Young Rappers Influenced & Inspired by Eminem, from Kendrick to Chance The Rapper

Remy Gelenidze

Eminem may be a Rap God today but even Gods have their influences. LL Cool J, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Ice-T, Rakim, Beastie Boys, Kool G Rap, Run D.M.C are among the big Eminem influences. But there are young rappers who were influenced by Rap God himself. Below you can see the list of young rappers who look up to Eminem and what they say about him:: 

1. Kendrick Lamar 

Kendrick-Lamar“Eminem is genius. I don’t think anybody’s matching him now. He definitely influenced my style”



2. J. Cole

J.Cole“It’s silly how big of an Eminem fan I am. It was a very select group of top notch people that I worship and Eminem was literally at the top of that list. My first song sounded like an Eminem bite”


3. Tyler, The Creator 

tyler_the_creator“I feel like 9 years old again buying Eminem’s MMLP2 now. Very happy, I still enjoy his music the same. Some people lost that. He mentioned me on ‘Wicked Ways’, my favorite rapper of all time f*cks with me!” 

4. Big Sean 

big-sean“Working with Eminem is greatest feeling of all time. You can just imagine I bought my first Eminem CD at a Costco. No matter how stressed, the fact that I get to have conversation with my idol Eminem is a really cool thing”


5. Drake 

Drake“I want you all to make the motherf*cking noise for the greatest rapper of all time – Eminem”

(During The OVO Festival)


6. B.o.B 

B.o.B“When I grew up, Eminem was like a lyrical role model to me, in terms of, like how he projected into the mic, how he put his energy and creativity to his songs so that definitely influenced me a lot of ways” 


7. Hopsin 


“I’m always going to love Eminem, no matter what he does, even if he puts out something that is not that good I’m still going to love it. His music made an impact on my life and definitely plays a big part of who I’m today”


8. Machine Gun Kelly 

Machine-Gun-Kelly“Eminem? That’s my idol. I’m gonna love anything he does… Greatest rapper of all time”



9. Chance The Rapper 


“Eminem is one of my biggest influences in music. MMLP is where I got my flow from. Going to Europe with him was a great experience but I’ve never met Eminem.You don’t meet Eminem. He has like his own secret service.”


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