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Over that last few years, hip hop has been changing and evolving a whole lot.
It has been an evolution that has been a big topic of conversation between a younger generation, and a generation that became fans of the genre during the height of its populalarity and business.
One of the best artists in the history of hip hop released a brand new single featuring Beyonce titled “Walk On Water.”
Following the release of the single, Rick Rubin and author Malcolm Gladwell released a brand new podcast they call “Broken Record.” Their first guest, Eminem of course.
Rubin addressed Slim Shady’s frustration with this new genre of hip hop during the program.
“They’d just been talking about the rise of mumble rap and there was something about that line, ‘I walk on water, but only when it freezes,’ that touched a nerve,” Gladwell said. “So for him, it’s a little bit of a culture shock because there’s a new wave of hip-hop that’s not really what he’s about,” Rubin then continued the point. “He was just talking to me about how that felt. I could see he was frustrated by it.”
Eminem shouts out some of the artists that inspired him throughout his career which help bring an example to that point including 2Pac, JAY-Z, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan, The Notorious B.I.G. and more.
Listen to the podcast here.