Eminem On Odd Future: ‘The Dudes Can Rhyme’

"It feels like they're pushing boundaries and buttons," Eminem tells MTV News.

[artist id="502642"]Eminem[/artist] has been known to cause a stir or two. From rapping about killing his daughter’s mother on ” ’97 Bonnie & Clyde” to being deemed homophobic by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Slim Shady has courted his share of controversy over the years. Lately, L.A. collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All and their profanity-flinging frontman, Tyler, the Creator, have been drawing comparisons to Marshall, but what does Slim think of OFWGKTA?

“I think that from the stuff that I’ve heard — I haven’t heard a lot from them, I still have to go check out everything that they’re doing — but I’ve heard enough to know that it feels like they’re pushing boundaries and buttons, and that’s definitely one of the things that I’m familiar with, especially when I first came out,” Eminem told Sway on the set of Bad Meets Evil’s “Fast Lane” video in Detroit. “I love it, I love the fact that they’re doing that. And the dudes can rhyme.”

Eminem’s Bad Meets Evil partner Royce Da 5’9″ is a fan as well, particularly of OF’s R&B portion. “I’m a big Frank Ocean fan,” he said. “I’m feelin’ the whole group. I’m with Em, though — I haven’t heard enough of them. I heard more Frank Ocean, for some reason. It seems like he’s standing out, for some reason.”

When in his creative zone, as he has been lately, Em finds it hard to keep up with rap’s newcomers. “If somebody has got a buzz and somebody is making noise, I’ll go check ‘em out. Sometimes I’m late getting to the party, sometimes I’m right on top of it as it’s happening. It’s hard, I think, when you’re creating music and you’re in the lab like me and him are a lot.”

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