During Eminem's chat with Lil Wayne last month, he shouted out RJ Panye as an under the radar rapper who's killing it. Wayne agreed that Payne was one to watch.
Payne acknowledged The GOATs co-sign during a discussion with Mikey T The Movie Star of Report Card Radio. After he did, he pushed back on those who don't think getting that kind of shout out from Eminem was a big deal.
"I don’t know if it’s a new generation or if it’s just the way the world is that we don’t value sh*t or we don’t value anything until it’s not here no more, but I know who Eminem is and I know all the records he broke. So for him to acknowledge me on my level, just the punchlines and hardcore rap – I give him all respect in the world because he didn’t have to be paying attention to RJ Payne," Payne said.
He added that the co-signs from Eminem and Lil Wayne just made him more hungry.
"The day that the footage came out I shot a video 24 hours later and put that sh*t out. Eminem had seen the video, I got the confirmation he’d seen the video. I just want to work harder. I was already a workhorse, I put out seven projects per year before Marshall came along. So now when I know he’s watching or Wayne’s watching, man, I’ll probably put out more projects than anybody in the rap game. I’m hungry as hell. I should be writing and rapping right now, I only stopped putting together my merch and working on my album to do it with you. If you’ve seen my freestyle, if you’ve seen what I just put out Animal, kind of just summing up who I am for the people who might not know who I was before Eminem gave me the shout out, that’s what you can expect. Expect the highest quality lyrics, the dopest production possible. Don’t expect no deep records, don’t expect none of that because right now I want people to know Eminem wasn’t wrong. I want people to know that Lil Wayne is listening because it is some dope sh*t and it’s not what everybody else is doing. Don’t expect to tune in and hear RJ Payne doing a trap record or none of that. Expect what I’ve been doing but just times 30."