From working on Kanye West’s “All Falls Down” and Eminem’s “Crack A Bottle” with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent, Erick “Jesus” Coomes has his fingerprint on a litany of some of the culture’s most impactful songs. Consequently, he’s cultivated relationships with several iconic Hip Hop figures. In fact, DJ Quik coined his nickname in front of an audience.
Coomes has recently done an interview with HipHopDX. While he admits collaborating with some of his heroes was a little “intimidating,” he’s appreciative of artists like Dr. Dre who make him feel at ease.
“It’s sort of like being in the room with your favorite superheroes from the silver screen. The thing about Dre is he’s just so nice. And Dre is really conscious of that energy, so he will break that ice immediately and make sure everyone is comfortable.”
Around 2009, Dre flew Coomes from the Hollywood Burbank Airport in his private jet to work with Slim Shady on the Relapse album. He was disappointed in himself for falling asleep during the flight, but describes the experience like “being in a Ferrari that takes off flying.” Once in the studio, it was all business.
“I played a little guitar on that song ‘My Mom.’ At that moment, Em was in the room. As I was recording my part, he just goes, ‘That’s dope.’ I didn’t say anything and kept playing. But I thought about it recently and realized that was one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me.”