On October 17, Eminem will turn 40 years old. Let us say that again: On October 17, Eminem will turn 40 years old. It seems like just yesterday he was a scrawny young man with bleached blonde hair signing a deal with Dr. Dre. And, now? Well, he’s arguably the greatest rapper of all-time. What a difference a decade makes.
But, unlike most other rappers, Marshall Mathers hasn’t crowned himself as the best. He actually shies away from the title. Instead, he’s been handed the crown time and time and time again by his peers, who have just about always had nothing but nice things to say about his skills on the mic (minus Benzino, of course!). So, in honor of Slim Shady turning 40, we put together a list of 40 Compliments That Rappers Have Given To Eminem Over The Years. Nobody—and we do mean nobody—gets more love in the rap community than Eminem. And, these compliments prove it.