News: Mr. Porter & Just Blaze Discuss Eminem's "Relapse 2" LP, "All Day Everyday The Kid Is Writing"
Wednesday, Nov 4, 2009 5:00PM
D12's Mr. Porter and Just Blaze have discussed working alongside Eminem for the rapper's forthcoming Relapse 2 album and revealed their chemistry with Slim Shady.
Aside from working on Em's upcoming record, Porter explained what makes the Shady Records boss more successful than other emcees.
"This will be the first time I'm producing songs for Em under me without D12," he explained in an interview. "That's big for me. I can't let the cat out the bag yet, but one of the songs is told as if we were back in the day...The reason he's good is not because being white worked to his advantage. It did a little at first, but all day everyday the kid is writing. I don't know if Jay-Z is writing all day. He owns multi-million dollar businesses. Em writes all day. Jay probably comes up with lines [and] that make him one of the greatest. I'm fighting, because Just Blaze came in and kicked a**." (All Hip Hop)
Blaze said he initially encountered work challenges dealing with Em.
"It's a challenge for both of us in the sense we've never worked with each other before," he revealed in an interview. "We've both been in the business ten plus years. We're both very self-contained. He has his own production compound, and I have my situation with Bassline Studios in New York. Sometimes I'm like I need this [song] back in New York and he's like I need it back in Detroit. It's interesting because we're both protective of the work and not wanting it to leak out. I'm in the same boat, because we both would lose money. Creatively it's a good process. When it goes beyond a business arrangement, it always works out. I've had cases where people just want a beat because you're Just Blaze. But here we are two people that are fans of each other's work." (All Hip Hop)
While keeping details to a minimum, Just Bleezy previously said he has been working with Slim Shady for over the past two months.
"Only thing that I'm gonna get into right now, now that he put it out there, I am working with Eminem on his new album, we are working on Relapse 2," Blaze confirmed in an interview. "As of yesterday, he's done about six, seven records. I go back in a few weeks and do three or four more maybe. I've been quietly going back and forth to New York and Detroit for the past two months just getting a feel for it, and getting a feel for each other because he hasn't worked with too many people outside of his camp. We got a good relationship so the records are coming." (Distortion 2 Static)
Em recently broke the news of his album featuring Just Blaze and Mr. Porter's signature sound last month.
"[I'm] pretty much finished as far as recording," Eminem revealed. "I think all that's left to do is mix. And you know, in the mixing process, if I come up with anything else then [it will be on there.] I think it's gonna be a lot different, a lot different than what people expect as far as the contrast from the last record to this one, I think I went back...I got a couple of tracks with Mr. Porter, I got two tracks on the album with him so far, four, possibly five with Just Blaze and I think the overall basis of the record is -- it's more emotional driven. Like the last record, I was more concentrated on spitting, but with this record, I feel like there's some of that, but at the same time I went back to making songs with feels to them as opposed to just rap records...I'm putting everything I got into this next record. All my focus, just everything, I just want to finish that project and I'll take it from there." (Toca Tuesdays)
A release date for Relapse 2 has not yet been confirmed.
Check out a recent Eminem interview speaking on the new album below: