In a new interview with MONTREALITY, Matt Ox, who inked a deal with Warner Music in 2017, attempts to break down the appeal of both “melody rap” and “bars rap,” and in doing so, tries to explain why Eminem is no longer appealing to kids his age.
“I mean, Eminem he’s tough, but for me, rap can go two ways: there’s melody rap and there’s bars rap. For bars rap, he’s one of the top emcees, but for melody rap, I wouldn’t say that. For the new wave, not at all, but for the older days and that bars stuff, yeah he’s a legend for real. At the end of the day, it’s a new wave now, it’s not on that bars stuff no more.” Watch the interview below: