Friday (Nov. 10), Eminem released his grim single “Walk on Water,” which called on Beyoncé for the tuneful assist. The track will appear on his forthcoming studio album, Revival. Hours later, a podcast hosted by the legendary Rick Rubin and award-winning author Malcolm Gladwell debuted called Broken Record?, featuring a conversation with Em to discuss a multitude of topics.
Rubin, who co-produced “Walk on Water,” spoke to the fact that there’s a new wave of hip-hop that doesn't stand for the same things Eminem believes in. Rick said, “I could see [Eminem] was frustrated by it,” in reference to the modern revelation of “mumble rap.”
Shady had high praise for Tupac, saying, "He always knew the right words to say on the right chords. I studied that so much and he was so genius at doing it. He never said the wrong thing on the wrong chord. Go listen to “Dear Mama,” every bar was so in place where it should be. He was so smart about picking his beats. Tupac always said feel me and you have to feel him and not just hear him.”