Rap veteran Busta Rhymes gets super competitive with it. During a recent interview he explained the process of making a song with legendary hip-hop artist Eminem and what it transpired into.
Busta Rhymes Reveals How He Works With Eminem
Busta revealed that the pair would send verses back and forth, each adding more and more to the song. He said it just turned into a rap battle essentially, with each of the two icons seeing who could write more bars.
“If you want a clear display of what the fundamentals of hip-hop is and the art of emceeing, [“Calm Down”] is the case study. I sent the record to Eminem with 16 bar verse. He sent it back with like 40 bar verse. I’m like ‘what the fuck is going on. You are not gonna do this to me on my song.’ I sent back my verse with 45 bars. He sends it back 56 bars. I sent mine back 62 bars. He sends back 66 bars. I’m like, look bro, who we making this record for at this point? Are we making this record for the consumer or we are just battling each other now?”
Eminem’s First-Week Projections Revealed
The Grammy-winning rapper‘s surprise Music to Be Murdered By album is doing big numbers. The rap superstar’s first-week projections have surfaced and have him competing against some of the biggest names in the music biz. Em’s new LP will easily land in the Top 5 of all new releases, however, Slim Shady faces stiff competition from country star Taylor Swift and The Beatles’ Sir Paul McCartney.
Taylor Swift gets the edge for a second week at #1, but she’s got some competition from Sir PaulMcCartney. Swift seems certain to hit 100k+ this week as evermore (Republic) CDs hit stores just in time for Christmas. Can McCartney, who’s currently projecting a little under 100k, close the gap? Stay tuned. Eminem’s deluxe Music to Be Murdered By–Side B is headed for #3. Paul McCartney (Capitol) 85-95k total activity, 80-90k albums Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 70-80k, 25-30k (HITS Daily Double)
MGK Downplays Eminem’s Side B Disses
This past week, rap star Machine Gun Kelly went to his Twitter page to laugh off his publicized rap rival’s jab off the new album. MGK makes reference to Em’s now-infamous “Zeus” line where he raps “She thinks Machine washed me/Swear to God, man, her favorite rapper wish he’d crossed me.”
“those subliminals 🤣🚮” -Machine Gun Kelly’s Twitter
Eminem Disses Snoop Dogg
On the same “Zeus” track, Eminem directly calls out West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg. He disses him and let it be known he doesn’t feel the same way about him that he used to back in the day.
“And, as far as squashin’ beef, I’m used to people knockin’ me/But, just not in my camp, I’m diplomatic ’cause I’m tryna be/Last thing I need is Snoop doggin’ me/Man, dog, you was like a d*mn god to me/Man, not really/I had “dog” backwards” (“Zeus“)