NothingButTheTruth wrote:My answer would be because he's not good enough or in other words, I can easily name 10 better emcees.
Btw, what makes Eminem better than all of the guys before him who have inspired his rap style or rappers with similar styles?
What makes Em better than Royce?
What makes Eminem better than Pharoahe Monch?
What makes Eminem better than Canibus?
What makes Eminem better than Redman?
What makes Eminem better than Masta Ace?
... It's definitely not catalog, because those pop singles Em releases automatically stops any of his albums from being great, let alone classic. (Take any of the universal hip-hop classics and place an Em single on it. That shit would drop at least 1mic.) It's not creativity, because those dudes I named are some of the most creative emcees out there. It's not longevity, because all of those people are still releasing albums to this date. And we all know it's not lyrics, because Em ain't like that with lyrics when speaking from an all-time standpoint, so what is it?