Kurupt featured on the Dialogue interview where he discussed about many issues. When the host asked him about Melle Mel recent comments about Eminem being on the top 10 artists of all time because he’s white, Kurupt answered was surprising.
He said, “That’s his opinion. That’s not our opinion. The way Dr. Dre took Eminem subject matter-wise is one thing; the way Eminem rocked… he’s a battle rapper, so he’s Hip Hop, no matter what color he is. Dr. Dre took him in this way, so that has no bearing on his skill. His skills are renowned.”
He added, “But that’s Melle Mel’s feel on it. Melle Mel is an icon of Hip Hop … Remember, he’s the original Hip Hop so Melle Mel speaks from that standpoint. For my generation, hey, Eminem is our monster. His color is irrelevant”
Speaking about Eminem dissing other rappers, he said “He [Melle Mel] does have a point, Eminem being white. He might have got away with a lot of things, like him talking about all these different artists and sh*t, you know what I’m saying? And not having no backlash to where he’s blackballed.
“But not from his skill. [Being] white had nothing to do with his skills. But he might have got away with a lot of things. Sh*t, we got away with a lot of things once we became successful. Once you’re successful, you can do whatever you f**king want, and the game accepts it because they make money off of what you’re doing, so they give you that pass.”
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