Wed 31 Oct 2012
Last week, Twitter and Instagram were buzzing after news got out that Eminem was shooting a video in Detroit with singer/songwriter Skylar Grey. Shortly after photos released including the shot above provided by Em’s manager Paul Rosenberg. The shoot was in support of Grey’s upcoming single “C’Mon Let Me Ride,” in which Eminem sings the hook of Queen’s classic “Bicycle Race” on the fun playful record.
Executive produced by Mr. Mathers, Skylar Grey’s Don’t Look Down debut is set to arrive in 2013 via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Grey reveals it was Eminem’s idea to add the hook and explains the experience working with the Grammy Award-winning MC. The two have a winning track record as Skylar wrote the hook to Em’s “Love the Way You Lie” with Rihanna, and starred alongside Dr. Dre & Eminem on “I Need A Doctor.”
“That was an Eminem move. The first time I heard his verse, he had added that part in as well and it made me laugh, so we kept it. I love hearing Marshall change his voice like that and just, like, be a character, play a character, so I thought that was funnier, personally.”
“I’m grateful and blessed to have [Eminem] on my side because not only is he one of the biggest artists in the world, but I also really trust his ears and sensibilities, which is a hard thing to find. Marshall can hear gold through the shittiest-sounding recordings.”
After the jump, Eminem talks about the first time he was introduced to the singer……
“When I was working on Recovery, I was introduced to Skylar by Alex Da Kid and I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist,” says the rapper in a press release. “This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am.”
Read the full interview here.