Eminem Says Recording With Rick Rubin Was Intimidating

posted Sunday November 03 ,2013 at 09:30AM CST | 55 comments

Eminem Says Recording With Rick Rubin Was Intimidating

Eminem reveals his goal with Rick Rubin is to incorporate some vintage sound into his project.

As November 5, the release date of Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2, approaches, the Detroit emcee continues to discuss his latest project.

In an interview on DJ Whoo Kid's Shade 45 show, Eminem spoke specifically about recording with Rick Rubin, one of the executive producers of the project.

"I'm a huge fan of Rick, and the shit that he does, and how he's able to dip in and out of different genres of music and master all of them," said Em. "That's pretty fucking crazy how he can do it. And obviously, his early work and shit with the Beastie Boys and Run-DMC. There was a little intimidation factor going in. I'm just such a fan and was just anxious and nervous to meet him, let alone work with him. And the fact that he even wanted to reach out and work with me is super humbling to me."

Eminem continued, "But it was fun. It was fun because, Rick, he's pretty easy to work with. Whatever ideas you got, throw 'em out there, he's willing to try whatever. At the end of the day, whatever we don't like, we can always take it out, keep this idea, scrap this one."

Eminem spoke about early Def Jam music, much of which was produced by Rubin, who co-founded the label. "I just want to say this: I'm a super fan of all the early '80s Hip Hop, man. All the early Beastie Boys shit, on Licensed to Ill, how they incorporated all the Led Zeppelin samples and all that, and the early Run-DMC shit, how those first few albums were so Rock-influenced. There's something to be said about the nostalgia of bringing that back, and getting with Rick, I was hoping to tap into some of that, because I started fuckin' around on the Slaughterhouse album, I think, with some of the older sounds, just vintage scratches and whatever. ...I had already kinda started doing that, but I was hoping to get with Rick and take it to another level."

Listen to the interview below:

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 was made available for streaming through iTunes Radio on Friday (November 1).

RELATED: Eminem Details The Making Of "The Marshall Mathers LP 2"

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  • Anonymous
    dont get me wrong he can still rap but ever since encore Eminem hasn't been same he yells lot try make words rhyme lot harder I still like him mmlp2 was ok but guy doesn't rap about things that's going on in world like he use too it was nice run with Eminem but just like dre snoop 50 list goes on its time for him hang up the mic its pretty much over for him he always going be bigger then slice bread but he has nothing rap about no more guess its time move on
  • roberta
    i am not a fan of the new eminem album it is not the eminem i am used to. the tracks are not normal
  • Anonymous
    No. It means Eminem would probably sell 800k while Ross sold 250k. Still a win for the untouchable MMG empire.
    • Anonymous
      250K. HA!! Impossible. He'd be lucky to break 150k. And the "untouchable MMG empire" ain't that untouchable with the losses they took.
  • GBtha G
    Yo it seems yall afro muthafuckaz cant break free from racism (fuck where yall been born who gives a shit?) but Slim Shadey iz real just ask Dre himself! surely america still has a long way 2 go.u just need 2 have less pussy n cut yo spendin on 'em bitchiz then u can start reasonin.
  • Anonymous
    whoo kidds on some dick as usual haa haa
  • wdsd
    We don't give a damn about no white man law if you attack what we love. And frankly, it ain't none of your business. What do you got to say about it? Did you teach Em? Did you make Eminem? Did you clean up Eminem? Did you put Eminem out before the world? Was Eminem your traitor or ours? And if we dealt with him like a nation deals with a traitor, what the hell business is it of yours? You just shut your mouth, and stay out of it. Because in the future, we gonna become a nation. And a nation gotta be able to deal with traitors and cutthroats and turncoats. The white man deals with his. The Jews deal with theirs
  • rabbit mask demons
    hey fuckers
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  • 666 jasonns
    crazy mother fuckers
  • tell ice cube this is wats gonna happen to him. not us ice cube is a terrrist
    now whos wicked bitchhhess
  • tell ice cube this is wats gonna happen to him. not us ice cube is a terrrist
    fuck ice cube nba nfl movies eminem paul wall beyonce jay z fuck themmm
    • GBtha G
      No no no. Ice Cube iz a G. so fuck u instead u bitchass.
  • tell ice cube this is wats gonna happen to him. not us ice cube is a terrrist
    sh sh ha ha
  • tell ice cube this is wats gonna happen to him. not us ice cube is a terrrist
    666 devils after u
  • ussd
    guys MMLP2 album is already leaked i downloaded it from here: www.mmlp2leaked.com
  • tell ice cube this is wats gonna happen to him. not us ice cube is a terrrist
    yal gonna kill ppl on holloween and xmas?? u ant doing shitt homos kill u
  • tell ice cube this is wats gonna happen to him. not us ice cube is a terrrist
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HmvRqJArxY
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T8E09aAOIc
  • sxxx4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsnAk6tjsts
  • Anonymous
    Eminem was going to release his album in December but didn't want to get in the way of Mastermind.
    • Anonymous
      Yeah. If Em had released his album the same day as Ross', Ross would be completely forgotten.
  • Donna Gabriel
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  • Mortis
    Fucking morons clamoring for Dr Dre. He has 16 producer credits since 2010. He's done making music you fucking stans. Move on with your life.
    • Anonymous
      plus he only did a couple of songs on all of eminems albums and a lot of them were not even hits. He did over half of relapse and looked how that turned out.
  • Anonymous
    Nas is a fucking retard he skipped the step of Justmatic inbetween illmatic and stillmatic.
  • Anonymous
    Must be better than recovery because now recovery sounds like trash.
  • dick rider
    HipHopDX has written 4 stories about the same interview...you better be rating his album a five for all the traffic coming in because of this album
    • Anonymous
      i rated it a 10.
  • EmFan
    Dear Em, There's still time to redo these songs, get a big fat bag of weed and call Dre. Yours Concerned
    • Anonymous
      lol it comes out on tuesday. its already been shipped out moron. aint no time
    • Anonymous
      could still get a big bag of ecstasy and weed with Dr. Dre and make a refill or MMLP3.....
    • EmFan
      They can recall it as a defected product and do an all nighter.
    • Anonymous
      its gonna sell regardless you can never please everyone
  • ANSWER THIS
    Im confused wasn't the 1:30 version of don't front just a snippet and is the full one out yet?
    • Anonymous
      i listened to the full version on youtube... its on there but hidden or something
    • Anonymous
      youtube.com/watch?v=OON-tX3HIcs
    • Anonymous
      im pretty sure that isn't the full it is just the snippet and then them repeating the snippet atleast for all the ones i listened to.
    • Anonymous
      oh yeah sorry
  • Anonymous
    the Rick Rubin produced songs are the worst songs on MMPL2
    • B
      Nah actually. They are some of the best. Minus Love Game
    • Anonymous
      So Far... was complete trash not because of its lyrics because of its fucked up beat. Berzerk was all about the beat so it was a major club banger but not what we want out of eminem.