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"Eminem is Elvis Presley; I'm just James Brown- just the hardest-working man in show business. Em, he's just a whole other animal..he's like the Air Jordan to basketball. You got a lot of great players, but their brands haven't grown to the point where Air Jordan's brand is growing. Like, it's not even when you match artists up that only sold 80 million records less than him. You can do the concert, but don't get it fucked up."

http://www.youheardthatnew.com/2010/10/28/50-cent-eminem-is-elvis-presley-im-just-james-brown/?utm_source=wordtwit&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=wordtwit

From the upcoming XXL interview

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Why??? Because both Elvis and Eminem make music created by African Americans????

Naw but seriously if Em wasn't white where would he be??? If he was Spanish or Black he wouldn't be as popular...
 
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African Americans made the type of music Elvis made?
Yes....Elvis gave credit to African Americans as huge musical influences in his own work...
 

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Eminem is better than Elvis. Elvis is just a white guy & ain't the best at rock period.

Elvis is wack & garbage. MJ > Eminem >>>>>> Elvis

Eminem is a white guy who raps better than every black guy.

Man I am black but I give this guy his props.

Eminem the GOAT.
 
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Oh.
Interesting :work:
Would love to know what songs/type of music influenced him.
Blues, Rock & Roll, Gospel...

You do know Rock & Roll is a genre which was made by African Americans, right????
 
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Eminem is better than Elvis. Elvis is just a white guy & ain't the best at rock period.

Elvis is wack & garbage. MJ > Eminem >>>>>> Elvis

Eminem is a white guy who raps better than every black guy.

Man I am black but I give this guy his props.

Eminem the GOAT.
Illmatic>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Over anything Em has made
Also saying he's better then ever Black rapper is ignorant and Em is not the greatest rapper ever...that's something only his stans say....
 

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UltraKid said:
Illmatic>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Over anything Em has made
Also saying he's better then ever Black rapper is ignorant and Em is not the greatest rapper ever...that's something only his stans say....
You may be right but it doesn't means that Nas is the best rapper. Dude has only one classic album, c'mon son. Other albums are garbage are random.
Nas is still one of my favorite rapper tho but not top 5 in my opinion.

Eminem is one of the GOAT, it is obvious. Don't let the hate take the best of you.
 
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You may be right but it doesn't means that Nas is the best rapper. Dude has only one classic album, c'mon son. Other albums are garbage are random.
Nas is still one of my favorite rapper tho but not top 5 in my opinion.

Eminem is one of the GOAT, it is obvious. Don't let the hate take the best of you.
He's definitly one of the GOAT but not the greatest...I still think early Nas was the greatest and he's had two classics(Illmatic & Stillmatic)...the rest are either mediocre, trash or not good enough to be considered a classic....
 

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African Americans made the type of music Elvis made?
When Dewey Phillips first aired "That's All Right" on Memphis radio, many listeners who contacted the station by phone and telegram to ask for it again assumed that its singer was black.[49] From the beginning of his national fame, Presley expressed respect for African American performers and their music and disregard for the norms of segregation and racial prejudice then prevalent in the South. Interviewed in 1956, he recalled how in his childhood he would listen to blues musician Arthur Crudup—the originator of "That's All Right"—"bang his box the way I do now, and I said if I ever got to the place where I could feel all old Arthur felt, I'd be a music man like nobody ever saw."[33] The Memphis World, an African American newspaper, reported that Presley, "the rock 'n' roll phenomenon", "cracked Memphis's segregation laws" by attending the local amusement park on what was designated as its "colored night."[33] Such statements and actions led Presley to be generally hailed in the black community during the early days of his stardom.[33] By contrast, many white adults, according to Billboard's Arnold Shaw, "did not like him, and condemned him as depraved. Anti-***** prejudice doubtless figured in adult antagonism. Regardless of whether parents were aware of the ***** sexual origins of the phrase 'rock 'n' roll', Presley impressed them as the visual and aural embodiment of sex."[290]
Despite the largely positive view of Presley held by African Americans, a rumor spread in mid-1957 that he had at some point announced, "The only thing ******* can do for me is buy my records and shine my shoes." A journalist with the national African American weekly Jet, Louie Robinson, pursued the story. On the set of Jailhouse Rock, Presley granted him an interview, though he was no longer dealing with the mainstream press. He denied making such a statement or holding in any way to its racist view. Robinson found no evidence that the remark had ever been made, and on the contrary elicited testimony from many individuals indicating that Presley was anything but racist.[33][291] Blues singer Ivory Joe Hunter, who had heard the rumor before he visited Graceland one evening, reported of Presley, "He showed me every courtesy, and I think he's one of the greatest."[292] Though the rumored remark was wholly discredited at the time, it was still being used against Presley decades later.[293] The identification of Presley with racism—either personally or symbolically—was expressed most famously in the lyrics of the 1989 rap hit "Fight the Power", by Public Enemy: "Elvis was a hero to most / But he never meant shit to me / Straight-up racist that sucker was / Simple and plain."[294]
The persistence of such attitudes was fueled by resentment over the fact that Presley, whose musical and visual performance idiom owed much to African American sources, achieved the cultural acknowledgment and commercial success largely denied his black peers.[291] Into the 21st century, the notion that Presley had "stolen" black music still found adherents.[293][294] Notable among African American entertainers expressly rejecting this view was Jackie Wilson, who argued, "A lot of people have accused Elvis of stealing the black man's music, when in fact, almost every black solo entertainer copied his stage mannerisms from Elvis."[295] And throughout his career, Presley plainly acknowledged his debt. Addressing his '68 Comeback Special audience, he said, "Rock 'n' roll music is basically gospel or rhythm and blues, or it sprang from that. People have been adding to it, adding instruments to it, experimenting with it, but it all boils down to [that]." Nine years earlier, he had said, "Rock 'n' roll has been around for many years. It used to be called rhythm and blues."[296]

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also he got his style most notably from Little Richard
 

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Of course 50 has to "diss" Jay when comparing Em to Jay. Em made 50.

However, as a brand, no artist in the Hip Hop genre can touch Jay in this regard. Branding is all about public image and monetizing it.

But Soulja Boy is damn good at it as well, and about 20 years younger.
 

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CT said:
African Americans made the type of music Elvis made?
Elvis actually bought a lot of his songs from African Americans. Like, Hound Dog was written by an African American. It was just made popular by Elvis.
 

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Why??? Because both Elvis and Eminem make music created by African Americans????

Naw but seriously if Em wasn't white where would he be??? If he was Spanish or Black he wouldn't be as popular...
Yet he would still be as skilled. I don't get what you are trying to say.
 
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