Eminem - Eminem wanted to 'impress' Rick Rubin

Eminem wanted to ''impress'' Rick Rubin with his new album.

The 'Berzerk' hitmaker felt ''honoured'' when he heard the famed producer was keen to work with him and was ''nervous'' when they first entered the studio together to record his new album 'The Marshall Mathers LP 2'.

He said: ''My manager Paul had been talking to him and Rick had expressed he had an interest in working with me. When Paul brought it to my attention I was super excited, just honoured at the fact that he was even thinking about it.

''I had my reservations because I felt like - I'm a super fan of Rick - so I'd probably be a little nervous.

''I don't know what the vibe would be just because I would be wanting to impress him. It was kinda like the feeling I got early on with Dre.

''I had never met him, so I was like nervous to meet him and even more nervous to work with him.''

The album opens with 'Bad Guy', a follow-up song to his classic hit 'Stan', which tells the tale of the original protagonist's little brother and Eminem was thrilled to be able to revisit the story once he had the right music.

He told BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe: ''I had heard a lot of chatter right that I should do 'Stan 2'.

''All I kept thinking was 'Well, Stan's dead', he died in the story, when in the back of my mind I kinda had an idea of who could be left from the story but I needed to get the right beat.

''As soon as I heard the words to the chorus, the beat was sent to me, it had those words on it. I like making my own choruses, but it's also fun for me to take someone else's words and interpret them in my own way.''


Tags: Eminem - Rick Rubin - Zane Lowe


More Eminem

Eminem Ft. Sia - Guts Over Fear Video

Ahead of his upcoming compilation album, 'Shady XV', Eminem has released a lyric video for his August 2014 single, 'Guts Over Fear', featuring Sia. The...

Miley, Metallica, 1D and Eminem Added to Guinness Book of World Records

What do Metallica, One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Eminem all have in common? Erm, not much, but they're all set to be immortalised in the...

Eminem Ft. Sia - Guts Over Fear (Audio) Video

Eminem's new song, 'Guts Over Fear' has just been released by Shady Records. The single features Sia Furler and has come out in conjunction with...

MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music...


Rihanna and Eminem Take ‘Monster’ On Stage ALS Ice Bucket Challenge While Kylie Gets Soaked On A Yacht

Rihanna and Eminem have become the latest celebrities to take part in the ALS ice bucket challenge. The viral sensation, which sees participants get soaked...

'Motown The Musical' Tours The US - But What Else Do We Love About Detroit Music?

If anywhere has a legendary music scene in North America, it's Detroit, Michigan. With a culture so rich in genre from Motown to rock, it's...

Eminem and Rihanna Kick Off U.S Tour

As far as musical collaborations go, Eminem and Rihanna have given us some of the best. Between 'Love the Way You Lie' (Parts 1 and...

Chris Pratt Raps Eminem, Disses Orlando Bloom And Justin Bieber

Actor Chris Pratt is currently enjoying a huge wave of publicity following the runaway success of his new film Guardians of the Galaxy that’s topping...



Eminem Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Eminem

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All