Eminem & Royce Da 5'9 Praise Odd Future, Frank Ocean

posted Wednesday June 01, 2011 at 12:50PM PDT | 52 comments

Eminem & Royce Da 5'9 Praise Odd Future, Frank Ocean

The Detroit, Michigan rappers show some love for the up-and-coming crew.

Eminem is praising Odd Future for following in his footsteps. Marshall recently spoke on OFWGKTA, commend them for their boundary-pushing releases.

“I think that from the stuff that I've heard — I haven't heard a lot from them, I still have to go check out everything that they're doing — but I've heard enough to know that it feels like they're pushing boundaries and buttons, and that's definitely one of the things that I'm familiar with, especially when I first came out," he told MTV News. "I love it, I love the fact that they're doing that. And the dudes can rhyme."

His Bad Meets Evil partner-in-rhyme Royce Da 5’9 echoed his sentiments, praising resident R&B crooner Frank Ocean. “I'm a big Frank Ocean fan," he said. "I'm feelin' the whole group. I'm with Em, though — I haven't heard enough of them. I heard more Frank Ocean, for some reason. It seems like he's standing out, for some reason."

Em also explained that being in the studio keeps him from keeping a finger on the hip-hop pulse. “If somebody has got a buzz and somebody is making noise, I'll go check 'em out,” he said. “Sometimes I'm late getting to the party, sometimes I'm right on top of it as it's happening. It's hard, I think, when you're creating music and you're in the lab like me and him are a lot."

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