Treach of Naughty By Nature -  Rock The Bells Festival 8/5/2023

Treach Announces Solo Album, Says Eminem Is 'One of the Dopest MCs to Touch the Mic, Ever'

Treach: 'Eminem Is One of the Dopest MCs to Touch the Mic Ever'

Published Tue, August 8, 2023 at 6:00 PM EDT

At 2023's Rock The Bells Festival Treach of Naughty by Nature revealed that he is working on a new album, and he responded to Eminem's recent praise of him.

"When Eminem shouts me out its nothin' but love," the 'Uptown Anthem' MC said. "Eminem said he almost stopped rappin' when he heard me, when I heard Eminem i almost stopped rappin'. I'm like this guy right here, you cant top nothin' he's sayin right now. Not cause he's a white boy, he's gettin' the accolades he's gettin' right now because he's one of the dopest MC's to touch the mic ever in history, and if you have a problem with it say it so he can chew yo ass out the fuckin' frame! I call him my light skinned twin. Treach then addressed Eminem personally. "Em, I'm working on a solo album and I ain't takin' it to nobody but you. So now you got it out there in the universe, come see me - love you."

In a recent New York Times interview, Eminem revealed that he contemplated quitting after hearing Naughty By Nature's debut album. "I studied MCs who used multi-syllabic phrasing," he says. "I would gravitate to Lord Finesse, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, Redman and Special Ed. Treach from Naughty By Nature too. When that first Naughty By Nature album dropped, that whole summer I couldn't write a rap. I was so depressed, I thought I'd never be that good and I should just quit."

Naughty By Nature joined Queen Latifah on her star studded set on Saturday which included Zhane, Big Boi of Outkast, and Monie Love. Treach ran through "Uptown Anthem" and "Hip Hop Hooray" joined by Vin Rock who revealed to the crowd that the festival was a reunion. "You just did somethin' special," he said to Latifah. "Naughty By Nature hasn't toured or been onstage since 2019. This is the first time you've seen us live thanks to our Queen Latifah," he told the crowd.

Check out Treach's statement above.

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