Eminem says he still doesn’t feel as influential as other legendary rappers

Following the release of Music To Be Murdered By Side B (Deluxe), Eminem sat down with Zane Lowe on Apple Music to discuss about hip-hop and looks back to his career.

During the interview The Monster rapper says “I know I’ve been around for a minute, but I don’t feel like honestly, in my heart of hearts, I don’t feel like anything I did, anything I’ve done up to this point is more influential than they were to their era,” he said. “To me, I will never mean more than they meant to their era.”

“And that, man, a lot of times people, when they ask me what my top favorite rappers are, I don’t even know how to answer that, because there’s so many rappers that have been so great and still are great.”

“And by the way, I think Rakim probably is still great. I haven’t heard anything he’s working on lately, but I guarantee you he ain’t lost that shit, because that kind of shit don’t go away. It just doesn’t”, said Eminem.

Watch the interview below: