Detroit rap vet Esham has been in the game for a long time. His dark style, dubbed “acid rap,” is credited with influencing indie rap greats like Tech N9ne and Insane Clown Posse… and even same Eminem.
During a recent interview with UGS Radio, Esham accused Em of disrespecting the city.
“I am tired of Eminem,” he said. “I just want him to keep it real and quit being a bitch. He f*ckin’ sold a lotta people out in the city, man. He needs to stop disrespecting the city and making people hate Detroit even more. That’s what that was about. Don’t even say sh*t about Detroit.”
According to Esham, the Shady XV single “Detroit Vs. Everybody” didn’t show proper respect for the city.
“With the ‘Detroit Vs. Everybody’, don’t say Detroit vs. everybody… you don’t help nobody in the city,” Esham declared. “I don’t give a f*ck. I will say that. You got a radio station and nobody gets played on your station? Come on, B. Get the f*ck outta here. You got 50 hundred million dollars and you ain’t doing sh*t. Do something for the schools, anything, I don’t wanna hear that sh*t. If you say something about Detroit, I’m gonna say something about you. Let somebody say something to me. I ain’t gonna say sh*t. I ain’t lyin’ on that motherf*cker.”
Esham goes on to challenge Em: “Tell Em to come on man, rap battle what? Come on, what? Where ya at? I challenge.”