Kendrick Lamar had the pleasure of being the main rap visitor appearance on Eminem’s 2013 collection The Marshall Mathers LP 2, yet he needed to acquire it by breezing through a test. Another meeting with Ed Sheeran finds the UK artist reviewing an anecdote about Eminem’s practices that he got notification from Rick Rubin, who worked broadly on MMLPII. As per Sheeran, Em ensured that when Kendrick came to compose his verse, he didn’t have any offer assistance.
“Eminem heard that Kendrick Lamar was the best rapper and he invited him to the studio to get him on a song,” Sheeran revealed. “He arrived and Kendrick came with all his mates and Eminem said, ‘I just want you in the studio, just you on your own and then my engineer is gonna come in and then record you doing it, but your mates aren’t allowed in’.”
It wasn’t until later that Eminem uncovered why he had this arrangement set up. “Everyone came in to listen to it and Eminem said that he did it to test Kendrick because he thought he had a ghostwriter.” Apparently, after he saw Kendrick write his “Love Game” verse with his own eyes, he was willing to call Kendrick “the best.”
Listen to Sheeran recount the story beneath. It begins at the 7-minute check.