Eminem's takedown of Donald Trump in his recent, epic freestyle is earning the singer tons of praise. If you haven't heard it, well, give yourself four and a half minutes because it's awesome.
The ballsy move from the rapper could alienate a lot of his fans who support Trump, but it's probably just that discomfort Em is going for and his willingness to risk his career that have people applauding the diss track.
Among the newfound "Em believers" is journalist Keith Olbermann, who said Em's freestyle was the best political writing of the year.
But the comment had a lot of hip hop fans scratching their heads.
They wanted to know why in the heck it took 27 years of dismissing politically aware rappers before Em finally converted him into "accepting" hip hop.
Some even went so far as to call Em's freestyle a "fake rap."
Others felt like the ire towards Olbermann for his comments weren't justified.
Oh c'mon. Give the guy a break. There are shady rappers out there that don't help.— CSTW (@onemarbleshy) October 11, 2017
I wish y'all would leave Olbermann alone. He doesn't like rap music. He hates Trump so, naturally, he liked what Eminem had to say.— AphroHeidi (@HeidiByNature) October 11, 2017
I get the Keith Olbermann issue, but can we not pretend that the majority of political rap isn’t buried by trash and pop rap? 🤦🏽♂️— Joey✌🏽 (@joeyuphigh7) October 11, 2017
But others weren't letting up, saying that the origin of rap itself was born out of civil disobedience.
There have also been decades worth of rappers who have BEEN making bold political statements 🙄 That's the origin of rap, smh.— Sabrina Adaba (@sabby_adabby) October 11, 2017
THE PROBLEM IS dismissing hip hop when you desire political commentary in music when it is the most political artform there is. THAT'S wild.— sunshine (@curvellas) October 11, 2017
While others used the opportunity to crack jokes.
Finally Keith Olbermann can enjoy the 1986 "Walk This Way" in its artistic fullness— Ben Mathis-Lilley (@BenMathisLilley) October 11, 2017
The criticism didn't dissuade Olbermann from his comments, however.
What do you think? Did Olbermann put his foot in his mouth? Or are people overreacting to his lack of hip hop knowledge?