In a recent interview, Ed Sheeran shared an interesting story he heard from Rick Rubin, who produced for both Sheeran and Eminem, about the first time Kendrick Lamar and Eminem worked together, on a session that would finally ended up to 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 are not allowed in.’” – Ed Sheeran
“Eminem said that he did it to test Kendrick because he thought he had a ghostwriter. He then realized that he did not, and then claimed he was the best, which is kinda cool I think.” – Ed Sheeran.
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