Eminem Interviewed by Zane Lowe & Performs "Berzerk" [BBC YouTube Video]

Greg Morris

by Greg Morris

Published November 19, 2013

Eminem sat down with Zane Lowe for a candid interview on BBC Radio 1. The Detroit rapper discussed the process behind creating his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and its origin. Part one of a four part series, the hilarious video showcases Eminem in a cheerful mood and he lightens the atmosphere several times with quips.

"I was trying to figure out how I was going to top the publicity of yours and Kanye's interview, so I decided I was going to walk in here and pee on the floor, and leave," Eminem jokingly told Lowe. The two got into great detail about how "Rap God" is a track that is very complex, especially performance wise.

"I didn't write it, I freestyled it, off the dome," he told Lowe. The song's six minute duration makes it difficult for a full live performance of it. "We did kind of a deadly medley...I wouldn't even begin to want to think about trying to do that," Eminem stated about the punchline filled track.

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is broken down about its motive, "Stan" sequel, Rick Rubin's contribution, subject matter, and the vintage production style of the tracks. "With this one I feel like I kinda got an earlier idea for a concept," he told Lowe. Watching the first portion of the four part interview leaves you wanting for more, as this is the most detailed discussion Eminem has given on his album yet.

Along with the interview, Eminem performed "Berzerk" inside of the BBC Radio 1 studio. Backed by a live band, the seasoned veteran gave a great performance of the track not missing a step with the lyrics. Including a band in his performances has made his stage presence even better, evident in his apperance at the MTV European Music Awards. Watch that performance here on Zumic.

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is available on iTunes now. You can stream the album in full on Zumic.


Source: BBC Radio 1 YouTube Channel

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