Kid Cudi shared his buzzworthy collaboration with Eminem over the summer, and in a new Apple Music 1 interview with Zane Lowe, Cudi talks about how the song helped inspire his upcoming Man on the Moon III album and validated his need "to be respected as an MC."
"'Yo, who do I f---ing get? Who do I f---ing spar with?'" he said of what ended up being "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady." "'Who do I go bar-for-bar with?' Eminem.”
And how did he get Em on the track? "I tweeted at him," the rapper said. "It wasn't even in the DMs. Just my timeline. It was public. I was like, 'Yo Rap God, help!' And we're really close with [Goliath Records'] Paul Rosenberg and he was able to connect us and we were able to get it done."