Everyone has said this,even before he was on Strange.
This is from Cognito.
He started writing rhymes at 16, taking his cue from the people he was around. Yet it was hard to take rapping seriously as a career. A white rapper just wasn’t considered normal yet. It wasn’t until three years later, when Eminem’s The Slim Shady LP released, that COGNITO’s path became clearer.
“I don’t think being a white rapper has held me back,” relays COGNITO about the always-controversial topic of the White Rapper. “It got me seen more. It got me out there. I stand out because I am white. But let my music speak for itself.”
As for the Eminem comparisons, COGNITO is flattered but suggests otherwise.
“When Eminem dropped minds were blown. I look at the Eminem comparison as an honor. He’s the best rapper in game. But never once has a guy I work with said I sound like Eminem.