50 Cent recently explained to MTV the difference between his career and that of Eminem's. 50 said Em's career went down a different road, but acknowledged the benifits of being a crossover artist in rap.
"You can't compare Eminem and 50 Cent's career on any level," 50 said. "Eminem doesn't know what the inside of Hot 97 looks like. He's never even had to go there. So the top 40 and crossover-radio platforms are detrimental to the success of an Eminem project, and for me to get to the top 40 or crossover space, I have to have music that performs so well on your Hot 97s and Power 106s of the world until it actually goes up to that point."