Recently, Hopsin did an interview with VLAD TV and talked about Eminem and his dream collaboration. Check the full interview below:
Interviewer: “How do you feel about people calling you ‘Black Eminem’ “
Hopsin: “It can be an insult. It can be a compliment,” the Funk Volume co-founder says to VladTV. “I just usually judge people by the tone that they use when they say it. It’s been used as both on a regular basis. It is what it is, though. If they don’t like me they don’t have to listen. I respect their opinion”
Interviewer: “What has been some of a positive feedback or comment you’ve got about that?”
Hopsin: “When people just say I remind them the ‘old Eminem’ back when he first come out”
Interviewer: “Have you listened to any of his recent projects, what do you think some of the stuff he has been dropping recently?”
Hopsin: “It’s cool, you know I will always be die hard fan of Eminem, no matter what, so yeah I like his new stuff and I’ll always be a heavy supporter of him.”
After that Hopsin says he sees the comparison from a more technical standpoint, even if fans don’t recognize it.
“I think there is similarities, yes,” he says, “in the way that I rhyme and because I use multi-syllables when I rhyme a lot and he does that as well. He’s one of the best that do it, so that comes up. There’s more rappers doing it now, but when I was first coming out, there weren’t a lot of rappers that were doing heavy multi-syllables and so that’s why people got just the resemblance of them hearing that.”
The rapper says that he while he has great respect for Eminem, he’s not sure if he can ever get a feature with him.
“I’ve never met the guy,” he says. “I don’t know anything. I don’t have any attachments to him. I don’t know if he even knows who I am, so I couldn’t say. I’d have no idea. It’d be up to him. I can’t just post a tweet like, ‘Yo, Em, give me a call, bro.’ It doesn’t work like that….It’s not on my list of things to do. If it ever happens, it happens, but I won’t be mad if it doesn’t.”