Eminem Was Competitive On "Calm Down," Busta Rhymes Says

posted Wednesday July 02 ,2014 at 02:00PM CDT | 16 comments

Eminem Was Competitive On

Busta Rhymes: "It started to really feel like we battling each other."

The Busta Rhymes and Eminem collaboration "Calm Down," which was released this week, is a "longtime coming," according to Bus. 

"It's finally here," he says in an interview with Los Angeles radio station Power 106's Rikki Martinez. "This is for Extinction Level Event 2...[We're] going toe-to-toe and respectfully competing and just bringing the best out of each other. I ain't gonna lie. The process that we took to make this record is a story to tell." 

Busta says the two emcees redid several elements of the track. 

"We just kept going back and forth, just competitive," he says. "It started to really feel like we battling each other. It started to feel like a three minute and eight second song. After we kept sending it back and forth, it ended up being six minutes. We was like, 'Yo, listen, it's one thing to say 'F the rules, but it's another thing to say we O.D.in'.' But it's a beautiful piece of art...You're probably never gonna experience a moment like this before. It's our first time going in this crazy on a record unlike we've ever done on our own records before and probably unlike what we'll do on any other record again. It's special." 

RELATED: Power 106's Rikki Martinez Explains Power 105's Angie Martinez's Impact

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  • Dexy
    I thought I was only one that thought the track didn't live up to the hype. sigh
  • Anonymous
    The song was alright, but busta is overhyping it
  • Anonymous
    i like Em but dat song was str8t garbage no lie
  • minnesota slick
    hate to see em when he's not competitive cause that song is fuckin garbage
  • P
    Busta looks like shit! This songs beat is absolutely garbage! They both got decent verses but this recycled beat made it just another song. There are so many better beats on MMLP 2 and Genisis. G-Units Remixs have been 10x better then the paint by color beat.
  • Anonymous
    what he fuck was he wearing on the bet awards a few days ago
    • Anonymous
      LMAO gay shirt wearing ass nikka He sucked off my gay cousin in Trinidad, so the streets say
  • Anonymous
    The song is straight garbage. Busta trying to hype this garbage song to sell more. Probably a throwaway verse from Eminem too.
  • Sk3l3t0R
    It's like Em forgot how to make decent songs. It's really sad watching him become the exact same thing he dissed and rebelled against while coming up. That dude hasn't been seen since Eminem Show. Case in point: how many songs do you still see people bump from his three recent releases? I haven't heard a single one. His older shit will live on and be remembered forever.
    • Earnest
      Trim the fat, and you get a Marshall Mathers LP 2 that is still worth bumping. Check it out: https://play.spotify.com/user/earnestp/playlist/029pEqBKPfAZhZzdfpjqcE
  • Nigggah
    dope song, Eminem killed it
  • Anonymous
    Fat fish. :)
  • Anonymous
    I love it when rappers build these songs up then it comes out and it sucks.
  • Anonymous
    Fat steroid bloated gay rapper
  • uhhuh
    Meh. Just.. Meh..
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