In a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45, Em provided a hard date for his latest signees. “The album’s coming out August 28. I’m actually finishing up one of the songs for it today, as we speak.”
“I rap their verses for them,” joked Em. “I present it for them like, ‘Yo, here’s how you guys should say this, here’s what you should say,’ and then that’s pretty much how you do it.”
Eminem also spoke on the passing of the Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch, explaining their impact on Hip Hop. “It’s really sad. It’s really a shame. The Beastie Boys mean so much, have always meant so much since they came out, and mean so much to Hip Hop. All three of those guys. It’s really, I don’t know man, it’s really sad.”
“When License To Ill Came Out, that shit changed rap,” he added.
Em offered his condolences to the Beastie Boys, as well as Yauch’s family, expressing their impact on him. “My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole group, and Adam’s family, and everybody. It’s just a really sad situation. Those guys and LL made me want to rap. When I saw the Beastie Boys for the first time, you know, ‘Fight For Your Right to Party,’ when I seen that video…it made me realize that it was possible. Just seeing that and being like, ‘whoa, holy shit!’ They were killin’ it.”
Listen to the interview below, courtesy of radioplanet.tv: