(AllHipHop News) Last night (November 4th) Eminem spoke about everything Eminem for over an hour with Sway, onlooking press members and lucky contest winners for SiriusXM’s “Town Hall” series. With longtime collaborator and host of Shade45’s Toca Tuesdays, DJ Tony Touch on the 1’s and 2’s and Sway Calloway interviewing, Em spoke on the creation of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, his personal life, Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse and more in the extensive interview.
According to Eminem, he spent over a year and a half just writing and recording music without many personal distractions, a first for him in his career that spans over 17 years.
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He revealed that the playful vibe of the Kendrick Lamar collaboration “Love Game” was intentional as he wanted to do a song with a concept with Kendrick given his respect for how Kendrick put together his debut album, good kid, mAAd city. However, he also mentioned that he had other songs he was going to put Kendrick on that were more in the battle rap vibe that has characterized Lamar’s “Control” verse and Eminem’s “Rap God”. The 15 year veteran further elaborated on the recording process of “Love Game”:
“Don’t think he didn’t come in the booth and was trying to rip my head off.”
On The Marshall Mathers LP 2 song “So Far”, Eminem spoke on his inability to immerse himself in the new advent of social media:
Got friends on Facebook, all over the world
Not sure what that means, they tell me it’s good
During the Town Hall interview, he further addressed why he does not engage in social media and what his response would be if he ever did get into an argument on a social media platform:
“I would get into the worse arguments like ‘Drive to my house now!”
Things took a somber tone when Sway asked Eminem to explain what happened to change his perspective on his mother from his usual bashing to the endearing ode to her on his new song “Headlights”. Em took the time to announce that he will no longer be speaking on this or any of his private personal matters and will direct interviewers to his lyrics for answers to those particular questions.
The full hour long interview will air at 12:00 pm ET on his SiriusXM channel, via satellite on Shade 45, channel 45, and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
Check out the song “Headlights” from his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2 in stores now: