Nick Cannon was recently on an interview session with Vlad TV and he discussed Eminem’s impact in the Hip Hop scene. Although the chart-topping, multi-platinum 8-Mile rapper’s influence is undeniable, Cannon shared that people from around the way weren’t really fans of Eminem’s music as reported by HNHH.
Rapper Conway recently told Vlad that Eminem isn’t a ‘hood favorite because “there’s nobody in the hood riding around to an Eminem album. That’s just facts. I’m sure Eminem know that. He okay with that.”
Cannon agreed with the sentiment. “It’s capitalism at the end of the day,” Cannon said. “Hip hop music—the people who buy hip hop music are white people. Specifically, are white girls. If you look at the demographics, the way it all breaks down…well, music in general…even when you look at the streaming numbers, women, number one, are the biggest connoisseurs of music when it comes to consumption.”
“And then when you break down demographically how it all works from the fanbases to the girls who buy tickets and screaming in the front rows. They create the stars.”
“Us as guys, we sit back and we respect cats,” he continued. “We respect Nas, we respect Hov, we respect [E-40] and [Ice] Cube. We can sit and talk about ’em, but we ain’t gon’ go out and fanboy for [them]…So when you get a blond-haired white boy that is actually dope, that’s like the second coming of Christ to the music industry, because you’re gonna get all of the credibility.”
Nick continued “You can’t deny that [Eminem’s] not dope. Get in front of anybody. Battle anybody. Then it’s like, oh sh*t, I can market and sell this motherf*cker like Pepsi? And he’s crazy and entertaining, too?”
Cannon stated that black men felt “some type of way” about Em’s success being a white person in hip hop, a genre that Cannon considers to be black music.