Eminem made a guest appearance on Royce Da 5’9” ’s new album, “The Allegory” for the “Perspective” skit, where he voices his thoughts about hip-hop’s impact on today’s society and how the genre has created a “melting pot” that has the ability to bring people together.
“But you’ve got people of all races, like, coming together and helping shape this from the ground up,” he began. “So now you got little white kids growin’ up with black idols. And you got black kids growin’ up with white idols. And you got — it’s just this whole mixing pot. Nothing has brought more races and more people from all different walks of life together than hip-hop.” Slim Shady explained over the instrumental.
The Detroit native then went on to explain how children growing up in the ’60s, and ’70s may have felt without black representation in mainstream music during the rock and roll era before hip-hop was born.
“If I’m a Black kid, growing up in say the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, whatever, right? And I’m looking on TV, and nobody looks like me, and it’s very stereotypical, and I’m looking at toys, and everything is white, the f—ing action figures are all white. The f—ing superheroes are all white. Like maybe there’s one or two black superheroes mixed in there with mostly white. I don’t know how I’d grow up and not have a chip on my shoulder,” he said.
Em was not listed as an official feature on his longtime friend’s album. However, considering their friendship that has spanned over a decade, it is no surprise.