He Still Has Underground Credibility
Proof: “Hellbound”—Master Ace feat. J-Black and Eminem (2000)
When you are the biggest selling hip-hop artist of all time it’s easy to be dismissed as a mainstream afterthought. But Eminem has never forgotten his underground roots as evidence by his 2011 Bad Meets Evil reunion with fellow Motor City cohort Royce da 5’9”. In fact, Em hasn’t changed since 2000 when he was approaching the peak of his commercial powers. Hearing the rapper take the wheel next to Master Ace, easily one of rap’s most underrated MC’s, reminds you that the man is a rarity: an artist not beholden to the trappings of his own celebrity.