In an Interview with XXL, Ice Cube Praises Eminem’s track Rap God, and talked about how Eminem always showed Respect to NWA. In the track Rap God, Eminem spits “Me? I’m a product of Rakim, Lakim Shabazz, 2Pac, N.W.A, Cube, hey Doc, Ren Yella, Eazy, thank you, they got Slim .Inspired enough to one day grow up, blow up and be in a position, To meet Run DMC and induct them into the motherfuckin’ Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Even though I walk in the church and burst in a ball of flames, Only Hall of Fame I be inducted in is the alcohol of fame,
On the wall of shame” in one of the Verse.
In the Interview Ice Cube talk about being shouted out on the track Rap God, “Em has always showed love and showed respect to NWA, and when you do that you go a long way,” Ice Cube said “If I did a song (like that), I’d be shouting out people like Ice T, Chuck D, Melle Mel, the ones that came before me who were spitting that truth. Those were the ones that inspired me. It’s just showing love and respect, and that’s why he’s been on top for the longest.”
Ice Cube also mentioned that he’s been going through the Marshall Mathers LP 2 song by song, and praised “Rap God” specifically for its lyrical display. “That song is lyrically incredible,” Cube said. “And thank God, you know. Lyrics still rule the day. No matter how commercialized hip-hop tries to get, or how commercialized people’s vision of hip-hop and b-boys and rappers are, lyrics still rule the day. Eminem always delivers, he always gives quality. He’s gonna be around for a long, long time because of that, because he’s a true b-boy. He ain’t no dude that’s just in it for the fringe benefits, he’s in it for the respect.”
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“We were all very vocal about what should be in the movie and what should go down,” he adds. “There have been a few documentaries, but the movie really let people know who we were as people and friends – just five guys trying to make it. The movie let people see what we had to go through to make our music. We had to stand up for freedom of speech against people like Tipper Gore. The group is extremely significant for music all the way around, creatively and when it comes to pushing the envelope for other artists to do what they do. Without N.W.A, there would be no Eminem.’’