Eminem Explains To Rick Rubin, "Walk On Water" Is About "Not Being Superman"
Em serves as the first guest on the Def Jam legend and the author Malcolm Gladwell,'s new podcast, "Broken Record."
Def Jam Recordings co-founder Rick Rubin and the author Malcolm Gladwell, announced her new album Broken podcast on Friday (10 November), the same day Eminem released "Walk On Water", featuring Beyoncé. The song serves as the first single from Ma upcoming ninth studio album, Revival.
Whereas Slim Shady is the first guest in the Ruptured disc, the nearly 15-minute podcast coincides perfectly with the new song from the release, which is also produced by Rubin. During the interview, the rap of Detroit goliath explained the meaning behind the emotional part of the track.
"It's a very moral song," Em says. "Is the mortality, not being Superman, and what if I can't come up with the best shit you wrote each time?"
Earlier in the episode , Rubin talks about a conversation he was having with Ms on the increase of mumble rap and how "frustrated" he is with her.
"For him, it is a bit of a culture shock, because there is a new wave of hip hip which is not really what it's about, so he was talking to me about how that felt," says Rubin. "I could see that he was frustrated."
Rubin also spoke about his compositional process and explained that working with Eminem is unlike any other artist.
"He is fanatical to a point that I believe that I have not seen in anyone before you only through your attention to treat," says Rubin. "He has a perfect memory of everything about the music and it gets inside of her, and he writes to what is good or bad about him."
Mr. Mathers then admitted that he has been obsessed with the study of Hip Hop and the greats that came before him. In their majority, opens up about Tupac Shakur, and how much he has learned from listening to his music.
"I have been a student of Hip Hop and I have always studied rap, and one of the things that I have learned from Tupac — I don't know how — he always knew the right words to say on the right of the chords," Em explains. "I remember that he said, 'My broken TV Sho