With the dust settling on 2013, superstars have been the general theme in hip-hop. Almost every big name artist came out with an album, from Drake releasing Nothing Was The Same, Jay Z coming with Magna Carta…Holy Grail, Kanye West blessing the world with Yeezus and last but certainly not least, Eminem’s’ The Marshall Mathers LP 2.
I would go to Detroit if I were to hear anything. I would feel comfortable sending him ideas, little sketches and if there was something I wanted to work on, ’cause I’m just really comfortable just working out of my studio. But for the most part if you want to work with Marshall you get on a plane and go to Detroit. It’s just an in-house vibe” -Emile Haynie
MMLP2 was huge, becoming Em’s seventh album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, grabbing the second-largest debut sales week of the year, and he making Eminem the first lead artist since The Beatles to have four singles in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the same time.
XXL revisited MMLP2 with superproducer Emile to discuss working with Marshall over the years—he also worked on Em’s Recovery—the difference between Recovery Eminem and MM2LP Eminem, and the production process behind his songs “Legacy” and “Headlights.”
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