Listen: Eminem Tells LL Cool J What Made Him Join Rap, Sign W/ Dr. Dre & More In Rock The Bells Radio Q&A

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem is giving fans a rare look at his personal life and what made him fall in love with the rap game. Slim Shady recently sat down with hip-hop icon LL Cool J to talk about all things centered on the culture.

The Influence of Hip-Hop, a monthly show hosted by LL Cool J and DJ Z-Trip with special guest Eminem premieres Saturday, September 1 at 3:00 pm ET on LL COOL J’s “Rock the Bells Radio,” via satellite on channel 43 through the SiriusXM app on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at Ahead of the premiere, peep below for some sneak listens!

Eminem and the power of hip-hop:

Eminem on developing courage to speak his mind through music:

Eminem on his thought process when writing ‘Stan’:

Eminem on Slim Shady EP and signing with his idol Dr. Dre:

The Influence of Hip-Hop, will feature LL COOL J interviewing fellow artists about their career and the songs that meant the most to them. The new show will give listeners a look into the process of creating music for some of their favorite artists.

LL COOL J’s “Rock the Bells Radio” features a wide range of classic hip-hop content, music, interviews and in-depth retrospectives curated and presented by LL, as well as other innovators of hip-hop music, including Ice Cube, Stetsasonic, Eric B. & Rakim, Snoop Dogg, Outkast, Kool Moe Dee, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, Ultramagnetic MCs, Too Short, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Canibus, Wu-Tang Clan, Run-DMC, Brand Nubian, De La Soul, Black Moon and Ice T.