Eminem Talks MMLP2, Working with Rick Rubin

blame it on Shake October 23, 2013
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“Right now, I’m probably working harder than I’ve ever worked in my life.” – Eminem

With just a couple weeks until it’s release (Nov. 5), Eminem sits down with Rolling Stone to speak on The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Well aware of the expectations and pre-hate the title has already drawn, Mr. Mathers had the following to say…

Calling it The Marshall Mathers LP 2, obviously I knew that there might be certain expectations. I wouldn’t want to call it that just for the sake of calling it that. I had to make sure that I had the right songs – and just when you think you got it, you listen and you’re like, ‘Fuck, man! I feel like it needs this or that,’ to paint the whole picture.

It’s not necessarily a sequel, as much as it is a revisitation. So there’s not gonna be, like, continuations of every old song on there or anything like that. To me, it’s more about the vibe, and it’s more about the nostalgia.

Em also shares his thoughts on having the bearded guy on the coach Rick Rubin involved in the process.

Getting with him was like, ‘Holy shit!’ As many genres of music that he is able to fuck with, he’s like Yoda. I couldn’t do it. You sit me there with a rock group, I don’t know the first fucking thing about banging on the drums.

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