In a recent interview, Ed Sheeran shared an interesting story he heard from Rick Rubin, who produced both Sheeran and Eminem, about the first time Kendrick Lamar and Eminem worked together, on a session that would eventually become the song “Love Game” on The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
“I heard a very cool story about Eminem and Kendrick Lamar. Eminem wanted, he heard that Kendrick Lamar was the best rapper and he invited him to the studio to get him on a song. He arrived and Kendrick came with all his mates and Eminem said, ‘I just want you in the studio, just you on your own. And then my engineer is gonna come in and then record you doing it. But your mates aren’t allowed in.’” – Ed Sheeran
Kendrick complied, “wrote a sick verse” and everyone gathered around to see what the Top Dawg Entertainment rapper was truly capable of. And Cornrow Kenny nabbed an appearance on “Love Game” off The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
“Eminem said that he did it to test Kendrick because he thought he had a ghostwriter. He then realized that he didn’t, and then claimed he was the best, which is kinda cool I think.” – Ed Sheeran. Listen to the interview below:
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