Some people might say that Eminem is past his prime, but he is a dedicated worker at his craft. That angst-filled music for angry teenagers spawned a career that has officially reached Hall of Fame status.
Bizarre spoke openly during a recent interview with Bootleg Kev. He spent six hours in the booth recording one verse with Eminem. Bizarre has released two albums with Eminem as a part of D12, Devil’s Night and D12 World, so he knows what it’s like to share studio time with Emiem.
“It was a lot of work, man. I think we had fun after the studio. Being in the studio with Em, man, sometimes you might be in the booth for five, six hours doing one verse over. He was on yo ass.”
“I remember one time he got so sick with it, man, I went home and he wanted me to do some ad-libs over. I guess he couldn’t wait ’til I came back; the next day, he had did them for me. He sounded just like me, my voice. I was like, ‘Bro, you are sick.’”
Bizarre also explained how Eminem’s advice on writing rhymes required a dedicated work ethic.
“He said, ‘Sometimes just go over the verses over and over again when you take it home, and ask yourself: Did I say the dopest line right here? Could I have said something better right here? And if you think you coulda, change it,’” he remembered. “But I never listened to him [laughs]. I was like, ‘Fuck that, I’m going back to the hotel.’”
Obviously, working alongside Eminem has a lot of benefits. You also gain a ton of stories along the way. Only time will tell how many stories come along down the road about Eminem’s influence, but they don’t seem to be stopping.
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