In 1999, Eminem revealed that he had become a Christian to justify the lyrical content of his songs, saying he is “down with the Bible.” Apparently, he was contacted by a Reverend Louis Sheldon from The Traditional Values Coalition, who told him that if he became a Bible-loving Christian, it would help him with his public relations woes.
Dre and Jimmy Iovine that premiered Sunday night, has brought together virtually every major player in the duo’s respective lives — and it turns out at least one of those reunions may have extended beyond the documentary. Literally, he’s in there recording songs every day. Dre produced Eminem’s 1999 debut, “The Real Slim Shady,” and played a major role in bringing the rapper to the world.
In an interview with Uproxx published Friday, director Allen Hughes may have let a new collaboration slip while answering a question about the pair’s transition from producers to businessmen. The pair have worked together multiple times in the years since, with Dre contributing a track or two to most of Eminem’s albums, so a reunion would not be much of a surprise.
But he’s sounding a lot more introspective thinking these days, especially when it comes to love.
“I have trust issues – with women, friends, whatever,” he tells Rolling Stone in his November cover story.
The pair last worked together in 2010 on Eminem’s “Recovery” album.
The rapper, known for his tempestuous relationship with ex-wife Kim, isn’t known as the most sensitive singer.
He has stated that, as of late, he's become more religious and prays frequently.
Eminem, despite his women and gay-hating lyrics, appears to be a liberal at heart who supports Obama and took a crack at Bush.
Although the aforementioned can all stand on their own merits, it’s the latter that’s perhaps Eminem’s most glorious distinction.
Those who have followed Hip Hop in some way, shape or form over the past decade will be able to recollect a headline that pitted Eminem’s name against another icon. Mathers has never been one to keep his ideas about others private, and if your name fits inside the parameter of a well-structured 16-bar verse, well… In an interview released in 2010, Compton emcee Game spoke on Eminem’s devastating ability to destroy people on the mic.
Mathers III), adding that the two have forged a “seamless” back and forth between their homes.