That Time Eminem Tested Kendrick Lamar in the Studio on Using Ghost Writers

More collaborations, please!

Nearly four years ago, Eminem was doing work for his The Marshall Mathers LP 2. Kendrick Lamar, who was fresh from good kid, m.A.A.d city, and was called by his fellow Aftermath cohort Slim Shady to work in the studio. Ed Sheeran, revealed in a recent interview, that he heard the story from hip-hop legend Rick Rubin and revealed how Marshall wanted K-Dot in the studio by himself.

In year’s past, the TDE rapper cited Em as one of the biggest inspirations for his rhymes, but Shady wanted to make sure no ghostwriters were involved. After realizing Kendrick didn’t require any outside help on his personal lyrics, Em proclaimed Lamar as the best rapper. Take a listen below to the international star sharing a rare tale at the 7-minute mark.

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