A Christian hip-hop artist has penned a track
dedicated to Eminem, urging the Detroit rapper to listen to the message of the
Eminem was given a copy of KJ-52's "Dear
Slim" backstage at the MTV Video Music Awards. The record is not a dis
to Eminem, yet Em's fans post vulgarities on the KJ-52 website.
KJ-52 told the Charisma New Service that he was
sincere in his message and that he was not trying to capitalize on Eminem's
"Come on, I do Christian rap. I live in
a one-bedroom apartment and drive a beat-up mini van. How much money am I going
to make? People download the song [from my Web site] anyway."
"This song was written to Eminem, but the
ramifications have been so much bigger than him. I may never get a response
from him. But the response I've gotten from people saying how much the song
changed their lives, to me that was the bigger picture."
While KJ-52 admits that he is not an advocate
of Eminem's lyrics, he says that Em shouldn't be condemned for his controversial
"[Am I] saying go out and buy your kid an
Eminem CD? Definitely not. But I am saying, at least understand why somebody's
doing something before you condemn them."