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Rick Rubin Weighs In On The Making Of “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

Posted By on November 8, 2013

Rick Rubin is no stranger to cranking out hits. Since the 80’s, Rubin has had a hand in creating some of the most timeless music, no matter the genre. His latest venture was working with Eminem on his “MMLP2” project.

Rubin recently sat down with Complex and discussed the process of working with Em and how it came about:

“I think it just worked out timing wise where the universe worked to make us get together at this time. We just went into the studio a couple of different of times for a few weeks at a time. Started up a bunch of songs and then some inspired vocals more than others and those ended up being the ones that he ended up pursuing.”


“We worked like a tag team. We had two rooms set up at the Shangri-la Studio in Malibu. In one room we were building beats and in the other room he was doing vocals. Anytime he would have a vocal thing together, he’d bring it in and play it for me and we would talk about it. Anytime I would have a new version of a beat or change in a beat or further developed a beat, I would call him in and he would listen to it and say what he liked and what he didn’t. We just kinda worked together, back and forth.”


Check out the latest visual from “MMLP2” below: