West Coast pioneer, claiming that Busta would “eat” Detroit MC in a face-off.
E-40 Reacts To The Idea Of A 'Verzuz' Battle Between Busta Rhymes And Eminem
Watch E-40 speaking about his Rap peers below.
The Bay Area rap legend made an appearance on ESPN's Jalen & Jacoby podcast on Friday (January 28), E-40 suggests that Busta will be a worthy opponent for Eminem in a VERZUZ battle.
“Busta Rhymes would eat Eminem in a Verzuz battle. I really believe that,” E-40 said. “Busta Rhymes goes crazy. Because, now, it’s turned into a performance type of situation. Busta Rhymes is animated. He got gas. He raps fast, all that. He do all that stuff that Eminem do. And Busta Rhymes got up-tempo slaps that get the party goin‘. Anytime you got up-tempo slaps, you’re gonna win.”
E-40 made it clear he has nothing but love for Marshall Mathers and acknowledged his impact on the hip-hop culture.
“Eminem is so legendary. You know, definitely. Can’t take nothing away from him,” he continued. “Great hits, great style—I mean, he’s legendary, he’s an icon …”
E-40 went on to imply that Busta’s discography is widely slept on, as many people aren’t aware of all his contributions.
Dr. Dre recently threw out the question of who could take on Eminem in a VERZUZ battle, and co-creator Swizz Beatz was quick to throw Busta’s name into the ring.
The verzuz co-founder is clearly open to an Eminem and Busta Verzuz battle, as he suggested the event on Dr. Dre’s Instagram page. Earlier this week, Dre posted a video of Slim Shady delivering a rapid-fire flow, and captioned the clip with, “Marshall Mathers vs Who???!!”
And it seems there was only one name that came to Swizz’s mind: “BUSTA !!!!!!!!!!! Let’s go,” he commented.