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(From The Dominion Post)
Byline: CARDY Tom
Kiwi jazz legend Malcolm McNeill is no old fogey: he can see that Eminem has more going on than this year's crop of packaged jazz stars like Norah Jones. By Tom Cardy.
IT'S hard to imagine, but it's true. Malcolm McNeill, New Zealand's bestknown jazz singer, listens to superstar rapper Eminem. Not that it's exactly his choice. It's the music his 12-year-old plays within earshot. But McNeill is accommodating enough to have even seen the Eminem movie 8 Mile.
"I'm not exactly an Eminem fan. I'm not going to put it on for pleasure, but when I hear it, I think, `There is something going on, you can't deny it'. I really love the rhythmic thrust of it, you can't deny that either."
Does this mean one day there's a chance we may hear McNeill interpreting the likes of Stan?
"I think it's probably …