Eminem stjäl bars från svensk rappare igen?!



Det har gått 20 år sedan det först spekulerades om självaste Eminem faktiskt stulit en rad av svenska rapparen Kashal-Tee. Nu har det, vad det verkar, hänt igen. Förra veckan släppte Boogie sitt debutalbum “Everything’s For Sale”, där självklart Shady Records-bossen Eminem gästade. På låten “Rainy Days” lägger han raden ”like a shephard having sex with his sheep, fuck what you he(a)rd”.


På låten “Blood, Sweat & Beers” från 1998 säger Kashal-Tee ”Fuck what you he(a)rd likely a lonely shephard”.


Likheterna är förstås slående och raden var dessutom välciterad på sin tid i diverse hiphop-forum på nätet där Eminem och Kashal-Tee båda postade texter och inlägg. Den blev även utnämnd till ”punchline of the week” på sidor som t.ex Hiphop Infinity. Dessutom är raden hämtad från samma skiva som den första raden Eminem anklagas för att ha stulit: ”Knocking glasses into contacts”, för 20 år sen.


Kashal-Tee förklarar sin sida av historien nedan. Vad tror ni? Har Eminem stulit raderna eller är det en slump?



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HAHA! I can’t believe Eminem keeps biting my old lines 20 years later. The least he can do is give me a shout-out! Let me break it down for you. This new theft appears on Boogie’s brand new ”Rainy Days (feat Eminem) that dropped four days ago. My line ”fuck what you he(a)rd like a lonely shephard” appears on my song ’Blood, Sweat & Beers’ off the 1998 release ’From Beyond K-Line’ (a vinyl EP I did with Looptroop). It’s the same record that has my ”I be knocking glasses into contacts” line that Eminem stole for ’Bad Meets Evil’. ”Fuck what you he(a)rd” is undeniably my most famous line, and when it dropped in 1998 it was widely quoted by the hiphop-community online, and received ”punchline of the week” on a few go-to sites for underground hiphop that Eminem very likely frequented. They were the same sites that pushed D12. And the reason this is even a thing is because both Em and me are from a generation where NO BITING’S ALLOWED. That was one of the main tenets of real hip-hop. But we had history even before then. Back in the mid 90s we had argued on Davey D’s message board, in part because he had dismissed Swedish hip-hop to be about ”nothing but clogs and chocolate” (lame diss, not in the least because he confused Sweden with Switzerland). By 1998 Eminem corresponded via e-mail, andwhen ’From Beyond K-Line’ dropped I asked him to check my shit out. Someone had put up a Real Audio-file that I linked, and he got back to me. He dissed me. (Half a year later he said on a record: ”heard your demo, pretend I don’t like it, six months later it’s your lyrics on my shit”.) It fits the time between our correspondance and the Bad Meets Evil record. So I was on his radar back then, and he was taking notes. And it’s not that weird. Because we were two unlikely peacocks suddenly at the forefront of hiphop lyricism. Our styles back then were similar enough for us to clash. We were two disadvantaged and angry white boys that took to punchlines for relief, we both spent too much time online, and we both knew that our choices were rap or nothing. One of us turned into the new Elvis. The other remained an idealist and was over-taken by mental illness.

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Vill man höra mer från Kashal-Tee gästade han senast Detroit-rapparen (passande nog) Damo The Great’s nya skiva “Order Out of Chaos”, där han lägger en dikt på introt. Andra gästartister på skivan är Kool G Rap, Ras Kass, Copywrite, Sankofa och Bekay.





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