But since then, I've mastered my craft, and I'm in the best lyrical shape of my life. I'm ready to battle Eminem. And I think that will be great for hip-hop."

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Benzino shared these same sentiments during a conversation with The Art of Dialogue, where he declared himself the "Eminem Slayer" because Em didn't respond to any of his diss songs, including "Rap Elvis."

"'Rap Elvis' already destroyed [Eminem]," Benzino said in February. "I already killed him with 'Rap Elvis.' Where's he at? Where's the response? I want to battle him face-to-face. I think he's overrated, I think he sucks as a rapper."

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He added at the time, "I'm gonna go down in history as the Eminem Slayer. But right now, it's fuck Eminem. I stand on everything I said."

The 20-plus year beef between Benzino and Eminem was resurrected in January when the latter dissed the Source magazine co-owner on the song "Doomsday Pt. 2." 

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