Mr. Mathers adds another magazine to his catalog as he graces the front-page of this month’s Rolling Stone issue. In the cover story “Eminem Reborn,” the Detroit legend speaks on hip hop saving his life, not understand the Beastie Boys’ artistic twists until later, learning from greats like Big Daddy Kane, Tupac, Kool G Rap and more.
Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places. You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap. But then you go to Tupac, and he made songs. His fucking songs felt like something — ‘Holy shit! I want to fucking punch someone in the face when I put this CD in.’ Biggie told stories. I wanted to do all that shit.
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 — which just went platinum — is in stores now.