Eminem can often be seen wearing T-shirts with classic hip-hop album covers on the front of them. During a 46,000 capacity show at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, he decided to break down exactly why he does it.
“There’s a reason I do this — it’s because hopefully some of y’all might go buy these albums, might go look them up,” he said. “Like a lot of you maybe don’t know who Masta Ace or Kool G Rap was, but I feel like you need to know because what they did for hip-hop is so fucking incredible. Because they made it go to that next level, and these are the rappers that inspired me man. On some real shit.”
Em is all about paying dues to those before him.