While out in the UK, Eminem stopped by BBC’s Radio 1 and chopped it up with Zane Lowe for a very in-depth Q&A session.
In part 1 of the 4 part interview, Em spoke on topping Kanye’s interview, performing with a live band, “Rap God,” his new album, MMLP2, doing “Stan 2 (Bad Guy),” working with Rick Rubin and much more.
Part 2 added.
In the second installment of Eminem’s interview with BBC’s Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Em speaks on producing on MMLP2, being inspired by rap once again, how he feels about rap music now, being a contender for G.O.A.T., the sound he’s aiming for, becoming pop, while trying to be anti-pop early in his career, and not understanding how it came about, being 5-years sober and much more.
Part 3 added.
In part 3 of his sit down with Zane Lowe, Eminem touched on being adventurous lyrically, on MMLP2, for the first time in a sober state of mind, not wanting to bring the same sound as Recovery, recording 2-songs per week throughout the process, getting done recording and realizing there was no other rappers on the album, which led to him calling in Kendrick Lamar. Em then talked more in depth about working with Kendrick than he has previously, and more.
As he closed out part 3 of the 4 part Q&A session, Em spoke on recording “Headlights,” while he explained if he prepared mentally to record it, getting everything he had to say off his chest on the record, working with Nate Ruess on the track and how the song came together, plus more.
Part 4 added.
In the fourth and final part of his interview with Zane Lowe, Eminem spoke on singing on MMLP2, if he ever thought about leaving, and why he stays in Detroit, going back to his old house for the MMLP2 cover photo shoot, touring in the UK, getting back into touring being sober, when he’ll be back in the studio to begin recording again, and more.
[Bonus] Em performs “Berzerk” with a live band on Radio 1