Comedian Chris Rock has finally broken his silence on hitting the studio with rap icon Eminem but kept silent on what they had stirring.
While he would not come clean on what went down, Rock did hint at possibly putting together a new record alongside Em.
“Yeah, yeah, but money does that,” Chris jokingly said when an interviewer said Em looked younger in the photo. “I’m 65, man! [laughs] Money is the best lotion in the world. [What were we doing?] I can’t really say. I’m saying, hey, you know, I’ve been on, hey, hey, I was on the Kanye record, maybe I’m on the Eminem record. You never know. You never know!” (Fuse TV)
Rock let the cat out of the bag by releasing an unexpected photo last week with Slim Shady.
“In the studio with Em don’t sleep http://say.ly/BNp5LUG,” Rock tweeted Wednesday (May 8) night. (Chris Rock’s Twitter)
The photo immediately sparked speculation of them possibly working on something for Em’s upcoming solo album.
Eminem is expected to deliver a new album to his fans sometime after Memorial Day. That’s at least what his manager, Paul Rosenberg, has said publicly. Slim Shady’s pal Dr. Dre told a New York radio station in late March that Eminem was just “finishing up” the album. What are your expectations for a new Eminem album? (M Live)
Back in March, rap mogul Dr. Dre updated fans on Em’s long-awaited LP.
“Em is finishing up his project,” Doc revealed in an interview. “And for me, man, I’ve just gotten inspired again to go back into the studio, so I’m just really having fun with life and having fun with being creative and trying new and different things with myself, just trying to stay active. As you know, it’s been almost 30 years for me in music. It’s a little bit difficult to keep getting inspired to get back in there but you know, music is my first love and I’m going to continue to do that as long as I can.” (“Big Boy’s Neighborhood”)
A couple years ago, Cash Money’s Busta Rhymes talked to SOHH about locking in time with Chris Rock for his own music.
“Chris Rock is a friend of mine,” Busta told SOHH. “He’s a Brooklyn native, I’m a Brooklyn native. We’ve watched each other grow in the industry throughout the years. We homies. One day I seen him in Miami and I just had this idea for him to narrate the entire album. I went to L.A. and when I seen him in L.A., I gave him a call, told him to come down to the studio, see what was going on with the project so he could get an idea of the direction we were going and he heard it and he was with it. He did what he had to do right there on the spot.” (SOHH)
Check out Chris Rock’s interview: