Eminem fires back at The Source

The controversial issue of The Source purporting Eminem to be a racist hit newsstands last week, so it’s no surprise that the rapper has already fired back at the magazine.

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1484462/20040120/eminem.jhtml?headlines=true

In an untitled freestyle on the Green Lantern mixtape The Invasion Part Three: Countdown to Armageddon, Eminem aims to both elaborate on and get past the controversy stirred up by an old song in which he spit offensive lyrics directed at black women (see “The Source Digs Up Tape Of Eminem Using Racial Slurs”).

He raps: “Oh, sorry, yo so sorry, whoa/ But that was a long time ago/ When I was a Joe Schmo/ Rapping in Joe Blow’s basement/ I apologized for it before, so/ Either accept it or you don’t/ And let’s move on/ If I ain’t shown that I’ve grown/ You can get the bone.” Later, he says, “Word on my daughter, I told ya/ That I love this culture/ Don’t let ’em insult ya/ I’mma tell you once more again/ This is the environment I was brought up in.”

Of course, it wouldn’t be an Eminem track if he also didn’t get in a few digs as well, and The Source co-owners Dave Mays and Ray Benzino are the butt of many jokes.

“I got a riddle/ What’s little and talks big/ With midget arms and creamy filling in the middle?/ That will do anything to throw dirt on my name?/ Even if it means walking the whole Mediterranean?/ Isn’t it Albanian? Armenian? Iranian? Tasmanian?/ No it’s Dave, Raymond and a ho’.”

Along with the cover story “Eminem: Cleaning Out White America’s Closet,” the February issue of The Source also includes a CD featuring snippets of two Eminem songs that Benzino claims prove Em’s racist tendencies (see “Source Can Release Excerpts of Eminem’s Controversial Rap”).

In addition to the Green Lantern freestyle, Eminem answers back at The Source’s charges in rival magazine XXL’s March issue. In it, Eminem takes on each of The Source’s points of contention, including when the tape was made, his business relationship with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, and his cognizance of being a white star in black music.

“The worst part that’s gonna come out of this is people are gonna realize that I was like any other stupid kid at 16,” he says in the article by Sacha Jenkins. “You do and say dumb sh–. You don’t even necessarily mean it. But you do it and you don’t think about it. … That’s part of growing up and discovering who you are.”

The March issue of XXL hits stands February 3. Eminem’s spokesperson could not be reached for comment.

—Joseph Patel

15 thoughts on “Eminem fires back at The Source”

  1. WHo’s white and thinks he’s black, and sells his mom to get fame? I’m not as mad at m&m as I am on the US government, that allows shit like this published. Then again rap is a tool that the CIA likes, get idiots to think what you want them to think. The list of the names of countries you announced? sounds like government conspiracy to me. You could take out Albanian and tasmanian, the coverup. Evil lives in the skin mofo, Laugh all you can, I know I’m in your skin, global domination has been tested by cultures smarter then yours, who the F*** do you think you are? So who’s white and thinks his black? You wake up one day and your purpose is over, you can’t control disorder. So who’s gonna stand up? I would sit down if I was you.

  2. 1)Eminem repeatedly brags about his criminal background, even stating in one early song that he would “rock the mic like a vandal.”

    2)Did you notice that the famously homophobic Eminem refers to his genitalia as “she?” Why can’t we get help for this man?

    3)Eminem is to stupid to know where Armenia is, Could Paul Barman his jewish advocate be his guide?

    4)In his hit film 8 Mile the star issues this shameful “battle rap” tirade toward an African-American opponent:

    Get yo’ negro rhymes out my white face
    You don’t try to mess with the master race
    I’m gonna use rap to bring back slavery
    Then I’ll shave your ‘fro in my shavery
    I bust Aryan rhymes from the phrase to the letter
    ‘Cuz anything blacks can do, whites can do better.

    So Who’s black and thinks he’s white?

  3. If u have read the previous comments by all the haters i can confidenly say that all that stuff isnt said in 8 mile. personnaly i just think u lot are just jelous of eminem.

    heres a little somthing i made up for u lot who think ya clevaespecially that idiot called American Institute:

    A.I. Amrican Institute, u fool
    thinkin u tha man, u a dude
    i know u jus jelous but u try not to be rude
    cus u know if em eva look at this page u’d get screwed.
    look, im sighin at u, come on look cus u dont know whats heading 4 u. 8mile lies, looking through cat eyes, straight into the wheel of a bus. soo shhhhhh! run for the bush, witha bigarse bus following u behind.
    U knew ur arse only had too choices on ya MIND, get hit
    get stuck in tha wheel & bus arch
    or oh shit start runing
    i Know ur thinking now “oh im sorry 4 LYING”

    All u other wankers can kiss my arse,
    why u bring all that shit from tha past
    keep sayin ya bit and ya aint genna last

    fagots complaint lists
    sorry my bad i must of mist
    where u said emiem was the only eva racist
    and if i dont rhyme its cos im english
    dont test come ova ull be walkin back in crutches
    fuckin americans think u the only ones that exist

    Gavin why u give these haters their say
    i say they should all be locked away
    well even through away tha key
    or keys put them all in a couple of penertenceries
    like i said b4 i think its jus jelousy

    Gavin dont let me see these rhymes elsewhere
    if i do ull know where ull be
    shot out knees and messed up head & hair
    lying in sum old ditch somewhere.
    jus kiddin man dont be scared
    hahaa

    i know these rhymes r good so dont hate it
    if this is posted it would be much appreciated
    sooo give me a SHOUT OUT as i say my final words PEACE OUT!!!!!

    M.M18
    marts_haha@msn.com

  4. whats the name of that song dissin benzino? eminem starts out by sayin i’ll respond responsibly if anyboy knows the name email me i’ve been tryin to find this song forever. i’m almost about to travel down to detroit and ask eminem what the name of the song is called, if anybody knows the name email me i’m gettin frustrated tryin to find this song, holla!!

  5. FUCK EMINEM HE DISSED ARMENIANS CUZ MY CUZIN MR MINOR DISSED HIS WHOTE BOY ASS ALL OVER DA FUCKIN INTERNET

  6. HI MA BITCHES OF DA WORLD THIS IS NAREK AKA MISTA LIMPY THE ONLY RESON EMINEM TRIED TO DISS ARMENIANS IS CUZ MY HOMI MR MINOR DISSED HIS FUCKIN WHITE ASS

  7. that rap from the kid who calls himself m.m18 was funny,,,,,i gotta let my friend read that one so we can laugh together. seriously mib that was truly terrible. uhhhh piece and stuff,,,,,,,nigger.

  8. HI MA BITCHES OF DA WORLD THIS IS NAREK AKA MISTA LIMPY THE ONLY RESON EMINEM TRIED TO DISS ARMENIANS IS CUZ MY HOMI MR MINOR DISSED HIS FUCKIN WHITE ASS .. THE IS MISTER LIMPLY ….. READ THE LAST LINE WHITE ASSS .. R U RETATED CAUSE UR FUKIN WHITE TOO MORON .. U FAGGGGOOT AND RREADD THIS U FAGGG

  9. a lil sumthin i wrote about ja..
    Yo rat grab tha gacht..lets shoot at this faggot ass WHO?! JA RULE! that pussy ferry foool who produces weak videos with dudes and ugly hoes…u sell out, u fell out..half hearted and retarded..every body knows ur gay come out the closet and sayit u short skinny fag lookin at a playgirl mag, u dont smoke blunts or lick cunts u lick dick u homosexual prik, its M.R. and D.C. M Rioux and D. Carnegie with eminem and 50, and Dee one two, all bashin on ja rule..no body wants to ride w/ irv goddy, please sumbody do away with this nobody, BANG! aintit a shame rules out the game?? fuck nah! that mutha fucka was gay!

  10. The question i have is how did Eminem Diss Armenians!!!! i mean dont get me wrong i am an Armenian myself…..maybe i am missing something but in the song he asked Isn’t it Albanian? Armenian? Iranian? Tasmanian?/ No it’s Dave, Raymond and a ho’.” so doest mean he dissed iranians and albanians?..please help me to find out the whole thing,cuz i think im missing something!!! thx People!!!

  11. Guss who’s back? now listen to me mothefuckers
    i’m from armenia,i’m armenian,i’m eminem fan,
    eminem the greatest rapppper of the world ever for ever? do u undenrstand?
    my arm’o brothers’

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