With his highly anticipated Relapse album less than a month away, Detroit superstar Eminem is continuing to open up about his feelings on todays top stars and the direction of Hip-Hop culture.
For the past year, Lil Wayne has pleaded in the media for Eminem to end his sabbatical with a all-star, joint collaboration.
In a recent interview on Shade 45, Eminem expressed his willingness to make the song a reality despite Waynes tenuous relationship with his Shady/Aftermath superstar 50 Cent.
I would. There hasnt necessarily been a time for me to really get out there and do collaborations lately because Ive been so locked down in the studio, Eminem explained. Im open for whatever. There are a lot of artists in the game that I respect, especially right now.
In gauging Hip-Hops health in 2009, the Detroit emcee argued that the culture is showing signs of life and growth after being mired in years of mediocrity.
For awhile it seemed that Hip-Hop was not really in a good place, Eminem stated. For a good three to four years it just seemed that all anybody really cared about was having a dope beat [and] a good hook. There was no substance. It seems to be coming back with artists like Lil Wayne and T.I. I like Kanye a lot, too. And especially because Im back.
Eminems latest single We Made You, is the rappers second Top 10 Billboard single this year following the Dr. Dre and 50 Cent collaboration Crack a Bottle.
Eminem sixth studio LP Relapse is currently set for a May 15 release.