Complex's Everyday Struggle: Joe Budden vs DJ Akademiks

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  1. wavycrocket

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    This was back when Em was "connected". He'd be in hood classics like "The Wash" (Hilarious movie btw - Census Bureau scene gets me erebey time)



    Now....he's like a visitor to the rap world.
     
  2. wavycrocket

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    Yup.

    It's funny. I went to this restaurant "Bill Batemans" a while back. They got posters all over of rock and country acts (all white). The ONLY poster they had of a rapper was.....

    Eminem :lol:.
     
  3. harlemtothebronx

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    Yeah, he got the major co-signs from legends who had the respect of everyone in the industry. My high school was probably an outlier then. I always assumed that most black and hispanic kids weren't huge fans because he didn't look like us mainly.

    It was really the perfect situation to pick up those minority fans while still holding down a spot on the wall reserved for country artists.
     
  4. 6pac

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    surprised there hasnt been a white boy to try his formula again

    em would be 10x bigger now because it's way easier to troll/piss off america...i.e. Tyrese and his crocodile tears trying to sell you a hoodie
     
  5. str8drop

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    There's been rappers with his formula, they just black dudes with majority white fanbases I.E. Tyler, Hopsin, XXX, etc :lol:
     
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  6. tyisny

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    I think the difference is that EM got respect from all the top dudes & the underground on top of it all. Dudes said all they wanted about his antics but they knew he was 1000% with that pen & he was completely ingrained in Hiphop. in Essence he kinda ****ed it up for a lot of white rappers because he set the bar so high, there's not many people in rap period who could give you some silly pop **** & then go bar for bar with some of the GOATS.

    For a good 5-6 year period Em was hitting with EVERY demographic.
     
  7. wavycrocket

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    Big Facts. Dude could go to MTV or the Grammys and shut it down....

    Then go to rap city the next week and murder a freestyle. Or put his crew on. Or hop on the radio or something.



     
  8. tyisny

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    Tyler might just be the perfect example for Em's trajectory in today's climate.... Now you add in the fact that he's white & has a full cosign of Dr Dre & the backing of Jimmy Iovine's money & you get Huge success.

    & i just realized that we're talking about Em as if he's been retired for 10 years or as if he's still not dominating pop sales. Em is still releasing music similar in content to what he did before & selling millions upon millions in today's climate lol.
     
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  9. tay1

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    Eminem would he insanely huge in today's PC era. His early music was made for this time.
     
  10. maximus meridius

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    Man this _ Ak is so f'n naive and sheltered. :lol: Dude still caping for xxx.
     
  11. tyisny

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    ***** XXX really stated he's gonna use this *** whipping for clout & he's gonna mess their money up things Brazy out here man :lol::lol::lol:
     
  12. 6pac

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  13. Peep Game

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    Yep. Em basically went through the ringer grinding from the bottom. Currently, white rappers appear strategically planted. G-Eazy, Macklemore, Machine Gun Kelly, etc. They can be popular by completely circumventing the black audience, even if they do work with rappers for that same audience.
     
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  14. 6pac

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    LMAOOOOO
    huh?

     
  15. definition of dopeness

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    EM rocked du-rags with the cape out and nobody said ****...the hood loved him. :lol:

    And I'm 15 mins into this EP and Joe is talking to AK like Mr. Clark was talking to Steel on the roof. He scolded AK for a good 10 mins like he was his Pops...it was the truth tho.
     
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  16. tyisny

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    :rofl::rofl: at the imagery, but it was needed. These dudes be talking to AK like their friends & someone is gonna put him under pressure for adding heat to the situation.
     
  17. 6pac

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  18. maximus meridius

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    Oh Yung Berg want smoke with Ray J lol


    Berg really getting that behind the scenes bread like that...
     
  19. Remy LeBeau

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    I will never understand why Em feels like he has to release these pop singles to sell. He literally has the power to release an album of straight rapping if he wanted and wouldn't have to worry about numbers. That's like a dream all MC's have and Em still conforms and sounds terrible doing it. Dude could "change the rules" but doesn't.
     
  20. wavycrocket

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    That's the really frustrating part