Eminem gets interviewed by his hero LL Cool J on LL’s Rock The Bells radio show. Eminem went on the first episode of LL’s radio show, The Influence of Hip-Hop, on SiriusXM’s Rock the Bells Radio. Eminem speaks about his influences that made him want to become a rapper. LL ask what made Em want to become a rapper, Em says.
“You, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Ice-T…Fat Boys. I don’t know,. It’s just something about the music spoke to me. It was so new and different and refreshing and you also didn’t really have to be able to sing, you know what I’m saying? It just spoke to me as a kid. I wanted to be like you. I hope that doesn’t sound weird…I absolutely wanted to be like you. I wanted to be like Run-DMC. ”
At another point, Em spoke about how watching LL’s progression as a rapper pushed him forward.
“You could make a love song, you could make a song for the dudes,” he said. “You know what I’m saying? And your range as a writer was so incredible. And then when you didn’t drop an album for a couple of years, then rap started advancing a little more. Then you came out, advanced it again. You know what I’m saying? It was so crazy to just watch it.”
Checkout the full interview.