He previously called Em “a pioneer from the city.”
Artists ranging from Young Thug to Justin Bieber to Sada Baby have all recently questioned Eminem’s dominance in hip-hop. With his new song “No Talkin,” Tee Grizzley seems to add himself to the list. The track is taken from the Detroit rapper’s latest project, Scriptures, and is produced by ChopsquadDJ and ATL Jacob.
On the first verse, Tee Grizzley takes a shot at an unnamed opponent before name-dropping Eminem:
Heard a nigga say he fucked my bitch
Fuck that bitch, I don’t trust that bitch
Aventador and the license plate Michigan
Had to quit fucking with dawg, he feminine
I run Detroit, niggas talkin’ ‘bout Eminem
Talking that shit, I kill you, him, and him
I made a M, then I made a M again, slow down
Check that score nigga, blow out
During an October 2017 interview with Power 106’s The Cruz Show, Tee Grizzley was asked whether he thought Eminem is Detroit’s gatekeeper.
“It’s good to [meet him] because he’s a pioneer from the city, but I wouldn’t say it’s mandatory,” Tee responded, before admitting that he still wanted to sit down with Em.
Fellow Detroit rapper Sada Baby expressed similar thoughts in April 2019 when he said Eminem doesn’t deserve a spot amongst the Top 5 MCs in their hometown.
“I ain’t know we had trailer parks until I saw 8 Mile. And I still don’t know nobody that know that nigga,” he said. “So it ain’t about being in the trenches, I’m just talking about as far as music and rappers and my Top 5 and my Mount Rushmore of Detroit rappers, Em is like an honorable mention. Just off the strength of 8 Mile.”
More recently, Young Thug weighed in on Eminem’s beef with Machine Gun Kelly in May and declared the latter rapper the winner. Earlier that month, Bieber criticized Eminem for taking shots at younger rappers on 2018’s “The Ringer,” explaining that Em just doesn’t understand the new generation.
Listen to the song above, and read all the lyrics to Tee Grizzley’s “No Talkin” on Genius now.