G-Eazy Channels Eminem to the “Maximum” Over 9th Wonder Production

By | Posted May 22, 2017
No, really.
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G-Eazy has released "Maximum," a record that finds the Bay Area superstar channeling his inner Marshall Mathers—and no, it has nothing to do with their shared skin color—over a 9th Wonder beat.

No, that is not a misprint. G-Eazy is spitting Eminem-inspired and borrowed bars—he even quotes Em on several occasions—overtop the minimalistic production of the legendary producer.

Don't believe me? Take a listen:

After opening the song with "I just drank a fifth of vodka, dare I take a drive?" which, of course, is a rip on Eminem's opening line from the GRAMMY-winning "Stan," young Gerald references Em's "Just Don't Give a Fuck" at the 47-second marker and, seven seconds later, changes up his vocal tone, imitating Marshall's classic alternative story voice (again, just like on "Stan"). 

Later, G spits "They ain't say I can't rap about coke no more," a borrowed line from Eminem's "Kill You," which, like "Stan," can be found on The Marshall Mathers LP.

It's easy to assume all white rappers started rapping because they were inspired by Eminem—Mac Miller deals with this assumption all the time—but G-Eazy has made clear in the past that, while he believes Eminem is "the greatest," he doesn't want to be compared to the GOAT.

While nobody who has actually heard both Eminem and G-Eazy rap would ever make that comparison with a straight face, G's "Maximum" will guarantee that the comparative commentary doesn't go away.

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