Eminem dropped a new emotional and revealing song yesterday with guest vocals by Beyonce. In the song Eminem talks about the expectations by fans and living up to the success of his previous work. Producer Rick Rubin says it was also inspired by Eminem’s frustrations with the current landscape of hip hop and mumble rap. Rubin said, “For him, it’s a little bit of culture shock because there’s a new wave of hip-hop that’s not really what he’s about, so he was just talking to me about how that felt.”
Eminem and Rubin sat down with journalist Malcom Gladwell for a podcast that you can listen to below.