Cassidy Touts Eminem’s Legacy In Hip Hop Culture: “He Deserves Respect”

BY JO Mensah January 16, 2024 11:39 PM EDT
Cassidy and Eminem
Cassidy and Eminem Photo source: Instagram/@cassidy, @eminem

Ace Philadelphia rapper Cassidy, has spoken out in support of Eminem, who has been criticized by some for being a white rapper in a predominantly Black culture.

Cassidy said that Eminem has a better knowledge of Hip Hop than “the average Black person” and that he deserves to be respected as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Cassidy’s comments came in response to Dr. Umar Johnson, a controversial activist and self-proclaimed “Prince of Pan-Africanism”, who recently said that calling Eminem one of the greatest was an example of “white supremacy”.

Johnson argued that Eminem was only praised because he was white and that he did not contribute anything to the culture or the community.

Cassidy disagreed with Johnson’s views and praised Eminem for his skills, achievements, and versatility.

For him, Eminem has proven himself over and over again with his classic projects, songs, and freestyles.

He also said that Eminem has collaborated with artists from different races and backgrounds, showing his respect and appreciation for the culture.

Cassidy also said that he did not want to make it based on race, as Hip Hop was started by Black and Spanish people, adding that Eminem has been studying the culture since he was born and that he knows a lot more about it than the average Black person.

He said that Eminem deserves to get a pass and that he does not see him as a white rapper, but as a rapper.

Eminem features in Endgame

Meanwhile, Eminem, is set to make his debut in the popular video game Fortnite.

Epic Games, the developer of Fortnite, has confirmed that Eminem will be a playable character in the game’s upcoming Big Bang event 123. The event is expected to be a grand finale to the OG chapter of Fortnite.

The news of Eminem’s inclusion in Fortnite has been met with excitement from fans of both the rapper and the game.