With the new Shady in tow, [twitter=eminem]Eminem[/twitter] may be ushering a return to wordplay, which had been missing from Hip Hop for some time. It just feels good to put lyricism in the forefront again, in my eyes, Joell Ortiz reveals to XXL.

He continues: Some of my heroes, when I came up rhymin’, were Biggie Smalls, Big L—rest in peace to all these—Big Pun. Dudes who were passionate about the way they put words together, the message they sent when they rhymed, and just bein’ ill with the pen. And I feel like this group, and Yelawolf and Em, are dudes who stand for that. And it’s good to see the pure form gettin’ shine again.

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