After over a year of Lil Wayne publically pleading for Eminem to do a song with him, it looks like Weezy might have some hope to go on. In the upcoming issue of XXL, which Eminem is on the cover of, Em talked about Lil Wayne and T.I. helping rap return to what it used to be.
"I wasn't ready to give up drugs," Em explained. "I didn't really think I had a problem…I felt like I wanted to pull back, because my drug problem had got so bad. I felt like, maybe if I take a break, maybe this will help. I started to get into the producer role more…I stayed up on the music…and without naming any name, it just felt like hip-hop was going downhill…But with this new T.I. album, with this new Lil Wayne album of recent, it seems like things are looking a lot better now. You can appreciate Lil Wayne using different words to rhyme and actually rhyming words that you know. Or T.I., where you hear sh*t and you're like Whoa, ah, I wish I would have thought of that! You know what I mean? Or you hear all the compound-syllable rhyming and all that. It just seems like now the craft is getting cared about more."