ONYX’s Fredro Starr wasn’t too surprised when Eminem mentioned the legendary group on “Legacy,” a song off the recently released The Marshall Mathers Lp 2. He was more surprised that Em found a way to rhyme the group’s name.
“I was just trying to figure that out on an artistic level,” Fredro told XXL. “Not too many words rhyme with ONYX, so I was just sitting there thinking, ‘Did he have it planned? Or did he write that as his pen was going?’”
On the song, Em rhymes, “Instead of tryna escape through my comics, why don’t I just blast a little something by ONYX?” Fredro said he wasn’t shocked to hear the lyric, because “Eminem has always shown Onyx love.” He then went on to reference the fact that Sticky Fingaz was featured on the original The Marshall Mathers LP, on the song “Remember Me?” Similarly, Em was featured on Sticky’s 2001 album, Blacktrash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones, on the song “What If I Was White?”