Benzino plays Eminem's former recordings

Benzino at The Source press conference

“I hope people will take it for the foolishness that it was, not for what somebody is trying to make it into today.” — Eminem

NEW YORK — Eminem found himself on the defensive Tuesday (November 18) after The Source magazine owners Ray Benzino and Dave Mays held a press conference to play a recording of the MC delivering racial slurs.

On the first of two tracks purportedly recorded in 1993, an audibly young Slim Shady raps, “All the girls I like to bone have big butts/ No they don’t, ’cause I don’t like that n—– sh–/ I’m just here to make a bigger hit.”

The second track featured Eminem rapping about a black girlfriend he broke up with. “Blacks and whites, they sometimes mix/ But black girls only want your money, ’cause they’re dumb chicks,” he rhymes. Later in the freestyle Em raps, “Never date a black girl, because blacks only want your money/ And that sh– ain’t funny.”

The first track was only a few lines long, but the second track went on for several minutes with Em — seemingly rhyming off the top of his head — repeatedly saying he did not like black girls and that they were only out to get money. Both tracks sounded amateurish.

“Don’t make this right now a double standard,” Benzino said at the press conference. “We gotta treat this the same way you treat Mike Tyson, like you treat Kobe Bryant, like you treat R. Kelly, like you treat O.J. Simpson.”

Eminem responded by insisting he isn’t racist and explaining that the recording was made when he was young, foolish and angry.

“Ray Benzino, Dave Mays and The Source have had a vendetta against me, Shady Records and our artists for a long time,” Eminem said in a statement. “The tape they played today was something I made out of anger, stupidity and frustration when I was a teenager. I’d just broken up with my girlfriend, who was African-American, and I reacted like the angry, stupid kid I was. I hope people will take it for the foolishness that it was, not for what somebody is trying to make it into today.”

Eminem, 50 Cent and the rest of the Shady/Aftermath team have had a long-running feud with The Source, fueled by Benzino’s accusations that the media operate on a double standard when it comes to the multiplatinum white MC and that an artist of color could never get away with saying some of the things Em says in his music (see “Benzino Ignites Beef By Calling Eminem ‘2003 Vanilla Ice'”).

After their comments, Benzino and Mays refused to entertain questions about the tape and its origins. They did say they plan to include a CD of the Eminem recordings in February’s issue, and they promised another press conference concerning Eminem will be held in the future, when they’ll answer questions and have civic leaders and members of the hip-hop community on hand.

Wow, Benzino probably thinks he will end the talented rapper’s career with this tape? He’s laughable.
It proves that Eminem went out with a black woman. A real racist wouldn’t date black women at all.
At this time, he was young and angry. We all know that Eminem often expresses his feelings of the moment to let out his rage. He probably had a bad experience with a black woman who actually wanted his money. He shouldn’t have generalized this. He has made a mistake and he admits it.
Eminem has proven not to be a racist person and I think Benzino won’t convince anybody.

49 thoughts on “Benzino plays Eminem's former recordings”

  1. Oh my god, Benzino is so gay. We all know that Eminem is a genious and he will retaliate… and it will suck for Benzino!

    HAHAHAH!
    I LOVE EMINEM

  2. Marshall it matters.
    Being an Eminem fan I was upset that he was going to apologize in a press conference for words he had said ina song 10 years ago or more. Eminem has the right to express how he feels even if the N words is use, just as Benzino has the freedom of speech. No one asked that Benzino apologize to white peolple for using the word HITLER or Jon Benet Ramsey death in a song regarding Em’s daughter. As for Yvette Clarke, you say its outrageour, misogynist and disrepectful, you really do not need to be in office if something that old happen when you were not even in office upsets you. I am African American and even I know times have changed. There is only crayola! No more black & white. Yes racism is still alive, the problem is enemy or slave master is our minds, you can’t change the past and today with black as teachers, doctors astronants lawyers, Source Magazine owners, singers, talk show hosts and rappers. Our ancestors can be proud, let’s not disappoint them or Martin Luther King by over playing the race card. Please remember words hurt no matter what race or religion.So please my African Americans people if it’s ok to call each other the N word or call black women names don’t get mad when other races say or do the same. Personal note: Yvette Clarke if you want to help African Americans you can start by boycotting the Source Magazine for racism. Final note to Marshall Mathers: life is hard, finding someone to share your life with seems almost impossible I also had a very bad relationship 10 years ago and I didn’t want to date black men for a long time. Yes a bad experience can change your way of thinking. Now I am happily married my husband who is not African American is very good to me. I hope you will find happiness in your life, as I have. Wishing you the bset of luck.

  3. Marshall it matters.
    Being an Eminem fan I was upset that he was going to apologize in a press conference for words he had said ina song 10 years ago or more. Eminem has the right to express how he feels even if the N words is use, just as Benzino has the freedom of speech. No one asked that Benzino apologize to white peolple for using the word HITLER or Jon Benet Ramsey death in a song regarding Em’s daughter. As for Yvette Clarke, you say its outrageour, misogynist and disrepectful, you really do not need to be in office if something that old happen when you were not even in office upsets you. I am African American and even I know times have changed. There is only crayola! No more black & white. Yes racism is still alive, the problem is enemy or slave master is our minds, you can’t change the past and today with black as teachers, doctors astronants lawyers, Source Magazine owners, singers, talk show hosts and rappers. Our ancestors can be proud, let’s not disappoint them or Martin Luther King by over playing the race card. Please remember words hurt no matter what race or religion.So please my African Americans people if it’s ok to call each other the N word or call black women names don’t get mad when other races say or do the same. Personal note: Yvette Clarke if you want to help African Americans you can start by boycotting the Source Magazine for racism. Final note to Marshall Mathers: life is hard, finding someone to share your life with seems almost impossible I also had a very bad relationship 10 years ago and I didn’t want to date black men for a long time. Yes a bad experience can change your way of thinking. Now I am happily married my husband who is not African American is very good to me. I hope you will find happiness in your life, as I have. Wishing you the bset of luck.

  4. Hey, i am interested in hearing these songs, but i dont know the name of them, if someone could tell me them, i would be very appreciative, thanks

  5. Man benzino is fake ass gangsta I take his own gun and fill him with holes what a fool to think he can beat shady hes just an old lady he will get beat badly trying to fuck with Em he needs to tuck his nuts in and back off he needs to pack his shit and leave NY cause shady has a few tricks up his sleeve still he just waiting for benzino to respond hes just hating cause he sells more records regardless of his color I wouldnt buy his cd for a dollar and i’m a baller no taller than him but I’d FUCK him up LOL thats my shit right there holla back at me at marioozuna@hotmail.com and tell me what you think

  6. Yo these R the tracks out now I have Bully and Monkey See, Monkey Do, Can I bitch, if any1 knows where I can get the following write back – Eminem – I Love U More, d12 – Come On In, Eminem – We As Americans,
    Eminem, d12 – Doe Ray Me(I have this 1 my bad)Any way if u want the tracks I want add me to ur buddy list and I will give them to u when I’m on Later oh and here is a GOOD MUSIC SITE you can get alot of mixtapes here http://jakez.net/index.php?page=main2 later

  7. I would to thank Benzino to open my eyes about that snake. The problem is, i feel sorry for my favorite rapper all the times 2pac cause his mother was letting him do beat and produce his music and people know if he was alive i will never be friend with him. Ms . Shakur stops direspect my idol, cause 2pac never knew that racist rapper: i hate that slim racist”s lines on 2pac record there will never be another you, white boy, please!!!
    Benzino much respect: If 2pac was alive, he will ride w-you,man

  8. A lot of people don’t want to admit this guy is a racist but i heard the tape, i think black people will get fed up by it. Benzino was right about him being racist, so Benzino wins the battle, to all white people that support him. If they still think he shouldn’t opologize need to wake up. If they don’t,they will have a war in Hip-Hop. Black rappers against white rappers, i don’t think ya’ll want that to happen.

  9. Benzino is the rap Malcolm and Eminem is the racist rapper who happen to like black music, i call him the culture stealer. He talked bad about our black women, his wife kim is not better than our black women. Eminem, you don’t need to feel ashame if black women don’t feel your racist ass.

    Much respect to you: Benzino

    No love for Ms Afeni shakur: You let a racist rapper did a beat and producing my idol’s tracks
    2pac’s fan for life.

  10. How is Eminem a racist? x_2faces you are illiterate and its obvious that you’re not the brightest individual either. Benzino’s actions show how pathetic he is. How can anyone consider Eminem as a racist? Maybe they failed to notice that he dominates a predominately black form of music. Or that his friends, and business partners and label mates are all black. Have you ever heard of the word HATER?

  11. Yo, this madness gotta stop. Remember 2Pac and Biggie? Who’s the next to get shot? These two MC’s have been going at it too long and somebody might pull out the automatic and create a new song. I used to pump Eminem, but now he’s like Britney, Oops… I guess he did it again. And watch, he’ll still go platinum while Benzino and an army of MC’s will spit flames back at him. But, I’ll leave you with this, I’m an ex-Eminem fan that’s mad ’cause Benzino doesn’t have any hits!

    Let it soak in your brain.

  12. Nick: where i’m from if a white dude says the n- word against a black person, you will get stab and get killed, no love for any racist dude like Eminem. 2pac’s fan for life

    Much respect to Benzino.

  13. That’s weird and funny to me to think people still feel if 2pac was alive, he will be friend w Eminem: i know for all facts he will not if he was alive. 1 Eminem is a friend of Dr. Dre. 2. He saying bad things about on his music. 3. Beefing w-black rappers on our own music: example battle w-JD and JD fucked him up and then Ja Rule. 4. @pac will never friend w- 50cent too, he wants to be 2pac so bad. 5. He said something racist against black women and 2pac will be ferious about it. 6. he will hit his racist up so bad, he will be out of rap game. Thanks to Benzino.

  14. Slim Shady plays the game, don’t let the game plays you, that ashame god. You are a racist sucker. Benzino, you are the rap Malcolm X
    2pac’s fan for life.

  15. i hate when people try 2 say that em is not racist cause he hangs around blacks,so! of course you need to do that 4 publicity.no matter if the tapes were 10 years ago or not he still said it and should be held accountable 4 it!and black people are the only ones who can say nigga cause that was a name given 2 us (nigger)but we changed it to nigga as a positive meaing no one can take that from us. em is lucky pac aint alive or else he would be getting checked!!!

  16. “i hate when people try 2 say that em is not racist cause he hangs around blacks,so!”
    (quoting you)
    I hate it when ppl misunderstand what I am trying to explain: it is not just that Eminem hang around Blacks. EMINEM GREW UP IN THE BLACK HOOD OF DETROIT WHAT MAKES HIM PART OF THE LANDSCAPE.HE HAS SHARED BLACK PPL’S SORROWS AND STRUGGLES.HIS ACTIONS PROVE HIS LOVE FOR BLACK PPL.
    I hate it when ppl are trying to make a racist of him on one former mistake. I don’t advocate the content of his tape, but anybody of us has made mistakes in the past, and you probably too.
    If Em was such a racist, do you think he would have dated a black chick at a time the racial tensions were very high. Before saying stupid things, check out Detroit’s historical context.
    The man who wants to make publicity stunts by using Eminem’s former tape, Ray Benzino aka Raymond Scott, a half white man, has encouraged a white MC to use the N word. He is the real racist along with Dave Mays a white man who pretends that “hip hop made him respect black ppl”. This man needs hip hop to respect black people. I respect black ppl, period. I respect anybody that shows me respect, no matter if the person is green, orange or purple.
    You need to go deeper into a subject before stereotyping Eminem. He has fully proven not to be a racist.

  17. Isabelle, you’re full of shit, that guy is racist and i hear today they found a new tape while i was listening the station hot 94.5. i say fuck him and his fans.

  18. Em is clearly the example of what this country is made of white men making money off blacks. So what he hangs with blacks when I see him with his so- called “posse” it reminds me of the master of the plantation surrounded by his niggers, thats right not niggas because that how the white man will always see blacks as niggers.Em is just showing his true colors

  19. Hey Benzino if u look at these comment’s just know that I don’t like your fake wanna be rapper ass and your magazines suck’s by the way even if u have my favorite rapper’s (instead of the Aftermath/Shady Record crew) on it I’ll never buy the mag and I hope it goes out of buisness soon and quite rappin for good cause u know what u can’t rap anyways a bay can propbably out rap u. Back to what I’m sayin oh yeah I heard what u said about my baby and his daughter talking anout him being 2003 Vanilia Ice and his duaghter as Jon Benet Ramsey death u don’t have the right to put her in the damm song u ass hole. My baby Eminem did a song 10 some odd years ago get over it yeah he dated a black chick that propbably did him dirty and he wrote a song about not liking black women hey he made a mistake he was angry at the time like all the times when he either talking bout killing his ex-wife talkin bout mom popin pill’s he apologized and that’s makes him a bigger and better man then u will ever be yeah I have alot of ethnic backgrounds in me I don’t use the n#### word and he sure don’t use the n#### maybe he used in the song but if u listen to his music which u don’t accept for that one then u will know that he doesn’t use that word at all. I’m a huge fan of my baby’s music and continuing to be a fan til he can’t rap know as for u ass hole I hope Eminem beats u to the groud with his venem where u be scared to rap again. Eminem hangs out with D-12,Dr. Dre,50 Cent,Obie Trice and many other artist who happen to be black so don’t come off calling him a racist like a quot a reader said he grew up in a black hood of Detroit and his actions proves him love for balck’s. Hey Eminem baby I’m on your side a 100% if your word get’s out on the radio’s or in the paper Keep your head up and don’t let a wanna be raaper get to ok.

    I LOVE U EMINEM FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!

    P.S To X_2face I don’t know where u come off telling everyone that my baby eminem is a racist cause u have a stupid ass mind like Benzino’s ya’ll both don’t know real music when u hear it and u want to know some then I have Tupac’s cd and in one of the line’s Eminem does say that there will never be another u cause there will never be another Tupac Shakur I’m a fan of his music and it was a sad day almost 8 years ago when he was gun down but hey my baby not tryin to be a Tupac as far as I’m concern he did a good job with the record if u ask me. Don’t u ever say that u have no love for the mother Afeni Shakur who gave birth the Tupac cause as far as I’m concern if it wasn’t for her we wouldn’t have a cute Tupac Shakur rappen and yes if she wan’t Eminem to produce a few tracks for the late Tupac album’s and any album’s in the future then she gone a head don’t get mad cause my baby got to produce his album and Benaino didn’t.

  20. I have another thing to add to the comment I made early to X_2face u said fuck Eminem fans well fuck u and Benzino and any fans that beleive in what he gots to rap about u mother fucker.

  21. C.J bone: you are corny like Eminem, if 2pac was alive this shit will never happen on the first place cause to be friend he has to feel your rap first. I don’t think he did a good job on that record cause young Noble and the rest of the outlaw fuck him up so bad.

  22. Hey x_2face maybe Eminem wasn’t friends with Tupac but I think that my baby still did an incredible job on the record wheter if the man was alive or not and I don’t know who noble and the outlaws are they didn’t fuck him up cause he still rappen today. P.S My baby is not corny your just mad that he is making a name for him self in the rap game all to who Dr. De one of the illest rappers out there.

  23. Stop givin crackers your money black people. See what happens then…they die. Our exploitation is crucially to their existence. Wake up or watch out.

    (lose yourself track)
    His palms are sweaty, He’s white so hell neva be ready
    Neva be black, but tha maggot keeps on pretending
    Actin hard when we know that he’s soft as spaghetti
    Silly rabbit, faggot you ain’t fuckin’ Machiavelli
    He plays the part, white boys ain’t neva had no heart
    He rapes the our art they send him to the top of the charts
    Using Pac’s name in vein, tha bamma ought to be shot
    Drive by and pop see how long it takes to fall from the top
    Fake ass chocolate covered candy with a soft ass shell
    Yell Me>>L, blast cry baby ass crackers to hell
    It’s all good that they fed him and let him come out
    But they ain’t make him bow down and watch his mofo mouth
    He’s a clown, this Black shit done went to his dome
    If the King of THUG LIFE were still upon the throne
    It would be on and Dr. Dre would STILL be a bitch
    And Slim Shady ass snitches would cease to exist
    He wanna be down, let’s show him what it’s all about
    Bust his head like Puffy did Steve Stoute

    chorus

    You betta watch out
    The music, the culture, you stole it, you owe prick
    You betta slow your fuckin’ role
    It only takes one shot to pop and blow back your dome
    Sick of you using Black music like it’s your White ho

  24. Well..What a big deal?..Eminem said “black bitch”, and he had to apologize! What about other rappers who said “Asian bitches” or “puerto Rican bitches” in their songs huh? All u white and black ppl make a big deal out of this thing. What about ppl of other races such as Asians and Hispanics? American media sereotype Asian people all the time, and no one ever apologizes to Asian people! so if u can make eminem apologize to the black community, then u should make all the rappers who say “asian bitches” or “asian whores” make apologizes to the Asian community!

  25. Hey Me>>L tha Messen Jah I don’t know who u are but u better wake up out this racist shit cause as far as I know u is a racist not Eminem so don’t come off tell me who I can spend my money cause it’s not your money it’s mine. If u don’t an artist don’t spend your money on that artist but don’t be off the bat telling people not spend their money on anybody.

    P.S U know what u can’t rap so keep your day job cause my baby is the illist rapper’s out there and don’t try to use his lyrics to say what u got to say cause if anyone that reads this shit know’s that it’s not the real track so please do me a favor and keep your day job that’s if u got one instead of dissing my baby Slim Shady.

  26. Eminem got a another tape out: He calls black people porch monkey, black cricket so no love for him and cj bone that saying he’s not racist. I don’t want him to rap no more cause i got fed up by it. He calls us nigger too, and white people want to take his side. i bring it like 2pac fuck him and his fans.

  27. Well x_2face if u notice that it’s not just whites backing him up he also got’s a whole slur of blacks backing him up as well so what if u found another tape on eminem get over it he made those tapes 15 years ago when he was pre rapping with some guys downstairs in a basement just having fun like teenagers do so if u don’t like his shit then don’t listen to it and buy it.

    P.S And u don’t bring it like 2Pac so like u put it in your own we fans will Fuck U Fuck U Fuck U!!!!!!

  28. If my dog 2pac, he will fuck him up so bad, man i miss the legeng, he was about something. Fuck you cJ and his racist dude.

  29. If u ever listened to Tupac Resurrection CD then u will know in one of the songs Eminem does say that there will never be anotherTupac cause there will never be any rapper that can replace Tupac it doesn’t matter what color you are yeah I’m a Tupac fan all the way but I’m also an Eminem fan so Fuck U Fuck U and Fuck U!!!

  30. You can’t be 2pac, don’t be lying to yourself cause to be his fans, you have to understand him first as a rapper, actor and a poet also.Eminem is racist rapper that made love to Elton John, ha, ha, ha that’s why he said: There will never be another racist dude like him, cj Bone, 2pac can’t mixes with Eminem.CJ plays the game, don’t let the game plays you, that ashame!

  31. Hey I don’t have to front at all cause I do understand 2Pac as a rapper,actor and poet and Eminem didn’t never make love to Elton so you just laughed at your own joke you asshole.

    P.S The game never played me in the fisrt place so I’ll never get played and as for u saying that there will never be a another raciest your right there will never be another raciest as prick like yourself X_2face so just like u told me I’ll say it right back at u don’t let the game play u cause is so much ashame.

  32. I can see you’re a white dude cause everything i say something to you, you will always gonna make a copy of it. You’re just like your sweet gay Eminem that always takes stuffs from my legend’g.2pac cause ya’ll don’t have no souls,you know they don’t teach that. I can see you are a sorry ass dude like Eminem.

  33. I came to this game with hope a lot of dreams before that he was running with money machine the drug habit.Benzino said that how gangstar is that.If 2pac was alive, he will slap Eminem racist ass for talking slick about our black women, after that Eminem will quit rap to sleep with Elton John. HA,ha, ha cj you can’t get with this.

  34. Hey x_2face to get the record straight once and for all I’m not a man I’m a female who happen’s to be light skin for your information Well I’m not sorry for liking a guy who happens to a better rapper then Benzino and who is white. Don’t get upset cause he’s making a name for himself in the rap world that some of u guys wish u have. As for Benzino saying that If 2Pac was alive then he would slap Marshalls raciest ass for talking about black women which I am then u know I’ll tell Benzino this he can his magazine and music up his ass cause for real no one what’s to hear his lame shit unless their lame their dam selfs.

    P.S Trust me I can get with this shit all the way!!!!!!!

  35. I don’t have any respect for anyone that disrepects their mother period, so he said he wants to rape his mother, how gay is that, Cj Bone
    sorry i thaught you were a man cause a lot the real gays like him like you by example: Elton John gave him a french kiss at the Grammy award.You are also a sell out girl that lost in the space.

  36. I’m girl lost in space huh x_2face for liking a man that stands up for himself and don’t let no one and I’m no one come in his path then so be it cause u know what I’ll be a big fan Eminem until he can’t rap no more and as far as him raping his mom it was a joke I see u don’t have no sense of humor in u to believe he would actually rape his own mother yeah maybe he doesn’t like her or doesn’t get along with his mom but I bet u that u probably have up’s and down’s with your mom but everybody ain’t perfect so judge him cause your not him and u don’t know what fuck he’s been through with his mom. Second of all Elton and him never did french kiss cause I seen the whole entire grammy’s and the performance that night and neither one of them lock lips yeah maybe they hugged after the performance but trust me that Eminem will be the last and I meanthe last man on the earth to turn gay.

  37. i fxxkin h8 feminem,hope benzino killz him wiv this tape.feminem has no potential at all!his music is weak,no1 touches 2pac!

  38. man i dont know why they let feminem reproduce ‘runnin’by 2pac and biggie’that was lame man,tha orignal by them 2 was great,peace!

  39. eminem is a faget ass bitc 4 that my band is a dumb song white people dont know how it fell to be put down with his out of shape nose

  40. fuck gay eminem fuck Gaay Unite fuck 5cent fuck the game also fuck dre, they can never fuck with pac he is legened FOR EVER LEGEND!!! like my homeboy YukMouth and Outlawz said: we’re still ballin’ fake ass bitches! much to outlawz much love deathrow records, again Fuuuuuck those motherfuckerz new rappers like these faggets i mentioned!

    R.I.P tupac shakur aka. Makaveli

  41. yea im sure TUPAC is a racist too, coz im sure i heard TUPAC say in the song “let em have it” he says “I love fuckin slow with the lights low
    Black puerto rican even white hoes”..yes racist AND in the song “god bless the dead” he says “Kicked the shit to make the white man bleed” OH aint that rasict OF FUCKIN COURSE IT IS ..so stop actin like u all know tupac…and stop being a hipercrit.. THANK U….p.s im sure hes said alot more racist stuff,..and so what if eminem says nigger? so? he was screaming it out at the up in smoke tour,when he was doing vocals with dre..get over it!

  42. all ya who think em dont like blacks are soo dumb that you need to be put in special ed or something cuz if you didnt know em donates money to black women shelters without the media knowing cuz he doesnt care about the publicity of if was a racist would he do that

  43. 2 face your a dumb illiterate NIGGER. learn how to speak english you dumb fucking porch monkey, and yea i’m white and i’m racist when it comes to dumb niggers like you. It’s funny that any of you idiots think em cares what you think he doesn’t and it’s ridiculous to say he fell off his new shit is gonna be a hit cuz he’s dominant and thats what he’s about showin haters like you that he owns the rap game and takes from it what he wants at will

  44. Kelly, You are acting like your homeboy!!! Nobody cares for your cocaine or pills taking ass… Your racist ass rapper has been done from rapping… Bitch!!!

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