A new Eminem track called “Talkin’ 2 Myself” has leaked online and features the rapper revealing that he once considered dissing Lil Wayne and Kanye West.
The track, featured on Em’s upcoming Recovery album, began to circulate online Monday (June 7).
“Hatred was flowing through my veins, on the verge of going insane, I almost made a song dissing Lil Wayne. It’s like I was jealous of him because of the attention he was getting, I felt horrible about myself. He was spittin’ and I wasn’t. Anyone who was buzzin back then could of got it, almost went at Kanye too. God it feels like I’m going psychotic. Thank god that I didn’t do it, I would of had my a** handed to me. And I knew it, but Proof isn’t here to see me through it….” (“Talkin’ 2 Myself”)
Recently, Em talked about snagging Weezy and other artists for his new album.
Producers on Recovery include… Just Blaze, DJ Khalil, Mr. Porter, Jim Jonsin, Alex Da Kid, Boi-1da and Dr. Dre. The metaphorical video for “Not Afraid” debuts Saturday. “The overall concept is basically just being in a dark place and trying to get to the light.” Rihanna – “It’s one of those tracks that I felt like only she could pull it off.” Pink – “I laid my parts first and kinda heard her on the record. I felt like she would smash this record, so I gave her a call and she was with it, so we did it.” Lil Wayne – “I’ve always respected what Wayne does. Wayne to me is definitely one of the greatest in the game right now.” (Rap-Up)
A tracklisting for Recovery was recently released online.
1. Cold Wind Blows 2. Talkin’ 2 Myself Feat. Kobe 3. On Fire 4. Won’t Back Down Ft. Pink 5. W.T.P. 6. Going Through Changes 7. Not Afraid 8. Seduction 9. No Love Ft. Lil Wayne 10. Space Bound 11. Cinderella Man 12. 25 to Life 13. So Bad 14. Almost Famous 15. Love the Way You Lie Ft. Rihanna 16. You’re Never Over (Rap Radar)
Last year, Em talked about T.I. and Lil Wayne helping re-motivate him back into rap.
“But with this new T.I. [Paper Trail] album, with this new Lil Wayne album of recent, it seems like things are looking a lot better now. You can appreciate Lil Wayne using different words to rhyme and actually rhyming words that you know. Or T.I., where you hear sh*t and you’re like Whoa, ah, I wish I would have thought of that! You know what I mean? Or you hear all the compound-syllable rhyming and all that. It just seems like now the craft is getting cared about more.” (XXL Magazine)
Listen to Eminem’s “Talkin’ 2 Myself” song below: