If a rapper says something offensive, everyone's Eminem air horn goes off, but until now nobody's been able to ask shocking rapper Eminem what he thinks about shocking rappers Odd Future. MTV News' Sway finally did quiz Slim Shady about the young L.A. rap crew led by cockroach-munching, slur-spitting MC Tyler, the Creator. Em owned up to not being too familiar with OFWGKTA's oeuvre (he's been "in the lab," you see), but said he's heard enough to be impressed:
"I think that from the stuff that I've heard -- I haven't heard a lot from them, I still have to go check out everything that they're doing -- but I've heard enough to know that it feels like they're pushing boundaries and buttons, and that's definitely one of the things that I'm familiar with, especially when I first came out. I love it, I love the fact that they're doing that. And the dudes can rhyme."
It's worth noting Eminem hasn't been "shocking" in years -- most of his most sadistic and homophobic rhymes came early in his career, before he was rehabilitated by Elton John and actual drug rehab. But since he's demonstrated he has a taste for blood, horror, misogyny, and general fury over the course of his 15-year career, Goblin probably is the right album for him.
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