Eminem On Being A Student Of Hip-Hop

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Eminem will be on the cover or Rolling Stone‘s newest issue that will hit stores this Friday (November 22). In the story, Em talks about being a student of the game and pulling different aspects from different artists. ”Being a student of hip-hop in general, you take technical aspects from places,” Em explains to senior writer Brian Hiatt of Rolling Stone. “You may take a rhyme pattern or flow from Big Daddy Kane or Kool G Rap. But then you go to Tupac, and he made songs. His fucking songs felt like something — ‘Holy shit! I want to fucking punch someone in the face when I put this CD in.’ Biggie told stories. I wanted to do all that shit.”

Eminem newest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, has officially gone platinum, eclipsing that mark on Wednesday. The 21-track album is among the topic of discussion on BBC Radio 1′s interview between Zane Lowe and Slim Shady. The final part of this four part interview will be released today. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are all live and  give a great outlook on the making of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Em’s career and his thoughts on hip-hop.

[via ROLLINGSTONE]