Eminem Labels 2Pac as The Greatest Songwriter of All Time | 2020 DJ Skandalous
DJ Skandalous breaks down the recent news of Eminem crowning 2Pac the greatest song writer of all time! On Saturday (May 2), Eminem hosted “Music To Be Quarantined By,” a three-hour radio show on the Shade 45 Sirius XM station. The set included songs that the Detroit native currently listens to while spending time in quarantine at home. He played hits from Nas, Beastie Boys, MC Lyte, 2Pac, Mobb Deep, The Notorious B.I.G., Wu-Tang Clan and Run-DMC.
Before playing 2Pac’s “If I Die 2Nite,” Em revealed that he believes that the late rapper is the GOAT when it comes to songwriting.
“OK, this next song is from an artist who I feel like might be the greatest songwriter of all time,” he said. “Debate what you want about MC skills and all that because he had that too. This is one of them songs by 2Pac that, to me, he was showing you, ‘I can write heartfelt shit and I can write lyrical, crazy shit too.’”
Eminem is one of Pac’s biggest fans. In 2004, the “Lose Yourself” rapper asked for permission from Afeni Shakur to produce a posthumous album for her son. The 17-track LP featured appearances from 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss and more.