Eminem
Eminem Shady Records Unsigned Hype The Lounge
Eminem
News
Search
Discussion (soon)
Store
Information
Biography
Discography
Marshall Mathers LP 2
Recovery
Relapse
Encore
The Eminem Show
Pictures
Lyrics
Filmography
8 Mile
Interviews
Unsigned Hype
Family Tree
Enemies
Tattoos
Awards
Crews
Quotes
Release Dates
Tour Dates
Get Concert Tickets
DVD Secrets
Notebook
Multimedia
Audio
Video
Virtual Eminem
Wallpapers
Ringtones
Downloads
Games
Interaction
Forum
Polls & Surveys
Fan Mail
Stan
Other
Link Us
Links
 
Custom Search
 
Eminem

Eminem interview :: BBC Radio 1 (May 14th 2002)

Coxy & WestwoodSara Cox and Tim Westwood caught up with Eminem in New York.

Listen to EminemListen to Part 1
Listen to EminemListen to Part 2

Listen to EminemOn rhyming...
To touch the average listener you have to use words that touch emotion. The average listener doesn't catch rhyme for rhyme and syllable for
syllable.

Eminem and Sara Cox People think that it's so easy to write a rhyme or song with a catchy hook, but it's not simple. If it was the whole world would be doing it. I believe that this album will show who my true fans are, and show the people who bought my last album for Stan and the Real Slim Shady.

'Sometimes I wonder if I need drama in my life to make songs…'


Listen to EminemOn writing...
I can start from anything… Sometimes they'll either hit a note that will trigger a note or I'll like start a rhyme. Dre is best at seeing a vision of where the rhyme will go.

Listen to EminemOn the album...
Hopefully I gave Dre a break from trying to be so first hand with my stuff. He lets me do what I want to do. Nothing I do is dope. Everything I do is not wicked and Dre will tell me. He won't sugar coat it. His honesty is one thing that I've appreciated the most, ever since he signed me.

Listen to Eminem'If I don't show on this album that I'm a true MC then I'm quitting'

Eminem About his film, '8 Mile'...
I always wanted to dabble but as far as taking it on first hand, it had to be a really good script. The movie is so like my life, neck and neck almost. There are differences. The script was dope enough to put my career on hold for three months… When I start slowing down with the music then maybe (I'll move into acting)… I don't think I'll ever be done with the music. This movie was like acting boot camp.

On Dre being goofy in the video...
It depends what the song calls for. Dre has a lot of party songs but they are not a call to be goofy. A lot of my songs are risqué - I've been able to maintain, so far, the borderline between being cheesy and having fun and be able to come back with a serious song. There are happy sides to me just like anybody. Different moods, whatever, and that's what I try to portray.

Listen to Eminem 'Hailies Song' has Eminem singing for the first time on a record - so Sara asked him, what was that like?
Weird. I first wrote it I made it to keep in the vault for Hayley to hear when she got older and was able to understand it. When I played it for people they started liking it, so I was like 'okay'. I was a little embarrassed about putting it out at first. I'm never gonna hold back on expressing my love for my daughter. There's nothing that can strip that.

Listen to Eminem She knows (what I do) to some extent. I can't imagine what a 6-year-old must think… I know that she is getting some type of grasp for her father being on TV. Nobody elses dad is on TV. It must be a little head trip for her… She's obviously the most important thing to me. She's so beautiful and so smart.

Sara Cox and Westwood On techno…
I hate techno music so no matter how good Moby is that's not gonna change.

I hate techno music. Can I just state that for the record. I don't care who gets mad at me. I'm sorry but I just can't stand it.

Listen to Eminem On Staying straight...
I thought it would (affect my music) but there was a time when I thought weed and certain other drugs enhanced my writing but I learned that I can do it without. Everything that happened to me might have been a blessing in disguise.

Listen to Eminem Eminem Answers your questions…