Dr. Umar Says Eminem Can’t Be The Best Rapper In The Black Culture Of Hip-Hop

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“No non-African can ever be the best of anything African. It is an insult to the ancestors, it is an insult to the race and it is an insult to every Black person.”


Dr. Umar Johnson is known for his view on basically everything and has thrown a subjective opinion about the status of a rapper who some may name their top pick of their top respective hip-hop lists. As lyrically talented as Detroit-bred rapper Eminem is, Dr. Umar feels that placing the white recording artist above anyone in a “best of anything African” precludes him, and it’s “white supremacy” to think so.

In a recent appearance on the Joe Budden Podcast, Dr. Umer spoke about various topics that played into his African fundamentalism. When the subject of Eminem came up, he was definitely vocal and adamant about his views of naming Eminem at the top of any hip-hop list.

“This is going to my African fundamentalism. No non-African can ever be the best of anything African. It is an insult to the ancestors, it is an insult to the race, and it is an insult to every Black person.”

To make his views even clearer, Dr. Umar stated that he couldn’t go to any other country and be named the top anything of that country, and in fairness, he said it should be that way. That is one of the reasons he states that Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, should not even be considered at the top of the hip-hop artist list.

He chastised the hosts of The Joe Budden Podcast to stop placing people who aren’t of African descent at the top of any list that is particularly speaking of cultural significance.

“We gotta stop naming non-African people as being the best of any aspect of our cultural power because it is an insult… I can acknowledge Eminem’s talent. But for you to put him at the top, that’s white supremacy, bro.”

“I don’t see Eminem building no schools & hospitals, I don’t see DJ Khaled building no schools & hospitals”

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He made sure that people knew and understood that his views are meant to make a clear division when it comes to cultural spaces that Black people are supposed to lead, including the arts and specifically the culture of hip-hop music.

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