Showing posts with label Eminem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eminem. Show all posts

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ed Sheeran Talks Eminem Collaboration "River," How It Got Made

Ed Sheeran details his experience working with Eminem.
Ed Sheeran is one of the most recognizable names in the music industry right now, but he'll be playing second fiddle to Eminem on the rapper's upcoming album Revival, guesting on a track that is titled "River." In a recent video interview with Billboard , the singer opened up about his experience working with Em and crafting this upcoming track.

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The process actually began some 18 months ago, when Ed Sheeran was on a completely different continent. “I was traveling Australia, and Russell Crowe has this big house,” Sheeran revealed. “I got an email from Paul Rosenberg—Eminem’s manager—and he says, ‘We’re gonna start putting the album together. Send in any ideas.’” After he sent in some sample material, which included him playing multiple instruments, he didn't hear from Eminem's crew for over a year until he almost accidentally got an update.

“My mate Emile, who produces a lot for Eminem is like, ‘Oh, I’ve done some drums and stuff on the “River” song that you wrote,’” Sheeran said. “I was like, ‘Oh, cool. Are you gonna send it to him?’” Apparently, it was at this point that Sheeran found out that Slim Shady has already laid down some verses on the track, proceeding to tweak some of the instrumental portion even further before he and the "Shape of You" singer ever met in person. When they finally did connect, the song had already been completed.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Eminem Got On Pink's "Revenge" After She Sent Him A Drunk Email

"This is why they call it liquid courage."
It's not easy to ask Eminem for a feature, even if you've worked with him before. According to Pink's new
interview with Entertainment Weekly , it took a lot of wine for the singer to work up the courage to email the rapper about doing another collaboration.
"I sneak-attacked him," she said,
explaining how her new track "Revenge" came together. "[Producer] Max [Martin] and I started making ['Revenge'], and I wrote this rap. We were drinking a lot of wine, and then I went home and I thought more wine would be a good idea."

Once she'd consumed a satisfactory amount of alcohol, it was time to send off a risky email. "I emailed [Eminem],” she said. “This is why they call it liquid courage. And I said, ‘You know I love you. I like that you work with a lot of the same people, like Rihanna . She’s hotter than me, but I’m funnier. So I’m going for a rap Grammy, and I’d like to take you along with me.’ It was this long email, and he wrote back right away and just said, ‘Okay.'"
That "okay" turned into a verse delivered to Pink's inbox that blew her away. "I emailed him again, I was like, ‘This is the best thing I’ve ever heard! I want to tackle you and rub your face in the dirt!'" As someone who's previously held the record for most words in a single song, Em isn't much of a talker online. “He just wrote back and was like, ‘Okay,'” recalled Pink.
"Revenge" was released on Pink's

Beautiful Trauma album, released Friday. Just before that, Eminem appeared on the BET Awards, performing a Trump-bashing freestyle that has continued to cause conversation this weekend.
Eminem's next album is expected to be released later this year , but contrary to reports, it is not yet complete . Denaun Porter revealed that he was simply trolling reporters with his statement that the LP was done. "Anytime they come in there, they can expect to get trolled with any kind of question like that," he said. "I'm never the person to give up that kind of information. I might say, 'Hey, we're working on it' or 'Hey, we're close.' But I'm never going to be the guy that gives up the information. But they can get trolled.